The Baltic Golf Society held its annual Summer meeting at Thorpeness Country Club in Suffolk over the weekend of June 14/15. As always there was a good turnout of players competing for various trophies over three rounds of golf in glorious sunshine.
There was possibly a Baltic golf first, when John Madden (IVS Grindrod) achieved a hole in one on the second hole for an impressive eagle. To show it was no fluke he birdied the same hole in the afternoon, hitting his tee shot to less than six feet, so congratulations to John.
The Saturday morning foursomes was won by the President Bob Childs (Howe Robinson) playing with James Greenley with 36 points.
In the afternoon singles,there was a tie on 33 points, with Robert Gemmell coming out the winner on a countback over a valiant Mark Stafford (Rigel Shipping) coming second.
On Sunday the greensomes was won by the team of David Knights (Clarksons) & David Cross with an impressive 43 points.
Best score by the youngest player was Mike Randall (Thurlestone Shipping), the best veteran’s score was achieved by the legendary Andy Powell on his customary diet of Chianti & tobacco.
Nearest the pin was won by the ever accurate Malcolm Stephenson.
For their constant support of the society at Thorpeness, Ron Hayns & John Peters were given a long service award each.
Finally the Noddy Collins award was won by John Madden – it’s hard to top an ace!
Well done to everybody and roll on 2015….