20th Oct, 2017

Ray Till event is a tough test

Evesham Editorial 20th Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

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.

Subscribe

Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Competitions

With some awesome prizes to be won, make sure you enter our competitions.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Evesham Observer.

Reader Offers

Check out all of the latest reader offers to get your hands on some free gifts.