The Berkshire 30th June 2021
Despite being a high profile event we could only muster a disappointing turn out of 14 for the morning round and 12 for the main afternoon event.
The Berkshire was unsettlingly quite and until well after our members had departed for their morning round on the Blue Course we appeared to be the only golfers there. Nevertheless the course was in splendid condition and the quality of the scores returned said everything. Our winner was Justin Towlson with a fantastic score of 45 points off a 5 handicap – a gross 67, net 62 – need I say more. The runner up was Richard Willacy with 38 (Mike Roden was actually the runner up with 39 points but he managed a better result in the afternoon) which would usually have been good enough to win the event.
The weather remained dry for the main foursomes event on the Red Course; the winners were Andy Chew and Mike Roden with 37 points just pipping Richard Willacy and Charlie Tunnadine into second place. Mike Roden retained the Trophy for a second year which says much for his consistent standard of play.
The prize giving was held in the marquee on the patio where David Downes took over for Peter Dyson, who was otherwise engaged down in Wales. He welcomed the members and thanked the Berkshire for presenting two wonderful courses and the high standard of the catering given the difficult conditions prevailing. He then took much pleasure in presenting the prizes to our worthy winners.