The Fellowship's 2019 Annual Golf Day was held at Woking Golf Club on Friday 31st May which is one of the famous three W golf courses. Founded in 1893 it is the oldest of the Surrey heathland courses. It's style is in the tradition of old English golf clubs and still retains this very appealing characteristic.
We had a record 13 Fellows attending on the day and joined the prestigious and long standing Motor Trade Golf Society on one of their guest days. This is the sixth year we have joined them and without their generous invitation to allow the Fellowship to do this we would struggle to arrange a day of this quality and standard of golf course.
The day commenced with bacon rolls and coffee in the elegant and comfortable Clubhouse lounge. Play commenced for the large field of attendees with a shotgun start allowing everybody to finish at around the same time. We were blessed with good weather on the day which was dry throughout. The course presented a good challenge to everybody's golfing skills and was in spectacular condition. The greens were particularly well prepared and required great care and attention with some pin positions leading us to believe the head greenkeeper had argued with his partner overnight.
After the round we were treated to a fantastic 3 course lunch starting with a choice of hors d'oeuvres, then a choice of succulent carved pork or lamb stew main course followed by generous helpings of various desserts.
The winner of the Fellowship competition and the Presidents Bowl was first time winner, Nick Kingsbury with 37points. Nick's score was the highest of the day in all member competitions and also won him the MTGS main prize. Our runner up was regular winner, Bob Cadmans with 36 points and won him the Henley Challenge Cup. The longest drive was won by Phil Woodcock and nearest the pin was won by Jerry Bart on the first time he joined us on the Fellowship's day. The prizes were presented by the MTGS's vice President Nick Haigh.
Following the presentation, Honorary Secretary Brian Childs, thanked the MTGS for their generosity in allowing the Fellowships participation and wished them good success in the future. Special thanks were offered to Golf Manager Terry Wills who organised the whole event in such spectacular fashion.
In conclusion, the day was a tremendous success and we look forward to being invited to join one of next years events.