A strong field teed off in the club’s May Medal and Medal of Medalists.  The recent rain had seen both good growth and softening fairways. This, and the cold air, saw everyone loose distance off the tee making for much longer second shots.  Chips had to be well played or the much denser grass would pull them up well short of the green.  As the round wore on a gusting wind from the north also added to the challenge of the day.  The forecast rain held off until late in the afternoon and final groups got in to the rooms just before the clouds opened.  For the first 16 holes the Medal of Medalists field looks to be a close run thing until one of the club’s best match-play players got really serious and was able to play very steady golf over the final two holes.  The May Medal field came down to a battle between two. Some excellent golf over the back nine saw the May Medal decided.  On a cold, overcast afternoon the results were;

Medal of Medalists; Rob Rea – 92/17/75

May Medalist; Andrew Laing – 92/21/71 from Anthony Lakey – 94/20/74

NTPs; 1st – John Freestone, 15th – Jim Patton

Least Putts; Chris vanDerVliet – 28