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Camberley Heath/ Army Report

posted 14 Sep 2018, 05:56 by Brian Ward   [ updated 14 Sep 2018, 06:51 ]

Camberley Heath / Army Report   August 28 th – 29 th 2018

The GSGB August Meeting straddled the Surrey, Hampshire border when we visited Camberley Heath GC (Surrey) and Army GC (Hampshire), two lovely wooded heathland courses. Good weather was enjoyed on both days by the 59 members who attended, the temperatures being much more manageable than those experienced at the Belfry during the July heat wave. Camberley Heath is a fine course containing all of the characteristics of Britain's finest heathland layouts. With heather, bunkers and pine trees in abundance, Harry Colt must have been delighted to be offered such an attractive free draining piece of land on which to build a golf course. Unfortunately the greens were not at their best following the annual maintenance programme but the rest of the course was magnificent with some particularly attractive (some might say penal!) bunkering on show. This however didn't stop some excellent scores being registered, particularly by the men. The course also boasts a challenging and memorable quartet of par-3's and it's easy to see why it's consistently ranked in the list of England's top 100 courses.

At Dinner we were joined by the husband and wife team of Kevin and Debbie Warner who are fulfilling the roles of club Captain and Ladies Captain in the same year. Kevin accepted the £500 Society cheque from GSGB Chairman Giles Hinchcliffe before speaking about Camberley's very strong junior section.

You can view the photos from the prize giving here.

Perfect playing conditions greeted everyone on Day 2 at the Army and although the course is not as heavily bunkered as Camberley, the tree lined fairways, ditches and fast greens provided more than enough of a challenge. That however didn't stop Martyn Pellew from scoring a very impressive 43 points to add to the 36 he registered on the first day which comfortably brought home The King of Morocco Cup by 5 points over Ian Edwards who is also a Woburn member. Ian's total of 74 points would have comfortably won the cup in any of the previous five years. The Society Salver was narrowly won by Gillian Curley from Northants County with 69 points over Vanessa Adams from the Warren  with 68 points.

Congratulations to all prize winners. A full list can be seen below.

The next event will be at Moortown / Bradford on September 26th – 27th.

 

KING OF MOROCCO CUP-

(Gents Gross Aggregate)

 

CHELTENHAM VASE

Woburn

79

Martyn Pellew

SOCIETY SALVER-

 (Ladies Gross Aggregate)

 

CHELTENHAM BOWL

 

Northants County

69

Gillian Curley

RUNNER-UP PRIZE -

Gents Net Aggregate

 

TANKARD

Woburn

74

Ian Edwards

RUNNER-UP PRIZE-

Ladies Net Aggregate

 

GLASS BOWL

The Warren

68

Vanessa Adams

DAY PRIZES-

2nd DAY

Gents – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

Effingham

36

George Clark

 

Gents – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

The Warren

36

Terry Jones

 

Ladies – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

Sand Moor

34

Christine Hinchcliffe

 

Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Northants County

33

Celia Edwards

1st  DAY

Gents – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

Northants County

39

Michael Curley

 

Gents – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Bath

39

Nick Bye

 

Ladies – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

Effingham

31

Liz Clark

 

Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Bath

29

Stephanie Moor