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The Philanderers 2022 Golf Championship at Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club on 11th August

On a sweltering August day, seven playing members and vice presidents were joined by a couple of guests for the annual golf day. Despite the drought that had characterised the summer, Worlington looked in super condition and the lush greens were perhaps responsible for the wider water shortages around the country.

The players were in confident mood as they enjoyed the pre-round soup and sandwiches and some putts in front of the clubhouse. However, golf day debutant, Nick Cox, somewhat confused by the layout, endeared himself to the Worlington members by practicing a few chips on the 18th green just as some senior members were finishing their round...

Despite the heat, there was some excellent golf played throughout the day. The closest to the pin challenge on the notoriously challenging 5th hole was won by Jack Dillon, whilst the longest drive was won by defending champion Will Hammond. However, the best scoring on the day was in the final group who secured the top three places. Jack Dillon finished in 3rd with 33 points; Nick Cox in 2nd with 35 points and Ed Pearson won the trophy with 48 points. We are awaiting the result of the steward's inquiry.

Many thanks, as ever, to JB for organising such an enjoyable day.

Ed Pearson

The 19th hole


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