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2018 AGM - The Belfry

posted 6 Aug 2018, 14:35 by Paul Collier   [ updated 7 Aug 2018, 01:08 ]
The 2018 Golf Society of Great Britain AGM took place at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield on 26th/27th July. Seventy one members enjoyed good weather for the duration of their stay with temperatures reaching 34 degrees on Day 1. Thankfully temperatures dropped into the mid twenties on Day 2 to the relief of everyone as this rarest of summers continued to deliver hot and dry weather. Both golf courses are relatively modern parkland designs. The PGA National being a more open and mounded design which looks almost like a links course with most fairways looking very brown indeed. However, the world famous Brabazon course, home to four Ryder Cup events, was very green indeed with trees, bunkers and water combining to make this very tough proposition for all. Fast, sloping greens and a number of very difficult pin positions only added to the challenge. The scores on the PGA National were generally quite good but the Brabazon was a completely different story with no one managing a score in the thirties.

The accommodation and facilities of the Hotel are of the highest order, the Pro shop being one of the biggest in Europe with enough stock to interest everyone. The food was also excellent throughout our stay.

At the AGM our outgoing Chairman, Mr Robin Moser, was presented with two engraved GSGB tankards in recognition of his three year term as Chairman.  

The Handicap Cups for the best two day aggregate scores were won by Giles Hinchcliffe (Sand Moor) retaining the trophy with 55 points and Liz Clark (Effingham) 53 points. Ian and Celia Edwards with 104 points, claimed the "Enjoy Golf Together Trophy" by having the best husband and wife aggregate score over the two days.

We were joined at Dinner by Alastair Cochran who along with John Stobbs wrote "The Search for the Perfect Swing", the book being commissioned by GSGB founder Sir Aynsley Bridgland 50 years ago in 1968. Alastair spoke about the beginnings of the book and his life in golf thereafter before being presented with an engraved whisky glass.

Our new Chairman, Mr Giles Hinchcliffe presented the prizes and the full list of winners can be found below.

Our next Meeting will take place at Camberley Heath GC & Army GC on August 28th/29th.

The 2019 AGM will be held at East Sussex National.

Here are the photos from the AGM.

 

RESULTS SHEET – Belfry AGM MEETING  26 – 27 July 2018

 

HANDICAP CUP–

Gents  Aggregate

 

Westminster Vase

from

Sand Moor

55

 

 

 

Giles Hinchcliffe

 

HANDICAP CUP –

Ladies Aggregate

 

Westminster Bowl

from

Effingham

53

 

Liz Clark

 

 

ENJOY GOLF TOGETHER

Mixed aggregate  score

 

 

Claret Jug

from

Woburn/ Northants County

104

 

Ian & Celia Edwards

 

 

RUNNERS UP –

Gents Aggregate

 

Tankard

from

Bath

54

 

Robert Hill

 

RUNNERS UP–

Ladies Aggregate

 

Glass Bowl

from

Northants County

53

 

Celia Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 2 –Gents – 1st Prize

Pair Whisky Glasses

from

Brickendon Grange

31

 

Ed Devine

 

 

              Gents – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Effingham

30

 

George Clark

 

 

              Gents – ­3rd Prize

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

28

 

Pete Carpenter

 

 

              Ladies – 1st Prize

 

Pair Wine Glasses

from

Ferndown

25

 

Brenda Ferriman

 

 

              Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Alwoodley

23

 

Vicki Moss

 

 

 

              Ladies – 3rd Prize          

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

23

 

Jan Carpenter

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 1 -Gents – 1st Prize

Pair Whisky Glasses

from

Chelmsford

27

 

Alan Golbourn

 

 

              Gents – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Northants County

25

 

Ronnie Steedman

 

 

              Gents – 3rd  Prize

 

Small Bowl

from

Portal

25

 

Ben McDyre

 

 

              Ladies – 1st Prize

 

Pair Wine Glasses

from

Henley

34

 

Delia Norris

 

 

              Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Woburn

33

 

Clare Fulton

 

 

              Ladies – 3rd Prize          

 

Small Bowl

from

Bath

30

 

Linda Hill

 

NEAREST THE PIN

Day 2 - Gents

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

Peter Shawdon

 

 

             Ladies

 

Small Bowl

from

Alwoodley

Carol Briggs

 

 

Day 1 - Gents

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

Pete Carpenter

 

   

             Ladies

 

Small Bowl

from

Chelmsford

Carole Golbourn