Groundsman Steve praised

Groundsman Steve Gildersleeve came in for praise on Bank Holiday Monday when men’s captain Richard Rose paid tribute to his skills in preparing the greens for the new season.

“We are very fortunate indeed to have a groundsman,” he told members who had taken part in a mixed drive.

A record 34 players entered the drive which was played as three rinks of triples and two of fours.

The cash prizes were won by Richard Rose, Dave Sach, Rob Dellar and Cliff Jaycock.

Mixed drive prize winners were, from left, Richard Rose, Dave Sach, Rob Dellar and Cliff Jaycock.
WINNERS: Mixed drive prize winners were, from left, Richard Rose, Dave Sach, Rob Dellar and Cliff Jaycock.