Kirtlington Golf Club welcomed 14 intrepid Cricketers to compete for the Smiploss Tankard (an amalgam of previous skippers Smith Plant and Ross).
The weather was splendid, the course behaved itself and so did the players.
Various prizes were on offer – the longest drive on the 18th was hotly contested with a number of mighty blows, some unfortunately leaving the fairway or entering the clubhouse patio. Richard Simpson managed to clear the central bunker to claim a bottle of finest Red.
Nearest the Pin on the 16th was challenging for most, but Mike Richards thought he was the comfortable winner until Tim Cranston’s effort cannoned off the green marker ending up closer to the pin ! Another bottle of Red back to the Bar manager !
Scoring generally was pretty good, with 8 players scoring 30 or more points. 3 stalwarts had 37 points, Jon O’Neill had 38 and the winner for the second year in succession and therefore retaining the Smiploss tankard was Sathya Vadivale with 42 points.
The handicap committee was obviously far too lenient this year so severe penalties will be applied next year !
9 of us dined on Roast Pork followed by Apple & Pear Crumble with the obligatory custard !
Roll on 2017.......