Welcome golfers to this week's results packed newsletter!
Well I'm starting to settle into my new luxurious Pro Shop, as you can see by the somewhat staged photo of me below, kindly taken by local journalist Geoff Garnett during his visit and subsequent article on the clubhouse extension.
Whilst finishing my unpacking I have recently been reacquainted with my kettle which is great news because, as everyone knows, it's a vital piece of equipment for any club pro!
On Saturday and Sunday it was the Men's Summer Meeting. On day one every single space was taken on the start sheet which was great to see. So the prizes for day one were as follows:
Glyn Isaac took a break from running the competitions to win one by, scoring a magnificent 65 nett to triumph in the day one best nett. The Goulty Trophy, which is for the best nett score on the first day for a player sixty years of age or over, was won by David Swale with a nett 67. The Arnold Trophy, which is won by the player with the best scratch score with a handicap of 15 or over, went to Howard Gill with 83. The MacCaig Trophy, which is for the best 18 hole gross score on either day, was shared by Tom Griffiths and steward Jason Moran.
The 36 hole prize winners were: firstly Peter Hindle who won the Walker Trophy, which is for the best 36 hole nett, with a two under par 138. The Galloway Scratch Challenge Cup is the one to win, in my humble opinion, and this year it was shared between Brian Greenbank and head greenkeeper Russell Lewis with 151. Congratulations to all the winners and well done to Andy Veitch and Glyn Isaac for all their hard work in running the event.
The Ladies Summer Meeting took place last Thursday in the rain! It was a shotgun start and was reduced to nine because of the weather. The format was a shotgun start playing in teams of four with two lots of stableford foursomes. Second place went to Sue Fallows, Barbara Grant, Gillian Brogdon and Irene Kirk with 29 points. So congratulations to the winners on the same score but after a countback and they were Claire Makin, Jan Ravenscroft, Wendy Jenkins and Pat Cleary.
On the 27th June the ladies jumped on a coach for the Ladies Away Day at Newcastle under Lyme GC. Unfortunately again I think the rain reared its ugly head! The runners up on that day were Corinne Veitch, Min Fishwick, Mary Cockbain & Jennifer Bradley. The winners (pictured above) were Val Nelstrop, Trina Walsh, our resident star photographer Sue Bryant and Vicky Wells. Thanks must go to the lady captain's very able helpers/organisers Margaret Sharp and Jill Gower-Jones. Well done for everyone who battled round and despite the weather, I understand that a good day out was had by all!