Interclub rivalry was at an all-time high at Bonville Golf Resort recently as the annual Captains V’s Presidents competition played out. Club Captain Adam Wood was looking to back up his team win from 2016 in the Best Ball Stableford event saying “The Captains won it last year, and we’ll do it again.” The confidence of the young captain was only to be challenged by the impending team selection where 56 club members would be split over the two teams. Competitors arrive early on the day after booking their own two man teams after which Bonville Club President Kevin Edmonds and Club captain Adam hand-picked their teams in schoolyard esque fashion. Final teams then change into team colours where Captains wear red and Presidents wear blue.
The 2017 competition was a tight affair until late in the piece. Teams were tied at 5 ½ each with three groups to still make their way up the 18th fairway to the clubhouse. A late charge by the Captains saw the team pull ahead in the closing stages and after the full field had posted their scores it was the Captains who would prove the victors on the day winning 8 ½ / 5 ½. The result means it’s back to the drawing board for Club President Kevin Edmonds after losing 3 on the trot.
Completing the 2017 event in true Bonville style, Executive Chef Darren Ryan and his team prepared a whole pig, spit roasted over the coals overlooking the 18th hole. The presentation included pulled pork rolls and a role call of the days winners including in 1st place Jeff Hardcastle and Brian Wright on 46 points (Best Presidents team score); Ron Wallis and Richard Haines who had 45 points to finishing in 2nd place; 3rd place getters on a countback, Steve Kacsics & Matt Culgan on 44 points (Best Captains team score) and the ever-present Peter Owen and Tony Gray, rounding out 4th place with 44 points.
Saturday 20th August 2022 | Carts on fairways playing 90 degree rule | Mostly Sunny – 20° | Rainfall last 24 hours: 0mm | Greens cut at 2.9mm | Debris blowing | Food and beverage cart on course from 9.00am | Driving range balls available until 3:00pm