OPENING OF THE GREEN by Hon. Life-member.
The Club’s only life-member, 89-year-old Derek (Del) Pullan, accompanied by his wife, performed the opening ceremony of the outdoor green last Sunday. The morning started warm and sunny, but during the afternoon the cold wind began to make itself felt, to such an extent that it was decided to retreat into the clubhouse and partake of the tea and cakes a little earlier than planned. Play started with the traditional “Spider” which was won by Jenny Robbins. The winner of the spoon drive was Richard Wyatt (with an unbeatable score!) and the runner-up, for the second year running, was Susan Heaton-Watts who was presented with a “wooden spoon” which looked remarkably like an Easter Egg! Club Captain, John Milmoe, organised the match play and after tea, Ventnor Club President Liz Pearce presented awards to the winners and runners-ups and thanked all those who had made the day a success especially those who had provided and prepared the food.
Liz also welcomed two new members, Angie Heath and Kate Bryan, and thanked all those whose hard work had ensured that the clubhouse and surroundings were in pristine condition - as it always is for opening day.