Presidents Trophy Market Drayton
What No Breakfast!
The second fixture of 2022 took us to a new course and one that I think we will be going back to, as long as the catering staff aren’t off sick. Market Drayton is a lovely course if a little on the hilly side. All the holes are different with some tough challenges along the way it made for some fun golf. Although spread out over a wide area my only criticism, and I have to say its a pet hate of mine on golf courses holes that cross over other holes. A couple of holes have tees right behind the previous green but in particular the 10th which crosses over the 1st and 18th fairway always a worry for me. Talking to a couple of members after our round they assured us that the greens would be more consistent in a few weeks and for what they pay a year, around £800 they certainly get value for money. At the end of the day there were some very tired and hungry golfers I’m sure a few were very glad they had a buggy. This years Captain Roy Smith couldn’t make this event but very kindly left prizes for the winner and nearest the pin on two holes, the first being taken by Ben Stephens and the second by Paul Spragg. The overall competition was won by Steve Smith with a very impressive +3 just missing out in 2nd place was Bob I’ve got to leave early Clarke +2 and in 3rd place Andy Yorkie Grice -1. Well played guys that was some good scoring around a difficult course played for the first time.
Can anyone guess who was breathing in?
Something different this year with the Texas scramble being played at Drayton Park and a few guests invited along to make up the numbers. Although the day was chilly at least it was dry but with the course suffering some constant rainfall in the weeks before the order of the day was to carry. Not everyone’s cup of tea but the sensible ones that knew they would struggle opted for a light bag and a half set of clubs. One member didn’t make it all the way round and another, one that I played with was to coin a phrase “blowing out of his arse” at the end of the round. The winning team made up of three guests and the fixture secretary scored an impressive 5 under par. Gents you’ll have to excuses me as I didn’t catch the names of the guests but I for one would welcome guests at all our events if it keeps the numbers up.
REMEMBER A COMPETITION CARD WILL NOT COUNT FOR THE NEXT EVENT.
The usual course websites can be viewed simply click on the links within the calendar and there should be all the information you need. The times you see for each event will be the first tee time. Don’t forget to get there at least an hour before this time if you want your breakfast.