Golfing Greats

The Old Clayesmorian/Clayesmore Society Golf Day was held this year at Remedy Oak, a qualifying course for The Open, tucked away in beautiful and ancient woodlands, with a super clubhouse and facilities.

Our golfers gathered for coffee and bacon baps (declared delicious) before heading out for some supervised practice on the driving range. It was clear from the outset there was some significant talent in the group and the professional instructor from the club seemed pretty impressed.

After that, it was time for the first hole and they were off.

Some hours later, all emerged from the folded greens and wooded glades on to the stunning 18th hole, which demands players fire their balls over the lake directly in front of the bar and restaurant area. No pressure then! (Alas, we suspect some carp may have been injured during this exercise.)

When all were safely home, it was time for drinks and lunch, all scrumptious and served by the delightful staff. The homemade sausage rolls were a particular show-stopper.

Numerous prizes were handed out by OC Golf Secretary, Julian Bailey, with Andrew Weatherley winning the Iwerne Cup and newcomer, Rob Atkins, claiming the Dorset Trophy. None was more delighted, however, than OC stalwart, David Fangen, who won the prize for lowest score… What a sport!

A brilliant day, clearly enjoyed by all: well done everyone and big thanks to Remedy Oak for having us.

There’s a gallery of photos here.