The Golf Society at Phyllis Court held its last golf day of the year at Sand Martins Golf Club (before they go on a 3 day away event to Tracy Park Resort, near Bath).
Named after the sand martins that used parts of the course for mass nests, and opened in 1993, the course was designed with two distinct and contrasting nine holes, laid out in two loops.
The outward nine, set in parkland with lakes, water hazards and dog-leg holes presented a perfect example of risk and reward golf, offering a challenge to all our golfers.
The back nine required management of deep revetted bunkers and hazards lurking on every hole offering a great test of golf.
This was a pairs, better ball, stableford competition with the event winners, Brian Morrison and Helen Gyselynck, amassing a considerable score of 41 Stableford points, with Graham Pattie and Deborah Simon coming a respectable second on 31 points.
The society next travel to Tracy Park .later this month for three days of golf consisting of two 18 hole golf courses set in 240 acres of mature, The Crown course and The Cromwell course. A truly spectacular landscape with the picturesque sight of a Georgian manor house in the beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds. The surrounding beauty nevertheless providing plenty of challenges around the golf courses, ranging from woodland and mature trees to lakes and streams.