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Ruby’s Golf, end of season roundup

Our year ended with a game at Las Colinas, the top 2 players, Tim Goldsmith and Jim McCarthy were to battle it out on this very difficult course for our player of the year title, two other players in the top four ball Michelle Evans and Nigel Wright also had a shot at the title although they would have to play out of their skins to overhaul the top two.

We had an early tee (8-30) and disappointingly all the greens were covered in a heavy dew something that we felt should have been addressed by the green staff. After the front nine Tim was looking favorite but Jim fought back on the last few holes to make the points tally for the year equal.

It had been decided that if this happened the highest score on the day would take the honors, and that person turned out to be Jim McCarthy.

Other results on the day were, nearest the pin on the par three’s was George Marshall Deane, Michelle Evans(2) and Theresa Wright. Best front nine David Wright and best back Michelle Evans. Silver division winner was Dave Shelton and Gold and overall winner was Jeff Evans. The two’s pot was shared between Bill Martin and Theresa Wright and Michelle won the football card.

The following evening 45 members and their wives attended our Christmas dinner at Stan and Ollies restaurant which once again was excellent and where the presentation of the player of the year trophy was presented.

Firstly out going captain George Marshall Deane and his wife Pat received gifts thanking them for their efforts throughout the year, Tim Goldsmith was presented with the runners up trophy and Jim McCarthy took the player of the year trophy, although it was a bit difficult for the new captain as there was nine Jim McCarthy’s, see photo.

A great finish to a great year and in January we start all over again. If any one requires any information or wishes to play with us please email

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Ruby’s Golf, Captains day.

This fixture always sparks a lot of interest from our members and this year was no exception.

28 players (would have been more if we could have gotten more tee times) divided into two teams, Captain versus Vice Captain, played out a Ryder cup style of match play.

George Marshall Dean, vice captain already one game down this year tried desperately to inspire his team to victory against the Captain, Dave Sheltons team.

First rubber went to the Vice captains team, very good start for George, second rubber also to the Vice Captain, excellent, George felt sure this was his day, unfortunately the next five teams failed him and the Captain triumphed again, final score 5/2, unlucky George, there is always next year when you step up to the plate and become Captain.

The individual scores on the day were very good with nearest the pins from Peter List, Robert Scott and Nigel Wright, second place was taken by Theresa Wright with 39 points and the best score of the day of 40 points taking the Captains day trophy, an engraved glass ice bucket, was Jim McCarthy.

We returned to Rayz bar for the presentation where new owners Marrisa and Jamie provided us with a nice buffet of chicken curry and rice and sandwiches, many thanks for being such nice hosts guy’s. 

The Captains Day teams

At the presentation we had a couple of raffles and also auctioned off some golf vouchers from Vistabella golf, and meal vouchers from Stan and Ollies many thanks to them for their generous donations. All the money raised from the raffles and auctions was donated to the Captains charity, Bright futures of Bardia which is run by our members Jayne Hannam and Steve James.

Another great day and evening with lots of fun and banter many thanks to the Captain, Vice Captain and committee for all their hard work.

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