Middleton Hall Golf Club’s Silver Jubilee celebration started on March 5 with an oak tree planting ceremony and formal dinner and concluded this weekend with a series of competitions and social events that had been held back so they could be played in better weather conditions.
On Friday the course was turned back to its original 9 hole design and a 9-hole Stableford competition was played in the afternoon and early evening.
On Saturday Thurlow Nunn sponsored a Celebration Waltz competition for teams of four players. The competition was made keener as Thurlow Nunn sponsored all the par 3 holes with prizes ranging from a new Vauxhall car, golf breaks and sets of golf clubs for any players who managed a hole in one. After the recent spate of aces it is disappointing to report no one managed to record one. After lunch a prize giving session was held with the club president, Malcolm Garrod, presenting the prizes for Friday and Saturday, thanking Thurlow Nunn for sponsoring the day’s competition and all the volunteers who had helped in making the weekend a success.
The 9-hole competition was won by Danny Overton who scored 24 points. The winners of the celebration waltz were Matt Phillips, Ben Burrows, Perry O’Conner and Ant Hawkins, who scored 98 points. These golfers put in a lot of practise recently having played 72 holes in 24 hours, raising over £1,000 for the Macmillan Trust, so their win shows practise pays off.
Saturday night was followed up by a Rock and Roll Nite with a barbecue, Johnny Burdett (last year’s Seniors Captain) and the Stiletto’s playing to a full house of club members.
On Sunday a par 5 competition was held over the day with Kieran Jeavons winning on count-back. Whilst some members were braving the inclement weather others were entertained by a jazz lunch.