Seniors Championship at Bletchingley Golf Club

July 1, 2014 11:49 pm

We were very lucky with the weather on Wednesday June 18th as 17 of the Tuesday morning seniors class at World of Golf New Malden joined Jon Woodroffe at the beautiful Bletchingley Golf Club for the next instalment of the Seniors championship.

So far there have been 9 different winners of the trophy so all set out with great hope. Early on some of the groups of players took on the look of a weather forecast, a deep depression looming over them in spite of the improving climate on the day. The front 9 holes caused much dismay, except for John Friend who scored a consistent 18 points and was thus leading into the back 9.
Paul Pettigrew seemed to have a eureka moment on the 10th tee and scored 2 gross birdies and 3 pars and with his handicap that netted him a bumper 23 points to add to his meagre 9 on the front 9 holes, leaving him second behind the incredibly consistent John Friend who added another 18 points coming home.
This meant that yet again a new winner would be taking custody of the trophy.
There were incidents a plenty. A drive on one hole struck the ladies tee box and rebounded behind the player, leaving the group slightly unsure of if there was any penalty to be incurred for such a freak shot. Mike Nation, working on a new chipping style managed to double hit the ball while playing onto the 2nd green, but it still ended up quite close to the hole but sadly for one more shot than intended.
All in all the guys had a great game and all agreed that the golf course was in superb condition and would thoroughly recommend that if you have not played Bletchingley Golf course, you really should, it is a hidden gem.
Details of the next Seniors championship will be out soon so to get involved just e mail

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