Hankley Common GC meet on 21st March 2017
Our first meeting of the 2017 season took place at Hankley Common Golf Club near Farnham in Surrey. Dawn was just breaking as the early starters arrived for a day of foursomes at this heathland course. The weather forecast promised to be bright but cold and that, for the most part, was what followed.
The morning foursomes recorded a win for David Spence – Sunningdale (10) and his guest Jeremy McIlroy -‐ Hankley Common (13) with a score of 35. They were followed into second place by Peter Robinson – Worplesdon (6) and his guest Jeff Archer – The Oxfordshire (4) with 32 points. The team having recorded the best score on nine holes were Ben Richards (7) and his guest James Hollis (4) both from Sunningdale with 19 points.
The afternoon foursomes saw a win for Hugh DuVivier – Wimbledon Park (12) and John Griston – West Sussex (13) with the magnificent total of 39 points. Runners up were Mark Roden (12) and his guest Mark Precious (7), both from Dulwich & Sydenham with 37 points. Richard Morris – Woburn (15) and Graham Sutton – Ashridge (10) had the best nine holes with 20 points.
The course was in fine condition but the greens, having just been verti-drained and top dressed, were bumpy and slow. Lunch and tea were excellent. Thirty-two members and their guests attended the meeting and the overall impression was that they all enjoyed their day.