We recently enjoyed some wonderful golf from the best players in the area who contested the 36 hole scratch competition, The Cotswold Trophy, this is the final event for the CGU Duchess Salver.
The day’s weather conditions were tough with variable, strong swirling winds and number of sharp downpours all of which tested the players’ concentration and skill. Our Course was in great condition thanks to JK and his team, a view echoed by many of the competitors.
The winner was Henbury’s Nick Day, Gloucestershire’s Order of Merit winner, with rounds of 71+74.
He led by 2 after the morning round, ahead of Stuart Macdonald (CSGC) and Haider Hussain (Kendleshire), with 7 others within two shots.
While Haider dropped back slightly in the afternoon, former champion Andy Hale (CSGC) fired the equal best score of the afternoon, 72, to take 4th place.
Macdonald repeated his morning round of 73 to finish on 146, and was joined in the runner up position by Mitch Waite (Filton) who shot 72.
However, Nick, despite a wobble at the 14th, safely secured pars for the last 4 holes for a one shot victory, to regain the title he won in 2014.
Captain Jim Cushley presented the Trophy and praised the players and ground staff for providing us with a feast of high quality golf.
Prizes awarded for top 5 places.
Many of you may not be aware that Chipping Sodbury GC and Knowle GC were both founded in 1905. In order to perpetuate and celebrate this historic fact an annual match, for the Centenary Trophy is played each year.
The Clubs’ teams comprised both male and mixed pairs playing four-ball match play. The honour and great fun to represent the club under Captain Jim Cushley’s leadership certainly proved to be a marvellous day out with the host’s course being in top class condition and providing a varied challenge to us all.
We were generously hosted by the Captain and his team at Knowle on Sunday 21st August 2016 and, despite threatening clouds and whispers of distant showers, a right royal battle took place. Showing no hint of triumphalism we were delighted with the outcome.
Congratulations to all the prizewinners listed in the document below:
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