The going however had its ups and downs where sloping fairways plus humps and bumps making it difficult to keep the ball on track. Once on the green, if you could stop the ball there, problems continued where over sanding and tining made putting somewhat of a lottery.

Needless to say, scores reflected the conditions where just 33 points won the morning foursomes and no one bettered 35 points in the afternoon singles. However, the views, spring blossom and bluebells made the walk very enjoyable.

It was good to see some old members returning at the meeting plus newcomer, Anthony Ash, who looked to have the potential to be a very good golfer.

The morning foursomes saw Pete Frost and John Rea looking forward to playing off 14 and 13 shots respectively above their handicaps courtesy of their partners Phil and Kevin Ryan. However, Pete and Phil had to settle for second place to the consistent team work from Andrew Gardner and Mike Arney.

08 Pondering 9th 300

The afternoon stableford competition for the Addison Plate saw just 1 point separating the top four with Mike Arney being pipped for 3rd place on countback by Gordon Rolfe and Phil Ryan similarly pipped for first place by Pete Frost.

With just 3 players returning gross score for the Woodgate Cup the result was much clearer cut: Owen Jones 3rd, Gordon Rolfe 2nd and, retaining the cup, John Rea in 1st place.

The prizes continued with Pete Frost taking the nearest the pin in 2 on the 8th award and on the spectacular par 3 9th, David Cooper took the nearest the pin prize.

A great day all in all with superb hospitality from the staff. Let’s hope the year continues in such a positive way.