It was atypical weather conditions for late May. It rained for the morning leading up to the round and as the first few groups teed off but thankfully the weather defied the forecast and it was dry for the majority of the day. But a strong, cold wind and some devilish pin positions made for difficult scoring all day. This was evident in the scoring as only 13 players had 30 points or better and only two played to their handicap or better.
Phil Daly of North Middlesex GC posted an early score of 36 points and held the clubhouse lead all day only to pepped at the finish line by Paul Dimmer who was part of the final group. Paul had a sensational 39 points to win the individual championship by 3 points! His great score also helped his club to leapfrog Ealing GC in the team championship and secure victory for Haste Hill GC. Well done to Paul Dimmer, Jacky Wonghen, Stuart Cella, and Clive Stasin who represented Haste Hill.
Despite the wet week leading up to the Championship, the course held up fantastically well. A big thank you to Pinner Hill and all the staff at the club for preparing for the Championship and facilitating a well-organised tournament.
And a special thank you to Sue Katz for starting, James Rumble & Arti Lakhani for ball spotting, to Di Williams and the referees for their hard work during the day, and to Peter Dale for starting and his photography.
Individual Championship final results can be viewed HERE.
Team Championship Final results can be viewed HERE.
Winner - Paul Dimmer, Haste Hill GC
Runner Up - Phil Daly, North Middlesex GC
3rd Place - Alan Megson, Northwood GC
Team Champions - Paul Dimmer and Jacky Wonghen. Not pictured Stuart Cella and Clive Stasin, Haste Hill GC
Team Runners Up - Mark Partridge. Not pictured Jon White, James Brigden, and John McCorkindale, Ealing GC