Congratulations to Mark Hurst who wins the Haslemere Hockey Club - Cornish Cup - This cup is awarded to the player who can play the best hockey on a much longer pitch - in fact 18 pitches and with a much smaller ball, and in the case of most participants quite a few smaller balls are needed.
Twenty-five HHC current and past members descended on Liphook Golf Club, on a mild and somewhat muggy Sunday afternoon in June. Handicaps were haggled over, putters were polished, and most sensible players got there early and had a beer or two before taking on this challenging course. Half-way round the course bodies and minds were rejuvinated by Pimms, just before the takling the hardest hole on the course.
Back in the clubhouse as the playing groups handed their scores in, it was clear that the competion was going to be very tight, with 3 players all tied on 35 stableford points. A count back took place, and a winner was calculated. As silence was called for in the bar, a small group of Vets players were still huddled over their score cards in the corner of the bar muttering to themselves. One of them yelled out "Bingo", and upon review of his score card, a winning score of 36 points from Mark Hurst just edged out Andy Horton.
The best group score from the Men came from Matt Swayne, Alastair Hardie and Richard Edmondson, with the best Ladies score produced by Jane Cornish, Mel Knight and Jo Canning.
Well done to all those who took place, and over to Mark Hurst to organise for next year.