Mark Golfers Victorious
The idea for provincial golf challenge first game from Robin Bex. He is envisaged four orders, the Craft the Holy Royal Arch, Knights Templar of which he is the is the Sub Prior for the Province of Somerset and the Mark degree, competing in a friendly Masonic way of course, for a trophy. Captains were appointed, Peter Layzell for the craft, Barry Woodside for the Holy Royal Arch and Ray Guthrie for the Mark degree with of course Robin captaining the Knights Templar team. Rules of engagement were also established and it was decided that a team of six from each order would contest the provincial golf challenge. The winners would be decided by totalling the Stableford points of all six team members.
The first venue was chosen as Clevedon Golf Club and on Tuesday, 18 August battle commenced. The weather was perfect and the course in excellent condition, all 24 players enjoyed a very pleasant round of golf in good company. This was followed by an excellent three course meal in the clubhouse where all the players were thanked for their support by Robin and trophies presented to each member of the winning Mark golf team by the Right Eminent Provincial Prior for Somerset, Barry Burridge.
It is hoped that this will become an annual event in the Masonic calendar, next years event is planned for Tuesday 17th August at Bath Golf Club (Sham Castle).