Centenary Salvers played at Halesowen GC on Sunday 24th July 2016 - REPORT
The annual Centenary Salvers was contested this year at Halesowen GC on Sunday 24th July. Many players were in excellent form coming into the event, having won club medals over the previous few months.
The format is nett medal play, with the EGU Centenary Salver available for the best individual score, and the R&A Centenary Salver on offer for the club pair with the best combined score. In this format it is always difficult to forecast the winning club until all scores are in, but on this occasion the individual event was taken hold of early on by a fabulous 72-9=63 from Adam Vanstone of Cocks Moors Woods GC, playing in the second group out.
Adam Vanstone (Cocks Moors Woods GC) receives the EGU Centenary Salver from (left) Trevor Norman, President of Halesowen GC and (right) Will Painter, President of the Worcestershire Union of Golf Clubs.
The team event was won by Andrew Guyatt and Phil Storey from Droitwich GC. Andrew had the only other sub par round of the day with a 79-11=68, which was backed up nicely by Phil's 92-22=70 for an overall level par total of 138.
Pictured left to right - Trevor Norman (Halesowen GC President), Andrew Guyatt & Phil Storey (Droitwich GC) winners of the R&A Centenary Salver, and Will Painter (WUGC President).
During the presentations, Will Painter thanked Halesowen GC for hosting the event. He commented on how many players had praised the quality of the course, which was in excellent condition. Will also thanked all the people from Halesowen who had made the day run so smoothly - especially Dave Guest and his catering team and David Parry who had helped set up the event throughout the day. Finally Will thanked the County Officials, Dave McDermott who had doubled up on starting duties and the administration desk, and Clive Werrett who was the referee.
Posted on 24/07/2016
by Stuart Pritchard