Report from David Murrell who once again organised and sponsored a fantastic day.
“I am pleased to report we had a very successful day yesterday at Swinley, which was enjoyed by all.
The weather was generally sunny until a very few spots of rain late in the afternoon.
As you can see from the attached, the final number of players was 40, the same number as what was believed to be the all time record number of last year. Applications did get to 42 but Mike Turner had to pull him and his guest out at relatively short notice due to a back injury. Swinley required a minimum number of 18 so there appears potentially to be an offering of a further fixture for next year and hopefully many years ahead.
The number of players was equally split at 20 each between OT’s and guests.
The OT and trophy winner in the morning was Ben Hunt with 37 points followed by Richard Willacy with 35. The guest winner was Sophie Banham with 37 points winning on countback from D Smyth.
In the afternoon greensomes Ben Hunt and Mark Wilkinson were the OT and trophy winners with 41 points (19 on the back nine) beating Mark and Sophie Banham on the same score but only 18 on the back nine.
The nearest the pin on the 17th hole in the morning in memory of the late Matthew Compton was Murray Dron.
In my 50th year at this event my brothers and I were happy to sponsor all players by £10 each, the prizes and, as a one off, free drinks during the lunch break between the two rounds.”