On Thursday 31 March sixteen hardy golfers turned out for the first meeting of the season at the Pavenham Park Golf Course. A fantastic golfing and social day was had by all, although enduring all the seasons of the year in just one day.
Early on it looked very likely that the course would be closed and no golfing allowed as on arrival we were met with snow falling and a strong Northerly biting wind; but following a hearty breakfast of strong coffee & bacon rolls the snow finally eased by our allotted tee time of 10.00AM.
4 x 3 balls and a 1 x 4 ball set off in overcast weather which during the morning turned to sleet and then hail but the afternoon changed to bring sunny spring-like weather and everyone’s spirits were lifted and all played better golf on the back 9 holes.
On completion drinks and discussions on the days play were taken in the bar area followed by a meal of ham, egg & chips.
Everyone was a “winner” for turning out in such conditions , 3rd was Keith Cuthbertson, 2ndon count back was Bob Curson, both on 32 stapleford points but the overall winner was Harry Lyons with 34 points; none were terribly high scores but excellent given the atrocious weather conditions.
The remaining golf matches are all listed on the Provincial web site and I must draw your particular attention to the next match which will be playing against Buckinghamshire Masons at the Abbey Hill Golf Course in Milton Keynes.
All masons are automatically members of the Bedfordshire Sports Association and whatever your ability, if you own a set of clubs, you are most welcome to attend to play and meet masons from other lodges in these convivial golf matches.
Please send your email address to our secretary firstname.lastname@example.org who is currently reorganising the mailing list to ensure that you get included in the circulars. (Would all masonic secretaries advise their appropriate members of this as well please)
The captain’s charity for this year is the Sue Ryder Hospice Moggerhanger. Let’s see if together we can raise a £1000.00 for this very worthwhile local charity, who like all charities require our donations to keep them going.