Saturday the 31st May was a glorious day for golf and the course has never looked better. What could possibly go wrong on such an ideal day?
The Church Course may look delightful but looks can be deceiving as we all know. The definition and contrast on the course is a great look but woe be unto those who enter the longer swards at the moment – it is playing rather hard at the moment, especially for a medal. Just to prove the point, over 20% of the field of 74 players produced a nil return.
John Pease, for one, must have done a nice job of keeping it in the short stuff. His was a rather tidy net 67. One stroke back was Mark Westlake and a variety of players turned in net 69’s – well done to all.
The Woodcote Park Cup is usually the handicap cup played in tandem to the Magor Gold Medal. This year it was decided by the Committee to separate the two in an effort to get more players entering the Club Championship – to be played on Saturday 14th June. For those who are not keen to play a medal off the blue tees, there will be a sweep stableford running on the same day. The course will surely produce a stern test for the eventual champion.