Captain's Blog 2018 - July Update

Since my last blog, we have had 4 fantastic events starting with the Captain's Charity Day on 9th June. The winners were:

  • Ladies 1st Place: Liz Guest & Lyne Hebdon

  • Mens 3rd Place: Kev Rafferty & James Robinson

  • Mens 2nd Place: Brian Palmer & Gordon Wallace

  • Mens 1st Place: Dan Haddock & Glenn Wilson

Winners Dan Haddock & Glenn Wilson pictured with the Captain.

Winners Dan Haddock & Glenn Wilson pictured with the Captain.

The day was supported fantastically by you - the members, and we had some great auction items as well as raffle prizes, etc.

Through your generosity, we raised a truly overwhelming amount of £3,462 on the day towards my chosen charity this year, The Joshua Tree.

Special thanks for their support on the day go to Brian Palmer, George McIver, Adam Gaze, my wife, daughter & son (Sharon, Hannah & Tom), and of course Mr. Vice Ian Jackson who conducted the auction expertly.

The next event was the Captain's Away Days at Formby Golf Club on the 8th & 9th July.


This is a great social event with a couple of rounds of golf thrown in each year. I wanted it to be a memorable couple of days away for the guys attending, so I organised an aeroplane display for Day 1, which included a Lancaster Bomber flying alongside the first tee when Mr Vice was about to tee off.


It was as always a great 2 days away and again, through the generosity of the guys we raised £170 towards my charity.

Big thanks to Jon Briggs who does a fantastic job for the Captain's Away Days, as well as Mr Vice and IPC for their hard work with the organising of the event.

Next to the Club Championship weekend.

The Club's most prestigious trophy played over 2 rounds of golf on 14th & 15th July. It was a well fought game with the last 2 groups playing steady golf. 

The Nett Club Champion with a nett score of 66 & 71 is Jamie Golbourne.

The 2018 Pryors Hayes Golf Club Club Champion is Dan Ephraim.

New Club Champion Dan Ephraim pictured with the Captain.

New Club Champion Dan Ephraim pictured with the Captain.

Congratulations to Dan and everyone else that played.

18th July saw the annual match played between Pryors Hayes and the team from Battleback Golf.

It was a great day organised by past Captains John Oatley and Alan Dunne. It is an event that helps these ex-servicemen with their rehabilitation and was very well supported by both teams with a BBQ and drinks afterwards with great banter.

The winners were Pryors Hayes who retained our trophy! Please look out for this event next year, it is well worth coming down to the club for.

On A Personal Note

I would like to thank Richard Andy and the team at Pryors for keeping the course in such fantastic condition through this rare dry spell that we are having. It is quite the challenge to keep the course in such good condition, so well done.

I hope that you are enjoying your golf and the extra yardage from the dry fairways. Please continue to fill and return the money boxes from The Joshua Tree and feel free to take another from Joan in the office.


Kinds regards,

Dave Massey