Very healthy 76 players turned out today for Surrey National’s annual Charity Day. Our luck held on the weather – t-shirts, a light breeze and a fantastic spring day for golf. Course in great nick, greenkeepers had worked hard and the last week has really seen some decent growth.
Format was better-ball fourballs off of club, two best scores recorded for each hole. Different to previous years’ texas scramble and I think the pace was good for everyone. Less debate and chat than scramble, and 4 and a 1/2 hour rounds for most. All good.
Our fourball of the Matt’s Stock and Jaggs, Mike and myself were given the 6th to start. Not the nicest but two solid shots from Stockie for an easy par and a nett birdie and we saw that one through ok. Jaggsy and I both birdied the 7th and we were off. Solid golf all round, healthy number of birdies and only the 15th saw us trip up with only a par and bogey. We came in with 46 out and back – 92 overall was decent for us but not enough on the day.
Butch from the Pistols won the individual with 45pts and helped his team take the team victory. Ralph’s old boys did very well coming in 2nd. I managed to take a nearest the pin and longest drive, Jaggsy scooping balls for the only birdie on the 3rd.
Lunch after post-match drinks, and Joe welcomed everyone and the lady from the NSPCC spoke about the work they are doing. Graham Loveless did a stirling job with the auction, Bronwen’s cake doing well thanks to Jeff, and a great amount was raised on the day. All in, over £4,000 was raised.
Special thanks to Bronwen and Margaret for their help in organising the day, sorting the scores, quiz and keeping everyone and everything in order.