More than 120 members and guests attended Burghley Park’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, enjoying dinner and dancing into the early hours of 2013.
Ladies’ Captain Jan Devlin took the opportunity to thank Tony and Julie Gibbons, and their staff for an impressive catering service throughout the year, and Terina Charlesworth and her team behind the bar. Janet Duff and Julie Emmins had done a great job decorating the clubhouse.
Players took part in the annual New Year’s Day Texas Scramble, with 80 members (20 teams) on the course at 9am to work up an appetite for the traditional New Year breakfast which followed.
Scoring was good and competition keen with the outcome in doubt until the final card was submitted with the first four teams being separated by only 0.2 points.
Prizes were presented by ladies captain Jan Devlin and the club’s vice-captain Richard Gilbert.
Past Juniors organiser Judy Cade made full use of her knowledge and contacts, pulling together a strong team of current and past juniors to take first place by just 0.1 of a point.
Judy Cade and her team of Hannah Vaughan, Dean Vaughan and Lewin Auciello came in with a score of 58.5, beating Dave Tilley, John Tilley, Graham Bedford and Matt Peyton (58.6) into second place. Third spot went to David Devlin, Jim Clarke, Rod Wright and Steve Hopkins on countback (also 58.6), with Graham Jackson,Mike Goulding, John Knight and Chris Sheffield (58.7) taking the final placing.