Keen golfers rewarded for long service

NATASHA THYNE
Last updated 07:57 27/02/2014
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LIFE TIMERS: Brian Fawdray, left, and Bill Seyb, right, with Geraldine District Golf Club president Dennis Goodwin after receiving their life memberships to the club.

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Two long-serving members of the Geraldine District Golf Club have been awarded life memberships.

William (Bill) Seyb and Brian Fawdray joined the club in 1975 and 1967 respectively, and have served the club in various ways. Mr Seyb joined after being a member of the Tinwald club, and has been a convenor of Wednesday golf for many years.

Since October 2000 he has racked up 1816 recorded scores on the handicap system, as well as playing many other games that were not handicapped.

Club management committee member and Women's Captain Shona Bensemann said Mr Seyb enjoyed a "haggle" - usually a double scotch - and always had a quick witty comment to make if he happened to be getting beaten.

Mr Fawdray has been on the grounds committee and was vice-president of the club. Its records show that he was winning trophies as early as 1971, and he has 1269 scores on his record.

Mrs Bensemann said EB, as he was known to his clubmates, was well known for his very unique style of addressing the ball, often called the EB Shuffle.

"Both of these gentlemen are well deserving of this award, and members were delighted to witness their achievement."

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- The Timaru Herald

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