Duncan Simpson with winners Andy Grayson and Andy Ward
Twenty two Minety players replaced the studs for spikes and the graced Oaksey Golf course to battle it out in our Annual golf day. The sun shone on a dry course, as Minety players, past and present, challenged the popular concept of playing on your own fairway in favour of ‘zig zag’ attack move, which might be used more profitably during the forthcoming rugby campaign.
In the end, it was a hot contest with the partnership of coach Andy Grayson and club president Andy Ward winning the trophy with an impressive 54 net score. Credit to Andrew O’Dell and Ash Windle who equalled this score but were unfortunately ranked second with the two Andy’s having a slightly better back 9.
Last year’s champions discussed their failure to retain the title; “I [expletive] hate golf” from Club Captain Tom Claxton and “FOUR!” from partner Duncan Simpson.
Closest the Pin competition was taken by Simpson, just 2.5m away, besting Scott Glew’s “20ft, but off the Green” by a hair. The Longest Drive contest was won by Andy Edwards, rounding off the celebration of his recent 50th Birthday. A special mention for junior Jack Glew, who was only narrowly bested by Edwards.
The prestigious Minety RFC Golf Trophy