Jow from Woldingham and myself were invited by Grant to play in his golf society at their May event on Thursday. This year his society returned to Walton Heath since the last time they played there in 2004. Turns out The Radio Industry Golf Society has been played since 1933, and they visit a number of top top courses a few times a year. I heard Royal Portcawl is the venue for their annual Open-course event later this year and they have Captains Day at the The Berkshire and also Sunningdale events coming up.
Format on Thursday at Walton Heath was for 18 hole 3ball individual stableford in the morning on the Old Course. After lunch we had pairs stableford greensomes in the afternoon on the New Course. 36 holes… and we all felt it the next day. Weather
behaved, bright morning sun didnt last and it was fairly overcast most of the day but remained quite arm. A great day, but not one for my golf. 12 out and 18 back on the New Course not very good, wasn’t really Jow’s day either. Grant however played a very steady game, taking a solid, conservative approach off the tee to clock up a heap of three points to return a score of 38pts and 2nd place overall for a cup and wine. May have been 1st place for the ‘junior’ cup, however they divided up the members prizes.
Afternoon greensomes was always going to be tough after a couple of drinks and the seriously great lunch at Walton Heath. After a very modest front nine with some ropey driving from me, Grant and I eventually pulled our greensomes game together on the back nine returning 22pts or 23pts and coming in 2nd for a couple more bottles of wine.
US Open Qualifying 2019
If anyone is not working next Monday, I’d highly recommend visiting Walton Heath this Monday 3rd June, when the course hosts it’s annual US Open Qualifying event. It is free and a great chance to get up close to the Pro’s as they crack it around the Old and New Courses.