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2022 Month by Month Review

August 2022

First up in August on the Golf Carts Europe Order of Merit saw a visit to the Redlibbets course in Kent (2 Aug) with low handicapper Jay Penfold hand in an impressive card for his second win of the season (as well as receiving his third place award from the recent Golf Trust Open).


Competition for the Marjorie Colson Trophy played at Ramsdale Park was next with Jane White pulling off a victory in the Nottingham sunshine (4 Aug) who the previous week had been hosting the DGA Charity Day at her home club of Stoke Rochford - just reward indeed!


Keith Dolman's run of good form proved too hot to handle on a sweltering day at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire (8 Aug) with a second win in recent weeks.


The following day Jake Graveson popped up at Duxbury Park (9 Aug) as another first time winner this season.

July 2022

One of the glories of the Golf Carts Europe Order of Merit is that even after four months and over thirty competitions, it still throws up new winners. 

And this was the case on 4 July at Waterton Park near Wakefield, where things blew hot and cold, and Ian Slowther energed as another first-time winner in a very close competition.


Sudbury in north London was the next test (6 July) where DGA debutant Bernd Hintz took home the win.


The Northern Open at Carden Park (12 July) saw a fourth win of the season for David Walls, who turned in an excellent net score of 68 in the stroke play event.


The first leg of the South West Swing was played at the glorious China Fleet (14 July) with the seemingly unstoppable Iain Millar scooping his sixth win of the season.


In a tight finish Elizabeth Ward came out on top at the second South West event (15 Juy) at Borington Park with a first win of the season.


Phil White was a clear winner at the Howley Hall event (21 July) when the GCE Order of Merit returned to Yorkshire.


For the third event in a row on the Golf Carts Europe Order of Merit another first time winner emerged, this time at Canons Brook in Essex, with Paul Meadows adding his name to this season's roll of honour (22 July).


The month ended as it had started with another first time winner this year - with Keith Dolman's recent good form delivering a win in the Golf Trust UK Open at The Shire course in London.


Eight competitions in July - and six new winners!


June 2022

A busy month on the Golf Carts Europe Order of Merit got underway with David Walls picking up his second win of the season at the Darrington course in West Yorkshire on 6th June.

The next day saw a Super Six qualifier at Warley Park in Essex month with Mark Evans picking a great time to win! (7 June)


A highly productive visit to Westerham in Kent on 13 June saw Bobby David also record a second win this year.


A return to the north saw Philip Allan win at Whitefield, Manchester, on 15 June.


A busy week was completed on the south coast at the beautiful Cams Hall Estate with Neil Baird winning out on count-back from DGA Chairman Stan Bembenek - who then had to hand Neil the winner's trophy - well done both! (17 June)


Another scorching competition at Springwater, Notts (20 June) saw David Walls record a hat-trick of victories this season and Wal Watson top of the GCE Order of Merit.


Sadly the events at Sheerness, Kent (23 June) and Bury (27 June) had to be cancelled. Efforts will be made to reschedule this year.


The last competion of the month was at Bramshaw (28 June) in the New Forest with Iain Millar notching up his fifth win of the season and moving back to the top of the Golf Carts Europe Order of Merit.

May 2022

The new month got off to another cracking start, with the tenth first time winner of the season Dale Banks at Rother Valley in South Yorkshire on 3 May.

High Post in Wiltshire provided a course in superb condition and the backdrop to another very close competition, with David Thompson - another first time winner - leading the field by a point (6 May).


Another new winner at The Manor, Leeds, with David Walls taking the honours (12 May) and being the first of our Super Six qualifiers.


The competition for the Trevor Sherrington Trophy at Staverton Park, Northants (13 May) which was also a Super Six qualifier, saw Tony Jones pick up his third win of the season.


The double-header on Friday 20 May saw Dale Banks pick up a second win at Low Laithes in West Yorkshire while Iain Millar took a third victory this season at Tall Pines alongside the runway at Bristol Airport.


A much anticipated visit to The Oxfordshire on Thursday 26 saw Tony Jones scoop his fourth win.


No let up the following day as Wal Watson led the way home for the third time this season at Rudding Park, Harrogate (27 May).


30 May provided a welcome second visit this season to Styrrup Hall, Doncaster - and the outcome was a win by Wal Watson, just as he did back in the middle of March!


The last event of the month was on Tuesday 31 with another Super Six qualifier at the glorious Sand Martins in Berkshire - with Iain Millar becoming the third player this season to notch up four wins.

April 2022

As we entered "Masters Week" what could be more fitting than the DGA playing on one of the home courses of the last English winner Danny Willett. So while things were getting busy in Augusta, we kicked off on 4 April at the splendid Bondhay course, near Worksop, with a clubhouse full of pictures of Danny in his green jacket and his name in mutiple categories on their honours board.

Taking the DGA honours for the second time this season was Walter Watson who, in doing so, also picked up the Peter Colson Osborn Trophy, presented to him by Peter's widow Jacquie.


The end of the week (8 April) took us to the ever popular Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire, with Bobby David beating a closely packed field by a point.


The next event was on the 11 Apil was at the parkland course at Denton, Greater Manchester, with DGA England Captain John Riordan proving to be a runaway winner - for the third year in a row on this course: a fine hat-trick for the former professional footballer - and our seventh different winner in eight events this season.


Sherfield Oaks in Hampshire was the next test (13 April) on a deceptively challenging course. Iain Millar won the day, picking up his second victory of the season.


Then at Bradley Park, Huddersfield on 19 April we saw the tightest finish of the year so far with Brian White winning out on count-back! After ten events we have seen eight different winners.


Two days later on 21 April the feat was repeated with count-back again needed to decide another first-time winner - Jay Penfold edging things at Pyrford Lakes in Surrey.


On 26 April the competition at Dewsbury provided us with the third two-time winner this season, with John Riordan again triumphant.


The month's competitions drew to a close at Mill Green (28 April) with Tony Jones recording a second win this season on a course in superb condition.

March 2022

The 2022 Golf Carts Europe Order of Merit season got underway on 3 March with a right royal start at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey. Tony Jones was the first winner of the year.


Sadly our second event at Chesfield Downs in Hertfordshire, scheduled for 11 March, fell prey to the rain and was cancelled.

On 14 March we moved north in search of a drier climate to Styrrup Hall near Doncaster where Walter Watson emerged a clear winner.


To our great frustration Pedham Place in Kent also fell prey to poor conditions (17 March) and had to be postponed to later in the year.


A return to the north saw a great day's competition at the prestigious Manchester golf club on 21 March, with Mark White beating a very strong field.


Next stop was 25 March at Kilworth Springs in Leicestershire with Phil Meadows taking the honours.


The DGA held it’s last fixture of the month at Hurtmore in Surrey (31 March).
Members faced challenging weather conditions of sleet and freezing winds through-out the day. Nonetheless, the competition was red-hot with Iain Millar eventually winning out.
Glenn Jackson also turned in another solid performance and extended his lead at the top of the Order of Merit.


March proved to be a highly competitive month: five events - and five different winners!