A new competition year and a new venue for the first NAPGC Final of 2016.
This year the Gordon and Mary Forster Bowl Finals were held at Cherwell Edge Golf Club, North Oxfordshire. Set in rolling scenic countryside with dramatic views, the mature tree lined parkland course proved a good test for our finalists.Despite it being a very cold and slightly damp April day scoring in the final was on the whole very good.
In the Mary Forster Final Christine Smith from Easthampstead Ladies B team scored a magnificent 42 stableford points to lead her team to victory, ably supported by Edmee Murray (33pts) and Jo Lawton-Davis (28pts) for an overall winning score of 102 stableford points.Runners up were the second Easthampstead Ladies team of Suzanne Richards (30pts), Nelina Ladak (30pts) and Alison Woolly (35pts) with a total score of 95 stableford points. The other teams to reach the Final were Haste Hill with two teams and one team from Hoebridge who all won their their groups in the round robin stage of this winter competition.
ELGCA A Winners Mary Forster Bowl 2016 ELGCA B Runners Up
There were seven teams competing in the Men's Gordon Forster Bowl Final. An impressive three teams from Tilgate Forest, two from Cheshunt and one each from Basildon and Rose Hill. The eventual winners were the team from Rose Hill with the runners up being the colourfully dressed Tilgate Forest Newbies who certainly added a bit of style to the occasion!.
The Rose Hill team were led by an impressive 42 stableford points from Stuart Green backed up by Andrew Beard (36pts) Steve Frost (38pts) and Steve Green (34pts) with a winning team score of 150 stableford points. The Tilgate Forest Newbies total score of 140 stableford points came from Jon Britchford (37pts), Simon Spring (28pts) Neill Jonas (39pts) and Ian Kirk 36 (pts). Full results can be viewed on the Men's and Ladies competition pages.
Rose Hill Winners Gordon Forster Bowl 2016 Tilgate Forest Newbies Runners Up
Our thanks go to Les Hasell for all his efforts through the dark winter months for organising this competition. If you would like to hone your competitive edge when there is not much else going on in the golfing calendar then look out for the entry form in September and your team could be lifting the trophy next April!
Serious practice before the start of the competition Listen carefully I shall say this only once!
Watching to see how its done on the 1st tee Easthampstead Ladies celebrate their success
On the tee at the 10th Putting for a birdie