We added an extra event to our schedule for the season – a match between teams of 8 against the Motor Trades Golf Society. This first/inaugural match was arranged by Paul Healy of the MT GS at Surbiton Golf Club on Mon 23 May 2022. As this was a late addition to our list of events, many of those who wanted to play had other commitments, with the regrettable result that we could only field a team of 6. Nevertheless, we all met up for a snack lunch and then played a 4BBB match. The first pairing of Paul Symes and Mark Smith lost 2:3, the second pair of Paul Beever and Eddie Cox drew, and the final pair of Alan Butterworth and David Wilson won 2:1 – so the match was halved. MT GS produced a trophy for this match – so retain it until next year.
We were pleasantly surprised by the tranquillity of this lovely setting within the M25 ring and with the quality of the course. We also enjoyed the glorious weather, a great meal and the opportunity to meet and network with the Motor Traders. Next year it will be our turn to arrange the date and venue and build upon the friendships formed – and perhaps capture the trophy!