Hollinwell Golf Club 9th April 2018. First one of the 2018 season, and such a welcoming start - a truly magnificent course and clubhouse team ably lead by Martyn Bonner, our host Secretary/Manager for the tournament on Monday. First things first - the teacakes were superb, and as for the bacon sandwiches - which I never eat - they looked so good that I had to try one - and was justifiably rewarded.
Thanks for so many truly lovely people for making the effort to travel to be with each other and well done to the qualifiers.
Quite one of the best qualifying tournaments in the Championship’s history, Notts had it all. Always a great test, the course was presented in wonderful condition, with firm and fast greens, a triumph at this time of any year but doubly so after the ghastly winter everyone continues to endure. With nothing more than a gentle breeze and with just about everyone keeping dry there was even a glimpse of a shadow at one point – true GCS weather!
With such favourable conditions and a quality field it was not surprising that scoring was good, but how good no one could have foreseen. The winner with a stunning 38pts was Jonathan Moore (4) Royal Cromer, closely followed by Chris Gotla (2) Beaconsfield, round in one stroke less – 73 – for 37pts. Tim Stephens (3) Luffenham Heath and shortly on the move to pastures new, came third with 36pts. New boy Callum Austin (3) Old Fold Manor had 35pts for fourth. Just to prove that it wasn’t entirely a Category 1 show, Jon Northover (12) Robin Hood and Ian Chamberlain (8) Frinton both qualified with 34pts as did Gary Peddie (5) St George’s Hill. We look forward to seeing them all at Formby next month.
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