The Captain’s team played the Vice Captain’s team for the Fellowship trophy. The fellowship trophy is so called because it represents the fellowship and camaraderie and special spirit which exists at the Plassey Golf Club, which is somewhat unique. The teams were drawn by lot. Both team captains thanked their teams for taking part, and commented on the superb condition of the course, which just gets better and better. Competition Secretary Wayne Harold announced the result. The Vice Captain’s team were run away winner by 8 matches to 2. A great day was had by all.
The Anniversary trophy was sponsored by Cliff and Sally Green. The winner of the Mens section, by a big margin of 4 pts from his nearest rival, was Handicap Secretary Ben Mitchell with a very impressive 43 pts, and that was playing off a handicap of 11. Jean Thompson swept the board for the ladies winning the ladies section with 34 pts, as well as the ladies Nearest the Pin and the Longest Drive. Dave Brayshaw was runner up in the mens with 39 pts and Emma Lafferty was the runner up in the ladies. Competition Secretary Wayne Harold won the mens Longest Drive. Many players considered that the course was in the best condition they had ever seen. Absolutely magnificent. Congratulations to Head Greenkeeper Jason Moody and assistant Rik Potts. Cliff presented a superb array of trophies and prizes for the winners. Ben unfortunately missed the presentation as he had to fly to Hong Kong in the afternoon. Sally with the help of Emma Lafferty ran a raffle and raised £50 for the Club Charity fund.
The annual Plassey Ryder Cup is a Club match play competition between Wales and the Rest of the World. Wales were captained by Marc Davies and the Rest of the World were captained by Ben Mitchell. The format followed the actual Ryder Cup with 24 points on offer, spread over 8 fourballs, 4 foursomes and 12 singles matches. The final score was Rest of the World 15 points; Wales 9 points.
The Club held the ever popular 3 Clubs competition on the May Bank Holiday weekend. In this competition as the name suggests players are only allowed to use 3 clubs and one of them must be a putter. The winner of the competition was John Bennett with a super score of 43 points. John says “I played with a three wood, a 7 iron and a putter. I had the best game of my life. I have decided now to keep the clubs I played with, and throw the rest away – I don’t need them !”. Mark Graham was 2nd with 39 pts and new member Bill Smith -Coats was 3rd with 38 pts. Well done, all.