Our Spring Meeting would usually be held in May but was postponed until late June in the expectation of Covid restrictions lifting. The roadmap changes meant that we had to maintain social distancing measures, with golfers lunching in golfing attire, mostly sat outside on Walton Heath’s terrace overlooking their magnificent putting green. However, this did not distract from the pleasure of being able to get our first major meeting of the year underway, even if the rather chilly weather did not feel particularly like Summer.
The match management faced last-minute challenges with some players withdrawing through injury or being instructed to self-isolate by Test and Trace just 24 hours before the event. However, members responded brilliantly to a call to make up places and we achieved a strong field of 72 players.
The Tercentenary Trophy was won by Captain, Simon Allport and his partner James Coyne with an aggregate stableford score of 68 points, narrowly beating runners up, George Headlam and Elliott Meachem on count-back. President, Tom Corfield and his partner Robin Clark won the Veterans Prize with 64 points.
Special congratulations must go to Madeleine Larke for her stunning Hole in One – and our thanks to her for buying champagne to mark the occasion. Maddie and her partner, Alan Winch also won the ‘Best Score on the New Course’, with Patrick Ellis and Christopher D. Brown winning ‘Best Score on the Old Course’. All in all, a highly successful day with members clearly enjoying the opportunity to play these superb courses and delighted to see so many friends.
We look forward to holding our event at our usual Spring time in 2022!