Captains Drive In 2013

11 January 2013Back

2013-01-11 Captains Drive In 2013 ReportFriday 11th January marked another milestone at Almouj Golf with the official declaration of the 2013 Men's and Ladies Captains William Welsh and Kim Davis. The event was marked with a ceremonial Drive In followed by a well-attended individual Stableford Competition.

The field of players assembled on the first tee having already placed their predictions as to where the incoming Captains opening tee shots would finish, despite some rather unkind guesses the Captains were well up to the task as both William and Kim hit fantastic tee shots each finding the fairway. The closest predictions both won a spot prize and it was John O'Neill who correctly located Kim's tee shot and Allan Broadhead who predicted William's.

With the unenviable task of hitting a tee shot in front of a watching gallery completed the incoming Captains were then able to relax and enjoy their day joining the strong field in an 18 hole Stableford. Although the conditions proved quite challenging towards the later part of the round it was Nick Smith who took the honours overall by amassing a creditable 36 points, in a three way tie for second place Tracey O'Donoghue prevailed by virtue of a better back 9 holes to take the runner up spot. The top 10 scores were as follows;

No. Name Points
1 Nick Smith 36
2 Tracey O'Donoghue 32
3 Aaron O'Hara 32
4 Yvonne Welling 32
5 Lee O'Donoghue 31
6 John Petersen 30
7 Herman Zaanen 30
8 Kim Davis 29
9 Karen D'Amours 29
10 Keith Harvey 29

On course prizes for nearest the pin and longest drives were won by Keith Harvey and Jamie Wilson respectively in the men's division and Karen D'Amours and Catherine Shackleton in the ladies.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish William and Kim all the best for their year in office and look forward to sharing many more days like the 11th January with them over the next 12 months.