The annual golf match between Basingstoke Probus and Deane Probus clubs took place on 28th August at Sherfield Oaks Golf Club.
Our team consisted of Geoff Twine, Richard Stettner, Alan May and Phillip Jones and had two guest players, Barry Allard and Phil Stephens. Both teams of six players played three four ball matches. The first match ended in being halved, as did the second match. The overall result was therefore dependent on the last group of four – a cliff hanger!! In the end it was a win for Basingstoke Probus Club. The twelve players then retired to the Club House for a well earned drink and meal.
All agreed that it was a very enjoyable day and played in good spirit.
New President of Probus, David Tivey, being presented with the chain of office by out going president Paul FlintThe Probus Club of Basingstoke has recently entered its 37th year of operation and will be happy to hear from applicants who would like to join this organisation for retired professional and business men.
President David Tivey explains “We are a social club for like minded men that meets twice during most months; for lunch on the second Tuesday at Test Valley golf club and on the evening of the fourth Thursday at Christ Church in Chineham where we have a guest speaker. The subjects are wide ranging, for example during the autumn we shall be having a glimpse of village life in the 1940/50s, followed by military experiences of getting your knees brown and guidance on how to have a happy and wealthy retirement.”
“In addition we have external trips and occasions that involve our wives and partners. We are going to the Kempton Water Works ‘in steam ‘ weekend to see one of their famous engines running and there will be a classic car and motor bike display, we have a trip booked to RAF Hendon museum and then we shall be having our black tie Christmas dinner”
“In the new year we are planning visits to the Marie Rose exhibition, the Supreme Court and a three days trip to the WW1 battlefields”
David Tivey is a retired Government Factory Inspector and previously had never considered himself a “clubby” person but was introduced to Probus by an ex-colleague. He was surprised how quickly he felt at home with men who had such a wide variety of professional and business experiences. Some had worked overseas but the majority had been the movers and shakers in and around Basingstoke.