After a week with some freezing conditions, two very heavy frosts but most importantly, no rain, the Park had begun to dry out. The eastern end of the course remained the wettest and all payers had to watch every shot carefully when playing this holes. John Freestone had done a wonderful job mowing all fairways bar the 6th which was too wet to get a machine on. A good field teed off with the sun shining and only a gentle breeze from the SW. The afternoon warmed up and jumpers came off at about the 3rd and stayed off until the final few holes. Cold air and soft fairways made all 2nd shots far longer than usual and players had to be careful with club selection. Conditions were such that no-one came close to their handicap. On a cool, sunny afternoon the results were;
Men’s winner; Chris Burkett – 93/18/75 from Marc Merigan – 90/14/76.
Women’s winner; Jenny Hartley – 99/24/75