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Players Enjoy Team-Bonding Session

19 July 2012

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Rovers' striker Chris Brown took the honours in yesterday's golf competition at Bawtry Golf Club.

Brown was also a member of the winning team along with Rovers' No 2 Brian Carey, Tommy Spurr and skipper George Friend.

Rovers' boss Dean Saunders, a keen golfer himself, took his players down to the Bawtry Golf Club both as a 'team-bonding' exercise and to give them a break from the rigours of pre-season training.

"If we hadn't have been down here we'd have been training at Cantley Park," he told The Star.

"The players had a hard session on Monday, when they did a lot of work on the weights and they all played at least 45 minutes on Tuesday at Grimsby. It can't be all work and no play for them."

Saunders, who boasts a handicap of eight,  took into account people's abilities when putting together four-man teams to compete for a team prize - the best two scores to count at every hole - with the winner also receiving a prize he had donated.

Under the critical gaze of their team-mates, some of the players seemed to buckle under the pressure when driving off at the first tee with the likes of Brian Stock and Martin Woods finding themselves in near rough.

Teenage keeper Jonathan Maxted needed several attempts to hit the ball, much to the amusement of his team-mates.

Manager Dean Saunders expressed his gratitude to Bawtry Golf Club for hosting the day.

‘I would like to thank Bawtry Golf Club for hosting the team-bonding session.

‘The pre-season period is a gruelling one, so for us to be able to do this was fantastic. It also helps the new lads along with the first year pro to get to know the rest of the lads a bit better.’ 

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