Barry Seymour claimed the big prize as a record 200 golfers took part in the Captain’s Day competitions at Crow Nest Park.
Some 130 men golfers competed for the Captain’s Day Cup, the first club major for Seymour.
He returned an excellent score of nett 66 in testing, blustery conditions.
He had stood on the 15th tee at level par, knowing that it would not win the event. He followed Charl Schwartzel’s 2011 Masters win and proceeded to score a nett birdie on holes 15, 16, 17 and 18 to won the competition by one shot.
In runner-up spot was taken by Craig Chappell with a gross 94, nett 67, and third was in-form Alex McFadzean with a gross 77, nett 68.
Club captain Mick Wolfenden, who had been forced to postpone his original Captain’s Day due to awful weather in July, said that he was overwhelmed by the strength of support, evidenced by the record entries seen.
The presentation was also well attended with prizes going to Julie Langfield, winner of the Ladies’ Allan Naylor Trophy, junior winner was Jacob Roche, and the captain’s 5, 6 and non-qualifiers competition was won by Ian Younghusband.
Eddie Hirst finally ended his club major drought by winning the Thompson Shield.
The Captain’s Day Cup nine years ago was Hirst’s previous club major.
Despite playing regularly and competing in most club events, he entered the “golfing wilderness” until he refound his form of earlier years.
His nett 62 off a handicap of 23 won him the shield by two strokes and reduced his handicap by three shots.
On a day of fluctuating weather conditions, overall scoring was good with 12 scores on level par or better from a field of more than 100 golfers.
In runners-up spot was former Rabbit Alan Perry with a gross 80, nett 64, to moved into the Tigers section.
In third place was Alex McFadzean with a nett 65 off a handicap of 10.