The Baltic Exchange Golf Society (BEGS) met at Thorndon Park Golf Club on 29 April for its spring meet. Malcolm Wiggett, BEGS Captain, reports.
Another well-attended spring meet, as 36 players of varying handicaps gathered at Thorndon Park.
The course was in very good condition for this early in the season and proved very challenging, for most.
Ex Baltic CEO, Jeremy Penn, finished third with a creditable 36 points, pipped by one point for second place by Nigel Whaler on 37. This, however, was eclipsed by Josh Swallow from Sequana Maritime with his final three holes of consecutive birdies to romp home with 41 points (handicap committee meeting already arranged).
Nearest the pin was won by the reigning Gold Cup champion Bernard Coughlan on the fifth hole and Neil Harper on the fifteenth. David Knights and Joe Nathan concentrated on the more important prizes, namely the longest drive on the ninth and eighteenth, both getting very close to 300 yards.
Congratulations to all the winners and to all the other players in making this a tremendous opening event to the Baltic Calendar for 2019.
Lastly a big thank you must go to John Madden for all his efforts in arranging this day and ensuring such a well-attended meeting.