Sun Shines on Captain Roger

Sun Shines on Captain Roger

Downs Captain, Roger Geering, got superb weather for his Captain’s Day on Sunday when all sections of the club turned out in large numbers to play a stableford competition.

With the course in excellent condition several high scores were returned despite Roger’s best efforts in offering copious refreshments in the hospitality tent at the 12th where a fun chipping competition and throwing wet sponges at the Captain raised £240 for the National Autistic Society. Roger’s wife Jan, John & Lorraine Lynch, Billy Plumstead & Kenny McCreadie assisted with the refreshments and games whilst Tony & Nicky Reeves had erected the tent. Ray Caille won the chipping competition.

On the course Steve Redford was nearest the pin on the 8th with Noel Traynor nearest on the 12th & 14th. Julie Crane with 40 points took the Lady’s prize and Sam Smith on 43 points the Junior’s. For the men Martyn Mewitt on 41 points took first place in Division 1 on countback from Ross Standen (41) with Noel Traynor (40) third. David Bell (43) was top in Division 2 ahead of Steve Twine (41) and Simon Burke (41) who were separated by countback. Richard Noakes (39) came first in Division 3 with James Packer (37) second and Adam Burke (36) third. 

‘New Boy’ Ross Seniors Champion

The Downs Seniors enjoyed excellent conditions for both rounds of their championship. Ross Jay, playing in his first seniors’ competition, took the honours in the scratch competition to be crowned Seniors Champion and lift the Elphick Brothers Shield with a gross 160. Tony Warren (165) was second on countback from Mike Smith (165). Terry Marsh won the nett competition and the Tony Elphick Shield with a score of 140. Tony Warren (141) was again in second place; rather unluckily due to a lost ball on the 18th in the second round. Mike Smith (143) took 3rd spot this time winning out on countback from Derek Lamb (143) who was unable to follow up on his superb first round 64.