Group golf competition tees off again

For over 70 years Southport has had its Masonic Golf Competition, originally to enable Brethren an excuse to meet up and have fun and raise additional money for charity during the Masonic closed season. At one time competitions were played on a different course in the area every year. However for the 12th successive year on the 16th May 2014, The Southport Group’s Golf Tournament was played at Southport Old Links Golf Club, Churchtown, which not only provides a very popular venue but one of extremely good value.

Southport once again delivered the ideal weather for golf, being both warm and sunny and the tournament was played in traditionally fine Masonic spirit. As usual this was a very well-attended event with a total of 33 Brethren, Companions and visitors competing. The event attracted 9 visitors of which 5 were from other Masonic groups and 4 non-masons.

After a very enjoyable day 30 brethren and guests stayed for the dinner and presentation. The meal was excellent, as we have come to expect from the Southport Old Links kitchens and consisted of soup, braised steak, apple tart and coffee and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Whilst there was the same number of competitors as last year, the dining numbers were slightly down, but hopefully the friendship and spirit of the evening will encourage more golfers to attend and dine next year.

The Southport Group’s Golf President, Colin Ryan was delighted to present the winners with their respective trophies and bottles of whisky to very well received applause. Colin then handed over the presidency of the Group to our Assistant Provincial Grand Master Phil Gunning who graciously received the honour and is already planning the Groups next event – to be announced soon. Our sincere thanks go to Coin Ryan for all his help, energy and enthusiasm during his 4 years term as President. It is hoped that Colin will now have free will allow him to spend more time on his game, and hopefully be in the running for a trophy next year!

The main Prize :The Col. Wallwork Cup was won by Trevor Vearncombe (North Meols Lodge) with 36 Points.
Other trophies were won by Adrian Jones of Ainsdale Samaritan (Harry Doughty Scratch Trophy).
The Chapter and David Foulds Cup was won by Andy Davies of West Lancashire Chapter with 35 points
David Dixon of County Palatine Lodge took the Veterans Turner Trophy with 35 points
The team prize: Walter Beaver Trophy, was won for the second consecutive year by Ainsdale Samaritan Lodge Bob Price, Adrian Jones and Keith Crosby.

 

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A cheque for £50.00 was handed over by the acting Chairman Bryan Henshaw to the Captain of Southport Old Links Golf Club, Stephen Leddy for the Captains Charity for the Year which will go to Riding for the Disabled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main Prize :The Col. Wallwork Cup was won by Trevor Vearncombe (North Meols Lodge) with 36 Points.
Other trophies were won by Adrian Jones of Ainsdale Samaritan (Harry Doughty Scratch Trophy).
The Chapter and David Foulds Cup was won by Andy Davies of West Lancashire Chapter with 35 points
David Dixon of County Palatine Lodge took the Veterans Turner Trophy with 35 points
The team prize: Walter Beaver Trophy, was won for the second consecutive year by Ainsdale Samaritan Lodge Bob Price, Adrian Jones and Keith Crosby.

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The photos from top left and clockwise: Main Prize The Col. Wallwork Cup: Trevor Vearncombe. Harry Doughty Scratch Trophy: Adrian Jones. Foulds Cup: Andy Davies. Team Prize: Ainsdale Samaritan lodge Bob Price & Adrian Jones (Keith Crosby not present at the presentation). The Visitors Prize: David Nothard. Veterans Turner Prize: David Dixon.