Report by Jerry Hopkins, year 6 parent and regular Golf Day competitor.
A record 37 parents and teachers ‘competed’ for the Shaun Mason trophy on Friday 23rd June at Upton-by-Chester Golf Course. Not much wind, no rain, but more trees than fairways hit. With the fantastic spirit of the day, it remains the highlight of many of the participants’ golfing year...albeit for around a third of the field there are no competing rounds.
Stephen Mulligan flew from Canada to Heathrow, drove up to the golf, secured ‘Nearest the Pin’ with the first shot of the day on the 4th hole and went to collect 39 points and 2nd place. Nick Canning drove in from Iceland and drove the longest drive on 14th…with the ease of the conditions and the wide fairway, it was impressive that at least 1 other person had a markable effort. Seb Gardiner was already in Chester and alongside Colin Mills secured joint 3rd with 38 points.
We were delighted to have Alexis Mason to present the Shaun Mason trophy to David Bright who secured an impressive 41 points.
After a few refreshing ales, it was then off to Piccolinos and beyond.
Many thanks, as ever, to Neil McBurney for his fantastic organisation of another memorable day and to Iceland, Sodexo and Glanbia for donating prizes of golf balls, golfing umbrellas and caps and to Peter Edwards of Moet Hennessy for donating a magnificent magnum of Veuve Clicquot.
Looking forward to having over 40 participants next year!
Match Day Statistics: -
37 competitors:- 30 Dads, 5 Mums, 2 Staff
Overall Winner ‘The Shaun Mason Trophy’ – David Bright (parent of 2016 alumna)
2nd Place and ‘Nearest the Pin’ – Steve Mulligan (yr. 7)
3rd Place (joint) – Seb Gardiner (yrs. 5,7,9) & Colin Mills (yr. 9)
‘Longest Drive’ – Nick Canning (yrs. 7,8,10)
Nature Notes: -
Harry the Hedgehog races Nick Canning to see who has secured the longest drive on the 14th hole.