Golf Society Chairman, Paul Symes, then summed up a ‘different’ year. It is customary to do a hand over to next year’s Captain at the Autumn Meeting but, not having been able to hold an AGM to elect a successor and given his shorten tenure, Bob Harper has agreed to continue his captaincy for 2021.
The Members Meeting in March and the Summer Meeting in June were both casualties of the pandemic. With thanks to all concerned in the reorganisation, the Spring Meeting originally scheduled for June at Hankley Common GC was played belatedly in August. The first event of the season was therefore the match against the Liberal Club Golf Circle. This was played at West Essex GC in late July and resulted in an honourable draw. As mentioned above, this year’s highly popular Annual Tour ventured to Yorkshire in September and is booked to return to this area in 2021. Ever-changing coronavirus rules permitting, the annual match versus the Oil Industry GS is due to take place at Denham GC on 27th October.
With respect to customary season-long competitions, it has not been possible to play the Knock-Out competition for obvious reasons. However, based on 3 rather than the usual 4 events, Cameron Grant was justifiably awarded the John Swanson-Smith Trophy.