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September 29, 2017
Dear SLGS Member / Guest,                                                                   Monday 25th September 2017
REPORT ON THE 22nd AUTUMN MEETING OF THE SRI LANKAN GOLFING SOCIETY
HELD ON FRIDAY 22nd & SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2017
AT ULLESTHORPE COURT GOLF CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
With absolutely glorious autumn weather the 22nd autumn meeting of the Sri Lankan Golfing Society turned out to be hugely enjoyable weekend of golf and camaraderie. Personal thanks to attendees who made the meeting a complete success. As for the venue - the hotel facilities, food, and the service were very good. Excepting for the first two holes, which are in the process of development the course as a whole was in good shape for a resort course. Meeting was attended by eighteen golfing members, and eight non golfing guests.

Friday competition - Ryder Cup - Colombo V Kandy ended up as a honourable draw for the first time. Congratulations to players on both sides for the efforts. Kandy being the winners of last year will retain the trophy. The respective team representatives being

KANDY COLOMBO
Lionel SAMARASINGHE Lasitha FERNANDO
Indra ANGUNAWELA Loretta BALACHANDRA
Rodney ANGUNAWELA Mahi DISSANAYAKE
Bandu GAMINIRATNE Umar GHOUZE
Jayasena HETTIARACHY Mahesh NIRMALAN
Veerasiri PUNCHIHEWA Bernard PEREIRA
Shanti SOMARATHNE Dawn PEREIRA
Tissa SOMARATHNE Raj RAJKUMAR THAIGARAJ

Saturday competition - Individual Stableford - Dukes Court Travel Shield for Gents & Spectra Cup for ladies. The results being

GENTS LADIES
Winner - Bandu GAMINIRATNE Winner - Dawn PEREIRA
Runner-up - Mahi DISSANAYAKE Runner-up - Loretta BALACHANDRA
3rd Place - Manohar MAHADEWA  
LONGEST DRIVE
Bernard PEREIRA   Loretta BALACHANDRA
NEAREST TO PIN GENTS  Bandu GAMINIRATNE
WINNER - YEAR 2017  Bandu GAMINIRATNE

Huge thanks to Mrs Niro NIRMALAN for providing excellent photographs. Lasitha FERNANDO resumes duties as the Secretary of the Sri Lankan Golfing Society
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