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Captain’s Away Day

Didn’t we have a ball the day we went to Astbury Hall At the crack of dawn (well O.K. 7.30 in the morning) 44 golfers set out on a coach from the Plassey to the luxurious Astbury Hall near Bridgenorth. The Hall and course is owned by K K Downing who, as you will all recall, was the lead guitarist with heavy metal band Judas Priest. Bacon baps and coffee were provided on arrival.

One of the biggest cheers of the day was for President Richard Bloss who shot a 2 (TWO) on the final hole, in front of a huge crowd, packing the Bar Patio area at the Hall. Dinner of steak pie and chips with a dish of vegetables, followed by strawberries and cream, was then served in a plush marquee. After this, we had the presentation, at which Captain Dave Lafferty presented all the prizes. The winners on the day were Men, Ben Mitchell; Ladies, Sharon Harold; and Juniors Cameron Meadows. Cameron was also the overall winner.

Dave thanked everyone for coming and paid particular tribute to his wife Lady Captain Emma, who had done so much, to make the day a great success. Then it was back on the coach to the Plassey, in time to have a last drink at the Plassey Clubhouse.

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