Rob Montagu with 37 points wins at Dale Hill on the Woosnam course

For three of our four meetings this year we have been blessed with super weather with several members wearing shorts on a beautiful April spring day.  We had 21 players (7 threeballs) on the course and all made it round in circa 4 hours which was excellent.  

A big welcome was given to Brian Cook and Rob Weavers who were out on their first MGS meeting along with three guests John Torpey, Tim Bee & Tim/Tom Gorringe.  The latter a long serving member of the society whom it was great to catch up with.  Hopefully all enjoyed themselves on a great day for good golf with the course in excellent condition. 

Worthy of mention is an unsavoury incident on the ninth hole where a club was volleyed at the handicap secretary.  Unfortunately, no VAR was present on the 9th hole where on the slow motion replay it was clear that a red card and a long walk to the showers would have no doubt been the order of the day.  Just what you might expect from a West Ham fan I guess.  All in jest by the way.

A fine round by Rob Montague edged out James Gallifant by a single point to win this event.  Full results from the day are below:-

Individual Stableford

WinnerRob Montagu37
SecondJames Gallifant36
ThirdAlan Bigley34

Team Competition

The best two scores in the teams of three counted with one team winning by a country mile – see below. 

WinnersJoe Carroll, James Gallifant & Rob Montagu 81
SecondAlan Bigley Andrew Burnett & Steve Smith74
ThirdRob Weavers, Graham Meadows & Rod Lunn73

Nearest the Pin (5th Hole 130 yards)   

A cracking shot from John Torpey who went on to make par on this tricky short hole.

Longest Drive (15th Hole 383 yards).   

Andrew Burnett with an unbelievable effort that almost run out of fairway.


Only two birdies were achieved on the day as follows:-

PlayerHole ScoreYards & Stroke index
Carl Valentine2nd3 on the par 4365 yds SI 4
Alan Bigley14th4 on the par 5532 yds SI 11

The societies next event is scheduled for THURSDAY the 19th May at the Nevill in Tunbridge Wells. Another popular event so do get the date in your diary and lets hope the good weather continues.