Thursday Society is Back!

The first Thursday Society got off to a great start this week and “Skipper” Alastair Crockett pulled out all the stops to ensure that his first competition in charge was played in no less than fabulous autumnal conditions. A light breeze, patchy sunshine, the smell of new mown grass… it could almost have been spring!

When the battle was completed there was a reckoning to be had when three players finished on identical scores. The B.O.T axe fell in favour of Mr Seamus Given (19) who recovered nicely from an ugly blank at the difficult Par 4, stroke index 2, “The Whins” to post a front nine of 15 points when many a player would have given up the proverbial ghost. Mr Given’s back nine, however was where he sealed the deal and lifted his first prize of the winter season when he returned a scorching 24 points to finish on 39 points. The Prehen duo, frequently mistaken for a rock band, Crossan and Webb, fought valiantly to best Mr Given and both recorded 39 points. The slashing of the BOT rules continued through their private age-old feud and, on this occasion, favoured Mr Brian Crossan (24). Despite a great first nine holes where he carded 20 points, to lead his opponent by three clear shots, Mr Gerry Webb (22) only added 19 over the closing holes while Mr Crossan showed his finishing power as he carded 22 points on the closing nine to take second place. In their ensuing post-match analysis Mr Webb will cite bad luck on sixteen and seventeen as the reason for his failure to overcome his rival while Mr Crossan will surely claim superior golfing skill for his triumph. Anyone who cares to referee this particular argument should consult Mr Edwin Leonard and Mr Pat McAllister, the deadly duo’s playing partners on the day, as to the veracity of the conflicting tales!

Report: Martin Doherty

06.10.16 Thursday Society wk 1






Seamus Given




Brian Crossan




Gerard Webb



CSS:   70(36pts).  *Break of tie.

Photo: Sam Smallwoods