ALAN Groves and Steve Deakin were the only pairing to ‘beat the course’ when 24 Evesham Golf Club seniors contested the Ray Till competition in wonderful spring weather last Wednesday.
The format for this ‘greensomes bogey off the white tees’ event is seldom used by senior golfers, perhaps with good reason as one is playing the course rather than an opponent and off the most difficult tees as well.
Even a par score on a hole only counts as a half. In the event, Groves and Deakin were the only pairing to beat the course as they won the Ray Till tankards with a score of +1.
Malcolm Hiscock and Bryan Rogers (-1) were runners-up and John Smith and Michael Morris (-3) secured third place on countback.
Many congratulations to the winners. Alan is a long-standing member of the club, whilst Steve is a comparative newcomer to Evesham seniors and up to now it is his wife who has been taking home the trophies!
Finally, Peter Edmunds, another club stalwart, presented a bottle of champagne for the competition’s accompanying senior captain’s charity raffle (St Richard’s Hospice) in memory of Ray Till, who was his father-in-law.