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LILLESHALL GOLF DAY 2015 - THE STORY

14-06-13

Lilleshall Squash and Racketball Club’s - Golf Day 2015

For this year’s annual golf day (on 5th June) we were joined by two new recruits to the golfing fraternity, Andy Payne and another long time squash player Gary Westwood. The ten resolute golfers assembled at The Chesterton Valley Golf Club, which is now the venue, set in stone for our annual golf day, in near perfect weather, with the sun shining we all set out. One short sharp shower was not enough to dampen our spirit however and the round was completed without the ubiquitous waterproofs.

I was lucky enough to be paired with Garth who though having been bitten by a very angry budgerigar and with his right hand heavily bandaged he gallantly played through the enormous pain. Beware of the injured golfer. The other pairs were, Pete L & Rob, Stuart & Paul, Gary & Ade and Pete W & Andy. We teed off first (again organisers prerogative) and we set the day off in style by both coming off the first extremely difficult first hole with pars.

The course had not changed any and was in good order but was still as tiring on the ancient legs as last year, though I believe poor old Stuart was struggling towards the end as his legs, after his recent illness were about to give way, but he soldiered on gallantly. Garth and I played well and we thought we had come in with a reasonable score. Having finished well before the others we were able to sit in the sunshine, enjoying a pint waiting patiently for the others to finish.

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Four on the eighteenth Ade looking resplendent in his new shorts

We all had a few beers at Chesterton while the many stories of near misses, bad luck and cursing the good fortune of other players. The prizes were awarded to the winners, together with a newly donated Annual Golf Trophy to be played for at Chesterton. The donor was in an embarrassing position as the winners this year were Garth (the wounded golfer) and yours truly (the donor of the trophy). As you can imagine there was many jocular accusations that my name was already on the trophy. An allegation I vehemently deny. (Though it had crossed my mind).

Enjoying the sun and liquid refreshment Ade at it again, “this is the way to do it”
To the Victors the spoils presented by Paul The Group

Eight of us eventually retired to The Mason’s Arms in nearby Kemberton village, where another splendid meal was served by the very helpful and friendly staff. During the meal the banter that was flying round the table from everyone, it was obvious that they had all enjoyed the day and it was cemented by the fact that again we were unanimous in our opinions that we had had another great day. The weather, the course, the food and above all the company ensuring that the golf day IS a permanent fixture to the squash club calendar.

Many thanks for the support gents, I will see you all next time plus many more players hopefully!

Roy Fisher

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