Posted by: tomflynn59 | December 17, 2016

Turkey Trot – biggest of 2016

The 2016 Turkey Trot (TT) is a joint event for WL Men and Ladies. The 2016 TT was played on Thursday 16th Dec, for the Peter Ip Trophy.

There were 62 entrants making this the biggest event in 2016. The scene in the clubhouse was fantastical with a many players supporting hats, outfits or flashing attachments. We were ready for a day of fun – & golf !!!

The size of the field meant a multi tee start was needed . A miracle of organisation by Roy Oliver & Sheila McGregor resulted in a smooth start at 08.00 on Dukes. The various start groups all managed to join up with each other seamlessly.

It was a perfect autumn day for golf with ground conditions virtually ideal. Players completed their rounds from shortly after 12.00. The clubhouse quickly filled with WL Members, who were brilliantly treated, by Glendale staff, to a Christmas meal of turkey with all the trimmings, followed by mince pie – washed down by a range of refreshments.

Ladies winner was Glenis Clarke with Richard Smith winning the Men’s Event & Peter Ip Trophy with a great gross score of 4 over par. Best dressed awards went to Ken Moore & Jackie Barley as Mr & Mrs Santa.

WL gave gifts to:

  • Gary & his ground staff, and wished him well in his new role.
  • The catering staff, with a particular appreciation of Barbara.


Captain Fantastic in impassioned “full flow”

A special round of thanks and appreciation was given to Roy Oliver (Captain Fantastic) for the excellent job he had done on the day, which topped off a similar performance for the previous 2 years. Roy responded by looking forward to a “fantastic” 2017.