David Howroyd & Fred Ablitt win the first silverware of the year the Mad March Jugs

The best day weather wise of the year so far with most players wearing shorts in mid- April – Mr Tippett’s shorts were worthy of particular mention as they sported a pre-Raphaelite watercolour design by Milliase!!

The society welcomed Mr David Head (guest) to his first MGS event and to the return of Mr Fred Ablitt and Mr Kevin Weaver back in to the fold after a short period of absence.  The society found the course in good shape with the average score being a very solid 31.55. Twenty players battling it out for the Mad March Jugs trophies which is a pairs Stableford competition with the added twist of a yellow ball doubling the score of one of the two players whist in play!

Sweetwoods GC hosted us very well with the day ending with the best two course meal in recent MGS memory – finishing off a very enjoyable day.

Mad March Jugs Trophies

Lots of strong pairings fought hard for the trophy which was won by Messrs Howroyd & Ablitt: –


Place Team Members Score
Winners David Howroyd & Fred Ablitt 118
Second Andy Tippett & Alan Bond 108
Third Andy Bishop & Captain Clive Butler 98
Fourth Ken Wapling & James Gallifant 96


The longest Drive competition was replaced by a nearest the ropecompetition

Winner Nearest the Rope: Ken Wapling

Winner Nearest the Pin:  Alan Bond

A secondary individual stableford competition was held and not surprisingly Howroyd and Ablitt both fared well!!

Individual Stableford

Place Individual Score
Winner David Howroyd 41
Second Peter Cudmore 39 (bncb 21)
Third Kevin Weaver 39 (bncb 20)
Fourth Andy Tippett 38
Fifth Fred Ablitt 37




The next monthly meeting is at Pyecombe on the 18thMay for the Anniversary Cup– individual stableford of full society handicaps – full details nearer the time.

In between 15 (maybe 16) of the membership will commence battle for the Spring Cup held by Mr Clive Butler.  Based in Montreuil sur Mer the battle will play out over three days on the following very nice golf coursesd

  • Les Dunes (Golf D’Hardelot)
  • Golf De Belle Dune
  • Le Val (Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club)

Fingers crossed for some decent weather! The usual tour report to follow!!