Fitzwilliam Open 2016

The 2016 Fitz Open was won by Charlie Brown at Gog Magog Golf Club on Friday 2 September. Charlie becomes the Fitz Champion Golfer and holder of the Croft Baker Trophy.

His winning score was 38 points, narrowly pipping James Sleigh on the same score on countback. Jon Prichard with 35 points was third (for the second year).

26 players took part in the competition which was played for the first time on the Wandlebury Course at Gog Magog. With ups and downs and slow running greens, it proved a stern test for many.

The golfers then moved to College for a Dinner in College, served in the Old SCR - in candlelight. The College grace was said by John Beer. Captain Mike Hamment announced the prize winners and prizes were handed out by the Society’s President, Henry Croft-Baker. Afterwards, Secretary Colin Dunkerley gave an End of Term Report on the golfing year before proposing a toast to Fitzwilliam Golf Society. He welcomed three people taking part in their first Fitz golf event namely, Mike Sellers, Nigel Jones and John Beer as well as two present who had made their debut earlier in the year, Martin Dinkele and Rob Wood.

The golfers then retired to the College Bar.

The following morning, 16 golfers, some slightly jaded, took part in an informal pairs competition at Cambridge Meridian Golf Club. Charlie Brown completed a highly successful weekend by taking first place with Bob Barltrop with Michael Hall and Graham May taking second place. There were gross birdies for John Uwins, Peter Bennett and (inevitably) Charlie Brown.