Dick Kelly has sent in the following report:-
‘The 32nd year of the Old Boys’ Golf Day was celebrated at Knole Park Golf Club on Friday 9th September 2005 .
The weather was warm and sunny and the course in very good condition. The only slightly disappointing aspect was the low turnout on the day. With several late cry offs the numbers were reduced to only 20 golfers – the lowest for many years.
In fact – the excuses for non-appearance were probably the most creative part of the day. Mike Farrin was taking advantage of a cheap romantic holiday for two in Baghdad – others apparently had long lost relatives turning up out of the blue. Sean Loughlin failed to show again, worried that his golf wouldn’t stand up to observation from some of his victims still recovering from his scathing comments about their football skills.
In the end, 20 old boys and their guests made it to the first tee. It turned out to be an excellent day, with several old boys enlisting the support of their sons to boost numbers:
Mike and Leo Breen
Robin and Robert Adams
Dick and Paul Kelly
Duncan Ponikwer, Sean Windett and Peter Cameron brought guests – Alan Willett, Bruce Poynter and Mike Withers. However, it would be good to see some younger members of the Association coming to the golf Day, which is set for Friday 8th September 2006 .
For the record, the winners of the two trophies were as follows:
Reverend Canon Tony Whale – Peaks Hill Trophy – won with 37 points
Longest drive – Mike Breen (Mike also drove the green at the par 4 18th hole – a mere 354 yards!
Nearest to the pin – Leo Breen
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year – and as many “new” old boys as possible.’