Paddington Challenge – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

The Paddington Challenge 2019
It looked like the heavens were about to open as the 22 golfers tee’d off at Thorpe Wood Golf Course yesterday morning. However, the golfing gods smiled on or us and apart from a brief shower, we enjoyed warm sunshine and some spectacular cloud formations as the teams battled it out for the prestigious “fun” trophy! After the ridiculous handicap system was applied (10% of the combined age of the team!), Nigel Allen, Harvey Dhardwar and Jane Brignall emerged as the winning team to earn a generous cash prize! (Nigel Allen is absent from the photo). Steve Smith won the “longest drive” and the two “nearest the pin” awards went to Garry Cope and John Pigott. The day was rounded off superbly with a fantastic meal & “prizegiving” in the Addison Arms. Once again, all those who turned out thoroughly enjoyed the day and laughter and “mickey taking” was not in short supply! Another great Glatton day out!

The Paddington Challenge 2018
What a fantastic days golfing in warm sunshine. Six teams of three competed for “The Paddington Trophy” which was won by the smallest of margins by Steve Smith, Harvey Dhardwar and Terry Brignall. Steve Smith and Rob Sinn each won a “nearest the pin” prize, Steve Hall won the “nearest to Paddington” and John Ransom won the longest drive. A great day at Lakeside Lodge, Pidley was followed by a fantastic evening at the Addison Arms for a superb meal & “prizegiving”. All agreed it was a very enjoyable day all round.

Author and Photos: Terry Brignall.

The Paddington Challenge 2017

Glatton’s annual “fun” game of golf took place at Oundle Golf Club today and 20 golfers of all abilities enjoyed a great day’s golf in rather damp but warm weather.
The overall winners were Harvey Dhardwar, Rodger Ashcroft and Steve Hall, each collecting a £25 meal voucher for use at the newly refurbished Fox Inn at Folksworth.
Lisa Smith won a hamper of Port and a selection of fine cheeses for her “longest drive”,
Mick Parkin won a hamper of champagne, strawberrys & clotted cream for his “nearest the pin” and Cindy Brown also won a slate coaster set for her “nearest the pin” effort. Congratulations to all the winners and a massive thanks you to all who supported the 9th Paddington Challenge. A great village spirit indeed!

Author and Photographer: Terry Brignall.

Paddington Challenge 2016

It was another fantastic day for this year’s Paddington Challenge at Wyboston Lakes. Twenty five golfers (of varying abilities!) played a Texas Scramble with Phil Jones, Eric Burgess & Tom Parkin lifting the trophy and each receiving a £30 gift voucher to use at the Fox Inn at Thorpe Waterville. Rodger Ashcroft won “nearest the pin”, Steve Smith had the “longest drive” and Dennis Ward was “nearest to Paddington”. Everyone agreed it was a fantastic day rounded off nicely with a great meal in the Addison Arms.

 Photographs: Terry Brignall.

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