GOLF: Captain’s Day at Rugby Golf Club

Winner Steve Ainley and Captain Duncan Snook
Winner Steve Ainley and Captain Duncan Snook

Win for Steve Ainley

Last Saturday was Captain’s Day at Rugby Golf Club. The day was hosted by Club Captain Duncan Snook, who acted as official starter for 95 competitiors for the Captain’s Prize. 

Despite a wet start, the weather improved gradually during the day with the course looking resplendent.  The major was fiercely contested with the first four golfers all tying on 40 points. It was only countback on the back nine that separated John Beards (4th), Tom Cleaton (3rd) and runner-up Brian Coomber from eventual winner Steve Ainley whose 21 points on the back nine seized the day. 

The best front nine was Adrian Evans with 23 points, and best back nine was Bob Reynolds with 22 points. Nearest the pin on the 7th was Alex Beesley and the longest drive on the 17th was Andy Walsh. 

In addition the ladies’ section were invited to take part in a stableford competition. This was won by Deb Harrad with 39 points, closely followed by Judith Pegler (38 points) and  Sue Jones on 37 points. Sue also hit the longest drive on the 15th and Anne Hawkins was nearest the pin on the 5th.

Duncan also took the opportunity to raise money for his Captain’s Charity, Cancer Research UK. The main feature was a duck race, boldly entitled ‘The Great British Duck Off’, held in Clifton Brook on the course itself. A total of £1,155 was raised for Cancer Research UK on a fantastic day for the club with fine competitive golf and a great atmosphere.

Photo: Captain’s Day winner Steve Ainley receives the trophy from Duncan Snook