James Pendered of the Baltic Exchange Golfing Society writes
So the BEGS season draws to a close with the Company Cup & Autumn meeting which was held on September 26th at Moor Park.
Despite a very brief shower that had me worried whilst munching on a bacon roll prior to the start, we had a beautiful sunny day for the golf with 26 players taking part including the Albertini’s flying in from Monaco.
The defending champions EDF Man came in with a very creditable 63 points, however clearly motivated by the great weather, the winners with the second highest score in Company Cup history were Howe Robinson II on a total of 75 points, so congratulations to Phillip Bull & Bernd Hintz.
In second place five points behind were the Nomikos pairing of Andy Underwood & Jamie Freeland on 70 points.
The other Howe Robinson team of Jonathan Woodman & Damian Green were third with 66 points, narrowly edging out Clarkson’s team of David Knights & Kieran Parkey Maroney who came in with 65 points.
The remaining places were taken up with scores varying from the 60’s down to the high 30’s, I forget who won the wooden spoon, but it’s the taking part that counts isn’t it HFW?
The winners with the second highest score in Company Cup history were Howe Robinson II on a total of 75 points
Of note was the inter company Arrow battle which Harry Harvey & George Warren won against Brendan Edwards & Guy Wilson by three points, whilst Holmans B team of Prashant & Guy outscored their A team of Hugh & Kaare by four points.
However as everyone knows, the real test of skill is the nearest the pin and longest drive.
The former was won with a wonderful shot to less than a flag length by Kieran from Clarksons. The longest fairway drive was won with a prodigious shot by Alex Albertini, who also won the nearest the pin in two shots on the 18th, largely because he almost drove the green which was 308 yards from the elevated tee – poor old Knightsie was just wide of the green with his drive, nice try dude. The longest drive in the rough was won by Kieran again – it was a monster shot.Best BEGS score and the winner of the Autumn meeting was the undersigned with a score of 39 points. Best YBA score was Harry Harvey with 40 points. Best newcomer team score was Arrow II with 64 points (pick a better partner Harry and the silverware might be yours…….)
Congratulations to all the winners, very well played.
Thanks to everyone who played for making it such a fun day, especially our two visitors from Monaco.
Next year the Company Cup will be held in conjunction with London International Shipping Week (LISW) and the golf event will be on Monday 7 September 2015 @ Walton Heath Golf Club, which is a tremendous course with rich history (hosted the Ryder Cup in 1981).
Please put next year’s date in your diary and start thinking about your team for the Company Cup, because next year’s event will be an absolute belter.
Photos of the meeting can be seen on the Baltic’s Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thebaltic/sets