MTGS at Walton Heath.
Thur 3 Sept was surprisingly fine – earlier this week the forecast was terrible! I have not yet this year played in a wet MTGS fixture (with 5 more games left to play is this a wise thing to say!) However 30+ players turned up at Walton to play for some 20 prizes and Trophy's!
It was the last Members meeting for 2009 and the Aggregate Trophy's were to be presented (to remind you the Aggregate Trophy's are for the best scores from 3 of the 5 members meetings split between Overall, Div's 1 and 2 and Seniors). John Lindblom and John Etches were on hand to man the desk – our thanks go to them for their help, I am sure John L will not mind me saying that we were told that he celebrated his 80th birthday this year (I hope I will be as good as John when and if I make 80!)
However back to the golf, the day was fine but it was difficult to stand up at times with the strong wind, and to stand still when putting was almost impossible! As you will see below some members managed some good scores. The Walton Heath courses were as good as ever, although a few members thought the green were a bit slow – I agree that upwind they were a bit slow but downwind…….
There were some amusing reports on the days golf from some members – One member who was among the winners said "I only hit 2 fairways all day – well that is for the holes I was playing" another said "I hit a huge drive on the Longest Drive hole – shame it was not my division!"
Sean Freidman and I played together in the morning and were paired together in the afternoon as Sean had a good 1st 9 and I had a good 2nd 9, we thought we stood a good chance in the foursomes – how wrong can you be……..
At the prize giving it was nice to see Ron Young who had come to give his support to the winners.
Thanks go to Motor Clean who again kindly provided the prizes – do you need some car cleaning help in your dealership – if so contact David Warren (sorry for the commercial)
List of winners and Trophies
|Cups & Prize Winners Walton Heath 3rd Sept 09|
|All Prizes kindly provided by Motorclean Ltd|
|1st||Motor Industry Trophy||Philip Payze||35||11|
|2nd||Lytton Trophy||David Warren||35||14|
|1st||Brew Salver||John Bell||36||17|
|2nd||Dunlop Challenge Trophy||John Smith||32||16|
|1st||Hallen Trophy||Kevin Khanna||Gross 81||6|
|Div 1||Longest Drive||Kevin Khanna||6|
|Nearest the Pin||Mike Mead||8|
|Div 2||Longest Drive||Mike Kiff||18|
|Nearest the Pin||John Smith||16|
|Overall||Presidents Plate||David Warren||113||14|
|1st||Philip Rickards Memorial Trophy||Stan Chicksand||108||14|
|2nd||Trader Challenge Trophy||Peter Featherstone||107||11|
|1st||Douglas Lamb Trophy||John Hammond||112||22|
|2nd||Riches Trophy||Anthony Ash||104||16|
|1st||Mobbs Bowl||Tim Iredale||103||10|
|1st||Lombard Goblets x 2||John Bell/John Smith||26|
|2nd||Ian Wilson/Peter Featherstone||23|