This medal resulted in a close tussle between Peter Merry (handicap 9) and Rick Poyser (7).
Both returned a net score of 52, 2-under par. At the first count-back over the last nine holes, they could not be separated. In the second round, a count of the net score over the last 6 holes, Peter's 18 was one shot better than Rick's.
This proved to be a tight competition.
Only 4 points separated most of the field and 2 players tied for first place; Iain Powell and Paul Ayling with 40 points each.
Countback over the last 9 holes proved Ian Powell the winner. He was greatly assisted by a hole-in-one on the 14th hole.
The 2021 New Year Chalice was re-scheduled from January due to the Covid restrictions.
Simon Dewhurst's net 4-under par score led in the clubhouse until Tom Smith's 7-under par swept the board to win the 2021 New Year Chalice. His card included one net eagle and 6 birdies, with only 1 dropped shot.
This competition combined a medal round and a count of the number of greens reached in regulation (stars).
The wet and windy weather deterred members but of the 6 brave souls who ventured out, Simon Dewhurst's 3-under par round secured the medal win. Rogers Stevens's 7 stars was the best performance in the other half of the competition