In 2002 the legendary Tom Watson played an exhibition match on The Church Course, he presented the Club with a Wedge which is now played for each year.
No one know how the team format was dreamed up or if Watson would like the strange rules but 22 team of 4 enjoyed the event on Saturday. The rules this year were as follows: 4 ball team, stableford scoring. Two scores to count on the front nine, Three scores to count on the back nine. Each player in the team can choose to play from the Blue Tees or the Yellow Tees. From the yellow a bonus point is earned for a gross birdie or better and from the Blue tee a bonus point is earned for nett par or better. The Blue tee bonus was more generous than in the prior years and this proved popular with the players, with many choosing to play from mostly Blue tees.
This weekend was also the first time the new tee complex on the 18th was fully open so it was great for everyone to get a chance to play from the spectacular blue tee.
The top 7 teams walked away with prizes, the results were as follows:
1st: Josh Greenaway, John Paul, Nigel Buse, Tuck Clagett 123 pts
2nd: Rob Cook, Andy Bunt, Nigel Connolly, Tom Wills 118 pts
3rd: Matt Robins, Andy Carthew, Tom Hughes, Paul Hughes 116 pts
4th: Nigel Ahearn, Danny Hoare, Keith Searle, Andy Golding 115 pts
5th: Keith Hawke, Paul Honey, Nigel Goodman, John Westlake 112 pts
6th: David Lupton, Rod Frost, Lewis Bradley, Stuart Morley 112 pts
7th: Adrian Halling, Martin Biddle, Kenton Williams, Richard Lawrence 111 pts