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Tight tussle takes Triumverate Trophy
5:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014 in Sport
It was a fine day at The Mendip GC near Wells for the annual tussle for the Triumverate Centenary Trophy.
So named, after the Mendip, Stoneham and Tidworth Garrison Golf Clubs, all founded in 1908, met for the first time in 2008 in celebration of their centenaries.
This year, unfortunately, it was only a 'bi-umverate' as regrettably, Stoneham had to withdraw.
Nevertheless, the organisation by Mendip's captain Duncan Offer and his club's secretary Jim Scott was lavished on the visitors from Tidworth fronted by their club captain Brian Hutchins.
Each club had a team of 20 ladies and gentlemen made up from those members who had contributed the most during the year, serving as board, committee members and others who had represented their club.
The course was in beautiful condition and the match was followed by an excellent two-course dinner, after which, Brian received the trophy from Duncan, Tidworth having taken a very narrow victory of 5.5 to 4.5 points.
There may have been hundreds of Druids among the thousands greeting the sunrise at Stonehenge, but less than ten miles away there was madness at Tidworth Garrison Golf Club - Midsummer Madness!
Members arrive after sun-up, draw teams and embark on a multi-tee start Texas Scramble.
This is a social game where each player gets to contribute to the team score. The weather was superb and the course stunning and the golf was topped off by a celebratory Buck's Fizz and a well deserved brunch provided by the club's caterer Steve Wheeldon.
Club captain, Brian Hutchins presented the prizes to this year's winning team of David Buckmaster, Ian Alexander, Phil Bugg, Anne Wycherley and Peter Wheeler.
In second place were Darren Henry, Carel Bouwens, Ken Reid, Brian Osbourne and Alison Buckmaster.
Carel also won the gentlemen's Nearest the Pin and the ladies' prize was won by Nancy Denny.