Allan Back on Top at Old Haunt Downs
Sat 30-Jun-2007 
 

The participants had whittled down to a 4 ball when we met in the cramped & windy North Downs Golf Club car park & were determined to enjoy what turned out to be a dry day.

Here's what the club players say "this demanding course never ceases to offer a challenge. With spectacular views of the Surrey countryside, it offers the chance to reach all par fours in two, but only with the most precise of drives; a short course - yes, but be warned, only the straighest of hitters will prosper. The course is protected by small undulating greens - par is a good score./Users/peterhollman/Desktop/100_3203.JPG My favourite hole - all of them - when I get the ball in the hole, but the 10th is a bit special. A great test of golf and a course and club to which I am proud to belong. You will not be disappointed !"

& heres what we said " Darryl Many Thanks for organising yesterday. Despite the tantrum, I really enjoyed it, nice dry & it was great to see Allan play that well again. What a chip ! "

" Yes, Thank you very much Darryl. Peter, I think we can allow the odd tantrum - we've all done it & know exactly what you mean. "

"A well deserved win Allan. You played really well. Shame we didn't put you under more pressure, bt I really enjoyed it. Would love to play again in a few weeks time."

"I would like to add my congratulaions to Roberts major & thanks to Roberts minor.In addition to my duties in the House I will be having further meetings with cabinet colleagues and others."

For those more interested in the nitty gritty. Scratch scores were Allan Roberts 94, Darryl Roberts 98, Peter Hollman 107 & Steve Emmins 111. Allan also won the handicap with 38 points. DR 31, PH & SE 23. Highlights was indeed Allan's chip in from 25 yards on the 2nd for birdie which was the precursor for him winning the nearest to the pin on the 3rd. It ewas Steve who stopped the clean sweep with the longest drive on "Sandy End"

Next year, Allan is looking to go back up north with a tentative visit planned to Sevvy Ballesteros designed Shires course in Barnet.