The 2023 “Official” Golfing Season comes to a close next week and it has been a very busy playing year for all members. So, with the closing of the season upon us here is a recap of the Mixed Events of the year and the Men’s Medallist of the year.

This weekend just gone saw the final mixed event on the calendar and the Medallist of the year decided.

MIXED AMERICAN FOURSOMES – Stroke – 50 players

Jill and Tony Morgan with Anne-Marie McNaughton and Steve Dumble

The final Mixed event of the year took place on Sunday November the 5th and attracted 25 pairs playing a Mixed American Foursomes – stroke. This which was a change from last year where it was Stableford.

Jill and Tony Morgan continiued their support of the event and their sponsorship contributed to another successful day – thanks Jill and Tony.

In the absence of the defending champions, Chris and Stewart Wharton, a new combination took out the honours. Anne-Marie McNaughton and Steve Dumble proved the perfect pairing on the day and came in with a very good score of 69. They were closely followed by Patricia Noske and Steve Noske with 69.125.


During the season there were 12 Monthly Medals conducted and on Saturday 4th of November nine of the winners played off for the Medallist of the Year.

The event was initiated by past President and Captain Darrell Arnett and Darrell once again generously sponsored the event.

95 players set out to win the Monthly Medal on a very hot Spring Day and become the first qualifier for the 2024 Medallist of the Year.

The winner of the Monthly Medal was Oliver Bisschops (20 H’Cap) with a score of 68. Oliver also won Medallist of the Year and became the first qualifier for next year.

Editor’s Note – Oliver will be on single figures come the 2024 Medallist of the Year.


For the third year a calendar of Mixed Events was established and as per the initial year there were 3 “Majors” and 3 other mixed events, all sponsored by club members.

Unfortunately, The Player’s Challenge was cancelled due to a lack of entrants – next year hopefully it will be back.

Thanks to all members, both Men and Women, for your support.

To each of the Sponsors thank you for your generosity and congratulations to all winners.

A summary of the events is listed below and we look forward to the 2024 “Mixed Calendar”.

MIXED OPENING DAY – Multiplier Stableford 40 players

Sponsored by Cath Bellemore and Paul Baster
Winners – Veni Tang and Gary Hing– 62 points

MILLENNIUM CUP – 4 Ball Better Ball Par – 64 players

Sponsored by The Furness and Botello Families
Winners – Anne-Marie McNaughton  and Michael du Pont 12 Up

O and S ALLOM BOWL – Mixed Foursomes – 68 players

Sponsored by Veni Tang and Gary Hing
Winners – Cath Bellemore and Paul Baster – 81 – Their 11th win.
The Nett winners were Jane and Stuart Waters with 68.5.

DALKEITH CUP – Combined Stableford – 56 players

Sponsored by Krystyna Knottnerus and Tony Cowan
Winners – Mandy Sudlow – Brown and John Mitchell – 70 points

MIXED AMERICAN FOURSOMES – Stroke – 50 players

Sponsored by Jill and Tony Morgan

Winners – Anne-Marie McNaughton and Steve Dumble – 69

Anne- Marie won her second Mixed Event for the year and no doubt will be a well sought after partner in 2024.

So as far as major events and mixed events are concerned that is it for 2023. Congratulations to all winners this year and best of luck for the year ahead.

From – Greg Fitzhardinge