Hi Fellow LSGC Members,


I thought that all the members of the LSGC might wish to hear of the outcome of the Autumn Meeting held at Royal Liverpool Golf Club otherwise known as Hoylake.

The weather wasn’t as bad as could have been with a little rain in the morning and none in the afternoon.  
The morning round was the traditional round of foursomes which was won with a very creditable score of 39 points by Ceri Preece and his son Mathew who won the Hill Bailie Trophy as well as the Stones Family Salver for the family best score.
A fine lunch followed suitably accompanied for some by a little libation.
The afternoon round was a singles competition again in stableford format where the winner was Jenny Arnold with a very good score of 40 points closely followed by Gerry Kennedy (off a handicap of 2!!) with a score of 38 points.
The main reason for mentioning the afternoon round of Gerry Kennedy was that it was a simply wonderful display of golf and a pleasure to watch. I had the great pleasure to mark the card for Ceri and Matthew Preece in the morning and likewise the afternoon card for Gerry Kennedy. Obviously the privilege of playing with the LSGC captain encouraged those with whom I played to play at their best!!  Well I can dream can’t I?
It was a shame that the pace of play as the field got longer into the day became slower both in the morning and also in the afternoon and, as a consequence, not only did some start their afternoon rounds later and in pairings different to those published  but some weren’t able to finish their afternoon round in the full light of day.  This is a concern which will be addressed to ensure that all participants can enjoy not only the full day’s golf but also a relaxed lunch. Already it has been resolved that next year at Hollinwell we’ll use a two tee start which should hopefully resolve the problem. No doubt we are all mindful of the pace of play but if we could all do what we can that will help everyone complete their rounds and thus add to everyone thoroughly enjoying both rounds in full.   I thought that the new format worked well and certainly my guest, John Gough, thought that it was a good idea. I’ve had many similar comments from others.   
To those of you who took part and weren’t able to stay for the prize giving your participation was appreciated and enjoyed – and to those of you who were unable to take part it was a shame not to see you, but I look forward to seeing you at future meetings.
My best wishes to you all and if you know of anyone in the profession who golfs see if they might be interested in joining our Golf Club.
I close by thanking David Barker for all his work in organising the day, Denise Read in helping David with the scores during the day and all at Royal Liverpool Golf Club for ensuring that we were not only warmly welcomed but well looked after in a more than friendly manner.
Hopefully I’ll see many of you at one of the matches between now and the Spring Meeting next year  which is at Brancaster (Royal West Norfolk Golf Club) and if not I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our Spring Meeting.  
Happy golfing in the meantime and also a very early seasonal greeting to you all and your families for a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Cheers,  Simon Bowdler
(LSGC Captain 2017-18)
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