There was a full house on Saturday, July 8 for Captains’ Day at Trefloyne Golf Club with Club Captain Eifion Price, Ladies’ Captain Rosie Moore and Seniors’ Captain Peter Tarry joining forces to put on a great day.

Several people feared the worst when they peered through the curtains earlier in the morning to see sheets of rain, but by the shotgun sounded at 10 it was bright, sunny and warm.

This year it was an individual stableford, with a range of trophies and prizes to be won and the usual free – and very well stocked - halfway house.

Conditions were excellent with plenty of run on fairway shots and the greens running fast and true, so it’s no surprise that there were some extremely good scores, with more than half the field returned scores in the 30s, with thirteen putting in cards with 36 points or better.

And the ladies doing very well indeed! In the Ladies’ Shield Gill Rogers played a great game to come in with 42 points, four ahead of Marion Payne on 38, with Wendy Derrick third with 34.

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Andy Payne picking up his trophy from Rosie Moore. (Pic supplied)

The men couldn’t quite match that, although Andy Payne’s excellent 39 points in the Man’s Shield gave him the one shot lead he needed to hold off the chasing pack, where Rob Nixon held it together really well to pip Robin Lloyd into 3rd spot, on the back nine.

In the past Captains’ Shields that same Robin Lloyd had a two point cushion over Keith Hubbard, while Anne Morgan took the ladies prize.

There were the usual ‘spot prizes’ of course, and on the 10th the ‘nearest the line’ sleeve of balls went to Barry Dilworth, after so many players started out dead on line only to watch their ball gently roll away to the right with the fairway running so well.

Mark Hughes hit the men’s longest drive with Rosie Moore taking top spot in the ladies. And Anne Morgan was the lady nearest the pin, with Club Captain Eifion Price showing how it’s done for the men.

There were twos for Wendy Derrick, James Archer, Ben Palin, Julian Edwards, Robin Lloyd and Michael O’Dare.

And there was a great barbeque afterwards, where everyone sat round and told their stories of how well they played, or nearly played.