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Autumn Meeting 2021
The Autumn Meeting at Newquay (Thur 30 Sep) and Trevose (Fri 1 Oct) took place in the usual challenging ‘3-season’ weather; rain, equinoctial gales and , eventually, glorious sunshine.
Despite the conditions the 33 members and 4 accompanying wives produced some excellent scores. The winner of the Dartington Trophy for the a.m. Stableford at Newquay, playing off a handicap of 7, was our Captain, Iain Macdonald. Iain, in ‘purple’ form also won the Mister Trophy for the highest aggregate points from the Newquay and Trevose rounds.
The best individual round at Trevose, winning the Wentworth Bowl, came from Peter Eberle, who also won the Ted Horlick prize for the best score by a 70+ year old. (Yes he is, really!) And, finally, a recently re-joined member, John Newlands, took home the prized Janion Trophy (a bottle of excellent Irish whisky) for his ‘nearest-the-pin’ on the 8th at Trevose.⇒
100 years to the day since its inauguration, the RNGS celebrated its centenary with a meeting at Liphook Golf Club. The meeting took the place of the Covid-cancelled Spring Meeting and concluded with an excellent dinner for 42 members and guests at the Club. Speeches were made by our new President, Rear Admiral John Clink, and Captain, Iain Macdonald, expressing the appreciation all members owed, both to the Club and its staff and to those who had served the Society so well over the past century, in particular our outgoing Secretary, Commander Rob Dean.
Our new Secretary, Taf Pugh, who had organised the whole event, managed to add to his laurels by not only winning the Challenge Cup for the morning stableford but also by (very expensively) achieving a hole-in-one on the 12th hole.