Members/Guests at Betchworth GC
Mon 27th June 2016


News and information from this event

MTGS Meeting Monday 27th June 2016
at Betchworth Park Golf Club

Hello Gentlemen,

Today we had a very disappointing turn out of 24 members and 16 guests for our Member/Guest day at Betchworth (no less than three people dropped out this morning!). That said, it was a very successful day with the challenging course in superb condition. We also enjoyed a dry and sunny day.

The catering was very good with the round of golf separating a hearty breakfast and a first class lunch. As you will see from the scores below, the course is a very tricky albeit fair one.

During lunch, our President, Ray Sommerville, welcomed the members & guests and covered some key points: -

• A special word of welcome for the eight FMI members present (two were also MTGS members): it is excellent news that they are taking a table at our Dinner on December 1st
• It is very appropriate, in the year when we are welcoming ladies to our Dinner, that we have our first ever lady guest present today
• Thanks to Terry for organising the day
• A big thank you to the very helpful management of Betchworth who have been really understanding about our low numbers today and still allowed us to have a shotgun start
• A reminder that we are using a rotation of Clubs for our member/guest days: currently our pool is Betchworth, Woking & Hindhead with Hadley Wood (near Barnet) coming on board next year
• Our two remaining major events of the year are at Hindhead (you should already have your invitation for the Member/Guest day on July 21st) and the Members' day at Walton Heath on September 6th. Members were encouraged to get their entries in for Hindhead as soon as possible
• Finally a really sincere "thank you" to our sponsor today - Jigsaw Finance: Nigel Hawkins' continued sponsorship is very much appreciated: unfortunately he has had to send his apologies for not being able to join us today
Ray then presented the prizes as follows: -

Prizes for Betchworth Monday 27th May 2016
Members Trophy
Name H/c Pts
Div 1
1st Marsham Salver John Smith 15 36 cut 2
2nd Mercantile Cup Martin Howes 9 32 c/b
3rd Oliver Harris 13 32 c/b

Div 2
1st Craig Trophy Terry Wills 19 35 cut 2
2nd William Glass Bowl Stan Chicksand 18 31
3rd Richard Roberts 22 30 c/b*

1st Bob Cadman 12 37
2nd Brian Childs 22 33 c/b
3rd John Thorp 15 33

Div 1
Longest Drive 6th Adam Kendrick
Nearest the Pin 15th Neil Smith
Div 2
Longest Drive 4th Larry Hawkins
Nearest the Pin 10th Terry Wills

c/b – countback: * unlucky pair missing out on count back were Mark Hinge and Larry Hawkins

Ray also presented the separate prizes and trophies for the FMI competition. Brian Childs thanked the MTGS very sincerely for the invitation and reiterated that FMI would not be able to have a golf meeting without our support.


Terry Wills

MTGS Golf Manager

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