Saturday, 12 October 2013

Claret Jug at The Hertfordshire

 






Kathy Dale and I had the pleasure of taking part in this year's Claret Jug at The Hertfordshire, together will Andy Ward and Phil Chester.  Kathy was standing in for Megan who is currently sunning herself in Portugal.

The Claret Jug is an annual event where Crown invite all of the Men's and Ladies' Captains and Vices to take part in a fun day of golf, followed by a 3-course dinner and prize presentation.  This is Crown's 'thank you' to its Captains and Vices for their hard work over the year.  It is a fabulous day and a great memory for us all.

Kathy and Andy played together from the 10th tee whilst Phil and I played from the 1st.  Our team score was calculated by taking the best 2 scores from the 4 of us on each hole.  Andy had an incredible round that included 3 birdies, one of which was on the 17th!  (A long par 5 over water.)  He finished with a gross 73 just 3 over par and 5 under his handicap! The rest of us played well too but not nearly so consistently, meaning that we ended up with an overall score of 85, putting us in 4th place and just 1 point behind the team in 3rd.

We all had lovely day and great fun and we were delighted to hear Andy's many stories of his epic round and I suppose he was right - if the 3 of us had been a little bit more successful and got just 1 more point each we would have been well up in the prizes.   We took this all in good spirit until it was revealed that Andy himself had missed an easy short putt, which probably cost us 3rd place!



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