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Woodhall Spa Report

posted 24 May 2019, 02:24 by Brian Ward   [ updated 24 May 2019, 09:26 ]

Woodhall Spa Report   May 21st - 22nd 2019

The GSGB's first meeting of the 2019 season was played at Woodhall Spa, home to the relatively modern Bracken layout and the world famous Hotchkin course which is currently ranked 78th in the World. The Hotchkin will always be linked to the society through Neil Hotchkin, designer and owner of the course and GSGB President between 1989-93.

Forty three members enjoyed glorious weather over the two days of competition as they battled the notoriously well bunkered Hotchkin layout. A three year course renovation programme was recently completed by world renowned golf course architect Tom Doak and his team. Thousands of trees were removed to help with heather regeneration and bunkers have been both refurbished and added to create a more open heathland feel and a much improved golf course.

 
 

At Dinner, we were joined by the Woodhall Spa Captain, Mr David Hilton and the Ladies Vice-Captain Cynthia Treharne. GSGB Chairman, Giles Hinchcliffe, presented David with a £500 donation to be used to support the club's junior section.

The Day 1 prizes were won by David Kerr with 33 points and Vanessa Adams with 28 points and the Day 2 winners were George Clark with 37 points and Christine Hinchcliffe with 30 points.

The aggregate handicap prizes were won by Alan Golbourn with 67 points and Kathryn Archibald with 63.

 
 

David Archibald had the honour of being crowned this year's Men's Scratch Cup winner fending off challenges from Alan Golbourn, Lorne Smith and last year's winner Tim Russell. David adds his name to the Cup for the fifth time. Gillian Curley won the Ladies Scratch Cup by one shot over Pat Bennett with Kathryn Archibald a further two shots back.


 
 

A full list of prize winners can be seen below.

The next meeting will be held at Middlesbrough and Cleveland on June 20th - 21st.


Title

Prize

Club

Score

Name

SCRATCH CUP–

Gents Aggregate

PROVENCE VASE

ALNMOUTH

61

DAVID ARCHIBALD

SCRATCH CUP

Ladies Aggregate

PROVENCE BOWL

 

NORTHANTS COUNTY

43

GILLIAN CURLEY

HANDICAP PRIZE – Gents Aggregate

TANKARD

CHELMSFORD

67

ALAN GOLBOURN

HANDICAP PRIZE– Ladies Aggregate

GLASS BOWL

ALNMOUTH

63

KATHRYN ARCHIBALD

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 2 –Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

EFFINGHAM

37

GEORGE CLARK

 Gents – 2nd Prize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

ROYAL DORNOCH

34

LORNE SMITH

 Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

SAND MOOR

30

CHRISTINE HINCHCLIFFE

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

WEST SURREY

29

LOUISE ANDREWS

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 1 -Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

NORTHANTS COUNTY

33

DAVID KERR

Gents – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

BATH

33

BARRIE LUSCOMBE

Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

THE WARREN

28

VANESSA ADAMS

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

READING

27

PAT BENNETT