St George’s Hill GC – 19th November 2009

St. George’s Hill proved a very worthy venue for the final Regional Qualifying Tournament of 2009. Once again we were fortunate to have good weather whilst most of the rest of the UK went under water. The course was in good order and despite the wind, tees off the very back and some pin positions that would have tested Rory McIlroy, everyone appeared to enjoy themselves.

The winner on countback was Simon Lawrence (4) Basingstoke (a previous qualifier at Walton Heath) with 34pts, which was matched by the well-travelled and very deserving Scott Ballantine (13) Royal Worlington. In third place was a contributor to the newsletter and something of a Rye specialist, Martin Yates (6) with 33pts. Fourth (or the winner depending on which of his handicaps you choose to use!), was Peter Evans, also a regular contributor to The GCS, who playing off 10 also recorded 33pts, which is quite enough and proves that his Club handicap of 12 is a load of…. The remaining qualifiers were, William Weaver (6) Worfield 33pts, Terry Jackson (7) 31pts, Steve Searle (6) Southwick Park 31pts, Peter Badger (8) Petersfield 30pts, David Kelly (6) Boyce Hill 30pts, Adrian Jackson (11) Old Fold Manor 30pts, Alan Feltham (10) Stowmarket 29pts and finally Adrian Dawson (9) Woodcote Park 29pts. Our congratulations to them all and we look forward to them joining us at Rye in May. It is still not too late for some of us to qualify, there are still two more Regional Qualify Tournaments before Rye, so fill in the entry form NOW and give yourself a chance at either Denham (April 15th) or Lymm (April 21st).

Our thanks to all at St. George’s Hill, their Captain, Committee and Members, Secretary John Robinson and especially the starter, who got us all off to a prompt and jolly start. Thanks also to our supporters, Mike Harris and Neil Tappin from Golf Monthly, Andrew Brown of Eagle, Philip Vince of Majestic Crystal and Jonas/Clubminder’s Stefanie and Paul Mainstone, it would not be the same without them…