TheSocialGolfer.com (TSG), the online social networking community for golfers celebrated its 4th annual TSG Masters 2017 Championship at Warley Park Golf Club on 22nd April.
Golfers from all over the South East of England gathered at the Essex-based club, all hoping to be this year’s TSG Masters 2017 Champion golfer.
Thirty-two members of the Online Golf Club had all qualified via a number of different means; some via the website’s monthly leaderboard, some via other TSG Major events with the remaining spaces snapped up via the ballot or by special invitation with no one wishing to miss out on the first TSG ‘Major’ of the year.
This made for an exciting competition and while some TSGers were familiar with the new course layout, most were totally alien to it.
The field ranging from 11 handicappers to 26, played the Childerditch and the Warley ’1 to 9′ loop, two very different layouts offering their own challenges, the latter including some superb water features.
As always, it was the greens at Warley that proved the real test, with only seven players reaching 30 pts but after 18 holes, it was Ruth Brand (Sussex) who scored 32 pts and became the first outright female winner of a TSG Major!
2nd was John Barber (Hertfordshire) on count-back with a close 31 Pts, with Dave Allchorne 3rd (Hertfordshire) just missing by a point too.
There was also some fun to be had with 2 x Nearest Pins and a ‘Straightest Drive’ keeping the day alive for those that were not troubling the leaderboard. Winners on the day included popular ‘TSGers’,
Winners on the day included popular ‘TSGers’, Carlos Ramos (Kent), Judy Lilley (Kent), Ron Woodham (Essex) and Gary Tonge (Essex). However, we’ll leave the final words to our new TSG Masters Champion…
However, we’ll leave the final words to our new TSG Masters Champion…
“From the moment I drove through the gates at Warley Park and saw all The Social Golfer Flags on display I knew it was going to be a fun day and winning just made it all the sweeter and doing it for the girls was even better! The TSG team always put on a great day and this was no different. Friendly people, testing course and great chips (with plenty of salt) enjoyed by all after! “
“The venue was a great choice and I’m sure everyone would agree, a real challenge, those greens were fast. My playing partners were fun and it was great to meet all the new and old TSG faces after the round…. TheSocialGolfer.com epitomises the spirit of the game of golf and it’s great to know that whenever I play with someone through the site, they’ll be like minded and great company. “
She went on to say...”I must thank TSG for making it one of the golfing days of my life and I can’t wait to see everyone again for the TSG OPEN Championship event at Farleigh GC in July!“.
Ian Mullins, Director of Golf Events at TSG said – “In a year when everyone is trying to encourage more Women to take up the game, I couldn’t be more thrilled that Ruth has shown us that the girls can beat the men on their day. We will do all we can to encourage more and more women to participate in our events! #thisgirlreallydoesgolf. ”