Reinstated after a 3-year gap, the ninth annual Pocklingtonian Golf Day held at The Oaks on Friday 10 June was full of drama including a swarm of bees temporarily invading the 10th tee and a rogue electric trolly taking on a life of its own to end up in the lake along with its owner’s car key! Despite these distractions, Warrendale Farm held their nerve to clinch the win by a single point ahead of Beach House, and claim the President’s Cup.
Ten teams took part in the tournament this year which followed the Stableford format with the best two scores to count on each hole. As well as prizes for the top three teams, there were prizes for Nearest the pin, Nearest the pin in two and Longest drive.
As a bit of extra fun on the 7th hole, players had the opportunity to pit themselves against The Oaks’ golf pro, James Walsh, with anyone hitting the ball closer to the pin than James being entered into a prize raffle. The success rate was just over 25 per cent with 11 players securing a raffle ticket for the prize draw!
Once everyone had finished their rounds, the teams gathered for supper and the prize presentations. Trevor Loten (70-80), ex officio OP President stood in for current OP President, Joan Gough (75-77), to present the prizes.
Thanks go to Pippa (97-06) and Ed Nutt (95-06) and all the team at The Oaks for hosting another excellent day of golf, along with all our golfers for taking part.
The full results are below and the provisional date for next year’s event is Friday 11 June 2023 – hope to see you there!
First Team – The President’s Cup – Warrendale Farm (90 points)
James Thornton, Kevin Morley, Shane Sellars, Geoff Hall
Second Team – Beach House (89 points)
Jerome Remblance, Jerome Remblance Snr, James Botton, Jack Remblance
Third Team – Westwood (86 points – tied with OP’Have but won on a better back 9)
Tony Risso-Gill, Carl Sheppard, Kevin Bulles, Gareth Davies
Nearest the pin (7th hole): Tony Risso-Gill
Nearest the pin in two (16th hole): Jack Remblance
Longest drive (18th hole): Jack Remblance
Beat the Pro raffle: Robert Roach (from 11 winners)
OP’Have (86 points)
Henry Laverack, Isaac Green, James Bisson, Peter Massie
Awesome Foursome (85 points)
Trevor Loten, Martin Butcher, Dave Galloway, Dave Tyrell
The Glimmering Golfers (85 points)
Steve Burke, Paul Hankin, Paul Walker, Graham Wood
Hopeful Herons (82 points)
Tony Dobbs, Michael Sikala, Ian Crutchley, Ray Tate
Ex-President’s Men (82 points)
Tom Nash, Nick Baines, Ricky Goode, Robert Roach
Heron’s Hackers (81 points)
Leighton Smith, Paul Stubley, Chris Wilson, Alex Holliday
Westwood Wanderers (80 points)
Jeremy Shaw, Roger Shaw, Peter Lee, Stephen Hill
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