Easter at Piltdown is dominated by the Lewis/Taylor Trophies, which were presented some time ago by Charles Lewis for the men and Moira Taylor for the ladies.
The ladies have a stableford on the Thursday, their usual Ladies’ Day; the other four days are open to both sexes: a mixed greensomes pick-up on Friday, singles stableford on Saturday, four-ball betterball on Sunday, and mixed foursomes pick-up on Monday.
The Taylor Trophy goes to the lady with the best three-score total, who this year was Brenda Allvey with 113 points; Nigel Steele won the Lewis Trophy with a two-score total of 88, which included a staggering 46 in the four-ball in the rain. (The other days were fine.) Large numbers turned up every day and had a lot of fun.
The Secretary announced that the new greens will be in use on May 2nd for the Men’s Midweek Invitation Meeting. Excited anticipation!
The weekend came to a climax on Monday afternoon with Round Two of the Generations League, in which youngsters partner “oldsters”. Jack and Joshua Montfort Bebb scored a winning 35 points, Chris Hicks (from the pro’s shop) and Ross Budgen were second with 34, Alex and Andrew Crickmore third with 33, on countback from Tor and Louis Montfort Bebb, also 33. It gives enormous pleasure to see so many keen youngsters enjoying themselves, behaving impeccably and demonstrating swings that are both full and elegant, the envy of us all.
Particularly noticeable in this respect is Anna Wills, aged 11. There will be five more of these League afternoons through the summer holidays.