Former Players Association hosts Annual Golf Day

Golf Day winners

The sixth Bristol Rovers Former Players Association Annual Golf Day was held at the Kendleshire Golf Club on Wednesday 12 June.

As in previous years the weather was kind to us and all rounds were completed in warm sunshine. It was a pleasure and a delight to welcome all of our teams and especially good to have amongst us Bobby Gould, Harold Jarman and Tom Stanton.

For the second year running, Bristol City also entered a team; we will reciprocate by taking part in their forthcoming Golf Day. Unfortunately, neither Mo Bell nor Keith Brookman were able to join us and their usual contributions were greatly missed but thanks to Geoff Smith for stepping in as our photographer.

Whilst the taking part was the most important aspect of the day the teams entered the clubhouse eagerly awaiting the results but not before they enjoyed a splendid buffet and barbeque provided by the Golf Club, who once again proved to be fantastic hosts. We thank them for helping to make the day the success it was.

Golf Day two

Winner of nearest the pin was our President Billy Clark, while the longest drive was won by Tommy Doherty.

Grateful thanks to all our sponsors and former players:

Berkeley Estates - Joe Burnell, Scott Murray, Tom Doherty, Ryan Mitchell

Chipping Sodbury Glass - Les Underdown, Jake Underdown, Adrian Taverner, Billy Clark

Longreach Legends - Neil Longhurst, Mike Haskins, Roger Hayes, Ian Alexander

Pasty Alley Gas - Shay Brennan, Martyn Nethercott, Barry Booth, David Mehew

Alley Gas

S M Gauge - Neil Moore, Elkie Brooks, Sam Moore, Mike Davis

The Cricketers - Steve Lamble, Steve Palmer, Ian McDonald, Bob Bloomer

FutureEco - Jon Cole, Harry Cole, Lee Hancock, Phil Purnell

The Pirates - Pete Aitken, Harold Jarman, Tom Stanton, Bobby Gould, Matthew Gould, Tony Allen

A raffle was held for the benefit of the Team Stewart/Darby Rimmer Foundation and the sum of £250 was raised. Thanks to everyone for their generosity, including prizes donated by Lloyd Williams of The Globe, Frampton Cotterell.


In conclusion, we cannot forget to mention Bobby Gould who celebrated his birthday with us today and it was a surprise when he was presented with a birthday cake.

A few beers were had in the clubhouse before we departed having caught up with old friends and made new ones during the day.

Special thanks go to Mo Bell for organising the event even though she was unable to attend on the day, Geoff Smith for taking the photos, to all who took part and to the Kendleshire for being marvellous hosts. We look forward to doing it again next year.

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