RGS Presentation and Christmas Party 2015

RGS Presentation and Christmas Party 2015

The Retired Gents Section held their Annual Presentation to the Turkey Trot and Major Trophy Winners on Tuesday 15th December.  The afternoon started with a good few drinks before everyone sat down to an excellent Christmas dinner.  The meal started with a bang with some superior Christmas crackers kindly provided by our very own Santa, Alyn Carroll, thanks Alyn very much appreciated.

Following the excellent meal RGS Chairman, Elwyn Roberts, said his usual few words in his own inimitable style, praising the various members of the RGS Committee for all their hard work throughout the year with particular thanks to Kev Leech for organising the Christmas Party.  Elwyn presented the vouchers to all the Turkey Trot winners before going on to present the Major Trophy winners who were able to be at the presentation with their trophies.

Auld Memento – Mr President Ian Smith

Bernard Sullivan Trophy – Mike Brassey & Moi Parry (missing from photo)

Arnold Williams Memorial Trophy – Gary Jones

Other Major Trophy winners not present were Eric Hewitt Salver – Jim Moorhead, Ye Olds Bell – John Hewitt, J.T. Hughes Trophy – Don Fergusson.

Elwyn then spoke of the contribution Brinley Edwards had made to the RGS over many, many years and particularly as Treasurer for 18 years before presenting him with a framed original watercolour “A View of Moel Fammau from Holywell Golf Club”.

Elwyn then went on to hand his usual humorous gifts, lucky recipient this year were;  Alyn Carroll who received and abacus to help him keep count of the number of clubs in his bag on next year’s RGS tour; the Captain who received a set of exploding golf balls and tees to help speed up play, these being set to explode if he had not hit the ball within 10 seconds of addressing it; Bernie Welsh who received a pair of sunglasses to help him cope with his eye affliction and others not to see his eyes when coming down to breakfast on RGS Tours and finally Clem Lang who received a photo frame in which to keep the first £1 he ever had and still holds on to.

Elwyn then handed the party over to Howard Fisher who finished the afternoon off along with Trevor Pye leading the assembled masses in Christmas songs and carols, which rounded of a very successful afternoon.   Picture shows a table of some “younger” old boys relaxing after a hard morning’s golf and long afternoon partying.

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