Senior Men’s Golf Report

Now we are well into the holiday season, pressure on getting a time to play golf is less intense.  We have now held two roll-ups – a nine-hole event during Course Maintenance week and a full eighteen holes this week with thirty-six players taking part.

In the latter case, we held a team Stableford competition with a yellow ball which resulted in some varied scoring between the teams.  The winners were David Moss, Malcolm Turner, Jeremy Connick and Richard Williams with the magnificent total of 166 points followed by a team of Clive Nicholson, Douglas Millar, Bob Storer and John Cardwell with 158 points Only one team lost their yellow ball which obviously affected their scoring.

Earlier this week, the Seniors team did the double over Royal Mid Surrey, this time at home by the margin of five matches to one. Our team has been having a good season, which makes it all the more galling that we lost to the Ladies, as reported in the last issue of the Recorder!

Also on the subject of matches, we are getting down to the business of planning fixtures in 2022. It looks like we will be able to have a full programme of matches and are even exploring the development of our fixture list which was affected in 2020 and 2021 by the demise of the Bowman league.

Our only summer knockout competition is a Four Ball Better Ball tournament which has reached the third round with no matches failing to be completed. More of this in due course.

In the course of a tight match in this competition, Michael Godfrey scored a hole in one on the 14th. This achievement is indeed remarkable as Michael himself describes.

‘I was fortunate to do this on a quiet, hot morning and not on the Grail or Wednesday Roll-Up.
My previous hole in one was at the same hole. Then in my forties I played a five iron off the white tee. Yesterday it was a seven Wood off the yellow tee. If there is a next one, it will probably be with a driver off a blue tee.’

What a star!

Douglas Millar, Acting Senior Men’s Golf Captain