Captain's day at Brookmans Park brings out huge field and great scores

Club captain Lesley Hewitt presenting captain’s day winner Philip Briden with his trophy.

Club captain Lesley Hewitt presenting captain’s day winner Philip Briden with his trophy. - Credit: BRIAN HALL

A huge field took full advantage of pleasant conditions as Brookmans Park Golf Club held their annual captain’s day.

In total 166 battled it out and although there were a wide range of prizes in different categories, the trophy for the overall winner was the one that everyone wanted.

Philip Briden starts his winning round at Brookmans Park.

Philip Briden starts his winning round at Brookmans Park. - Credit: BRIAN HALL

That went to Phil Briden who claimed 42 points in the stableford competition, winning by one shot, while the ladies' prize was taken by Rosie Williams who carded a round four shots under her handicap for 40 points.

One day earlier the club's over-55 men competed for the Codgers Cup with nobody able to beat Steve Whitman who scored 44 points, eight shots under his handicap.

The club also held their annual claret jug competition, a three-man team event where the fourth score came from a randomly drawn professional playing in the fourth round of the Open at St Andrews.

Steve Anstey, Brad Poole and George Poole were the winners with their nett score of 58 boosted by 67 from pro Patrick Reed.