Eighty-four-year-old Brian MacDonald snr was a guest at this year’s Yeovil Golf Club’s Senior Xmas Lunch. His attendance was to present the Claret Jug in memory of his son’s contribution in organising the Monday competitions alongside another Yeovil stalwart, George Scott.
Trevor sadly passed away in 2018 at the age of 57 following a long illness but his support for the Monday competitions remains so warmly remembered by the Club’s Senior Members that it was decided to name a new trophy in his honour.
The honour of being the first winner of this new trophy fell to Andy Sinclair who said, “I was so touched to receive the trophy from Brian, and I think that naming the claret jug after his son Trevor is a marvellous way of ensuring that the latter’s work for us seniors lives on in the annals of Yeovil Golf Club.” Andy was also presented with the Bill Moulding Statuette.
The climax of the presentation ceremony was the announcement of the 2021 Senior Golfer of the Year, which this year went to Steve Upton for his ongoing support for the senior friendly team matches. It was an award that caught him completely by surprise as he was busy taking photos of all the other prize winners when his name was announced.
Jim Paterson received the accolade of winning the Order of Merit for the most consistent performances in senior competitions during 2021. Sadly, Colin Leach the winner of the Senior Championship was unable to attend to receive the gross championship salver. Richard Polson, the winner of the corresponding nett championship salver, was however there to receive his trophy and join the numerous other trophy recipients as they reflected on and celebrated their 2021 achievements.