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Turkey trot - Turkey treat!

23 tt 17There was an excellent turnout of Seniors for the 2017 Turkey trot.  Twenty Seniors played golf and twenty-two sat down to an excellent lunch after the round.  Thanks to Mark, Viv and Monica for looking after the old boys so well!.  The golf and the fashion were also very good.  The best score of the day was shot by Pat Jubb who was having a good day all round. 

The par for the thirteen holes  played (1 to 10, 14, 17 and 18) is 48.  Pat romped round in just 43 strokes.  His card included six 3s.  After getting his fifth three on the 17th green, Pat was bet £1 by one of his playing partners he couldn't get six.  He is now a £1 richer as he played a majestic second to within inches of the pin.  Pat took one of the prizes on offer.

The wind of recent days is helping to dry the course and the fairways were firmer today.  Paul Cranston was spotted on the course, just pottering about he said.  It's great to see him on the mend so quickly after his operation, but even so, we hope he doesn't do anything foolish too soon.

Being Christmas, the other prizes were awarded in a more random way to allow golfers who seldom get a prize to be on the receiving end for a change.  John Morris won a prize for his performance and the two golfers on the middle score of 50, each received a prize - Ian Lister and Tom Kerr.

For completeness, Geoff Ross shot the third best round of the day wityh a net 47.

It's a tradition at the Turkey Trot for Seniors to wear silly hats or silly jumpers.  There were a couple of contenders today.  Unfortunately, staff are excluded from Seniors prizes, so there was a clear winner, by acclamation.  John Duncan's hat in the shape of a turkey ready for the oven, complete with appropriate sound effects, was a well deserved winner.

That left one prize.  Eddie Berridge, with a net 45, missed out getting a second prize because of the way prizes were distributed but his card had on it the only two of the day, so Eddie received the final prize.

A good time was had by all.

Minto Seniors wish all members of the Club and all staff,a wonderful Christmas and a successful New Year.

A few pictures were taken out on the course and in the Clubhouse.  These can be seen below.  Just click on a thumbnail to enlarge it.  Use the arrows in the viewer to navigate between photos.  They will enlarge further, but be aware the inage fiules have been compressed to save space.  Enlarging the photos too far will casue some to break uo