Online Golf Club and Golf Association The social golfer reunited for its first annual championship since 2019 at Bletchingley Golf Club in Surrey on 1 August.
This year’s event, first held in 2010, was in support of Blind golf Scotland with the £ 1,500 raised on the day to help host the 2022 British Blind Open.
The day’s tournament consisted of an individual 18-hole Stableford competition (men and women) and a ‘Yellow Ball’ team event.
The Mans Trophy was won by Sussex-based Daniel Manning, who won by 39 points, five points behind Steve Maggs, and John Cross in third place with 33 points.
The Women’s Trophy has Jill Daws, who is based in Surrey, with 29 points, pulling Kate Tan back. The Golf News Guest Trophy was won by Londoner John Donaldson by 34 points.
The yellow ball team competition was won by Michael Pitter, Paul Houghton, Ron Jackman and John Donaldson. Prizes were also offered for the straight ride (Barry Beard), two neighbors (John Barber and John Lyons) and a pit competition (Jill Daws), while a charity auction and raffle were also held after golf.
The event was also supported by Golf Escapes, Golf Deals Group, GoGoGo Sport, with over £ 4,000 worth of £ 4,000 vouchers for the auction held by Scottish golf clubs such as Musselburgh GC, Ladybank GC, Cruden Bay and Crail Golf Society. After completing all the calculations, The Social Golfers collectively raised more than £ 1,500 for the BGS charity.
After the event with Golf News, Ian Mullins, organizer of The Social Golfer, said: ‘After all the collapses and suspensions of the past 18 months, it has been a pleasure to see so many golfers at our events. On top of that, it was wonderful to see so many people happy to hang out together again after not having a one-day event or get together since July 2019.
He added: ‘Although COVID has been bad for some, we are still growing phenomenally, with over 38,000 golfers using the site in July 2021. As such, we look forward to becoming more and more social golfer in 2022. However, we are very grateful to all our sponsors and fans on the day, especially Golf News with whom we have been enjoying a relationship for almost ten years. Thank you for your ongoing support! ”
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