I am writing to you again this year to bring the above-captioned event to the attention of all Anglo-Latin American Societies, in the hope that we will have a large turn-out of players, and follow that with an enjoyable lunch. I took over the organisation of the event 4 years ago from David Bouch, who continues to provide assistance to me “from the wings”.
The main trophy, the splendid Ambassadors’ Cup, was presented by the Ambassadors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico in 1950, and has been competed for every year since then, making this, 2015, the 66th year. Last year’s winner, representing LAGS and the Anglo Argentine Society, was John Shearer. We will also be competing for The Rose Bowl, which will go to the highest scoring member of the Anglo Argentine Society, the Jangara ditto the Anglo Brazilian Society, The Chile Cup, ditto the Anglo Chilean Society, the Callum Sharkey Trophy for the highest placed Lady, and finally the “LOS DEMAS”, presented by Lan Chile, for the highest points scorer not having won one of the previously mentioned Cups. There will also be a prize for the Best Guest and several Nearest-the-Pin and Longest Drive prizes.
West Surrey Golf Club, at Enton, near Godalming, Surrey, has hosted the event for the last several years, and always puts on a very warm welcome to all players, following up the golf with a traditional and hearty lunch. The par-71 course, which celebrated its centenary in 2010, is in a beautiful parkland setting and maintained to a very high standard. The course has been reserved for us from 8.45 until 10am, and the competition will be over 18 holes (Stableford Scoring), playing in flights of three. Entry is open to all members (with recognised handicaps) of the various Anglo Latin American Societies, who may also bring guests.
The cost for the day will be £67.00 for coffee (from 8am), golf and a carvery lunch. This cost is the same as it was last year, and, considering the quality of the course, represents very good value. The fee for a WSGC member will be £35, and for those having lunch only will be £25.
I attach an entry form for completion by all interested players, plus those intending to attend only the lunch, and would be most grateful if you could please bring this important, long-standing and most enjoyable event to the attention of all your members. If anyone has any questions, please revert to me by email or by telephone on 01483-892382.
With very best wishes,
Alan WilkinsonLAGS Appln Form 2015