The second annual golf tournament for Probus Club of Basingstoke members to compete for the “Shield” took place on Monday 30 July at the Test Valley Golf Club. It was a Stableford competition and for those non-golfers a simplistic description of the rules of play can be seen in the report about last year’s game on this web site in August 2017 so there is no need to repeat them here.
Apparently this year it was a close game with the winner being Geoff Twine on 32 points, second was Richard Stettner with 31, John Swain coming third had 30, fourth was shared by Alan May and Jeff Grover on 28 while David Wickens qualified for the wooden spoon with 20 points.
As the shield was donated originally by Geoff Twine it is only right and proper that he can take it home for the next year. The numbers being down on last year’s competition perhaps the newer members might have a golfer or two in their ranks who would like to make up the numbers next year. If so they should make themselves known to Alan May.