The sixth annual Committee Cup fixture took place on one of this year’s rare dry days. Blue skies graced us for many of the holes, but only a few brave souls decided that they did not need jumpers. The delightful New Zealand golf course was in good nick despite some work on the course rebuilding bunkers and increasing drainage on the 8th green (leading to the only temporary green)
There were 26 players in all but, to balance up the teams, some were made honorary members of the Committee team.
All matches (mostly four ball better ball) were played out for the full 18 holes, with an overall tie to be resolved by the number of holes won. The two three-ball matches were played as two singles matches
The winners were: -
Players Result Points
Martin Derrick Committee 3/2
Sean Friedman Members 4/3
Paul Newman & Steve Burge Members 1/0
Tony Willis & Tim Fenton Members 4/3
Mick Woodall & Miles Roberts Committee 2/0
David McCluskey Members 6/5
Chris Gray Members
Terry Wills, Derek Allen, Frank Whiffen & Stan Chicksand – match halved
Paul Healy & Paul Williams Committee 2/1
The overall result was a 5½ - 3½ win in favour of the Members and they now lead the series 4 – 2.
Lunch was superb and, after a few words from our President, Martin Derrick, Sean Friedman (Members’ Captain) was presented with the magnificent Leon Friedman Memorial Trophy by our guest of honour, Mrs Bernice Friedman,
The President said: -
· We are extremely grateful to Sean Friedman his continued sponsorship of this event and for his mother, Bernice, for being today’s Guest of Honour
· Welcome to two new members, Steve Burge and Ian Dowdeswell, who are joining us today for their first MTGS event.
· The next event on our schedule is the first major of 2020 – the Members’ Day at St Georges Hill on April 2nd. Please attend the AGM that day if you possibly can – we welcome your feedback. This year we will be welcoming Nick Haigh as our new President with the ceremonial Drive-In (Injuries allowing).
Paul Healy 04/03/2020