Andrew Burnett wins at Kings Hill by 2 shots from Jerry Watkiss and Simon Luck in second and third


Well firstly how did we get away with it?  Three days of terrible weather was forecast with our October meeting smack bang in the middle of it – not promising.  But the “Cudmore god of rain” looked kindly down on us – with just a light 2-minute shower to contend with on an otherwise benign, mild and dry day out on the course.  Getting to and from the course was interesting as I thought I had driven on to someone’s drive on two occasions on the slightly strange drive through the Kings Hill estate.  The day saw some very good golf and fierce competition with the average stableford score for the day being a very good 32.6 from the 20 strong field.  

Andrew Burnett played well after strong words from his Mrs that he had not brought any wine home from these events for at least 6 months.  He was not to disappoint taking two bottles back home for his troubles and some would say adventures out on the course.

Editors addition

He thought he was going to get away with it, but the eagle eyed webmeister couldn’t help but spot Kelvin Paterson playing his second shot from just in front of the ladies tee on the 160yd par 3 8th. What was amusing other than his embarrassment was the use of his range finder to work out that he had ten yards less than his first shot!!!!

Excellent effort Kelvin!

Individual Stableford

This event was played off full society handicaps with the top three being : –

WinnerAndrew Burnett41
SecondJerry Watkiss39
ThirdSimon Luck38

Team Competition

The best two scores from the teams of four counted – the winners averaging 5.17 points per hole “haming & egging” with all the team members making a strong contribution to the total. 

WinnersAndrew Burnett, Stuart Bourne, Kevin Leftley & Rob Montagu93 
SecondPete Smith, Tony Willmott, Alan Bigley & Jerry Watkiss88
= ThirdDavid Howroyd, Andrew Jenner, Rod Lunn & Phil TaylorSimon Luck, Mark Hughes, Will Lunn & John Collingwood86

Nearest the Pin (8th Hole 160 yards)   

Phil Taylor with the first shot of the day at this hole and also having the added satisfaction of everyone else in the society trooping past it and seeing just how close it was!  That said he should have made the putt!!

Nearest the Pin in Two (15th Hole 317 yards)  

David Howroyd with a peach threading the bunkers to seek out the flag and make a cast iron four.


Just five birdies on the day as follows.

PlayerHole ScoreYards & Stroke index
Tony Willmott7th3 on the par 4296 yds SI 14
Richard Hannan7th3 on the par 4296 yds SI 14
Rod Lunn9th4 on the par 5490 yds SI 6
Simon Luck12th4 on the par 5487 yds SI13
Alan Bigley12th4 on the par 5487 yds SI13

The societies next event is scheduled for FRIDAY 17th November at Seaford Head.  Let’s hope for a nice late Autumn Day and for light winds. This is for the last trophy of this season aptly called the “Last Chance Trophy” !!!  This will be a popular event so do get the date in your diary.


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