On Saturday 19th October, the RWS final took place at Woodhall Spa on the Hotchkin course. This event followed 24 competitions over the year at MMGC and a recent 30 man playoff at Melton Golf Club to produce the final 6 players. The format for the day was an individual Stableford played off a full handicap. The golfers teed off straight into a light cool breeze, accompanied by a very light drizzle, which soon dissipated. The condition of the course was excellent with manicured fairways, receptive and slick greens.
After 6 holes, the scores across the 2 groups were very close. However, after 9 holes Steve Burton on 22 pts and Ian Townsend and Tony Robinson on 17 pts started to pull away from the rest. A late run of consistent golf by Ben Manship and Mick Cavani made the 3rd, 4th and 5th place a very close finish. As the competition continued, Steve Burton moved even further ahead whilst the others were grouped closer.
Winner Steve Burton with Club Captain Gerry Stephens
From the 14th Steve was out on his own and setting scores for the others to try and emulate. Highlight of the day was Jack Griffins who drove a 300 yard drive onto the par 4 15th. Although not scoring on the 18th, Steve was far enough in front to win.
The overall winner was Steve Burton with 41 pts. 2nd Ian Townsend 34 Pts. 3rd Jack Griffin 31 pts. Ben Manship, Mick Cavani and Tony Robinson all secured 26 pts.