2018 Provincial Golf Challenge
The 10th Annual Provincial Golf Challenge was held at Farrington Park Golf and Country Club on 6th August 2018. This friendly competition was originally envisaged by the late W.Brother Robin Bex in 2009 and the inaugural competition was held on the 18th August 2009 at Clevedon Golf Club.
There are four teams comprising six golfers each taking part, Craft, Chapter, Mark and KT. Each team Captain taking it in turn to organise the event. This year it was the turn of the Mark Captain, Ray Guthrie to host the event.
It was yet another sunny warm day, although the course is suffering somewhat from lack of rain, everyone agreed it was in good shape and enjoyable to play.
At the meal after the golf Ray welcomed all the golfers and particularly the Captains, Craft - Peter Layzell, Royal Arch - Barry Woodside whose team were the holders of the trophy and Jon Mansell - Knights Templar. Barry was congratulated on his forthcoming appointment as Grand Superintendent and received acclamation from all present.
Before congratulating the winners and presenting the trophy Barry mentioned that the cup had been engraved The Robin Bex Trophy in memory of the brother who started this golf ball rolling.
The highest individual score of the day was recorded by Martin (I'm not scoring well) Hares for the Craft team with 40 points.
Barry Woodside presents trophy to Ray Guthrie and the Mark Team. l to r Tony Guthrie, Derek Wilton, Richard Stone, Ray Guthrie, Roger Hutchings, John Nicholson and Barry Woodside.