Members & guests at Woking
Fri 30th July 2010

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MTGS Woking Golf Club
Friday 30 July 2010
Member/Guest Day Match Report

Yet another classic Surrey heath and heather course and another good weather day for golf was in prospect at Woking as we gathered for pre match coffee and bacon rolls and we were not disappointed as it turned out.

A good field of 58 golfers teed up for our shotgun start at 08.45am and with the conditions favourable, we expected some good scoring to result – again we were not disappointed. This golf course is characterised by long carries over heather on the tees and fast running fairways and greens. The oldest of the three ‘W’s, Woking is in tip top condition and the subject of much favourable comment from members and guests alike over post match drinks prior to luncheon in the Clubhouse.

Luncheon was taken in great style in the dining room with both carvery and cold options available for main course. Those who had the Gazpacho for starters were particularly impressed by the fact that this concoction had been prepared freshly and in true Andalusian style by the Spanish cook at the Club! It was absolutely delicious and most welcoming on a hot day after golf.

As for the scoring, in Div 1 third place went to Douglas Drummond on 39 pts, runner up to Sean Friedman on 40 pts, but the winner and new holder of the Penrose Bowl was James Crickmay with a very creditable 42 pts and a wave ‘goodbye’ to his current 13 handicap!

In Div 2, third place went to Vip Khanna on 34 pts, second place to Ray Fisher on 36 pts but the winner, with 39 pts and the Shell Mex Trophy, was the familiar face on the rostrum of Tony Willis.

Our thanks to the Secretary, George Ritchie, and all his staff at the Club; to the Greenkeepers for their fine efforts on the course; to Joanne in the kitchen for serving up some great cuisine; and to the Clerk of the Weather for serving up such a fine day.

Last but not least, we note the attendance of new member Martin Derrick for the first time at an MTGS meeting – and I’m sure not the last; to welcome on the day, as our guest, Simon Kerr, President of the Transport Golfing Society; and finally to say ‘thank you’ to our new sponsor for this event, Finance Mitsubishi, represented on the day by John Chisholm, Managing Director who despite having to put up with much satirical comment from the President, will continue to support the Society in the future!


Gerry Lynch
2 August 2010

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