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(from l to r) Colin Duncan, Brenda Allvey and Roger Street hamming up their 'expertise' at the Piltdown Wine Quiz.
(from l to r) Colin Duncan, Brenda Allvey and Roger Street hamming up their 'expertise' at the Piltdown Wine Quiz.
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Not much golf again this week. The yellow tee stableford on 3rd February was played over the only available twelve holes, and was won by Alan Coulthard with 27 points – not bad for an Australian barely acclimatised to the Northern Hemisphere.

Nigel Williams and Tony Lake were 2nd and 3rd, both on 24.

But the following day the Tuesday Boys displayed their customary mettle: thirty-six turned up for the usual foursomes stableford over fifteen holes.

The winners of the top prize, not whisky this time but two bottles of excellent wine donated by new octogenarian John Smith, were Peter Thompson (rejuvenated since retiring as Tuesday Boys Organiser) and his partner Dick Marshall with a staggering 36 points.

The major event of the week was a Call My Bluff Wine Quiz. Over seventy competitors took part, in teams of eight. Seven different wines were passed round in masked bottles, and after the teams had tasted each one they listened to three “experts” talking about it. Their descriptions hovered between the pretentious and the ludicrous and were very funny.

All the teams had to do was decide which “expert” they thought had given the correct description, and guess the bottle price.

A splendid supper was included. The whole thing was brilliantly organised by David Skinner, who also wrote the twenty-one hilarious scripts for the “experts” – a lot of hard work for him, but he was rewarded by knowing he had provided one of the great Piltdown evenings.