With another Centenary event Astbury members gathered to remember what golfing was about in 1922. Many of the members dressed in clothing reminiscent of the era and all played with Hickory Golf Clubs supplied on the day by Timewarp Golf.
After lunch Gavin Bottrell of Timewarp Golf gave an interesting and amusing talk on the history of club making. 100 years on from the clubs origin, the modern and somewhat more expensive equipment used today plays very differently from the hand crafted hickory shafted creations of a pre-industrial age.
The golf played by the members was more about attrition than competition, but as always some will shine and on this occasion the team of Diane Howell and Estelle Walker collected the top prize, The prize for the best dressed went to Gary Adams and Margaret Cann.
Event organiser Peter Denn with his wife Pauline rolled up with their 1926 Bullnose Morris Oxford to add some additional atmosphere to this very well supported and enjoyable centenary occasion.
A few of the players.
Astbury's Past Captains meet up to enjoy a round of golf a meal and a chat. and a couple of beverages.
Played on an afternoon when the weather was perfect, and the course was even better, a few of Astbury’s Past captains were able to rekindle the golf of a few years ago. Primarily a fun competition it is great to see that the competitive juices still flow.
The overall winners with 29 points were Ann Whalley and Nigel Hodges, in second place were Chris Westrup and Graham Plant with 28 points. In third place was Helen Marsh and Anita Pepper with 26 points.
The highest score for the competition was achieved by Lady Captain Linda Stevens and Mr. Captain Dr Mike Sumner who playing as guests of the Past Captain’s were not eligible to win but they and had a fantastic result of 32 points. They also achieved the only '2' of the competition. Both are now looking forward to the 2023 fixture.
Following the competition, an excellent meal was enjoyed by all - a great ending to a very warm and pleasant day.