Small field on Thursday for the Surrey Chamber of Commerce’s October golf day at the fantastic Camberley Heath Golf Club.
Three groups were out for the day, and only two members of our lot, myself and Wing Commander Graham Adams, were in attendance. Decent day, and we missed the clouds and rain that came in late afternoon.
Its a great course and I was looking forward to playing it again, quality greens as you’d expect in good nick. It isnt a long course and you can score well, but need to keep it straight and ideally putt from below the hole. They were quick for Autumn greens.
Graham and I were out with Neil off 24 (going on about 13), and Steve the Commerce President this year, who’s not been playing long off 28.
Sponsor on the day was Logicar, a new car lease company who put up a prize of the lease of a fantastic £105K Mercedes-Benz SL-something for a nearest the pin. We saw a good marker on the green, but was the pin obscured by a bunker. I knocked it on but not close, and then ol’ Adams goes very close and sticks it to 8feet for the win! And yes, the birdie putt was missed by a good four feet, but he just avoided the shame of the 3putt by the skin of his teeth.
We had a good social fourball, and in the final shake up I nicked a birdie on the last to share the best two scores in the group with 33.
Turns out overall 4 scores were at 33. Obvs I missed out on countback coming 4th, but Graham secured third for more bottles of wine, and then added to it by winning the blind pairs game.
Nice haul from Graham, well played. I was left grumbling about the higher handicaps (and yes the winner was off 24), but played reasonable well on a cracking course and we all enjoyed a top social dinner afterwards.
If anyone wants to come along to a Surrey Chamber of Commerce day, then speak to myself, Phil, Graham, Brian C, or Simon B.
2year Membership isn’t much, and perfect if you can wangle a day as business expense with or without clients. It a great chance to play 12 tip courses in Surrey, and it’s a fair green fee rate if you consider a decent look-in for some prizes plus a top dinner afterwards.