The Sandgate Cup has been keenly contested every single year starting in 1933. This event has been Sandgate’s premier golf competition and the course is presented at its very best in early Autumn. Once again our major sponsor was The Village Taigum and we thank them for their ongoing support.
Congratulations in 2021 to Mr Michael Ward who handled the lush conditions better than 103 other golfers on the day. Playing with an 8 handicap and in the last group of the day, Michael completed the front nine in a creditable 40 strokes. His best was yet to come though as he crafted an even par 36 for his final nine. His 76 off the stick was not only the best on the day, but quite remarkable given the lush green fairways which for once offered little run.
Michael was particularly pleased with the number of times he managed to “one putt”on the fast greens and said afterwards that the lack of wind on his last nine also helped his “high ball” flight. The next best scores on the day were from Jon Webb and Shane Rhind who both carded 71 nett.
High praise is extended to the many voluntary members who each put in countless hours preparing the course for play after the heavy rains just two weeks ago. Once again, the membership of our club has rallied together to prepare the 100 year old course in the best possible condition.