Past Captain’s Day Friday 15th September

The Past Captain’s day at Hearsall Golf Club is where the Past Club Captain’s get together to play competitive golf over 18 holes and share memories and laughter over dinner afterwards. This year’s event saw 13 past captain’s play as there were a few past captain’s absent, mainly due to injury or being out of the country at the time.

On the bright side looking forward, the past captain’s average age is gradually coming down so the next few years and beyond should see the numbers attending increase.

As current captain it was my responsibility to arrange the day which kicked off with bacon rolls on arrival followed by the 18 hole competition which was won by Alastair Scott, the runner up was our President John Pritchard (p.s. don’t ask him about the nearest the pins).

The evening meal afterwards was fabulous and a credit to the hard working staff in the kitchen. I spoilt myself as it was my choice of menu by having a Tomato & Basil Soup starter followed by a Roast Turkey dinner with roast and new potatoes, lashings of my favourite fresh vegetables and believe it or not, Yorkshire puddings too. The meal was completed by generous offerings of cheese & biscuits, tea & coffee.

Claire and her team of helpers were also on the ball and I would also like to thank them for their part in making this even so successful. The feedback I received afterwards was very complimentary, which, as an organiser, is always the icing on the cake.

Bill Elsmore Cup Sunday 17th September 2017

For those of you who don’t know what the Bill Elsmore Cup is all about I would like to enlighten you.

The Bill Elsmore Cup is an 18 hole Greensome Stableford played in pairs that consist of either Father-Son, Father-Daughter, Mother-Son, Mother-Daughter, Grandfather-Grandson, Grandfather-Grandaughter, or any senior junior combination. This event is heavily sponsored and the prize table on offer is staggering considering the event. This cup and board competition was originally founded by Bill Elsmore, our current Vice-Captain’s father who was a devoted father, grandfather and family man who loved to see families playing golf together.

I would personally like to thank Keith and Will Elsmore for their support and kindness sponsoring this annual event and I’m sure all of you who have played in this competition over the years feel the same gratitude.

The result of this years competition is as follows:-

1st Father & Daughter Paul & Grace Wilkinson 41pts

2nd Grandfather & Granddaughter Winston Ward and Laura Rouse 38pts (OCB)

3rd Senior & Junior Martin Battle-Welch & Sean Timmons 38pts

4th Senior & Junior Mick Madden & Lennon O’Neil-Knibbs 35pts

5th Father & Son Jason & Thomas Poole 32pts

Thank’s again to all of the kind sponsors, our Pro Mike for donating a free half an hour lesson won by Jasmine Head and especially Keith and William who will, I’m sure, win it one day. (fingers crossed)

Alan Edwards
Club Captain