Tilgate Forest Golf Club | July Newsletter
Some members say the last month was perfect weather for playing golf, some say it was too hot, but whatever your feelings the course is in good condition with near perfect greens, and long runs of the ball.
For the second month running the octogenarians came out on top with the highlight being a hole in one by Reg Luff on the second hole. He then went on to win the Monthly Medal with a net score of 66. Well done Reg and needless to say we celebrated it all with a drink, the following week, on Captain’s Day.
When Ray Turtle reached his 80th birthday he donated a Cup for ‘octogenarians’ to be played alongside the Mayday Rosebowl. As it turned out we postponed that trophy competition due to rain so conveniently combined the two on Wednesday 4th July. Nine octogenarians signed up but due to shortage of buggies, very hot weather and injuries only five turned out. The winner being Ken Pattenden, it was a good enjoyable day for playing golf and the Rosebowl itself was won by Bryan Foster.
Mid-week golf continues from 11th July with round two of the Summer Trophy. Inter-club matches come after that and the Club Championship is in August over 36 holes. See below for the forthcoming fixtures, but don’t forget the Knock out Trophy.
In June we had 3 inter club matches with good results. The first was at home to Rookwood where we won 4-2. On the 20th June we were away to Farleigh Court where special thanks go to Alec Steven for team selection in the absence of our captain who was sunning himself in Crete. The team gained an honourable draw 3-3 away from home even though Terry and his partner Tari Rupa were unsuccessful. We were at home to Hassocks in the last week of the month and special thanks go to Bill Fenton for stepping in for Hassocks as they were a man short. All to no avail as we gained a glorious victory 5-1. Well done chaps.
Finally, you may have noted that the ‘wet’ area to the left of the ditch on the 17th hole is marked with red stakes. It is now a water hazard and if you take relief you do so under a penalty of one stroke. Rule 26-1.
Mike Dean, Hon. Secretary
30th May | Whitsun Trophy | Postponed due to weather.
4th June | Monthly Medal | Winner – R.Luff – 66pts | Second – T.O’Sullivan – 74pts | Third – B.Foster – 74pts c/b
11th June | Captains Day | Winner – B.Foster -37pts | Second – K.Pattenden – 37pts c/b | Third – A.Steven – 34pts.
18th June | Greensomes Shield | Winners – R.Sullivan/ B.Foster – 35pts | Second – D.O’Brien/ S.Manser -30pts.
25th June | Better Ball Trophy | Winners – A.Steven./ G.Harrison – 43pts | Second – H.Spencer/ B.Foster – 43pts c/b..
2nd July | Four Seasons Trophy | Winner – T.Williams – 39pts | Second – A.Steven – 39pts c/b | Third – G.Buchan – 38pts.
4th July | Mayday Rosebowl | Winner – B.Foster. -38pts | Second – J.Dunlevy – 37pts | Third – K.Pattenden – 36pts.
Over 80’s Cup | Winner – K.Pattenden -36pts | Second .-T.Purba – 34pts | Third – B.Huntley – 33pts
|Monday||09 July 2018||Jim Roberts Trophy||Stableford|
|Wednesday||11 July 2018||Summer Trophy Round 2||Stableford|
|Monday||16 July 2018||Summer Stableford||Stableford|
|Wednesday||18 July 2018||Match v SURREY NATIONAL||HOME|
|Monday||23 July 2018||Foursomes Shield||Stableford|
|Friday||27 July 2018||Match v FOXBRIDGE||AWAY|
|Monday||30 July 2018||Alliance Stableford||Stableford|
|Wednesday||01 August 2018||Summer Trophy Round 3||Stableford|
|Monday||06 August 2018||Club Championship RI||Stoke Play|
|Wednesday||08 August 2018||Club Championship R2||Stoke Play|
|Monday||13 August 2018||Summer Tankard||Stableford|
See you on the fairways soon.
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