Friday, 23 July 2021
The long-awaited rescheduled Spring Mixed Greensomes was our first member’s event for 2021. 21 months had passed since our last fixture due to the pandemic and it was lovely to get together once again.
After far too many changes to the original start sheet 56 mixed pairs set off on a fine hot summer’s day at Highwoods Golf Club which was presented in excellent condition.
The winners with 40 points (22 back 9) were Robin & Gaye Hawgood from Royal Eastbourne Golf Club. They beat their playing partners, Colin & Judy Ayling - also from Royal Eastbourne on count back (21 back 9). In third place also with 40 points (19 back 9) was our Captain, Keith Talbot and his wife Lesley from East Brighton. 4th place was the pairing of Roger Benison and Sue Pittman from Crowborough Beacon Golf Club.
Nearest the pin on the 7th for the ladies was Helen Earl from Ifield. and Jacqueline Packham now at Piltdown on the 10th hole. For the men it was Andy Lamb from Highwoods on the 5th and Mike Willmott of Pyecombe on the 16th.
Our thanks go to Mark Dunn who was called up from being starter to partner Ian Wood’s guest, Steffi as Woody was ‘pinged’ earlier that week and was forced to self-isolate. The sleepy Brian Saunders came and started on the 1st after receiving the call to remind him!
The Staff and management under the guidance of Rebecca Prout must be congratulated on providing a first-class venue for our event and serving an excellent lunch. All the team made us feel welcome and worked hard to ensure we had a successful day.
Next year’s event should hopefully return to its normal time of year in late April.