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).
The Mark Team - Tony Guthrie, Derek Wilton, Richard Stone, Barry Burridge Provincial Prior, John Nicholson, Ray Guthrie and Malcolm Head.
Robin Bex - Thanks everyone for helping to make the inaugural event successful
Richard Stone M, Dave Flack Cr, Ian Robertson Ch and Steve White KT
Harry Price Ch, Roy Wilton KT, John Knight Cr, John Nicholson M.
Captains - Robin Bex KT, Barry Woodside Ch, Peter Layzell Cr Ray Guthrie M.
Alan Day Cr, Mike Stratton Ch, Derek Wilton M, Brian Aston KT
Malcolm Head M, Roger Earthrowl Ch, Graham Jeffery KT and Ian Pamplin Cr.
Steve Williams Cr, Tony Guthrie M, Peter Doust KT, and Martin Russell Ch.