A wonderful welcome from a sun drenched Tadmarton Heath ensured a delightful few days just west of Banbury. The sun continued to shine and all players took heart that just like F Molinari at Carnoustie, this was to be their week.
Once again a course does not have to be long to be difficult and although the course was set up relatively easily (according to the Course Manager) the CSS was 72 R/O on day one with Nigel Evans leading with 73 from Phil Bramall 74 and a group on 76 including Hugh Purvis who led the S/Senior and Masters category.
Day 2 dawned and again lots of suncream and water were important as the scoring began to go lower. Mike Ready shooting 72 after a disappointing first day which was then matched by Glenn Sherwood who again had left himself too much to do and finished 4th.
Hugh Purvis added a 78 to take 1st place on 154 and the Gold Medal in the S/S Masters category from Stuart Pond who added an excellent 74 to climb up the field on 157 and pip John Yuill on countback.
With the last two groups keeping the large crowd waiting Nigel Evans was pushed into 3rd place on c/b by Phil Bramall both of whom finished with 149 but the clear winner with the best score of the two days with a level par 69 added to his opening 76 was Peter Harrison who finished 4 shots clear with a 145 total.
The Seniors Nett prize went to the Tadmarton Captain and host for the week Rob Mottishead with a nett score of 143 and the winner in the S/s Masters nett was Tony Gee with a fantastic nett 64 giving him a total of 136 just beating Reg Neal by one shot.
And finally our thanks go to Matt Draper and all his team at Tadmarton Heath GC who looked after us all so well.