GCMA Chilterns and Home Countries

Autumn Meeting Round Up


                                              A small but happy band of managers gathered at Knebworth on Thursday 23rd September for the regions Autumn meeting.

We were indulged by a host of industry speakers which included our own GCMA CEO – Tom Brooke, Matthew Orwin from Promote Golf, Steve Salter, Horse Box Hospitality, David Cowap Poster Design, and Ben O’Connor from Cawston Press, there was even time for a very productive open floor discussion about the impact of the pandemic in the golf industry and the effect this had had on Clubs and the staff.

Following a light lunch and some sample drinks supplied by Cawston Press twelve brave golfers set off to play for the Autumn Salver.

The course was in excellent condition and we thank Stuart the Course Manager and his team for its set up and presentation.

Following golf we assembled for a pre-dinner wine tasting supplied by Paramount Wines and were then royally treated to a superb dinner which was very well received.

There were a number of Nearest the Pins

Congratulations go too:

8th Hole – Glenn Rayner

10th Hole – Jerry Kilby

14th Hole – David Spring

The winner of the golf Salver on the day was officially Glenn Rayner with 36 points (but unfortunately left before dinner) therefore,

                                                                                                                                1st Place went to-

                                                                                                        Mo Brooker with 33 points- Farnham Park Golf Club

                                                                                                                                      2nd Place

                                                                                                         Mark Bierton with 32 points – Knebworth Golf Club

                                                                                                                                    3rd Place

                                                                                  David Spring 32 points beaten on count back - Welwyn Garden City Golf Club

                                                                                                                                       4th Place

                                                                                                           Ray Grant 27 points – Northwood Golf Club

On behalf of the Captain, we would like to thank Mark Bierton and his Deputy Mark, Chef Mike and Nicky and Hannah the front of house team who have looked after us all so well throughout the day.

We were warmly welcomed and catered for by all the team at Knebworth and we do thank you all.

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