SENIORS SECTION COMPETITION RESULTS 2019
This page gives access to all of the Seniors results for trophy and qualifier competitions, events and matches.
Tuesday 5th February 2019
‘One Great Gentleman Competitor Retires’
John ‘the Doc’ Lang joined the New Forest Golf Club Seniors Section in 1998 and during this time he played nearly all of the Tuesday and Thursday competitions in which he had some success, including winning the Jim Burgess Shield shown in the photo being presented by 2015 Seniors Captain Graham ‘the Roc’ Fearis and the 2013 Pairs Aggregate partnered with ‘the Roc’. Additionally, he keenly represented the Seniors in many of their Club matches with a good record of using his handicap to winning when it counted.
Being a highly competitive player, John formed a strong partnership with Graham ‘the Roc’ Fearis playing in the popular Winter League and in the 2016/17 season they reached the final in which they played a very close 18 hole match against Dave Cardy and Dave Barrett but unfortunately lost 2&1. In the 2017/18 competition they continued their excellent form qualifying through to the semi-finals. The 2018/19 competition has not proved to be as successful and the photo shows them finishing their last match in fine style with both in the bunker.
On his last day at the Club, John was presented with some wine and given a big round of applause from his golfing friends, many of whom were surprised to be told of his immediate retirement at the age of 85 years. John said, ‘my time is now’,being that he and his wife Gay are to start a new phase of their life with the first step being relocation to Exeter.
The departure of ‘the Doc’ means that ‘the Roc’ will be searching the dark corners of the Clubhouse to find a suitable and willing replacement Winter League partner for 2019/20.
Everyone in the Seniors Section thank John for his companionship and wish both John and Gay every good wish for their future in Exeter.