The Spring Snakes Supper was held recently at the Glamorganshire after 10 weeks of competitive if sometimes erratic golf! Competition at either end of the ladder was fierce with no runaway winners or stand-out “Wooden Spoonists”. In the play-off for first place Jim Corsi and Richie Thomas posted 42 Stableford points to better Richie Hughes and Phil Harris’s 34. Both pairings lost only one match out of the ten played. In third place early favourites Jordan Price-Davies and Bryn Adams posted 36 Stableford points with two losses to beat David Elson and Sam Hooper’s two losses and 33points.
The play-off for the overall Snakes and Ladders champions took place on the Sunday before the Supper with Winter Snakes winners Tim Edds and Paul Wood prevailing over Jim and Richie by 5 and 4, and receiving the trophy from Chief Snake Dave “Hankie” Hancock. Hankie was surprisingly tongue-tied on the evening, probably as a result of maintaining a relentless barrage of insults, banter and politically incorrect observations over twenty weeks! Nonetheless he presided over events with his usual aplomb, remembering to thank Ollie Coughtrey and his bar staff for their hard work and Zibby and the catering staff for providing such an excellent meal.
After the more accomplished golfers were recognised, it was time to honour the hackers! Many of the usual suspects were once again in the frame. The Chief Snake did not use his discretionary power to award the Wooden Spoon based on factors other than golfing prowess, but announced that five pairings had won two or less matches. For their achievement in winning a single game Tom Parkinson and Tom Sidford were duly awarded the Wooden Spoon. From the hilarious acceptance speech that this little and large double–act gave, it was clear that they had long suspected that the trophy was theirs. The Winter Snakes and Ladders competition begins on Sunday 27th September when Snakers old and new will enjoy 10 weeks of competition.