The John Fisher Old Boys’ Association Golf Day was held on the 7th September 2007 at our usual venue of Knole Park Golf Club, Sevenoaks.
This year’s event was held in beautiful weather and attracted a field of 19 players
This was the 34th year that this event has been staged and the 29th year it has been held at Knole Park. Duncan Ponikwer won the Pride of Peaks Hill Trophy this year with a stableford score of 36 points, with Jack Youll the runner up also with 36pts but losing the trophy on countback. The Coughlan’s Challenge Shield foursomes competition was won by Duncan Ponikwer and Alan Willets with 36 pts. Chris Ridgers and Hamish Keith were second, again with 36 pts but losing on countback.
Unfortunately, there were several absentees among the regulars mostly through no fault of their own. Tony Avery has had surgery on his mouth, Anthony Whale was suffering from a mystery foot complaint, which necessitated him missing a match on the previous day as well with old Purley Sports Club members, Michael Whale was commanded to go to Verona with Madeleine and her brother and Dick Kelly was off buying another restaurant to add to his portfolio.
If any other golf playing Old Boys would like to play in next year’s event please get in touch with Duncan Ponikwer or Bob Whicher, we can’t promise you anything except a great day’s golf, good food and a great deal of fun.
The next event for golfers is on the 26th October 2007, an individual stableford competition for The Woodcote Trophy, which was presented by the Ockenden family. This will be held at Woodcote Park Golf Club, the same venue as the dinner for the over 30 section held the same evening. Please let Mike Farrin or Colin de’Ath know if you are able to attend.
Michael Drury 19/09/2007