Last weekend the club celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its opening over the same weekend in 1994. The celebrations started on Friday afternoon with a roll up plus lots of extras for those who came along. 43 members, some with guests too, played the roll up. Music and food made it a good start to big couple of days ahead. Jamie Lambert won the roll up with a sensational 25 points. With the prize pot for 1st place doubled, Jamie went home a happy roller upper. Congratulations also to Margaret and Dan Deery on coming 2nd and 3rd respectively with 24 and 22 points.
On Saturday, 130 members competed in the all club Anniversary Bowl. The Anniversary Bowl has been played over the same weekend since 1995. With such a tremendous field, it was going to take a special performance to contend and win the Trophy. Ruth Knowles came in with 38 points and ranked the highest scoring lady in the field. Five out of the top six places were determined on count back. Scoring 41 points each, Kar Martin and Om Pun came 2nd and 3rd respectively. However, the day was won by Patrick Mill with an excellent stableford score of 44 points. This was Patrick’s first major trophy at the club since joining a year ago, and on this performance perhaps there will be more honours to come.
On Saturday evening, nearly 150 members and guests came along to the Anniversary dinner. Club Captain, Lee Wood, presented Henry Lumley with an Anniversary book, commissioned by the Committee and WGML, telling the story of Windlesham Golf Club over 25 years. The combination of an excellent meal, entertainment in the form of singing waiters and music by DJ “Steve” made for an evening befitting of the club’s 25th Anniversary.
On Sunday, the men’s Div. 1 was decided on count back between Cavan Mallon and Alastair Maciver, each with 40 points with Cavan winning based on his score over the last 9 holes. Jamie Hersey won the Div. 2 competition, also with 40 points.
A BBQ hog roast was served from midday, and the Dominic Hall jazz quartet entertained members and guests with their wonderful renditions of well-known jazz classics all afternoon. The day finished with a group of members playing in the Sunday Golf and Social event. Played based on the Texas Scramble format and always competitive, Dan Deery, Hilary Ashby and Gillian Cowell won with a gross score of 36, nett 28.7! In 2nd place, also with a gross score of 36 (nett 29.34) were Graham Woodfine, Richard Way, and Anne Sharp. 3rd place went to Fiesal Bacchus, James Ellis, and Sarah Ellis with a gross score of 38, nett 30.92.
Between roll up on Friday, the anniversary bowl, the dinner and dance, men’s Div. 1 and the golf and social event, around 350 members participated in one or more events that were organised for this special weekend. Fantastic support for a very special occasion.