Presidents Day 2018

An overcast day met the 30 members of the Society who gathered for the Presidents Day at Walton Heath.

Problems on the M25 led to some confusion over start times but eventually the field disappeared into the gloom of the Old Course for a stableford singles competition.  Some playing off the white tees for the Salver and others off the green tees for the Presidents Putter.

The President, Chris Sneath, was waiting at the 11th tee with liquid refreshment, ‘Pims’ I believe, together with a selection of chocolate bars, to help the players on their way.

Lunch was, as usual, very good but all too short before members braved the worsening weather for 18 holes of foursomes on the New Course in the afternoon.

Scoring proved difficult for most of the field but all said how much they had enjoyed the day at Walton Heath.

The Presidents Salver was won by Tim Cracklen with 34 points beating Michael Robinson with 31 points pipping 3 other on a count back.

The Putter was taken away by Rob White-Cooper with 28 points narrowly easing past John Gill with 27 points.

The afternoon foursomes were taken with a tremendous score of 38 by Simon Shaw and Hugh Smith who beat Simon Horwood and Michael Robinson, 36 into second place.

The President thanked the assembled company for their support and looked forward to seeing them again later in the year.

Winner Tim Cracklen receiving the Presidents Salver

Winners of the foursomes – Hugh Smith And Charles Shaw