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Hole in one


A HOLE in one was recorded for only the second time in the 47 years of the Inter-Diocesan Golf Tournament, hit by the Revd David Mayhew, Vicar of Mitford in Newcastle diocese.

 

He also won the individual scratch prize for nine holes.

 

Though the competition, now sponsored by the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, is usually 36 holes, in which teams of four play 18 holes of singles and 18 holes of foursomes, this year a forecast of gales curtailed the afternoon to 9 holes.

 

Twenty-seven dioceses competed at Frilford Heath Golf Club. Guildford were the overall winners, while Lichfield, Rochester , Birmingham and Newcastle also won team prizes. The wooden spoon went to Worcester .

 

The individual scratch prize over 18 holes was won by the Revd David Price (pictured, second from right) of Guildford .

 

The prizes were presented by Canon John Hayward (second from left with the Revd Richard Lloyd, left, and Roland Oliff, right) who has organised the tournament for the past 22 years. “A lot of clergy play golf,” he says; “yet it gets very little publicity.”

 

There are regular international competitions with Scotland (“very competitive”), Ireland and Wales , and biannually with the Episcopal Church in the United States . “It is such a good way to meet other clergy,” says Mr Mayhew, “as well as walking round one’s local golf course, talking with a lot of non-church players.”

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