The Baltic Company Cup took place on Friday 11 October at West Herts G.C. This year the whole day was kindly sponsored by the Baltic Exchange, so thanks to Mark Jackson from all the players.
Whilst there were some spots of rain, everyone managed to complete the 18 holes relatively dry and in daylight. The course was in excellent condition with the recent rain making the greens slower than they looked, which seemed to catch out a few as a number of putts came up short.
A good day was enjoyed by all and the competition at the top was tight, scoring on the stableford system, with the combined total of both players counting.
There was a brand new car or motorbike up for grabs on the fourth hole for anyone that holed their first tee shot…..Sadly nobody drove home the Mini or Ducati (from what I gather not many of us hit or stayed on the green!).
The best individual score was a solid 38 points from Ian Hughes (HFW 1) playing off seven – very well played.
Nearest the pin on the ninth hole was Coxey, who was about four feet from the prize of a three-day weekend in the Algarve.
In third place, we had two teams tied on 62 points, namely Nomikos (Andy Underwood and BEGS skipper Wiggo) and Baltic A (CEO Mark Jackson and Damien Green from Howe Robinson). There were then two teams who also tied but on 65 points, they were Paccship (Sam Round and Ed Preston) and HFW 1 (Ian Hughes and Andrew Monty from MOL). The winners on a count back were HFW 1. This is the fourth consecutive victory for the HFW empire, so perhaps a good reason for entering two teams on a regular basis? Commiserations to Paccship, so near and yet so far……but a valiant effort.
Congratulations to HFW, worthy winners.
Anyone reading this and interested in joining the Baltic Golfing Society, please contact James Pendered.
We will be holding our AGM at the end of November. Don’t forget the annual dinner will be Thursday 5 March 2020 at the HAC.