In the sun-dried Garden of England we enjoyed an excellent days golf in the sun and on the links-style course in deepest Kent. The course was just awesome, with hidden greens, narrow fairways and with winds that were a tad blustery.. We all agreed it would’ve been even better had we played it previously and knew where the green were!

It was definitely a day for shorts, but the fashion-conscious amongst us had the tricky choice of deciding whether to obey the Club rules of wearing knee-length socks and being ridiculed by fellow and unsympathetic colleagues, or playing in long trousers... Those who chose the former were suitably chastised..

There were four NTPs which were won by Neil Wilson, Mark Bignell, Matt Hooper & James Stone.. The Front Nine was won by Matt Cross with an impressive 20 points, and the Back Nine was won by Nigel ‘Don’t ask me about the Front Nine’ Halliwell with an excellent 17 points.

Overall winner of day was Donald ‘I’ve had this ball cloth for years’ Allan with a very commendable 35 points. The food was excellent and thanks as ever to the organisers for arranging a great day out. Needless to say, Mark claimed credit for the weather – but not for the wind, though we all suspected that came from him also. 😊

The shot of the day without question was yours truly chipping from 130 yards on the 361 yard 10th hole for 4 points – though I don’t like to talk about it, so you can expect the distance to increase every time I’m asked about it..

Neil Wilson took some photos on the day and has kindly shared these via the following One Drive link:!AqhSl5WBkZThmyiRrgA_PDhFDil-