MTGS Guest meeting held at Walton Heath Golf Club
12th September 2013
What a good turnout this year, it must have helped by us moving the date a week later this year to try and avoid the clash with the end of 3rd quarter, as we only had 22 attendees in 2012 and were at risk of losing our slot at this prestigious course.
This year we had 38 stalwarts turning up bright and early at Walton Heath golf club to enjoy a coffee and bacon roll before setting out on one of the most challenging courses we play on, the heather was its usual inviting self, attracting balls like a magnet. Still despite that and the damp start the weather cleared and we all had a most enjoyable day. This is our last member event of the year and the culmination of those complicated calculations to see who has won all the aggregate trophies. The full results are shown below, but special congratulations must go to Terry Wills, our new golf manager, who won the overall aggregate competition with 111 points from the best 3 scores from the 5 meetings, well done Terry.
The overall quality of the course was not quite up to the usual high standard, with some of the fairways having some bare lies where the grass had burnt off during the hot summer, the greens had also not fully recovered from being vertitined, however it was the same for everyone and some fine scores came in, particularly from division 1 where we had 39's and 40's recorded, see below.
We had the usual trauma's with some arriving by the skin of their teeth for their tee time, some losing their four ball group on the first tee, and even some leaving their jacket/tie/shirt/trousers at home, but that is all in a days work with the MTGS, that is what makes it so much fun - the unexpected.
We have three matches to go against the BVLRA, NWMTGS and BMW and I know I will see many of you at those matches, if not I hope I will see you at The Dorchester on the first Thursday in December, the 5th, for what promises to be a great evening at this our 80th dinner. As a point of interest our very first dinner was held at The Dorchester back in 1927 and we hope to have a couple of cars from that era on display on the evening, courtesy of James Crickmay. The dinner booking forms are due to go out this weekend, and we already have half the tables booked, so do return your request for tickets in early to avoid disappointment.
See you all soon
All the Best, John
PRIZE WINNERS AND SCORES
All Prizes kindly provided by Motorclean Ltd
|1st||4 Wine||Motor Industry Trophy||Godfrey Hall||14||40|
|2nd||3 Wine||Lytton Trophy||Ian Wilson||14||39cb|
|1st||4 Wine||Brew Salver||John Wake||20||36|
|2nd||3 Wine||Dunlop Challenge Trophy||Terry Wills||19||35cb|
|Winner||4 wine||Hallen Trophy||Nick Haigh||10||81 Shots gross|
|Overhall Winner||Champagne||Presidents Plate||Terry Wills||19||111|
|1st||Champagne||Philip Rickards Memorial Trophy||Nick Haigh||10||110|
|2nd||Champagne||Trader Challenge Trophy||Vince Davis||9||108cb|
|1st||Champagne||Riches Trophy||Ray Fisher||17||103|
|2nd||Champagne||Douglas Lamb Trophy||Martin Rengger||15||102|
|Winner||Champagne||Mobbs Bowl||Oliver Harris||9||108|
|Longest Drive||8rd||Champagne||Nick Haigh||10|
|Nearest the Pin||11h||Champagne||Conrad Gamble||11|
|Nearest the Pin||18th||Champagne||Stan Chicksand||19|
|Winner||2 Wine||Craig Trophy Ink Stand||Godfrey Hall||14||30 Shots gross|