A very BIG thank you to all who attended the superb St George’s Hill yesterday, especially to those who were enjoying the experience for the first time, Ingrid, Matt, Ben and Richard. In this, the 25th GCS Open Championship, there is unlikely to be a better day for golf?
Our thanks to our host Gary Peddie and his team, who provided a marvellous test of golf and a delicious repast to follow. Thanks to the very patient Members who had booked tee times immediately after… they and their fellow Members are fortunate indeed as are we to enjoy their facilities which were greatly appreciated by one and all.
The winner was Matthew Bowman (12) with 38pts, with Alex Woodward (+1) second on 35pts (having demonstrated wonderful skill at the last to extricate himself from an ‘impossible lie’ in a greenside bunker). David Mabbott (9) was third, leading a number of other on 34pts including Scott Patience (4) in fourth, together with Shah Bani-Sadr (4), Callum Austin (1) and Patrick Dawson (8), all of whom had previously qualified for the Final. The GCS’s newly appointed Statistician, Keith Fisher (17), also qualified on 34pts. The remaining qualifiers were: Geoff Wise (12), ‘new boy’ to the Championship, Richard Rowledge (10), Ray Grant (12) and most impressively, given everything else going on around him, Gary Peddie (6) all on 33pts. Our congratulations to them all. They will be hearing from us shortly with details of how the Championship at Royal St George’s will be run, together with accommodation options.
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We look forward to seeing you all (qualifiers and non-qualifiers) at one or more of the Regional Qualifying Tournaments to come this autumn:
Monday, 20th September, Pleasington
Monday, 18th October, Woodbridge
Thursday, 21st October, Pannal
Monday, 25th October, Copt Heath
Friday, 1st April, Silloth on Solway
Saturday, 2nd April, Southerness
Monday, 4th April, Royal Troon (invitational)
Tuesday, 5th April, Dumbarnie Links
Thursday, 21st April, The Roehampton Club The Last Chance Saloon
Royal St George’s – Sunday, May 22nd and Monday, 23rd May