THE CHAIRMAN'S CUP 2015
The 2015 Chairman’s Cup Stableford Competition was held on Sunday 17th May 2015 at Kilworth Springs Golf Club which overlooks the beautiful Avon Valley in South Leicestershire. This is the 15th year this event has been held at this venue and we thank them for their hospitality.
The winner with 46 points was Peter Osborne from Carnforth in Lancashire guided by his wife Cara, Runner Up with 45 points was Ron Tomlinson from Woodford Green in Essex guided by his wife Stephanie.
Peter Osborne wrote
When my regular guide (my son Josh aged 12 and a 28 handicapper) arrived home from school on the Friday before the Chairman’s Cup with what looked like a sprained ankle, teeing it up on Sunday looked a long way off. Plan B involved a call to my mum and dad to see if they could come across from the north east and look after the children.
That was the easy part, talking my retired guide, my wife Kara into coming out of “guide retirement” was not as easy, after lots of promises and persuasion she agreed.
It was really nice to catch up with friendly faces many of whom, despite only speaking to once or twice previously, made the effort to say hello. I was paired with Ron and Steph Tomlinson who I had never played with before and thoroughly enjoyed their company. It was however going to be a daunting task in getting close to Ron on the course. I made a good start with a gross par only to see Ron do the same, but off a handicap of 51, my start seemed pretty average.
I played really well and managed to finish with the same ball I started with, which for me is a good omen. To say golf is a game of small margins is an understatement, I hit 2 horrible drives which were so bad they both made the middle of the adjacent fairway giving me clear second shots. Ron on the other hand managed a fresh air shot, stood on his ball and went on to lose by just 1 shot.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day especially learning the origins of Blind golf from Ron. I am now faced with a big dilemma, break up a winning team and bring back Josh who is really good at reading greens, or stick with my wife’s meticulous lining up. I know which will be the cheaper option……….
The full reults are below
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