A good turnout of eighteen players on the most gorgeous of spring days. The course was in very good condition although the greens were a bit “fluffy” in places. A first in MGS history was that Andy Tippett arrived early and in shorts and completed his round in under 5 hours (just joking). The scoring was very good with the average for the day being 31.4.
Two shots ahead of the field Ken Wapling had a great round of golf including converting a birdie on the par 4 (7th hole). Other birdies were made by Tony Batchelder a 3 on the par 4 (2nd Hole); Alan Bond a 3 on the par 4 (12th Hole) & Brian Day with a 4 on the par 5 (16th Hole). The overall top performers were as follows:-
|=Third||Fred Ablitt & Brian Day||36|
Winner Longest Drive (Hole 18th): James Gallifant with a truly excellent shot although he did not take full advantage by three putting on the green for a six (after barracking from Chris Buck from the clubhouse).
Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 11th): Carl Valentine with a nice shot which he thought initially would miss the green but straightened and ended up pin high.
Team Stableford Competition
The team stableford saw all of the above in the mix with the following result:-
|Winners||Alan Bond, Chris Buck & Brian Day||84|
|Second||David Howroyd, Tim Gorringe & Fred Ablitt||81|
|Third||Dereck Coppard, Roger Todd & Ken Wapling||79|
Next on the planner is the short jaunt across the channel to Belgium on the 23rd of April where the lucky participants will be staying in the heart of Brugge playing three rounds of golf on superb courses at:-
- Damme Golf & Country Club
- Royal Zoute Golf Club
- Royal Ostend Golf Club
The next monthly meeting will be at the East Sussex National on the 19th May 2017 where the Anniversary Trophy will be up for grabs. This is a subsidised event with a first come first served policy in play. Further details will follow from the Hon Sec in due course.