7:45 Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club Golf Open Championship - Results

Amidst the seasonal rain and gloom, 35 hopefuls battled it out in good humour on the side of a steep hill in St Peter, and Peter Langdon emerged from the fog victorious as the Best Golfer.

Chez Raphael (no relation to the organiser - well, not unless marriage counts) was crowned Best Non-Golfer, and was fortunate to be paired with the steady-if-unspectacular Paul Raphael, the happy couple claiming the Best Team prize. Cries of "fix" and "hrrrmph" will hopefully have died down by the time the invitations go out for next year's event.

The Nearest The Pin champagne prize was awarded to Steve Falle who, despite a recent Achilles operation, managed to bend down to measure the distance to the cup of 15 feet 9 inches, a credible effort in the damp conditions. 5 or so putts from there by partner Alex, and the job was done.

A number of non-BC member "guests" attended the event, and one such potential new Breakfast Club member, Paul Kempster, narrowly claimed the dubious honour of Worst Golfer, just going to prove that team "couples" do not always prevail. We suspect it was all Beth's fault. Nonetheless, the inflatable golf buggy prize (Royston South, you are a creative genius) could not possibly have looked better on anyone else. (Any suggestion that Paul should audition for the part of Fred in the next Flinstones movie did not come from us. Honest.)

Our thanks go out for the very generous prize donations: from Karen Slatter on behalf of DGR Slatter; Grant & Penny Henderson of Active Chiropractic; Louise Wilkinson from Law at Work; and from UBS Wealth Management. Justin Crow, Transfer 2000, was responsible for the super trophies, and the Breakfast Club subsidy was much appreciated.

Those who contributed to Andy "Provisional" Barnes' collection bucket, don't worry, this really was for the benefit of Jersey Hospice and not merely to pay for replacing the golf balls he lost last night.

WELL DONE to all who contributed to a great evening - even if the golf wasn't always of the highest standard, the networking benefits were obvious and we look forward to organising the event again next year. Any suggestions for improvement would be welcomed - please direct these to Paul Raphael or Justin Crow.