County Card Meeting
Walton Heath Golf Club
Wednesday 4th December 2019
A frosty Wednesday morning saw the
arrival of players from across the County to the famous Walton Heath Golf Club
for the final County Card event of the season. These events are well attended
by players from many Clubs, although the representation at today’s event from
Cuddington and Tyrrells Wood was amazing.
Playing the Old course with its tough
par 3 starting hole the 80+ players fuelled by coffee and bacon rolls started
their rounds, off the 1st and 15th tees.
Although it was somewhat frosty as the
sun came up, so did the temperature and a bright sunny day ensued to warm up
the competitors, adding to the enjoyment of playing such a lovely course, which
was commented on by many of the players. The speed of play was excellent, as it
has been in all the events this year events.
competition was fierce with some impressive scoring for a winter event, a mere one
point separating the top three.
The players sat down to a wonderful four
course meal, at which we had the pleasure of Peter Allis in attendance, who
presented the prizes to the winners. Before the presentations there was a
raffle to raise money for the Walton Heath Captains charity, guide dogs for the
blind, players are asked to donate a prize, many do. Top raffle prize today was
a 4ball voucher for Walton Heath, in total £860 was raised.
We then moved onto the prize giving,
Barry Banfield (Cuddington) won the nearest The Pin on the 7th with Paul
Mangat (Burhill) getting closest on the 17th.
All these events are played as a full
handicap stableford. In fourth place with 37pts was Jason Strudwick
(Guildford). Two players finished on 38pts, after countback Richard Greaves
(Cuddington) took third with Keith Butler (Guildford) just finishing ahead to
claim second place. And the winner with an excellent 39pts was Robert Smith
Our thanks to Walton Heath Golf Club for
hosting the event and making everyone feel so welcome.
Next year’s events are already in place,
the entry forms will be on the Surrey web site in January.
See you next year, happy golfing.
winner Robert Smith (Surbiton) with Peter Alliss
.......and with joint second place Keith Butler (Guildford) and Richard Greaves (Cuddington)
......and with the 4-ball voucher at Walton Heath raffle winner ~ congratulations!
The County Card Crew there literally at dawn, to set everything up, were in a Festive Mood! Sue, Brian and Caroline
a nippy but beautiful morning!
....but soon the frost was burnt off with glorious sunshine!
and then of course afterwards, everyone tried The Tasters from Kevin at GolfWine.co.uk and warmed up very quickly!
The County Secretary liked the Hole-in-One White and the Albatross Red was superb!
The County Past & present Presidents Table thought so too!
...and so did most of the chaps in the dinning room! CHEERS!
then Jack Buchanan President gave The Thanks and everyone went home after a wonderful day at Walton Heath!
Full Handicap Non-Qualifying
Green Tee Boxes
link to the start sheet please do recheck your tee times the day before in case we have had to move anyone!
notes to players
we still have places for 4-balls, and some individual slots on the Old Course
please scan or take a photo of the entry form and we will send you BACS details by reply