Course Open

Yesterday's Ladies' Invitation to the Gentlemen was the last annual mixed competition for this season. The events this year have been blessed with good weather and almost full time sheets.

I wish to thank all of you who continue to play in these traditional and enjoyable days and would encourage anyone who has not yet ventured into mixed golf to give it a try next year.

My thanks in particular to Jerry Bown, Chairman of Golf, Golf Manager Chris Alty, Margaret McDowell of the House Committee and Gavin and his team in the Professional Shop. Their help and support in the organization of competitions, prizes and catering have been superb. Nothing has been too much trouble.

My gratitude to Jane Duckett of the 125th Anniversary Committee who was responsible for the exhibition at the Easter Bank Holiday, The Trick Golf Show and golf in May, and the film show of that event at yesterday's supper.

Thank you also to our photographer and correspondent Caryl Evans who has kept members abreast of mixed golf news.

The Captain and Kiran his wife have embraced the Mixed scene and have been charming and hospitable playing companions.

On every occasion Kimberley, Wayne and their team have catered brilliantly for the 'inner man and woman', and I really have appreciated all their hard work.

Thank you all for your support this year.

Jackie Bickerstaffe