16 members returned after the winter break all ready to get this years golf season underway,
Surrey national provided us with coffee & bacon rolls and also a good service on arrival in the pro shop and bar, the course itself played long as the rain the night before brought back out the damp in the course but it still played fair, the greens were in great condition with good speed and firm underfoot, the only fault I think we all agreed on was the bunkers were not in a very good condition and some should have been GUR but as said apart from this the course withheld to the testing showers we received throughout the front and mid part of the round, on the back nine the skies cleared and the sun broke through the clouds to end the day out on the course.
Phil Walker was the man of the day with a great score of 33 points, well done phil it’s good to see your work has been paying off over the winter, the captain finished in 2nd with a score of 32 points and 3rd place went to Adam Riley with 31 points to close out a close battle for the top 3 positions,
Shaun Russell won the longest drive down the 18th, nearest the pin was won by myself on the 13th hole, sadly Bob Sturrock took the longest walk of the day but after some time away from golf it was good to see him back out enjoying himself again,
The 2019 singles final was played between Adam and I and after a small delay over the winter period a close match was had with some great golf played after a close battle I managed to take the victory with a 2&1 win, well played Adam it was a great match!
With this win from the singles I also managed to take the points and win the 2019 player of the year which came down to one point overall and a very close ending to last years golf.
Thanks to all that came to my first event as the 2020 captain and for all the support, I had a great day with everyone and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves
I will see you all again at the next event which will take place at Sutton green golf club on sat 14th April.