We were blessed once again with beautiful sunny weather, as we meandered around the foot hills of the South Downs in West Sussex. The Singing Hills courses were resplendent, with the vineyards to the North, obviously South facing, and the very receptive greens.
The guests arrived in great form, some alas were challenged by the traditional night before discussions at the Duke of York, Sayers Common, but having enjoyed their steadfast bacon rolls and coffee, took to the morning’s challenge with gusto.
The traditional 4 ball Texas scramble competition found its way back to the Michael Punter’s team consisting of Richard “Big Dick” Simpson, Ian “Poysie” Poysden and the man who dove the furthest- Arek Ghetty who the previous day drove nine hours from Dusseldorf to enjoy the librations at the traditional night before supper at the Duke of York.
This year the event competed with the Royal International at Hickstead resulting in chaos in the village of Sayers Common.
Lunch was enjoyed on the terrace as batteries were recharged and the main competition commenced, nearly 40 players went into battle, some faring better than others, but as ever we were only interested in the winners.
No count back this year, an outright winner, in the name of Mick Buckman, who not only won the cup, the invitation to play at Wentworth, but the MPHFGS hip flask with 39 points, only just beating Simon Treharne on 38 points.
The meal and prize giving followed with some notable gift being awarded.
Any customer who would like to join us next year please do not hesitate to contact your local BDM.