Leslie F Hiles Golf Tournament

Denton Golf Club   26th June 2014

On arrival, hot coffee waiting, the views over the course were very impressive and the sun shone bright to ensure a warm and rain free afternoon

The competition was open to Masons and non-Masons but the Leslie F Hiles trophy could only be won by a Mark Master Mason, although other prizes could still be won by Masons from other degrees and indeed, non Masons.

An excellent buffet lunch of soup and sandwiches was provided by the Club’s catering staff with free flow coffee and drinks bought from the bar

The format was 18 holes of golf with Stableford scoring from full handicap allowance. The administration and scorecard checking was very ably carried out by Mark Davies, a past multiple winner of the event. There was 19 contestants this year, a little disappointing, but it is intended that with more publicity and promotion of the event this number will be significantly increased.

John Barlow was on the first tee to photograph each group of three or four before they started their rounds and he provided copies of the photographs for each player at the presentation dinner after the golf was finished, greatly appreciated by all concerned.

On arrival back at the Club house the players reported excellent conditions on the course and a very enjoyable golfing experience.

The winners were as follows

First Place: Olly Frankl with 39points

Second Place: Stephen White (Perseverance Mark No 403) 38 points after a card play-off  with third place

Third Place: Simon Lightbown also 38 points

Nearest the pin on the 13th Hole Jim Booth

PGM presents the Trophy to the winner , Stephen White

The Winner of the Leslie F Hiles Trophy for 2014 with the highest score from a Mark Mason was Stephen White, the only Mark Mason among the winners.

The Presentation Dinner was attended by our Provincial Grand Master Keith Partington Schofield together with other senior officers including Alex McClaren and Jeff Huddart, and others who gave their support.

Prizes to all winners were presented by the PGM although Stephen White will be formally presented with the Trophy at next year’s Annual Provincial Grand Lodge meeting which will take place at King Georges Hall Blackburn.

The PGM gave his thanks to all those who had devoted so much time and effort in organising the event including Mike Shaw, Paul Waring and Mark Davies and expressed his hope to be present at next year’s event. He also expressed thanks to the management and staff for their efforts in making this a very successful event.

A raffle raised the handsome sum of £250.00