The glorious Bank Holiday Monday weather was perfect for the beach but perhaps a little too warm for the 164 players from 41 separate clubs as far away as Chobham GC in Surrey, Grimsby GC on the East Coast, Knaresborough GC near Harrogate and Mickleover GC near Derby. Unfortunately the heat, along with the heavy rough if you strayed too far off line, probably contributed significantly to the slow play experienced by many in the bottom half of the field, we will look at ways to improve this next year.
Listening to the many favourable comments from Visitors especially, I think most if not all had a fantastic day out thanks to the hard work and dedication from Gareth and his small team of greens staff, Cris & Lis with their staff handling the clubhouse welcome and catering, Angus & James in the Pro shop, Viv in the halfway house and our starters Andy & Peter, thank you to all.
The outstanding score of the day came from last year's winners, SRGC pair Penny & Craig Hallam, who perhaps benefitted from the slightly cooler early conditions to post a score of 45 points which was never really challenged in winning the Bill Roope Cup. Craig made a generous speech highlighting the strong contribution of Penny and thanking fellow competitors and all supporting staff alike.
Winning scores :-
- Winners of the Bill Roope Cup : Penny & Craig Hallam (SRGC) 45 points
- 2nd place : Shirley & Jim King (Belton Woods GC) 42 points
- 3rd place : Karen & Roger Rawson (SRGC) 41 points (back 9 c/b)
- 4th place : Jane Hutchinson & David Doig (Bondhay GC) 41 points (back 3 c/b)
- 5th place : Jacqui & Peter Barson (Belton Park GC) 41 points (back 3 c/b)
- 6th place : Hannah Thorold & Phil Packard (Spalding GC) 41 points (back 3 c/b)
Thank you to the many Visitors & Members who stayed for the evening presentations, photos will be published here in a day or two. For those that were unable to attend, an account has been opened in your name in our Pro Shop, please contact Angus or his staff on 01476-530218 to understand how to redeem your vouchers.
Six eligible players recorded one or more 2s, including an eagle 2 on the 11th, I will contact you in the next day or so to send the winnings directly to you.
I hope everyone enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
SRGC Handicap & Competitions Chairman