New seasons kicks off in style at The Berkshire
The 2022 AGS golfing season kicked-off in the style to which we have become accustomed. The Berkshire (red) course in fine condition; the greens pretty fast, despite aerating and sanding; and the prevalent heather proving a real test off the tees for all but the longest hitters.
The miscellany of handicaps, ranging from 10 to ‘upper-30s’, gave deputy organiser and scorer David McCammon a tricky job disentangling the Stableford points and prize winners from the field of 20, including the three 80-plus competitors who played off the ladies tees!
But the clear winner of the Atkinson Trophy, with an impressive 39 points was Jerry Gray , four shots better than John Gove, with Sandy McPherson and Chris Hockey separated on countback on 34 for third and fourth places.
Jerry Gray receiving the Atkinson Trophy from The Berkshire Captain-Elect, Adrian Haxby.
Sadly our President/Captain and indispensable organiser Chris Atkinson was not able to make the presentation of his Trophy. He is still in the recovery stages of a bout of Covid-19 and was only able to attend for lunch and to ensure the draw, start sheet and array of prizes were all in place before returning home and leaving the rest of the organisation to David McCammon and our host for the day, The Berkshire’s club captain elect, Adrian Haxby – who presented the prizes.
The full results were
1st - Jerry Gray - 39 points & winner of the Atkinson Trophy
2nd - John Gove - 35
3rd - Sandy McPherson – 34 (on count back)
4th - Chris Hockey – 34
Team competition (two best Stableford scores on each hole)
1st - John Gove, Chris Hockey, Clive Penwarden, Simon Staite
2nd - Peter Jones, Tony More, Sandy McPherson, David West
3rd - Michael Archer, Nigel Banks, John Bunney, Michael Rowan
The winning team - John Gove, Chris Hockey, Simon Staite, Clive Penwarden.
The whole gang!