A Soggy but Successful Easter Golf Tour
The Easter break saw RGS Golfers out on tour in what would prove to be a somewhat unpleasant week weather wise. Although a touch cold and wet, the trip proved very successful and a great time was had by all.
Despite the heavy drizzle, upon arrival at Filton GC the course was open and the team were free to start. The greens were slow but playable, but the fairways were sodden and the ball travelled nowhere once it hit the ground. The group played a stableford amongst themselves with Luke and Chloe coming out on top with 34 points. On to the hotel and a meal in the restaurant before bed – although some of the boys preferred “corridor golf” to bed!
Day 2, more rain, and an even wetter Rolls of Monmouth GC. The course was actually closed but they opened it for RGS to play our match against the Club Captain’s team. Once again the greens were good but this time the fairways were flooded. However, the team won 31/2 to 11/2 with Josh and Luke playing remarkable golf in the conditions – they were only 3 over par after 15 holes when they won their game. Back to Bristol for an evening meal in Frankie and Benny’s.
Wednesday morning and yes, you guessed it – more rain! The team drove to Burnham through a torrential downpour, but arrived as the rain cleared. The course was in magnificent condition and totally playable. Burnham had put out a very strong side to play RGS and although RGS lost 4-2 there were some excellent performances. Adam and Luke were outstanding in winning 6/5 and Charlotte and Chloe played under handicap and still lost 5/4! This was the highlight of the tour – playing on a championship links against top quality opposition. Afterwards it was back to the hotel and out for a curry.
The final morning arrived without rain, but was replaced by dense fog. Bath GC was closed but Lansdown GC were happy to accommodate the group. Once again the team played a stableford and the score were remarkable. Two 40s, two 41s and an amazing 42 from Jake and Adam.
In the final analysis for the Brill Cup it was extremely close. Jake and Olly tied on 73 points, Adam and Luke tied on 74, but Chloe came out as the winner on 75. Overall a great few days golfing for all despite the drizzle.