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Worthians Golf – 2013/4 Season

Worthians Golf

2013-2014 Season

Although not as well supported as Europe’s Ryder Cup Team, I am pleased to report that the Worthians Golfing Society continues to be supported by our core group of members, and encouragingly a few new members enlisting during this last year.

The 2013 Autumn Meeting was, for the third time, a weekend meeting at the East Sussex National golf course and hotel. Unfortunately, the Saturday game was a washout but ollowing a visit to the local pub for lunch, Worthians took part in a ‘round the Bedroom Suite’ putting competition with no damage to either the participants or the hotel!

Thirteen players took to the course on the Sunday, in good weather, and Graham Hutchings (G’05) won the Worth Salver with 31 stableford points, with Peter Gottelier (R’70) and Dominic Pasqua (B’76) close behind.

Two nearest the pin prizes were won by Rory Pickard (StB’11) and the third by ‘Keep it in the Family’ Simon Pickard (StB’78).  Hugh Bett (B’73) flexed his muscles to win the longest drive. Everyone agreed that the weekend was a great success and it is to be repeated over the weekend of 1st/2nd November this year.

In April we had our annual match at Royal Ashdown Forest against the Old Gregorians Golfing Society and I am pleased to report that the Worthians won by 4 points to 2 – almost a resounding victory!

Unfortunately, as in the previous year, we were unable to field a team to take part in the Grafton Morrish Public Schools Old Boys Scratch Foursomes event. The date conflicted with other fixtures to which some of our lower andicap players were committed. To compete at this level reqires a greater depth of low handicap players and hopefully on reading this some might contact me.

We managed to field a team for the Russell Bowl Catholic Public Schools tournament in May being represented by Patrick (C’01) and Phillip Davey (F’04), Peter GottelierRupert Pridham (G’81) Matthew Wood (B’77) and myself. We have won this in the past, but came an honourable 2nd on this occasion.

The Spring Meeting was repeated at Moor Park and was enjoyed by all who took part.  Greg Pickard (StB’81) carried away the Worth Rose Bowl, with 36 points, with Dominic Pasqua and James Robertson (B’89) taking 2nd and 3rd prizes. On this occasion the mighty Matthew Wood won the longest drive with Peter Gottelier taking the two nearest the pin prizes.

Currently I have a postal membership of some 50 members although only a relative minority are active participants during the year. I am sure that there are many Worthians that are active golfers and they would be very welcome to join the Society irrespective of handicap.  If you are interested in joining please contact me at kandbaway@gmail.com or on 01323 733499.

Ken Ross (G’65)