Enjoying a trip down memory lane at Eaton

Eaton's centenary celebrations have continued with a hickory-shafted swing down memory lane.Members - some in period dress - took to the course with replicas of the club of old in a special scramble.

Eaton's centenary celebrations have continued with a hickory-shafted swing down memory lane.

Members - some in period dress - took to the course with replicas of the club of old in a special scramble.

Among those playing were club professional Mark Allen who remarked afterwards that the experience 'gave you an appreciation of how good those old players were in that era!

'The clubs were so heavy that a perfect contact with the ball was necessary to get any sort of result,' he said.


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However, Allen and his team of fellow professionals Philip Pearson and David Wilson and Phil's father Chris, soon got into the swing of things. Despite a certain amount of guess work about which club would do what and the loss of around 50 yards on a good drive, the team scored a gross 58, 12-under par, to win the scramble. George Morris, 18, won the longest drive competition.

In another event, 48 past captains joined centenary captains Colin Brown and Catherine Jeffries and their vice captains Terry Hewitt and Debbie Halliday. They were photographed together for the club's records and all signed an insert for the number one copy of Eaton's centenary book.

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Eaton's oldest past captain, Frank Hull, is just six months younger than the club. He was unable to attend following a recent accident but sent good wishes. A scramble was won by Richard Ball, Jan Knowler, John Scotting and Debbie Halliday.

This weekend 400 members and guests will attend a summer ball.

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