After over 40mm falling during the week and temperatures on the mid to high 20sC the course had shown good growth and was again in top nick.  The ongoing bird scaring meant far fewer Little Corellas chewing up Romsey Park and there was only slight damage to the 15th green.  The round began with gusting winds moving between the west and the south-west, later in the day the wind died down making for far simpler high, approach shots.  The field featured a number of low, single figure players so the team handicap was always going to figure heavily in the day’s outcome. A few teams had wonderful front nines, one being six under, but to win the day steady golf over the whole 18 was required and it was the final few holes that separated the winners from the rest of the field.  As the clock ticked over to 4.15 pm groups headed to the rooms for a quiet drink, a relaxed BBQ and a pre-Christmas talk as the cards were checked.  On a very enjoyable, relaxed day the results were;

Winners; Anthony Lakey/Mal Mottram/Jim Patton/Mick Nichols Snr – 63/9.6/53.3 from Andrew Evans/Anthony Freeman/Kevin Dunn/Ned Evans – 67/11.5/55.5, Daniel Wright/Seamus Whelan/Tom Cannon/Connor Whelan – 61/4.4/56.6 & Shannon Wright/Andrew Clement/Mick Nicholls Jnr/Toby Clement – 65/8.4/56.6

NTPs; 1st Mick Nicholls Jnr, 15th – Mal Mottram & 16th – Les Gaunt