Golfers from all over the south-east of England congregated at the newly named Heron Golf & Country Club (formerly South Essex) in Brentwood for the 7th time at The Social Golfer Masters on 30th April 2023.
Thirty-two members from the popular Online Golf Club and Golf Society gathered at the Essex club.
All hoping to be this year’s TSG Masters Champion golfer. The first of the four ‘Majors’ that the website runs each summer.
So, this mixed golf event provided plenty of healthy competition and while some TSGers were familiar with the course layout, most were new to it.
Furthermore, the field had a varied level of handicaps, ranging from 4 handicappers to 30, who played the Heron & Hawk courses. These two very different layouts offer their own challenges, the latter including some superb water features.
With only six players scoring more than 30 points, it was the greens at The Heron GC that proved the real test,
After 18 holes, it was a Broxbourne-based golfer who triumphed by scoring a respectable 38 pts (just one shot ahead of the field) to become the new TSG Champion – congratulations, Mr. Chris Potten.
Second Place went to Daniel Walker (Essex) with 37 Pts and third place to Jonathan Knowles (Surrey) with 36 Pts.
There was also some fun to be had with 2 x Nearest Pins and a ‘Straightest Drive’ keeping the day alive and fun.
The Golf News – Guest Trophy was collected by Essex-based golfer, Michael Tricker.
Commenting on the event, Ian Mullins, organiser and editor of the online golf community, said:” What a superb day at an ever-improving course. Even the rain held off. We’d like to thank all the staff and management for allowing us to hold this event here. We have been impressed by the amount of investment ploughed into The Heron GC in the last two years. All three courses have seen massive improvement and the club is well on the way to being one of the finest in Essex.”
We will leave the final words to The Social Golfer Masters Champion 2023, Chris Potten: “I am in shock! I knew I was playing well after a run of four Pars in the middle of my round but never expected to win. Before this, I had never won a golf day, let alone a ‘TSG Major’ so I can’t wait to get home and share it with the family!”
He went on to say: I would like to thank the team at The Social Golfer for putting on another great event. The Heron is a real test of golf and no one was more surprised than I when I found out I had come top of the leaderboard!”