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The 2024 Season kicks off in style at Aldeburgh

9th Green Day 1

Round one and the weather was kind with the rain missing us with the day getting brighter as time went on and very little breeze compared to the hooley of 2023. But Aldeburgh presents a stiff challenge in any conditions keeping the early scoring sensible.

Feedback from everyone was fully complimentary of a course in brilliant condition - no sign of the rain and mud that many of us have endured through winter. 

New member Grant Allen (Orsett) set the pace in round one with a 69 to lead by 2 shots from Gareth Bradley's 71. But there were plenty of guys on 73 to be well in touch.

Day two saw very similar conditions apart from some different pin positions which proved tricky and impacted the scoring. Gareth Bradley continued his form into the second round but, following his request for an early start due to other commitments, was not eligible for the prizes or OOM points.

Winner of the Gold Medal, and scooping the first 250 Order of Merit points of the season, was Mike White with rounds of 73 and 71. 

Mike White
Mike White accepts his Gold Medal from the President Nigel Hilliard

Silver medal went to John Ambridge (Moor Park) with a 2 round total of 147 following his second round 72.     

John Ambridge accepts his silver

The Bronze was collected by Malcolm Cawte (Selsey) who followed his strong first round of 73 with a steady 75. 

Super Seniors (65+) prize winner winner at Aldeburgh was Nigel Phillips (Copthorne) (73 & 77)  with Ambridge and Cawte taking top OOM points in that category just above him.

Nigel Phillips 

Masters winner (70+) was Bobby Kendall (Moor Park) who beat David Pattrick on round 2 countback after his excellent 78 on day two.


Bobby Kendall

Scooping maximum OOM points in the 36 hole net was Nick Dunford (Broadstone) who's net 64 on round two took him 3 shots clear of the field.

Many thanks and plaudits must go to Aldeburgh Secretary David Wybar and his team who's welcome and hospitality were first class. Simon and his team fed and watered us very well but the top prize has to go to the greens team who produced a course in immaculate condition for middle March with no signs of the wet conditions many of us have had to endure in recent months. And for those who enjoyed it you will be pleased to read that we have secured a repeat visit for 2025 to open the 2025 season.

Click HERE for the full results.

Click HERE for the Race to ESGA rankings after round 1.

And its Holme Hall next with spots still available....................


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