JOHN O’GAUNT GOLF CLUB
The pins on the 18th hole on both the John O’Gaunt and Carthagena courses have both had a red poppy on white background flag installed in Remembrance of those who fell as a touching tribute this year.
Annual Dinner and Morning After Cup
John O’Gaunt Golf Club held their Annual Dinner on Saturday 4 November with over 50 members and their guests enjoyed an exquisite 4 course meal in the Burgoyne suite. The guest speaker was Peter Allen, Broadcaster and Journalist, who in his response on behalf of the Guests gave an entertaining, topical and at times poignant journey through his career. For those whose excesses of the previous evening allowed played in the ‘Morning After Cup’. The medal competition played over the Carthagena course is open to members and guests who attended the Annual Dinner.
A field of 35 set off in dry, still and pleasant golfing winter conditions. After the previous heavy rains, the course was playing long and this was reflected in many of the scores. It was a great day for Alban MacDonald who headed the field with a very commendable nett 67, unfortunately for Martin Stackemann who was the early club house leader had to settle for second place 2 shots off the pace.
1st: Alban MacDonald - 67 nett
2nd: Martin Stackemann - 69 nett
3rd: Tony Phipps - 70 nett on count back
Ladies and Senior’s Texas Scramble
The Ladies and Senior’s Texas Scramble took place on Tuesday 31 October with 100 competitors taking part in a mixed team Scramble. There were cloudy and occasional spots of rain on the Carthagena course which did not stop some good scores being recorded.
1st: Terri Brown, Steve Cooper, John Ellary and Tineke Smith - 61.9
2nd: Pauline Gauge, Diane Munns, Derek Weller and Phil White - 63.6
3rd: Pat Court, Brian Gill, Alban MacDonald and Penny Staveley-Smith - 64.6
The Ladies were out in force on Thursday 2 November playing the Carthagena course. The day began rather grey and heavy-going for the 39 John O’Gaunt Ladies who entered the final qualifying Stableford of 2017. However, this was not reflected in the scores as Pauline Aubigne won with a magnificent 37 points, on countback over Diane Munns who also scored 37. Both players headed up the Second Division, with the First Division being won by Sandra Gardner with 35 points, and Jane Cooper close behind with 34 points.