The May leg of the tour was at Humberstone Heights. 36 members enjoyed playing this challenging course in ideal weather conditions. However if the fairways were missed the rough really penalised wayward shots.
On the day the winners were
Winner of the Ladies Competition Jan Stokes
Winner of the first Nearest the Pin Rob Martin
The winner of the second nearest the pin was Brian McMillan
However Brian had to leave early and Tony Morriss collected his Trophy
The winner of the Birdie Draw was Kev Roberts but even with a sleeve of shiney new bals was still down on the day
The winner of the Eagle Draw was our illustrious chairman
The 2nd leg of the tour was at The Leicestershire Golf Club.
28 members enjoyed playing this beautifully presented course in perfect weather conditions. Even though the greens resembled those at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.
On the day, the winners were;
First Nearest the Pin
Second Nearest the Pin
Many thanks to the staff and members of the Leicestershire for their hospitality.
The first leg of the tour was at Glen Gorse Golf Club. 31 members braved a cold day with frequent heavy showers to do battle with this demanding course.
On the day, the winners were:
Kevin Roberts had his eye in winning both the nearest the pins
Jan Stokes was absolutely amazed to be crowned
The winner of the Stableford competition was
The weather might have been rubbish but the Cow Pie was good
The October leg of the tour was at Whetstone Golf Club. 35 members enjoyed ideal weather for the time of the year at this society favourite.
On the day, the winners were;
Nearest the pin
9th Keith Gotch
12th Keith Whitaker
14th Gordon Milner
17th Mick Capewell
Nearest the Pin on 2nd Shot 18th Tony Brown
Men’s Longest Drive Kevin Roberts
Ladies Longest Drive Lynda Milner
Men’s Stableford Tony Brown
Ladies Stableford Lynda Milner
The September leg of the tour was at Lingdale Golf Club. 35 members enjoyed playing this beautifully presented course set in the undulating landscape of the Charnwood Forest.
With ideal autumn weather and handicaps being more realistically adjusted most members achieved acceptable Stableford scores.
On the day the winners were:
Nearest the pin Keith Gotch and Ernie Francis
Winner of the Stableford competition Dave Studley
The August leg of the Tour was at Hinckley Golf Club and incorporated the Society’s version of the Ryder Cup.
For once this year, the golfing gods were kind to us and we enjoyed ideal golfing weather on an impeccably presented challenging course.
The event was well supported with 36 members attending
The team captains Rose Turner USA and Jan Stokes Europe led from the front both winning their matches. But at the end of the day the European team was just too strong winning 10 - 8
The winners of the two nearest the pin competitions were Scott Stephenson and Ernie Francis
The rescheduled Kilworth Springs leg of the tour took place on 27th July. 35 members took part and after an unpromising spell of damp and drizzle the weather faired up and members enjoyed playing this pristine challenging course.
On the day the winners were;
Winner of the 1st Nearest the Pin Tony Brown
Winner of the 2nd Nearest the Pin and Stableford Competition
Unfortunately, the June leg of the tour had to be abandoned because of persistent heavy rain that eventually made the putting greens unplayable.
The Committee would like to thank the 36 members who turned out on a very unpromising morning for their support.
The event has been rescheduled for October.
The May leg of the tour was at Park Hill Golf Club, 32 members attended the event and enjoyed this long and challenging course that was in very good condition.
The weather on the day was very cloudy and cold for May with light drizzle at times however, it was better than forecast.
The winners on the day were;
Scott Stevenson First Nearest the Pin
Second Nearest the Pin Ernie Francis
Winner of the Stableford Competition