Swinley Forest – March 2018

This year was indeed a memorable day with a recent and maybe an all, or a nearly, an all time high attendance of 40 players, 18 of which were OT’s.  David M has been organising this venue since 1974 and cannot recall ever seeing so many OT’s and guests. Thankfully the snow melted just in time for the event to take place.

The OT winner in the morning singles was Mark Wilkinson with 42 points and, a newcomer, Richard Parsons with 40 points was second.

In the afternoon, Murray Dron (an OT) with his guest Richard Pallot won with 42 points (23 on the last nine) beating on countback OT’s Iain Westwater and David Morgan with 42 points (19 on the last nine).

Mark Wilkinson won the nearest the pin prize on the 17th hole in the morning in memory of the late Mathew Compton.

Brent Knoll Bowl 2018

What a great performance by the team!!
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Back Row: Tim Blood, Iain Westwater, Pete Whalley
Front Row: Phil Stickler, Richard Willacy, Gary Hector

Main Competition:
First round drawn against local side Leatherjackets – won 2-1
Second round drawn against Sherborne – won 2-1
(Sherborne have won this competition 3 out of the last 4 years!)
Semi Finals drawn against Royal Air Force – Lost 2-1
Close though in the semi-final:
GH/PS Lost 2-1
RW/IW Won 1 up
PW/TB Lost 1 down

We haven’t achieved this result in many years so well done boys.    Beware Cranleigh at the Halford Hewitt!!