’The Bluemantle golfers completed their 60th season with the Autumn meeting at Hever Golf Club. Nigel Herbert took the honours with an excellent score of 39 Stableford points with Jonathan Wheatley finishing runner-up with a very respectable 35 points. To the secretary’s knowledge, this is the first time the same player has won both the Spring and Autumn meetings in the same year, all the more creditable as Nigel plays off a low handicap and has a suspect knee!
In addition to the two meetings we also played matches against traditional opponents Piltdown, the XL Club and Royal Ashdown. Although not successful in two of the matches we did manage a draw against the XL Club thus preserving our unbeaten record against them going back to 2000. Matches against the XL Club have been played every year since 1963 so they are our oldest opponents.
In between all the above we managed to fit in a Summer meeting playing the Princes course again at Hever. This was a foursomes competition for the Hosford Tankards and was won by Peter Morris and the secretary.
Currently our numbers are around 25 so there is plenty of room to accommodate some more Bluemantle cricketers either still playing or retired. In addition to having two of our founding members, Gerald Woods and Ted Rose, still playing we have a good spread of players of all ages. Jamie Bebb has been our Captain in our 60th year and his enthusiasm has really ensured that all the meetings and matches have been well-supported and, more importantly, great fun.
The Golf Section is open to all members of the Bluemantle’s so if you are tempted to join us please contact Richard Musson on 07798 526033.