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Birdie Boys – Ashbury Tour 2021

Thursday, 14th to Sunday, 17th October 2021

A great weekend was had with the Choir’s Birdie Boys on tour at the Ashbury Gold complex in Okehampton, Devon. Four rounds of golf was played on the Willow, Kigbeare, Pines and Beeches courses, along with a snooker night, and a night out in Okehampton. Much hilarity was had with plenty of singing, and the stewardship of ‘Billy Bunker’ being passed around between John Nicholson, Mark Antell and Leon Jones.

Golfers:

  1. David Gould
  2. John Nicholson
  3. Leon Jones
  4. Karl Gregory
  5. Tony Griffiths
  6. Andy McDonnell
  7. Paul Thomas
  8. Ron Powell
  9. Stephen Davies
  10. Alyn Dawe
  11. Mark Stocker
  12. Andrew Yeardsley
  13. Maurice Penny
  14. Mark Antell
  15. Peter Fagan
  16. David Hennesy
  17. Jason Dawe

Choir Walkers – Black Rock circular

Sunday, 10th October 2021

A lovely day for a walk from the castle through Caldicot to the train station, along the Coastal Path to Sudbrook, taking in the Old Shipyard beach before returning to Caldicot via the Cornfield and the old Dinham railway track to the castle. Sunday carvery was enjoyed at the Castle Inn.

Walkers:

  1. Janice Orum
  2. Chris Orum
  3. Jane Nesbitt
  4. John Nesbitt
  5. Carolyn Griffiths
  6. Tony Griffiths

Choir Runners – Rogiet Parkrun #122

Saturday, 9th October 2021

Perfect conditions for the 122 running of the Rogiet Parkrun at the Country Park. Well done to everyone who attended.

Runners:

  • Phillip Bates (#36 parkruns)
  • Paul Vincent (#26)
  • Allison Griffiths (#102)
  • Tony Griffiths (#92)
  • Carolyn Griffiths (#69)
  • Tracey Eastabrook (Marshal) (#43)

Choir Runners – Rogiet parkrun #120

Saturday, 25th September 2021

Good turn-out this morning for the Choir Runners and supporters. good effort from Mike Griffiths to take 6th place and it was at last nice for me to be able to run most of the course following injury one month ago.

Runners:

  1. Mike Griffiths (12 parkruns)
  2. Phil Bates (34)
  3. Paul Vincent (25)
  4. Isobel Brown (21)
  5. Tony Griffiths (91)
  6. Carolyn Griffiths (68)
  7. Tracey Eastabrook (Marshal) (43)

Birdie Boys – Llanwern Charity Day

Saturday, 18th September 2021

A great day was had at the Llanwern Golf Club for the 2021 Charity Day, raising money for the Welsh Air Ambulance, the choirs nominated charity for 2021.

Thirty golfers turned up for a day on the fairways, with eight teams taking part in the ‘Texas Scramble’ format event. The winning team were a team of Dewstow Old Boys including chorister Robert Brown, John Nesbitt, Chris Orum and his son Jonathan. Second place were the ‘Powell Family’, including chorister Ron Powell, Lee Powell and Carl Powell. Third place was taken by a team from the Nomads Golf Society, which included James Farley, Steve Bunn, Andy Murphy and Darren Collier.

The day raised £379 for the charity, many thanks to everybody who intended, especially those from outside the choir some having travelled many miles to attend.

Results:

  1. Dewstow Old Boys – Robert Brown, John Nesbitt, Chris Orum, Jonathan Orum – 58.3
  2. Powell Family – Ron Powell, Carl Powell, Lee Powell – 59
  3. Nomads Golf Society 1 – James Farley, Steve Bunn, Andy Murphy, Darren Collier – 61
  4. Nomads Golf Society 2 – Derek Freeman-Jones, Dave Pavey and Simon Howlett – 61.3
  5. Choir 3 – Alyn Dawe, Dave Hennesy, Paul Thomas, Steve Davies – 65.9
  6. Choir 1 – David Gould, Andy McDonnell, Ross McDonnell, Maurice Penny – 66.1
  7. Choir 4 – Tony Griffiths, Leon Jones, Alun Harris, Karl Gregory – 66.2
  8. Choir 2 – Darren Lloyd, Ben Lloyd, Mark Antell, Peter Fagan – 69.2
  • Longest Drive (6th hole) – Jonathan Orum
  • Nearest the Pin (2nd hole) – Paul Thomas
  • Nearest the Pin (18th hole) – Darren Collier