MRS Golf Day


Thursday 6th July saw the annual MRS Golf Day with golfers converging at Verulam Golf Club in St Albans for this year’s event.  A welcome change of venue for those who preferred both the course and the location.  The course is well balanced and 6190 yards off the yellow tees and consists of 12 par 4’s, 3 par 3’s and 3 par 5’s.

Thankfully, the weather was good all day but unfortunately, there were several regulars who were unable to play this year, resulting in only 25 players.

The club house opened at 8am for coffee and bacon baps with the first tee off at 8:42am for the morning individual competition – an 18-hole Stableford.

Following a rolling lunch of ham, egg and chips, the afternoon’s Greensome’s pairs competition began promptly at 1:39pm.  As a break from tradition the prize giving took place on the terrace shortly after the last group finished playing and we then moved inside for the sandwiches and the all important raffle, where once again people gave generously in support of the MRBA.

Now to the Results:

The Morning Stableford

     1st Matt Reynolds, Vitreous World 35 points

    2nd Steve Pick, Critical Research 34 points (countback last 6 holes)

    3rd Lee Gazey 34 points (countback last 9 holes)

    4th Justin Alderson, Aurora Research 34 points

    Nearest the Pin in Two 3rd hole – Matt Reynolds, Vitreous World

    Longest Drive 18th hole – Lee Gazey

The Afternoon Greensomes

    1st Ben Leet and Justin Alderson, Aurora Research 36 points (countback last 9 holes)

    2nd David Alterman, The Nursery Research & Planning and John Steinitz 36 points

    3rd Jon Darby, Touchstone Partners and Matt Reynolds, Vitreous World 33 points (countback last 6   holes)

    4th Paul Kingsley-Smith, Qualzy and Stewart Tippler, Quirks 33 points

    Longest Drive 9th hole – Matt Reynolds, Vitreous World

    Nearest the Pin 17th hole – Stewart Tippler, Quirks


We raised £1,234.99 for the MRBA of which £120 came from the raffle.


Special thanks go to all our sponsors: Askia, Critical Research, QOne Tech, Qualzy, Quirks, Sample Answers and The Research Club.



Thank you everyone for supporting this event and we hope to see you all and more next year.  We expect to be back at Verulam Golf Club.