The first ‘Major’ of the year has taken place over the week just gone. The Laurie Cannell Trophy, an open stableford played over the course of the week, which won’t please some of the traditionalists (no names but the initials DM will give you a clue), but it does ensure a decent number of participants for the competition. Either way, it was great to see an entry of 27.
The battle of the Bobs on Tuesday was taken by Bob Slater, who set the pace with a terrific 42 points. Thursday saw Alan Bevis, our Club Welfare Officer just wide of the mark with 40. Then came Saturday morning where Parsons Senior also thought he was in with a shout with 40 points. But Dean ‘The Mumbler’ Wright had other ideas, reeling off 4 birdies (and 2 blobs!) in a round of 44 points that also included a 3-putt par on the 16th!
However, Sunday morning brought a beautiful sunny start to the day, and in the absence of ‘The Bagman’, who has been in splendid form recently, Andy Sharman rose to the challenge, carding an excellent 45 points to take the Trophy. Now he just needs a cabinet to put it in!
Well done to all who took part, and time to get some practice in before The President’s Cup which takes place the first week of June.