Covid-19 led to some changes for this year’s MRS Golf Day, significantly a move from earlier in the Summer to September and that the day’s events were restricted to comply with social distancing rules. These considerations meant that fewer golfers were allowed to take part and the usual evening prize giving and prize draw could not take place.

Whilst this reduced the amount raised for the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA), the consolation was that the day went well and both competitions were successfully completed with the rain holding off until the very end and only affected a couple of groups finishing the Greensomes’ competition.

The morning started with the traditional coffee and bacon butty sponsored by Critical Research, so everyone was ready to tee off for the Stapleford Competition sponsored by Askia

Results of Stapleford Competition:

Winner (by countback)


David Alterman – 42 points (19/23)

Runner Up


Simon Thomas – 42 points (20/22)

3rd Place


Stewart Tippler – 39 points

Nearest the pin

(Sponsor Sample Ninja)


Paul Kingsley-Smith


Longest Drive

(Sponsor Web Creator Suite)

John Hicks

Lunch was sponsored by Global Lexicon and consisted of the Chobham Golf Club standard fare of ham, egg and chips, or a veggie alternative. Either way the addition of a quick libation was enough to put everyone in the mood for the afternoon Greensomes Competition, sponsored by The Research Club.

In accordance with the usual practice, the afternoon pairs competition provided a second chance to win nearest the pin and longest drive as well as the usual winners and runners up.

Results of the Greensomes Pairs Competition

Winners (by countback)


Dan Bousted & Stewart Tippler – 40 points (21/19)

Runners Up


Ben Farr & Lee Gazey – 40 points (22/18)

3rd Place


Gary Brandon & Tariq Mirza

Nearest the pin

(Sponsored by Sample Ninja)


Tariq Mirza

Longest Drive

(Sponsor Web Creator Suite)

Lee Gazey

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