Despite the Covid-19 pandemic – but taking due care of all the COVID restrictions – a group of both men and ladies OEGS members, guests and partners, enjoyed a highly sociable three-day golf tour in September in the West Country, playing the highly rated North Devon courses of Saunton (the East Course) and Royal North Devon (the oldest course in England at its original location) and the number one ranked Somerset course, Burnham and Berrow (the Championship Course).
OEGS Secretary, David Burt, who organised the tour said: “Despite the huge difficulties we face in the country at the moment, the group were determined that the tour went ahead, especially as this year we have had to cancel nearly all our golf fixtures and events. The three courses we played in the West Country are all very special and really only accessible at a reasonable cost for golf societies like the OEGS. The tour was a great success, helped by some warm weather, plenty of laughter and the added bonus of everyone going home with at least one prize !
Next year we hope to return to our normal programme of events, when we will be playing some of the top golf courses in the South of England, in addition to our annual weekend in Norfolk. Whilst our lower handicap members play in the annual Halford Hewitt, Grafton Morrish and Cyril Gray tournaments, all our other fixtures are open to players of mixed ability.”
Pictured below at Burnham and Berrow are, left to right: Ziggy Trzebinski, Patricia Seath, Chris Walker and Iryna Photiou with Patricia perhaps showing surprise at how well she scored on a very challenging golf course.