NEW Crow Nest Park president John Haverstock had a day to remember on his first President’s Day.
Much work had gone into the event and organisers were rewarded with a day of bright sunshine. All agreed the course was in first-class condition with high-quality greens.
A field of 114 for the men’s event was a record and ensured that competition was fierce.
A season’s best gross of 66 was enough for popular scratch golfer Chris Mowl, playing off a handicap of one, to win the coveted President’s Day Cup.
The ladies competition was played the previous Sunday in almost perfect weather.
Barbara Horrocks picked up another major trophy with a score of 35 Stableford points, beating runner-up Van Whithill by two.
Carole Hampson came in third with 31 points and Mandy Widdop won the straightest drive.
It was a good weekend for Barbara, who won nearest the pin and went on to take club’s Ladies’ Masters title the following day.
In the juniors, Luke Higgins took top spot.
The evening featured a club record attendance with around 200 members and guests attending the presentation. They were entertained by member Ev Satrazonidis’s group After the Rain, with a hog roast and barbecue.
A club spokesman said: “The entire day was an example of what’s truly remarkable about Crow Nest Park, as the members showed their support for one of their favourites, club president John Haverstock.
“The turnout was stunning and it will be a day that will live long in John’s memory.”