On Sunday 11th August, and from a shotgun start, 16 teams took to the fairways at Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club for their annual Joint Captains’ Day Am-Am competition, this year dubbed The Captains’ Revenge.
Revenge it was, as many greens had been strewn with obstacles. An antiquated driver had to be used on the 10th and the wobbly putter on the 9th made putting more of a nightmare.
To make matters worse, the heavens opened at tee off time, although this had not been at the behest of the Captains.
Third place went to Harvey Simpkins, Kevin Simpkins, Darren Wood and Ian Miller with 88 points. Runners up were Peter Parmenter, David Ames, John Rich and Steve Brewer on 92 and, walking away with the first prize, on count-back, Pat Cavaliero, Paul Cock, Paul Lassey and Ray Winter also with 92 points.
The 2 nearest the pin prizes were also presented. For the ladies’ Jenny Domoney took the honours and, for the men, Derek Brown.