Paddington Challenge

Paddington  Challenge – 22nd May 2015
What a fantastic day! A great turnout for our annual “Fun” competition in warm, sticky weather at Brampton Park Golf Club. Austen Smith, Jack Muir & Dave Oswald won the Paddington Trophy this Year. John Pigott won the mens longest drive, Eric Burgess won the mens “nearest the pin” and Lisa Smith the ladies “nearest the pin”. The “prize giving” in the Addison in the evening was well attended with much merriment and laughter fueled by lots of beer & wine!

Author and Photographs: Terry Brignall.

Paddington Challenge –  7th May 2014

Twenty one valiant golfers took part in Glatton’s annual “Fun” competition, the Paddington Challenge on 7th of May at Bourn Golf & Leisure Club. No one had previously played the course which added to the test. In the end, the winning team of Mick Parkin, Phil Mason and Dave (Sniper) Oswald beat off stiff competition from six other teams to win this highly prestigious trophy!!
Mick Parkin also won the longest drive with a massive 282 yard cannon! Dave Burrows won the “nearest the pin” (men), Joyce Ward won the ladies Longest Drive and Lisa Smith took the “nearest the pin” (ladies).  Everyone enjoyed the day and the evening meal in the Addison Arms.

Author & Photographer: Terry Brignall.

Paddington Challenge 2013
A record 27 keen, if not gifted, golfers turned out for this years “Paddington Challenge”. Paddington 2This annual “fun” event was played in warm sunshine at the Lakeside Lodge Golf complex at Pidley. Everyone agreed it was a great day out and the Evening Meal in the Addison Arms was very pleasant.

The top three placing’s were:
Winners:             Martin Evans, Derek Leadbetter, Joyce Ward (80 points)
Runners up:       Roger Allen, Caroline Ashcroft, Don Wilkinson (71 points)
Third place:       Phil Rogers, Lisa Smith, Carl Stretton (69 points)
Longest Drive:  Lisa Smith –  Nearest the pin:  Roger Ashcroft
Nearest the pin: Roger Ashcroft

Thanks to everyone who played and for making the day a great success, especially to Steve Smith, who, on behalf of TDL, sponsored the prizes. Keep monitoring the blog for details of our September competition when we’ll be competing for the men and women’s singles trophies.
Author & Photographer: Terry Brignall

Paddington Challenge 2012
Golf DayGolfers of the Addison Arms competed in the annual ‘Paddington Challenge’ on Thursday, 17th May 2012.  This year’s event took place at Rutland Water Golf Club, where sixteen keen, if not gifted, golfers walked the 6,221 yards (and most walked considerably further!) in warm sunshine.
The winning team was Rodger Ashcroft, Layth Karagholi and Ian Gamblin.
We enjoyed a lovely evening mean at the Addison Arms where Steve Smith, Managing Director of TDL (Peterborough) presented prizes sponsored by TDL.
Author & Photographer: Terry Brignall.
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