New captains’ first taste of mixed competition success

The new captains of Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club took part in their first mixed competition, the Beaujolais Brunch Texas Scramble.

Last year’s winners proved they are a formidable team by winning again with a score of 55.5 against the other 15 teams.

With a combined handicap of 57, Eamonn and Maria Gilgar and Terry and Mel Went had eight birdies on the Gainsborough course.

Eamonn Gilgar also won the men’s nearest the pin competition on the short third par three. Mandy Byham was nearest for the ladies.

In keeping with the nature of the competition, the winners each won a bottle of malt whisky.

The competition was followed by a fried brunch in the captains’ lounge accompanied with some Italian red wine.

n Roger Toone was winner of the last medal of the year at Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club.

The competition was played in windy but dry conditions and despite the heavy rain during the night the course was set to play its full length.

Toone, a keen golfer who has played in more competitions at the club than anyone else for the last two years, won with a net 67 playing off 11.

His new clubs, lessons from Roly Hitchcock, personal training in the gym, and lots of time on the range are finally paying dividends for the 69-year-old as he has also 
won the last two midweek medals.