Our Spring Meeting on Tuesday 14 May 2019 will again be held at our favourite venue Hankley Common Golf Club. This beautiful high-quality heathland course near Farnham, Surrey, which originated in 1897, is used as an Open Regional Qualifying Course and was voted number 41 in the Golf Monthly Top 100 courses and 46 in the Golf World Top 100 list (see www.hankley.co.uk for more details).

The Clubhouse opens from 0730 and, from 0800, coffee and a bacon roll will be available. Play will start at 0900 with an 18-hole Handicap Stableford (off full handicap) played in three’s, using both the 1st and 10th yellow tees. This popular meeting provides an excellent opportunity to bring a guest but please bid early to avoid disappointment. Obviously, non-members will not be able to compete for the Golf Society Spring Meeting Trophy but prizes will be awarded for the Winning Guest, Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin competitions. The competition will be followed by a carvery lunch and prize-giving. Those wishing to, may also play another 9 holes of golf for an extra charge.

Our main sponsor for the Spring Meeting is Narrow Aisle (thanks once again to John Maguire). The generosity of our sponsor and backing from Golf Society funds has enabled us to reduce the cost of the package from £135 to £60 for entitled GS members, including coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf, the carvery lunch with wine and competition prizes. Non-entitled members of the Society and guests are required to pay a partly subsidised price of £80 per person. An additional charge of £10 will be required from those wishing to play a further 9-holes of golf. Our Spring Meeting organiser is Peter Wood. Please download the embedded Spring Meeting Application Form and return your form to Peter by 3 May 2019 either with a cheque or online with a BACS payment – his address is as shown on the Entry Form or he can be contacted: e-mail: plwood@talktalk.net or Telephone: 01264-351982. Peter will send out a note to those returning the attached Entry Form giving timings and directions to Hankley Common Golf Club etc. We have to confirm numbers to the Golf Club by 9 May so no refunds can be made to those cancelling after that date. Late bids should be copied to me or, for contact on the day, ring me on 07710 230972.

As a Golf Society we always try to respect the rules of our host club. Please note that on this golf course it is permitted to wear tailored shorts with either single-colour knee-length socks or short white sport socks which must cover the ankle. Also note that pull and electric trolleys are to be kept out of the heather and mobile phones are absolutely forbidden on the golf course and in the Clubhouse. A jacket and tie will be required in the Club Dining Room for lunch and prize-giving.