Monday, 21 September 2015

2015 Groundstaff Trophy

Last Saturday was our annual Groundstaff Trophy and a great day it was too! The weather was kind, the course busy and the scoring good. Ready Golf had mixed reviews but the fact that it took four and half hours instead of the usual five for a shotgun proved its merit. On the day the winner was Drew Nugent who scored an excellent 50 points off a 5 handicap, followed by Des Crizzle in second and Paul Groarke in third.

The music evening was another great night down at EGC and almost all of the singers remembered their lines! We would like to thank Mike Shilling and all of those that put so much work into the evening. There was even a rumour that the Course Manager Greg Evans ventured up onto the stage but thanks to a small amount of C2H5OH he has no memory of it!

There was only one raffle prize collected and it wasn’t the top prize of a Ping driver. The numbers will go up onto the notice board but top prize ticket was Green 81-85. If you are the lucky winner, please email us at The bag of grass seed is still to be claimed!

‘Beat the Greenkeeper’ went well and although our Head Greenkeeper Wes Lenihan put up a good fight, we feel the members’ generosity was evident here! Vicky Stiff won the ‘Guess The Number of Balls’ competition with 510. The actual number was 515 with Marg Abbott just over at 518. Bad luck Marg, there’s always cricket!

We would sincerely like to thank all the members who have supported this event over the years and two sponsors, Countrywide and Godfreys. It was a great day as usual!