Metropolitan Grand Lodge & Chapter Golf Society Captain’s Day

Bro Morris Bentley reports

Played in warm weather over the Ver Course, the yellow tees at 648 yards with a Par 70 offers one of the sternest tests of golf in the county.

Steve Martin managed to get Nearest the Pin on the 4th hole, 143 yards with a Stroke Index of 18; and followed this up with Nearest the Pin in Two on the 15th Hole, 360 yards with a SI of 15. The Longest Drive was won by Choo on the 12th.
For the Stableford Competition, in third place was Anil Dhiri with 34 points and playing off 18.1 WHS, Runner-Up was Gordon Beasley with 36 points playing off a 15.5 handicap, and the Winner of the Captain’s Day Glass Trophy was Steve Martin who came in with 38 points off 24.0 WHS! Steve looks forward to being cut no less than three shots on his next outing with the Society next year!

Gordon Beasley (left), Captain Kevin Jones, Steve Martin (right)

The Captain’s Cup for the Lowest Gross Score went to Gordon Beasley with a very creditable Gross 85. We are delighted, as this is the first time that Gordon has won a trophy with the Society despite being one of our Founders in 2010.

The fixture list for 2024 is as follows:

Thursday 11th April 2024
Russell Race Trophy
Metropolitan V East Kent Masonic Golf Society
Northwood Golf Club, Middlesex, £60.00

Thursday 25th May 2024
Opening Ode Shield
Coombe Wood Golf Club, Surrey £65.00

Thursday 6th June 2024
Andrew Henderson Shield
The Heron Golf & Country Club, Essex, £65.00

Thursday 4th July 2024
President’s Salver
Richings Park Golf Club, Berkshire £65.00

Thursday 19th September 2024
Captain’s Day Trophy
Old Fold Manor Golf Club, Hertfordshire £65.00

All operate to the following schedule:
• 11.00am: Rolls, coffee and tea
• 12.15pm: First Tee-time 
• 5.30pm: A two course meal (apart from the Russell Race Trophy, which features a single-course buffet lunch)

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This article is part of the Arena Magazine, Issue 53 December 2023 edition.
Arena Magazine is the official magazine of the London Freemasons – Metropolitan Grand Lodge and Metropolitan Grand Chapter of London.

Read more articles in the Arena Issue 53 here.