Farnham Probus hosted the annual golf match against Probus ‘83 at
Clandon Regis Golf Club on 28 June 2019. Unlike last year’s match,
which coincided with the tail end of “Storm Hector” and recently
tined greens, this year we had delightful summer conditions, with a
pleasant cooling breeze and a course in excellent condition.
Due to a mixture of holidays, injury and hospitalisation, we could only
muster five players, which was just as well as Farnham managed to
raise six, including a lady who was the widow of a former Farnham
We played the match on an individual Stableford basis, with eventually
five players on each side, after the lady retired early due to injury.
(Not as one wag suggested, because of the chauvinistic company!)
As usual, the match was played in a competitive spirit – but our
Captain thought we had taken things a bit too far when the Farnham
Captain was hit on the back of the leg by a ball struck from the tee on
the Par 3 second hole – thankfully, the culprit was one of his own
The Probus ‘83 team comprised Peter Brown, Ian Rutter, David Mayne,
John North and John Coleman (Captain).
Largely thanks to the sterling performance of John North (Overall
Winner of the Stableford competition) and Peter Brown (Stableford
Runner-up), Probus ‘83 were the overall winners of the team prize,
which was donated by the Farnham Captain, Ian Myers. (To be called
the “FAG’83 Cup” !)
Unfortunately, no one managed to get on the green on the sixth hole
to win the “Nearest the Pin” prize – so by mutual consent, the prize
for “Nearest the Green” was presented to a member of the Farnham
team. The prize for the “Longest Drive” on the 15th hole was won by
This was the last match of the season, so the Probus ’83 Golf Team
will now get into serious training for the next match in Spring 2020!