JOSH EMERTON (CENTRE) & GORDON FORSTER (RIGHT) PRESENTED WITH THE COUNTY FOURBALL TROPHY BY COUNTY PRESIDENT HUGH WIKNER (LEFT)
Hertfordshire Golf ‘Men’s Fourball Championship’ – Results.
Wednesday April 24th 2019, Moor Park Golf Club (High Course).
Although a forecast of occasional rain showers was expected a blue sky welcomed the early starters as they warmed up in preparation for an 08.00 tee time on Wednesday the 24th. The M25 caused its usual problems for some, (not to mention yours truly, taking 50 minutes from St. Albans at 6.00am!). I understand from the players that the course was well presented and apart from the odd scoring mishap, (that’s golf!), I believe everyone enjoyed their day.
The tournament is an 18-hole ‘Fourball better ball’ competition, with 36 teams teeing off from the 1st & 9th tees and inevitably, the players affected by the traffic were the ones with the long walk to the 9th tee!
There was a deluge of 39 points returned from eight teams and only eight teams out of the thirty six scored over par with less than 36 points.
The winning pair of Josh Emerton (1) and Gordon Forster (0) from Harpenden Common GC returned a fantastic 43 points.
In second place, just 1 point behind, was the team from Moor Park GC, Abhishek Pankhania (2) and Michael Lockwood (-1) with a terrific 42 points.
Third place of 41 points was decided on countback and won by Kris Babb (7) and Dave Bowers (7) from Aldenham GC, over Lee (5) and Steven Rogers (7) a father and son pair from Royston GC.
Hertfordshire Golf president Rev Hugh Wikner was on hand to present vouchers to the winners and a great winners speech was delivered by Gordon Forster.
Congratulations to everyone who played and well done to all of you who won a prize or achieved a personal best on the day and commiserations to those whose game deserted them on the day!
Finally on a personal note, standing in for the County Secretary was made so much easier on the day by Louise Kay from Moor Park, who was exceptionally helpful in both the planning and execution of the event and of course the catering staff who served what I understand is an established favourite at Moor Park, their famous ‘chicken curry’.