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Brian Bates Takes The Honours At Former Players' Golf Day

11 September 2014

A host of familiar faces from the club’s past took to the fairways on Wednesday, as the Notts County Former Players’ Association held their Annual Golf Day at Trent Lock Golf and Country Club.

Last year’s event saw Gary Lund take home the coveted Arthur Mann trophy that all former players in attendance compete for on an individual basis and the former striker returned to the fairways looking to defend his title.

However, it was NCFPA Secretary Brian Bates who took top honours in the individual competition this year, with Les Bradd (35 pts) second and John Thompson (32 pts) finishing third.

As in previous years, Georgina Mann, daughter of Arthur, who the trophy is named after, was on hand to present the prizes to the top three former players.

The team competition was won by Brian Bates, Terry Mundy, Peter Rice and Dick Edwards with a score of 84 points, whilst Iain McCulloch and Trevor Kershaw claimed best pair with 59 points, ahead of Ian Richardson and Saul Deeney (54 pts) and Arthur Oldham took home the award for nearest the pin.

At the opposite end of the performance spectrum, Tommy Johnson shared the prize for lowest individual score with Notts County Head of Media Jamie Dixon, having both carded 13 points.

All-in-all it was another great day, enjoyed by all, and the NCFPA would like to thank Trent Lock Golf and Country Club for their hospitality, as well as Paul Lowe of Sporting HEARTS for providing the prizes on the day. 

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