After Friday’s predicted temperature of 29C ended up being over 32C the club decided that Saturday’s prediction of  33C could well turn into 37C so the RGC ” Heat Policy” was activated and players hit-off at 8.30am.  The recent heat had burned off most of the normal grasses and while there were a few bare spots  the couch was surviving quite well giving good coverage on most fairways.  The front nine was quite quick with almost all playing steady golf.  The back nine saw a gusting northerly wind  blow up making it difficult to hold balls on the fairway and  challenging to land shots on the greens. As is often the case at Romsey the final few holes told the story of the day. On a warm to hot and windy morning the results were;

1st; John Freestone – 95/25/70

2nd; Mal Mottram – 80/8/72

3rd; Rob Slade – 94/22/72

Least Putts; Mal Mottram – 24

NTPs – 1st – Toby Clement, 15th – John Freestone & 16th – Scott Williams


RGC Captain, Mal Mottram with January 2023 Medalist John Freestone