Andrew Burnett & Peter Smith win the first silverware of 2024 (The Mad March Jugs).  

With Rob Montagu away Andrew borrowed his mask and sombrero for this event – well anyway he played out of skin by all accounts!!!

Haven’t we been lucky with the weather for our MGS golf events this year.  The East Brighton course was in good condition for the time of year and with the good weather the only disappointment was being stuck behind a very slow society out in front of us making this a 5 hour+ round of golf.  

A perfect number for a pairs event of 24 took part in this competition with no last minute dropouts etc which was great. The captain and vice- captain made the draw in the clubhouse just before the start of play overseen by the handicap secretary.  The captain explained the format of the day with the yellow ball counting double when in play which is used alternately by each player in the pair.  

Worthy of note was Andrew Burnetts superb round playing off a handicap of 15 (well he was !!) with a round including an eagle and three birdies that overall was just 3 over on this par 72 course – a gross 75!! 

The top three pairings were as follows:-

PlacePlayerScore
WinnersAndrew Burnett & Peter Smith109
SecondTony Willmott & Phil Taylor104
ThirdKevin Leftley & Keith Townsend100

Mad March Jugs – Team Competition 

Individual Stableford

A secondary competition on this occasion with the top three all playing exceptionally well:-

PlacePlayerScore
WinnerAndrew Burnett47
SecondGraham Meadows37
=ThirdGraham Smith & Phil Taylor36

Nearest the Pin in Two (13th Hole 261 yards).   

John Collingwood with two decent hits on this tricky dog leg hole

Nearest the Pin in One (4th Hole 153 yards).   

Andrew Burnett with a nice smooth stroke and tapping in the birdie.

Eagles & Birdies

One eagle and six birdies on the day dominated by guess who as follows:-

Eagle

PlayerHole ScoreYards & Stroke index
Andrew Burnett5th3 on the par 5546 yds SI 13

Birdies

PlayerHole ScoreYards & Stroke index
Peter Cudmore2nd  2 on the par 386 yds SI 7 
Andrew Burnett4th2 on the par 3153 yds SI 17
Graham Smith10th2 on the par 3184 yds SI 8
Andrew Burnett10th2 on the par 3184 yds SI 8
Andrew Burnett18th4 on the par 5455 yds SI 18
Stuart Bourne18th4 on the par 5455 yds SI 18

The societies next event is scheduled 
for FRIDAY 19th April at Blatchington (Seaford) 
full details to follow in due course.