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Golf Report July 2016
Golf Update July 2016
July is always the busiest period of the year for the Golf Section and saw us entering teams in 5 events
Starting with the W C Marketors Golf Day at Verulam on July 4th, the overall result was:
1st were Chartered Inst of Marketing. 2nd W C Water Conservators. 3rd ourselves.
We were also runners up in the Inter Livery Comp. So an excellent attempt to retain trophy we won in 2015.
Peter Hinson won the nearest pin prize . Team Tom Dissen, Peter Hinson, Trevor Bush , Michael Bowles
This was followed by The Loriners Golf day at Sundridge Park July 8th :
The winning team were The Horners B team on count back with 89 points from Loriners A team , 3rd were the Loriners second team on 86 points .
WCIB team scored a very credible 84 points so just missing potentially coming 3rd.
Our individual scores were Tom Dissen scored 38 points and was second on count back to the individual winner). Rest of team Jonathan King, Peter Hinson, Chris Lyons
Lord Mayor’s Golf Day at Stoke Park on July 11th. A strong 2nd 9 holes rally saw the team finish mid table. Can Bitirim eagled the par 5 13th. Event raised about £15,000 for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Team comprised Master Michael Llewelyn- Jones, Can Bitirim, David Roberts and Jason van Praagh.
The Info Technologists Charity Golf Day was held at Porters Park on the 20th July 2016. David Beever, John Nestor, Mark Sismey-Durrant and Robbie Kerr formed our team. It was one of the warmest days of the year and a rather stiff breeze meant the course was playing fairly difficult. Scoring based off 2 best stableford scores out of 4 with each person having to contribute 4 times to the card. In a rather novel move each player was able to purchase 2 shots back and 2 ‘ mulligans ‘ at a cost of £10.
20 teams competed and all in all, the scoring was low with Tribune Digital beating White Oaks PR on countback with a score 78 points and Natwest came third on 74 points. We came a creditable 5th equal on 71 points which could have been better had the team remembered to use their ‘ mulligans ‘!!
The final competition in the WCIB Golf Society’s calendar for 2016 took place on 28th July at Hartley Wintney Golf Club. This was the Livery Schools Link Ray Jeffs Cup Competition which raises money for the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Greater London and helps schools to fund their schemes.
The WCIBGS entered two teams out of the 19 taking part and we were delighted that The Master joined “International Bankers 1”, which included the Captain, John Treadwell and ably supported by Michael Bowles and Tony Tucker. The second team was led by former Captain, Jonathan King and included Klaus Schreiner, John Naish and Chris Lyons.
The competition was 18 holes Stableford with the best two scores to count and, on a glorious July morning in calm conditions, we set off optimistically and started well. Unfortunately, as the wind got up and with occasional light drizzle, the scores could not keep pace. Nevertheless, Team 2 came in with a very creditable 78 points.
Team 1 managed 85 points but the winning team score was 93 points by the Air Pilots; there were three teams on 85 points but we were pushed back into 4th place by the countback); the Environmental Cleaners were second and the Actuaries were third. There were “Nearest the Pin” prizes on the four par 3 holes and John Treadwell won prizes for two of them, as well as second place in the individual competition on 38 points - losing out on first place (from the Furniture Makers) due to countback once again.
Well played to everyone who represented the Company this year