The Captain v President Trophy is contested over a 4BBB Stableford Matchplay event. Players take to the course in groups of four with each pair playing for either the Captain’s or the President’s side. The better stableford score of each pair is matched against the better score of the opposing pair on each hole. The better score wins the hole and if the score is the same the hole is squared.

Each match is decided when one team has won more holes than they can be beaten by, for example if one team is four holes up with only three remaining to be played. A match can be squared after 18 holes.

The match was not for the faint hearted with the weather “wild and woolly” throughout the event. The strong winds created many a challenge to keep the ball on target. The harsh conditions also made putting quite difficult, with strong gusts sending leaves, branches and other paraphernalia across the greens.

There was many a close match to be had but the decider was between Captain Jenny Brown and her Vice Captain Angela Boadle against President Sue Stephens and Vice President Sue Hunter. This contest was the last to be completed and went to the wire on the 18th  hole. The Captain’s side was one up after the 17th so the President’s team needed a win to square the match. It wasn’t to be but the hole was squared which meant the Captain’s team prevailed with one up.

It was great excitement in the club house when it was revealed that the win meant a result in the Captain’s favour by 4 matches to 3 and one match squared. It was a well deserved win particularly since it had been won by the President last year. Jenny Brown took much pleasure in receiving the perpetual trophy from Sue Stephens.

Nearest to the Pin

8th – Division 1 Cathy Ison; Division 2 no prize awarded; Division 3 Ellen Ryan.

12th Drive and Pitch – Division 1 Jill Levi; Division 2 Patricia Austin; Division 3 Donna Hewat.

Jackpot 16th – Division 1 Des Thornett (in the hole); Division 2 Margaret Jennings (in the hole); Division 3 Jill Downie.

Next week, 29th November is a Four Person Hartball Ambrose.