Excellent XMAS LUNCH

Cleckheaton Golf Club served up yet another excellent meal last Wednesday for us to enjoy our sixth Xmas Lunch there. I hope everyone enjoyed their meal as much as I did. It was the largest gathering of our members yet and lovely to see so many attending who have relatively recently joined our club. It was brilliant to have the chance to sit and chat with folk as club days rarely allow such luxury time.

A massive thank you to our brilliant team of ladies on our committee, Janet, Jean, Carol, Jane, Kath and Alma for their efforts to organise the lunch and the raffle. A mention also for our talented town crier, Roger F. who quickly ensures order for our Chairman to speak as well as covering many steps while conducting the raffle draw.

Thankyou to all our members for the wonderful generosity shown not only by the brilliant array of prizes donated for our Xmas Raffle but also the kindness to buy the raffle tickets. The raffle raised £230 which has been divided equally between our club and our chosen charity, “Forget me Not”.

A note for your diaries that we have booked the golf club for next year on Wednesday 18th December.

As is our custom we announced the winner of our annual MONTH END MELEE competition which runs for eleven months of the year. We now have six different winners over the six years and this year it has been won by a lady who has had to cope with a quite worrying operation but is now on the road to recovery. She still managed some excellent boules this year and by scoring 36 points Janet Spencer is our Melee Champion for 2018. Well done Janet. In second place, and completing his first full year of competition with our club was Ian Fitton with 35 points. Well done Ian. Full results can be see on our blog RESULTS PAGE as can everyones’ results.

If Janet is looking a little apprehensive in the picture above it’s just that she’s pondering where to display the “magnificent trophy”, I use the term loosely, for a year. In fact she appears a little reluctant to take it from me.

The month end melee competition has seen a few changes in both format and scoring system over the years and it’s fair to say it can still be improved upon. If anyone has suggestions please feel free to contact me. One suggestion has already been proposed which is just to count games won and forget awarding points. Any comments welcomed. It will always be a competition that involves how your partners and opposition play on the day as well as how often you can attend to take part.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and their families a very Happy Xmas and a wonderful new year. To all those who have not had such a good year health wise please get well soon and if you’ve been unable to play lets get you back with us soon.

On the topic of Goodwill to all Men, will Ladies please remember this theme during tomorrows Ladies v Gents Xmas Competition. We are in need of love, kindness and 13 points each game. Thankyou




1 thought on “Excellent XMAS LUNCH

  1. Gordon Walsworth

    I would like to second all of Clives remarks, but I would also like to say, on behalf of all our members and myself, a massive thank you to Clive for all his work throughout the past 12 months.
    Thank you Clive.


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