Total of 16 players attended of which 14 were OTGS and two additional SGHGC members to help make up the numbers, which was very appreciative.
Day looked promising but heavy rain during lunch added risk to the afternoon round. However, the unpredictable weather was in our favour and the afternoon turned out to be very warm and dry.
Format of the day was stableford and playing for prizes rather than the Fairwater Cup. Scores were good and I’m sure the new handicap system favoured some more than others!! Final top scores were,
First: David Morgan with 39 Points
Second: Pete Whalley with 37 Points
Third: Terry Davidge 35 Points (count back against Andy Ford)
Nearest to the Pin 11th – Terry Davidge
Nearest to the Pin 8th – Gary Hector
Competitions this year have been rescheduled as follows:
- Brent Knoll Bowl to August 21-22 with practice day 20 August.
- Halford Hewitt to September 7-12 with Tues 7/Weds 8 being practice days.
- Fairwater Cup moved from St George’s Hill GC to Reigate Heath Friday 27 August.
Unfortunately all of the above meetings/competitions were cancelled due to Covid-19.
First OTGS event of the year is being held at Swinley Forest again on Tuesday 10th March 2020. All day 36 holes (or as many as you want!), lunch etc. Guests of OT’s also invited. Please contact David Murrell to be included on the invitation list.
Update: Due to Covid-19 this meeting was rescheduled to 15 Sept 2020 under Covid-19 restrictions. Despite these restrictions and limit on numbers it was a great day we were close to the limit with number of players.
Results of the day, the leading OT with 36 points gaining a free entry hopefully on the second Tuesday of next March 2021 (to be confirmed) was G Hallas with 36 points . R Parsons was second with 35 and gains a half price entry. The two leading guests earning a half price entry (providing the OT invites them!) were L Hill on 40 points and N Lewis on 37.
Let’s hope for a better 2021!
On one of the many sunny afternoons sat on the terrace with Simon Hobbs (OT) at Reigate Heath with views of the Surrey Hills to admire with a nice cold beer and chatting away, we came up with the idea to try an arrange a golf day for OT’s again to share this fantastic 9 hole course. So I have booked the afternoon of Friday 13th of September 2019 to try and make this happen.
Not only is it a fantastic 9 hole course (which plays 18 holes from different tee positions) but we have just taken on Tony Tobin, celebrity chef who has appeared on Saturday kitchen, Ready Steady Cook etc, as our catering provider at the club. Not only is he providing the club with food but will eventually open the club to the public as a restaurant.
Access to Reigate Heath GC is just off junction 8 of the M25, off the A25 Reigate-Dorking stretch just outside Reigate, rail access is also not bad!!
Number of players we’re looking for are Min 8 – Max 36.
The plan for the day runs something like this:
Meet 11:30 – 12:00
Lunch 12:30 (two course meal incl wine)
Golf 18 holes 14:00
Prize giving 18:00 (we have cups available!!)
Cost for the day is looking like £45 for Lunch/Golf/Prizes. Anything extra on top of that will be the share of bar tab!
“This outstanding heathland layout is set on the Surrey heathland belt and boasts over 100 years of history and pedigree. In fact, this course is so good Peter Alliss described it as “a little gem” during his 1980s television series. With different tees for the second nine there is not only a change of distance, but a variation of angle, making some holes dramatically different.”
Contact me if you’re interested and want to play.
Fantastic day once again and like last year the weather was dry and sunny. Initially we had 15 OTs for lunch and AGM and 14 for golf, however, on the day (through no fault of their own) we finished with 12 for lunch and 10 for golf. Still a good turnout. We welcomed Andrew Ford for his first OTGS meet and hope to see him in many more events in the future.
Results for the day were:
1st Pete Whalley Gross 74
2nd Iain Westwater Gross 79
3rd Andrew Ford Gross 80
1st Pete Whalley 36 points
2nd Andrew Ford 36 points
3rd David Morgan 36 points
1st David Morgan 36
2nd Iain Westwater 33
3rd Richard Willacy 32