Mixed (AKA the Girls & Boys)

If you have a regular partner of the opposite sex - good for you, but don't worry if you haven't. David Williams , our Mixed organiser, will find you someone suitable to partner. The Mixed matches are great fun so give it a go.

Mixed Report 2017

The mixed section had another very successful season in 2017. How do you count success you may well ask? In my book success is when team participation is from the greatest number of club members and all enjoyed taking part. Again this year there was an increase in numbers with 18 ladies and 21 men taking part in the 14 mixed matches. We were fortunate this year in that Lesley Dowton and Andrew Denton plus Sheila and Alan Crawford joined the squad and played regularly, thus making the task of finding team members that much easier. Another welcome addition, for one match, was Maureen and Kevin Pickett. It was great to have them and maybe next year they can be persuaded to play a few more. My sincere thanks go to all the players that turned out this year and hopefully continue to support the section in the season to come.
We were lucky in that the weather, over the course of the season, was generally very good. The one exception was our away match with Donnington Grove, when, not for the first time at this venue, the heavens opened and we were all happy to complete our games and scamper back to the club house. All our scheduled matches were completed and the results were 4 wins, 1 half and 9 losses. Our losses were mainly away but all the games were played in a great, friendly spirit and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The facilities at Bishopswood were greatly appreciated by all our visitors and many commented on the fine course presentation and the friendly, efficient service in the club house. So a big thank you to Lee and Pete plus Kevin and all of his clubhouse staff.
Our fixture list is already confirmed for next season with the same twelve clubs as this year. One change is with respect to our away fixture with Oak Park. For a number of seasons we have struggled to raise teams to play the Woodland Course, due to the nature of some of the holes and the state of the paths, so next year we will play the nine hole Village Course, which is much more user friendly.
Our Mixed Open event this year was a great success. We did as promised last year and restricted the entry to 20 pairs. This turned out to be a good decision as we filled all the places with 16 of the pairs coming from visiting clubs. The weather was not as kind to us as in past years, being a bit overcast but overall the day was greatly enjoyed and the feedback was very complimentary. The winners of the first visitors’ prize were again Vanessa Gardiner and Shelley May from Dummer G C with runners up Jan Dewey and Brian King from Weybrook/Chobham G C. The Bishopswood first prize winners were Jacqui Morris (Sherfield Oaks) and Captain Richard P with runners up Jenny Lycett and Lee Black. Congratulations to them all.
Hence, from my perspective, we had another great season. As I said at the beginning we were lucky in that we had a couple of couples join our squad and I know that there are another couple of couples in the wings so let’s hope that they make the stage next season and, I hope, with others join in this most friendly forms of the game.

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