Sam Masters – Ladies’ Champion 2019
Mathew Hibbs- Men’s Champion 2019
Colin Harrison – Senior Champion 2019
Club Championships 2019 – Saturday 22 June 2019
All sections of the BMGC Complex and the Players pulled together to produce a great day.
Mark Sandry, Simon Sperring and his team of Green keepers worked tirelessly in difficult weather conditions to produce a superb, tough but fair course. James Wiltshire, Simon Ruddle and others spent over 3 hours on the course on the Friday afternoon/evening marking GUR areas, painting posts, repairing pitch marks etc.
The fact that it took from 6.20 am to 6.30 pm to find a champion on Saturday 22nd June speaks volumes for the course and players. Both the Men’s and Ladies Championship were not settled until the last green of the 36 holes at 6.30pm, 12 hours after the first tee time. In the Men’s Championship 4 shots separated the top 6 and was not over until Matthew Hibbs made his final putt on the 18th Green. The Ladies Championship again went to the final green of the 36 holes with Sam Masters just holding off the charge of Welsh Under 16 girls International Olivia Bannon. Players who were not so successful enjoyed the challenge of the course and played in a sporting manner.
Matthew and Sam are worthy Champions.
Many of SPGA’s past and current students did well to make the cut for the Championships and all performed admirably.
Springs produced good food and drink during the day and also at the Championship Dinner in the Evening. They served us well.
BMGC Club Championship sponsor Richard Deacon of Deacon’s in Old Town, Marlborough and Royal Wootton Basset produced the main prizes and delivered a thoughtful and kind speech at The Champions’ Dinner.
American Golf chipped in with a few prizes which seemed appropriate because some of their past and present staff were amongst the winners.
Frank Tanner, our ever youthful starter was on duty from 6am until the last player left the first tee at 2.30pm.
Last but not least the Broome Manor Golf Club Committee. Many were involved in the preparation and others were on duty from sunrise to sunset and beyond on the day, particularly the Secretary Kay Hall (who produced all the results and stats in double quick time) and the Treasurer Jerry May who would not let the sun go down until he had all the payments in.
Well done everyone!
Richard Deacon of Deacon’s Jeweller’s – Sponsor.
Nick Dunn – Club Captain 2019
Sam Masters – Ladies’ Champion 2019 and Ladies’ Best Nett Prize
Olivia Bannon – Ladies’ Runner-Up 2019
Mathew Hibbs – Men’s Champion 2019 and Best Gross AM
Michael Cox – Men’s Runner-Up 2019
Tom Law – Men’s 3rd Prize 2019
Scott Ward – Men’s Best Gross PM 2019
Jamie Graham – Men’s Best Nett 2019