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2015 Wally Richard's Cup, Annual Dinner
and Shaugnessy Swish

Donnington Valley Hotel, Newbury.
Donnington Valley Golf Club, Newbury.

Friday 30th - Saturday 31st October 2015

As the rain cleared, members from all over the country headed for Newbury to compete for the Wally Richard's Cup and to attend the 2015 Annual Dinner.
For those staying over, there was the option to play for the Shaughnessy Swish on the Saturday.

2015 Wally Richard's Cup - Click here for the full results.

2015 Shaughnessy Swish - Click here for the full results.

2015 Annual Dinner

President Ken Beresford & Secretary Andy Burnett

Master of Ceremonies: Alec Bath

Our impressive Trophy Table.

The Winners Trophies were presented by our President Ken Beresford

John Prowting Cup: Dave Wiggett.

McAlpine Cup: Dave Hawes.

Viscount Horne Cup: Charlie Buttaci.

Earl of Dudley Cup:
John Bolger, Phil Spracklen and Dave Wiggett.

Captain's Cup: Phil Spracklen.

Vice Presidents' Cup: Alan Gregory.

VP Alec Bath receives the Vice President's Challenge Trophy
from VP Gordon Shirreffs.

Bert Cowlard Trophy Winners:
Dave Arnall & Tristan Gretton.

Dr Newnham Cup Winners:
Andrew Stamford & Tristan Gretton.

Arthur Pinfold Cup: Tristan Gretton.

Peter Skeldon Trophy: Tristan Gretton.

Past Captains' Cup: Tim Shaughnessy

Presidents' Cup: Tim Shaughnessy

Sir James Milne Trophy: Simon Homans

Dashwood Salver: Phil Spracklen.

Wally Richards Cup: Craig Wiggett.

President's Adddress

Our President Ken Beresford gave his annual address.
He reflected on the passing of a Past Captain, Bob Brown. A courteous gentlemen who was a longtime supporter of the Society, and it was disappointing that the Society did not get to hear about his passing in time to be represented at his funeral.
For a Society who's Members are located across a large geographical area, it was pleasing that 38 Members had turned up to enjoy the Annual Dinner and a splendid meal. The opportunity for friendship, golf and socialising were important to the Members of our Society and these were fully met by Donnington Valley Golf Club and Hotel.
Ken praised the Committee for the wonderful job that they have again done this year.
Looking forward to 2016, Ken hoped that Members would enjoy better golf (whilst able to do so), out in the fresh air, played in a friendly and competitive way, and concluded by raising a toast to the Great Western Railway (London) Golfing Society.

Shaughnessy Swish - Saturday 31st October 2015

On a beautiful Autumn Day we played for the Shaughnessy Swish.

Dave Hawes, Dave Wiggett and Richard Taylor relax with a coffee before the start of the Shaughnessy Swish. (PS It didn't help!)

Tristan Gretton, Charlie Buttaci, Guiseppe Lo Bue and Dave Arnall.

Howard Rowley, Tim Shaughnessy, Simon Shaughnessy and Pat Wyatt.

Don't ask how far Pat managed to hit his 1st drive!

Andrew Stamford, Captain Steve Simmons and Dave Wiggett.

Andy Burnett, Simon Homans, Craig Wiggett and John Bolger.

Richard Taylor, Dave Hawes, John Wyatt and Gordon Shirreffs.

2015 Shaughnessy Swish - Click here for the full results.