Arrangements are well in hand in the organising of our 2015 'Breakaway'. This Annual break was first started in 2007 when we 'stayed & played' in the Carlisle area. Other 'bases' have been Garstang, Stoke-on-Trent and Shrewsbury whilst the last 4 trips have been based in Hereford and, once again, by popular consent, we are staying there at the excellent 'Three Counties Hotel' which always looks after us extremely well. Provisional booking have been made for us to play at Burghill Valley GC, The Monmouthshire GC and, on our way home, Henlle Park GC.
It has been politely pointed out to me that the results of our 2014 trip weren't included in our web site so, always willing to be corrected, I detail the succesful members of the very enjoyable trip.
Day 1 was played at Sapey GC and Graham Newell came out top with 38 points followed by Keith Chamberlin (36) and Mike Davies (35)
Day 2 at Ross-on-Wye the honours went to Geoff Evans with 36 points with Mold's ever reliable, Keith Chamberlin on 34 just edging out Paul Martin on a card playoff.
The scene was set on Day 3 at The Vale of Llangollen GC for an epic battle to find the overall winner when the over-used expression, 'beware the injured Golfer' was again relevent as Geoff Evans nursing an injury produced a sterling display to take the day's honours with 36 points closely followed by Fred Davies (35) and Ian Reed (34).
This performance clinched 'The John Roberts Trophy' for Geoff who amassed an excellent 107 points over the 3 days with Keith Chamberlin next (99), Graham Newell third (98) and our Captain fourth (97).
Watch out for 'flyers' soon to be displayed for our 2015 trip when Geoff will be under pressure to retain his title. This trip is always worth joining with tremendous camerarderie on and off the Golf Course.