2015 BJS Insurance Top Gun winner, Peter Brownlie (Left) with runner up, Chris Leaver
The 2015 BJS Insurance Top Gun Shootout was been run and won today. After nearly 6 ½ hours of closely contested golf, Peter Brownlie emerged victorious over the Club President Chris Leaver.
It’s quite a sight to witness play in the early holes with initially all 19 contestants and spectators on the first fairway. One player was eliminated on each hole, often by chip off, until the final pair played the 18th. Peter and Chris were locked together after the 18th hole and the match was decided by chip off. Peter stiffed his chip to within 30cm and Chris was unable to match it. Men’s Captain, Peter Waters, finished third.
Andy Bassett was on hand to eagerly hand over the title of “PopGun” to Keith Godridge, the first player eliminated today. Last year’s inaugural Top Gun Kevin Castwood fought manfully to defend his title but was put out on the 12th hole. Coral Gray, one of two women to make the shootout also put in a creditable performance, making life difficult for the guys until the 11th hole.
Thanks to Trevor, Ian, Andy, George and the spotters and spectators who helped make this another great day in our golfing calendar. Thanks also to Craig Hams of BJS Insurance for once again generously providing sponsorship for the event prizes.