Group golf competition

Grange Park Golf Club was once again the venue for the St Helens and Prescot Group Golf Competition for the Stanley Marsh Trophy.

Colin Rowling (left) awarding John Beaton the Stanley Marsh Trophy.

Colin Rowling (left) awarding John Beaton the Stanley Marsh Trophy.

There were 21 participating players from Masons in the group and their guests, with a number of spectators. Once again Ralph Rigby and Bill Cooper, the joint organisers, picked the right day for the competition with the good weather adding to the enjoyment of the day’s golf. Some of the regulars being absent didn’t detract from the friendly rivalry and camaraderie between Masons and non-Masons.

At the end of the day when the scores were added up, the main competition was won by John Beaton from James T Callow Lodge No 3596 with Tex Williams receiving the visitor’s prize. The ‘longest drive’ was won by Carl Barnes and ‘nearest to the pin’ was won by Neil Pye. The draw for the raffle, which raised £200, followed the prize giving, with all the proceeds to be donated to the KPAC, an organisation that provides training in the community providing opportunities for people with disabilities and learning difficulties and is based in Huyton,.

The non-playing golfers joined with the players at 7:00 pm in sitting down to enjoy an excellent meal of the highest standard in the club house. At the end of the evening St Helens and Prescot Group Chairman Colin Rowling thanked the golf club for their hospitality in hosting this annual event and the gentlemen and brethren for their continued support in making it so successful.

Pictured left; Colin Rowling (left) awarding Neil Pye. Pictured right: Colin Rowling awarding Tex Williams.

Pictured left; Colin Rowling (left) awarding Neil Pye. Pictured right: Colin Rowling awarding Tex Williams.