The Wiltshire Golf Club beat all comers to claim the Ramsbury Shield for the third time in their history at a very tricky Chippenham on the 7th September. The 4-man stableford event, first played in 1967, saw 13 Wiltshire clubs competing in a format where the best 3 cards are added together to give a cumulative total.
The winning team, comprising Paul Dimond, Ray Smith, Philip Vanhinsburgh and John Wilson combined to score 100 points, beating Kingsdown (98) into second place with North Wilts coming in third, a further point behind.
The individual competition was even closer, with Nigel Phillips (Kingsdown), Melvyn Earle (High Post) and Mike Varndell (North Wilts) all coming in with 35, only to be pipped by John Wilson who carded 1 more point to record an impressive 36 in very tricky conditions.
The shield was presented to the winners by Chippenham member and WCGU Immediate Past-President Jerry Gegg (pictured above).
A huge thank you must go to the Club's Captain, Paul Lye, Manager Steve Dance and all the members for hosting the competition and going out of their way to offer a warm welcome to all the players.