WEST HILL is our next fixture before we end our covid-19 golfing year at The Berkshire, Monday, November 16 with a revised format for the Christmas Scramble. 

Like so many of the great golf courses played during the year, West Hill is exceptional and it is also the last chance to move up the “Order of Merit” for the play-off to decide our “Golfer of the Year”.

 The course is one of Surrey’s oldest gems. Consistently featured in the top 100 golf course listings, the stunning heathland course, designed in 1907, is lined with towering Scots pines.

The brook of Brookwood meanders its way through the course, coming into play on six different holes so strategic play is required, making the course play considerably longer than its 6,380 yards.

The greens also have some of the most challenging natural undulations you could ever play and contribute to this wonderful test of golf.

 If this is not enough to tempt you, the £65 cost not only includes the green fee but a bacon roll with tea or coffee before play, a 3-course carvery lunch, Champagne for “Nearest the Pin” and for an extra £5 a time, you can enter the “Back the Winner” competition with the chance of paying for the day’s golf if you select the right player to win the main trophy!

FORMAT FOR THE DAY  — THREE BALLS ONLY
Clubhouse opens at 7.15 am for coffee and tea and bacon butty.
Lockers rooms will be closed because of the covid-19 restrictions, change shoes in the car park before and after play, follow Clubhouse signs and keep to social distancing.

COST FOR FULL MEMBERS:  £65   Associate members £75

(Associate membership is for former staff working elsewhere but not with a direct competitor to the newspaper group)

Guests – if numbers permit – £90

THE ROTHERMERE CHALLENGE CUP Holder: Mike Creaby.

Tee reserved from 9 A.M. Yellow tees.
18 holes singles Stableford off full handicap.
Nearest the Pin on the 13th

All cards to be signed and placed in the competition box in the Clubhouse

Allow extra time to drive round the M25 and remember it is better to arrive early and enjoy a coffee in the clubhouse.
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• Enter with your name and contact details via the Contact us page or email them to mailto: gpburden@ntlworld.com
• Payments can be made direct to the society’s Lloyds Bank account. Sort code 30-92-45, Account no. 01571241.   (Do not include your name, just add “WEST HILL” for the reference)
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ORDER OF MERIT – OCTOBER 20th

TOP 4 PLAYERS AFTER WEST HILL PLAY OFF FOR TITLE “GOLFER OF THE YEAR”

Name

Walton Heath

The Berkshire

Northwood

Cinque Ports

Tandridge

Total

Clive Heard

21

17

3

3

1

7

Joe Marvel

13

2

2

6

DNP

10

Nick Stevens

1

9

DNP

DNP

3

13

John Tucker

10

3

1

DNP

9

13

Barry Theobald

28

1

10

7

5

13

Craig Fawcett

3

5

12

14

DNP

20

Phil Barber

35

DNP

7

12

2

21

Alan Jackson

7

11

DNP

4

DNP

22

Ian McGowan

9

16

4

10

DNP

23

Keith Cottington

24

12

5

DNP

10

27

Will Flint

16

8

8

11

15

27

Neil Darbyshire

20

2

DNP

8

DNP

30

Garth Burden

17

24

15

DNP

6

38

Lee Terry

19

10

11

DNP

17

38

David Crump

23

15

16

13

11

39

Phillip Woods

26

19

17

9

4

46

Dan Hall

21

14

14

DNP

DNP

49

Edward Hawkins

25

31

17

DNP

14

56

John Morgan

38

28

DNP

DNP

7

73

Lisa Heywood

33

34

DNP

DNP

12

79

TO HELP SPEED UP PLAY AS SUGGESTED BY R & A

Drop within one club length if your ball is lost in the rough, with a  TWO shot penalty.

Drop the ball from Knee High otherwise it is a penalty!

When putting, the flag remains in the hole. In a bunker you can take 6-inches relief if in a footprint.

Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play.

Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball.

Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s ball.

Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off.