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:-
The best two scores in the teams of three counted with one team winning by a country mile – see below.
|Winners||Joe Carroll, James Gallifant & Rob Montagu||81|
|Second||Alan Bigley Andrew Burnett & Steve Smith||74|
|Third||Rob Weavers, Graham Meadows & Rod Lunn||73|
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:-
|Player||Hole||Score||Yards & Stroke index|
|Carl Valentine||2nd||3 on the par 4||365 yds SI 4|
|Alan Bigley||14th||4 on the par 5||532 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.