Southwold Golf Club pair win Valentines competition

PUBLISHED: 16:19 23 February 2012

Richard Holmes (Seniors Vice Captain) and Jean Halil (Ladies Vice Captain) with the Valentines Trophy.

Richard Holmes (Seniors Vice Captain) and Jean Halil (Ladies Vice Captain) with the Valentines Trophy.


Eagerly anticipated by Southwold Golf Club members – before the season gets into full swing – is the annual Ladies & Seniors Valentines competition. Scheduled for St Valentine’s Day, this mixed-pairs 18-hole event was held over to February 16 this year due to the effects of ‘unhelpful’ weather on the course.

As is traditional the respective vaptains and vice captains played together, with the rest of the large entry paired at random. A good social round ensued but, so far as we’re aware, no romances were started or ended.

A dry, balmy day offered the right setting for some impressive scoring. However, many players appeared somewhat rusty after their enforced lay-off during the previous spell of bad weather, as most of the field failed to take full benefit of the benign conditions on the day.

Seniors’ captain Bud Holder and Ladies’ captain Viv Hunt graciously declined the opportunity to win this Greensome Stableford.

However, their respective vice-captains Richard Holmes and Jean Halil felt no qualms about taking the No 1 spot, and the Valentines trophy, with a winning 36 points. A score of 33 points gave Nigel Johnson and Di Spring second place, with Ben Cardwell and Annie Holder taking third on count-back with 30 points.

Prizes for nearest the pin on the 18th hole were taken by Jennie Pywell and Robert ‘Jim’ Blythe. The remainder of the field enjoyed the walk and the convivial lunch and prize-giving that followed!

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