15 May 2018 – Woodlands Golf Club
The annual Don Lawrence Trophy, our popular 4BBB event was played at its regular venue Woodlands Golf Club. The bureau got it right, the predicated wet morning eventuated with heavy showers greeting the players as they arrived. The small field was made up of regular faces, some new members and past winning combinations.
Steady rain fell as players enjoyed the light lunch provided and the odd glass of wine, as we discussed whether play would commence… many were keen but some of the “fair-weathers “ were not so. There was much radar watching and as tee time came around, some clear sky appeared even blue in some parts so the full field got under way and the 18 holes was played in surprisingly fine conditions.
After play Muriel Lawrence Don’s widow along with Brendan Moloney attended the dinner. Last year Muriel moved to South Australia to be closer to her family, so it was nice to see her back in Melbourne and taking the time to come and make the presentation to the winners.
Winners of the Don Lawrence Trophy
Andrew Thomson and Committee member Tony Rule- successfully defended their 2017 win with a fantastic score of 48 points.
Best score by member/ guests – Murray Cropley and Peter Adam 45 pts
Best 9 out – Neil and Claire Walker 25 pts
Best 9 in – Andrew Thomson and Tony Rule 24 pts
NTP 11th Women Kim Hastie 11th Men Anthony Lang
NTP 17th Brian McPhail
President Graeme Ryan thanked Woodlands GC for their wonderful hospitality and another successful and thoroughly enjoyable day.
Andrew accepted the trophy and spoke fondly of his memories of Don Lawrence.