Rain did not stop play!

With mixed weather in the morning the Woolton Group Golf Society hoped it would stay fine for the afternoon tee-off. However, just as the golfers were about to start playing the rain came in and stayed there for much of the rest of the day. The golfers were not deterred; they waded across the greens to finish the event.

Pictured left: Kevin Poynton (left) presents David Chestnutt with the President’s Trophy. Pictured right from left to right, are: Kevin Poynton presenting the team trophy to John McGibbon, David Antonia and David Chestnutt.

Pictured left: Kevin Poynton (left) presents David Chestnutt with the President’s Trophy. Pictured right from left to right, are: Kevin Poynton presenting the team trophy to John McGibbon, David Antonia and David Chestnutt.

After all the score cards were returned they were scrutinised by golfers who had not played this time and all retired to the dining room where Graham Sinden, Chairman of Woolton Group Golf Society (WGGS), opened the evening by thanking everyone for their attendance and welcomed the non-golfers to the event.

Graham paid special thanks to Woolton Group Vice Chairman Vic Albin, who had made all the arrangements for the day. Vic does not play golf and Graham likened his knowledge of the game to someone reading Egyptian hieroglyphics on a mirror in a steam filled room! Graham added that despite the heavy rain the course was in good condition.

Pictured left: David Hawkes (left) presents David Antonia with Noel’s Cup. Pictured right from left to right, are guest team winners: Phil Pattilo, Jeff Hoey, Arthur Southern and Kevin Poynton.

Pictured left: David Hawkes (left) presents David Antonia with Noel’s Cup. Pictured right from left to right, are guest team winners: Phil Pattilo, Jeff Hoey, Arthur Southern and Kevin Poynton.

After the dinner the Andy Whittle, Woolton Group Chairman and Vice Chairman of WGGS proposed the loyal toast and then proceeded to call up the winners from the relevant categories to receive their prizes from Assistant Provincial Grand Master and President of WGGS Kevin Poynton.

The list of winners from the event is as follows: President’s Trophy was won by David Chestnutt, a member of Old Lerpoolian Lodge No 9270. The Cyril Smith Team Trophy was won by Old Lerpoolian Lodge members John McGibbon, David Antonia and David Chestnutt. The Geoffrey Hirst Memorial Trophy winner was Dave Ireland of Anfield Lodge No 2215. Noel’s Cup, which was presented by David Hawkes, was won by David Antonia and the President’s Trophy runner-up winner was Graham Sinden. Guest winner was John Fox, gest runner-up winner was Jeff Hoey and guest team winners were Phil Pattilo, Jeff Hoey and Arthur Southern. Winner of the longest drive was David Cestnutt and the winner of the prize for nearest the pin was Jeff Hoey.

During the evening a raffle was held for group charities which raised a magnificent sum of £200. John Lewis had brought along a new golfer’s bag and held a Dutch auction for it which raised £100, again for group charities. The winner of the Dutch auction was a non-golfer!! A great day was had by all despite the weather.

Pictured top left from left to right, are: Peter Johnston, Ken Smith and Geoff Johnston. Top right: Kevin Poynton (right) presents Dave Ireland with the Geoffrey Hirst Memorial Trophy. Bottom left: Jeff Hoey (left) receives the nearest the pin prize from Andy Whittle. Bottom middle: David Chestnutt receives the longest drive prize from Andy Whittle. Bottom right: John Fox receives the guest winner prize from Kevin Poynton.

Pictured top left from left to right, are: Peter Johnston, Ken Smith and Geoff Johnston. Top right: Kevin Poynton (right) presents Dave Ireland with the Geoffrey Hirst Memorial Trophy. Bottom left: Jeff Hoey (left) receives the nearest the pin prize from Andy Whittle. Bottom middle: David Chestnutt receives the longest drive prize from Andy Whittle. Bottom right: John Fox receives the guest winner prize from Kevin Poynton.