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Radley Real Tennis Club Golf Championship 2011

17 December 2011

by Pete Brown

The afternoon of 28th July 2011 saw the inaugural RCRTC Golf Championship take place on the College’s very own 9 hole golf course.

After months of deliberating Mick Dean and I finally put our heads together and managed to achieve a reasonable turnout of 9 players. We were blessed with wonderful July weather and the course in superb condition – so much so, some of our Frilford members commented that the greens were better at the College!

The format was the standard of best gross score, best Stableford points, and some fun with closest to the pin. There were various highlights and lowlights as is always the case on the golf course. A particular highlight of mine being Mick Dean hitting Paul Kettle’s golf bag (with ball as opposed to club!) positioned only a couple of yards from the tee box from which Mick was playing. The ball then ricocheted backwards into the base of a nearby tree and became unplayable – I have certainly never seen this happen on a golf course before!

The local Bowyers Arms was the designated 19th hole and welcomed by all for a pint and some hearty food. The golf was keenly contested by both members and friends of RCRTC as well as some of our local friends from OURTC.

Thanks to Mick for liaising with the College and to all those who made the afternoon fun and enjoyable. There has been talk of perhaps two golf days next year with a potential tennis and golf tour to France in the future…. If Mick and I have anything to do with it you may be waiting a while!

There were prizes for pretty much everything from longest drive to closest to the pin, best gross and wooden spoon. See if you can tell which is which from the evidence below!

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