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We are a society of gay and lesbian golfers based in London but with members all over the UK. We play on Sundays over the year on courses around London and also have several residential away trips a year. We have approximately 70 members with handicaps ranging from 4 to 36.
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Darenth Valley, 2014
At the final event of 2014, there was lots to play for and the conditions couldn't be better, as we were blessed with beautiful weather. First off the tee was Andrew G and Dave H competing for the Matchplay Cup. It wasn't too long before Dave H was 3-up...Andrew fought back and going into the 18th he was 1-up. But Dave H's tenacity and consistency meant that he won the 18th to square the match. So, it was into a play-off hole. After a poor drive Andrew was faced with an impossible shot, as the green was protected by mature trees. Failing to clear the trees, Andrew fate was almost sealed. But it went to the final shots and...it was Dave H who eventually secured victory.
In contention for the President Balls; best 5 combined Stableford points over the season, were approximately five golfers. An in-form Steve I was the bookies favourite. Scoring a magnificent 38pts, Steve I secured the President Balls trophy, and along the way came second on the day, and also won the Longest Drive of the day, with a magnificent down wind 320yd shot!
The winner of the event was Kevin D who returned to playing Irons golf...scoring a fantastic 39pts. With Steve I coming second on count-back, Trevor P finished in 3rd place; also on 38pts. The Nearest the Pin was Steve P...the only golfer to get on the green!
Other notable performances were, Chris S scoring an eagle on the 8th, a magnificent collapse by Tomas B who scored 23 on the first 9...but returned in only 6 pts. Finally, congratulations go to Edward B (guest of Mark B) who, at only 13 years old, and playing off a recently reduced 10 handicap, scored an outstanding 40 points.
Steve P, Irons Secretary
|Edward B||10.0 (10)||40||Guest|
|Kevin D||12.1 (12)||39||1st|
|Steve I||12.0 (12)||38||2nd,LD,PBalls|
|Trevor P||26.0 (26)||38||3rd|
|Ken C||12.4 (12)||38|
|Andrew G||11.2 (11)||37||2ndMP|
|Dave H||12.2 (12)||37||1stMP|
|John Cf||8.9 (9)||37|
|Terry H||27.6 (28)||36|
|David H||24.0 (24)||36|
The 2014 season has come to an end. Congratulations to our four major winners:
|Matchplay champion||Dave H|
|President's Balls (best five scores over the year)||Steve I|
|Scratch champion (held at captain's day)||Ash C|
|Nett champion (held at captain's day)||Terry H|
And also to our other event winners:
|Founder's cup (team matchplay)||President|
|Wales tour winner||Celio L|
|Devon tour winner||Richard Br|
|Wales tour winner||John S|
|Sunday event winners||Adrian, James, Peter, Richard, James, John, Celio, Rob, Terry, Trevor, Bernie, Martin, Steve, Godfrey & Kevin|
The top of the final President's Ball table shows a clear win for Steve following excellent play late in the year:
|Steve I||38 38 37 33 32||+2||178|
|James D||39 34 33 32 30||+12||168|
|Trevor P||38 36 31 31 31||+13||167|
|Dave H||37 34 34 31 31||+13||167|
|Andrew G||37 33 33 32 31||+14||166|
|Ken C||38 35 32 29 29||+17||163|
|Terry H||39 36 30 29 27||+19||161|