Canterbury Golf Club GC Fri 8th Dec 2023 & presentation

[top. Bob McDougall (L) presents ‘most points’ 2023 winner Ian Horsham]

A return to Canterbury Golf Course for the annual society fun day and presentations, 4 teams took up the skippers challenge with group 1 (Bob McDougall, John Knight, Alan Mountain and Ian Horsham) winning on a dubious result having lost their team ball on the 18th! Alan Mountain also scored the most points on the day. Spot prizes were won by Nigel Stevenson, Dave Brown, John Knight, Paul Sequenza and Alan Mountain (nearest the pins), Kingsley Williams collected the longest drive pocket of logo balls.

Chocolate Orange Challenge
But the day was all about collecting chocolate oranges for our front line medical workers in East Kent. Challenge organisers Kevin Mullins and Alan Mountain were confident that the target of 600 items of confection would be met. This annual challenge is a big thanks from members of the society for their hard work and dedication.

Bob McDougall (L) presents Ian Horsham with the 2023 ‘KO Cup’ shield

KO Cup
This years final was put back to the last event of the year due to the weather but it was worth the wait. John Knight and Ian Horsham took to Scotland Hills with Horsham taking and early grip on the trophy going 4 up on the front 9, but the tenacious Knight fought back and on the back 9 went 1 up. All square on the 18th it was Horsham who held his nerve to win the KO Cup for the first time.

Live streaming: Alan Mountain (L) with Ian Horsham and John Knight


Bob McDougall (L) presents Simon Fowler with the 2023 ‘best average’ shield

Season Awards
It was Ian Horsham’s season with the KO Cup in the cabinet he was also awarded the ‘most points’ shield having played in every 2023 event. Second place Simon Fowler couldn’t be toppled from the ‘best average’ position after 4 society day wins and 6 top scores.

The celebrated Wooden Spoon award for the most event lowest scores was won by Mark Blundel.

Alan Mountain (R) Player of the Year

Player of the Year was awarded to the ever present Alan Mountain, recognised by skipper Bob McDougall for his help over the past 12 months which included nearly every phot used on the match day reports.

A big thanks went out to 2023 skipper Bob McDougall as members enjoys a very nice Christmas lunch, and thanks to the staff at Canterbury Golf Club.

Phots courtesy: Alan Mountain and Simon Fowler