Welcome to the Men’s Section
The mens section is a very well supported and key feature of the club. Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities to play golf in a friendly but competitive atmosphere. During the summer there are weekly competitions designed to test players abilities all of which count as handicap qualifiers. These are open to full 7 day members and take place mainly at the weekend predominantly on Saturdays. They include medals and Stablefords with a variety of different formats. Some competitions are shared with the Ladies section plus there is also a thriving Winter League so that golf can be enjoyed all year round. Prestigious board competitions include the Bramhall Trophy, Anderton Bowl, Shaw Marsh Trophy, Rigby Cup and the Club Trophy. Whatever your ability, you can rest assured that you will be given a very warm welcome and have the opportunity to play with many different members of the club. We do hope you will join us.
Captain’s Weekend Away at Carden Park April 22nd -24th 2022
Last weekend the 2022 Captain’s weekend, hosted at Carden Park near Chester, was a HUGE success. 60 members headed over to play three games with a two night stay. This time due to Covid it was hosted by Steve Yates and Mike Bennett.
On Friday we played a betterball stableford which was won by Russ Pearson and Mark Brooks with 45 points, and on Friday evening we had a lovely meal followed by far too many drinks and a night out in Chester.
Saturday saw a few sore heads and missed tee times, however Paul Coverley, Baz Lawson and Scott Mccaskie managed to triumph as a three ball while 4th player Paul Taylor failed to get out of bed after a heavy night in Chester.
On Saturday evening we had the famous Captain’s dinner followed by the prize presentation. Darryl Hall and Jason Warhurst were crowned Winter League winners followed by one of the best speeches I’ve heard. Fair play Darryl.
On Sunday we played a Texas Scramble won by myself, Scott McCaskie, Kirky and Olly France.
Overall it was a huge success and information on next year’s trip to Belton Woods will soon be revealed…
CAPTAIN’S WEEKEND AWAY 2023
I am pleased to share with you details of the Captains weekend away for 2023.
- Venue: Belton Woods
- FRIDAY 21ST APRIL- SUNDAY 23RD APRIL
- DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST (10% off drink prices)
- 3 ROUNDS OF GOLF
We only have 60 places available. Anyone who was on this years trip has priority.
Any new members or members who couldn’t come last year who want to come please place your names on the sheet in the club lobby.
We require a £100 deposit paid to Steve via BACS only. Details of this will follow once all spaces are confirmed over the next week.
Steve Kirkham (Mr Vice Captain)
Gents Presentation Evening November 26th 2021
Other winners who were unable to attend were: John Samme, Rigby Trophy; Callum Clarke, Men’s Knockout and Alan Woolley Vet’s Cup.
Knock out Winners 2021
As the golf season comes to a close we start preparing for our winter season. This year has been a fantastic year despite a late start due to Covid. It’s been tremendous to see so many new faces playing in club competitions. Below are the winners of the 2021 knockouts
Mens Singles: 1st Callum Clarke, 2nd James. Ignotus 3rd equal Simon Belt and Phil Holland
Mens Foursomes: Winners: Ben Williams and Tony Hall Runners Up: Giles Wyatt and Harry Wyatt
Mens Fourball: Winners: Ben Williams and Tony Hall Runners Up: Jonathan Melrose and James Cooke
Mens Scratch: Winner: Keane Hyde Runner up: Sam Shaw
Mixed Foursomes: see below
Brothers in Mixed Foursomes Final!
Graham Arden, Joyce Bennett, Phil Ardern and Janet Bowers went head to head yesterday in the Mixed Foursomes Final.
Conditions were perfect with just a slight breeze alongside the warm autumn sunshine.
Phil and Jan were giving ‘Pidge’ and Joyce 10 shots so it was always going to be a tall order.
Both couples gave their all but eventually steady play and some good fortune saw Jan and Phil win by 5 &4.
Congratulations to them both and commiserations to the runners up!
Rigby Trophy 2021
Many congratulations to John Samme, winner of this year’s Rigby Trophy with an excellent score of 45 points which included 9 pars. Runner up was Jack Kirk with 43 points with Mark Brooks 3rd with 40. and Paul McCracken 4th with 38.
Joe Bowers won the prize for the best gross score on the day.
Club Trophy 2021
Congratulations to Chris Wood winner of this year’s Club Trophy and Clapham Trophy for the best gross score on the day
1st Chris Wood 68 + 65 = 133
2nd James Ignotus 67 + 67 = 134
3rd Paul Bowers 65 + 70 = 135
Clapham Trophy (Best Gross)
Chris Wood 69 + 66 = 135
Bosworth Trophy Friday 13th August 2021
Well done to John Tennant and Phil Urmston winners of this years’ Bosworth Trophy which was held at Hazel Grove Golf Club with an excellent score of 45 points.
Shaw Marsh Trophy 2021
Congratulations to Tom Ryder winner of this year’s Shaw Marsh Trophy event by one point from Nathan Burrows, Unfortunately as neither have yet a full playing history the name on the board and winner of the Trophy will be that of Chris Cook
1st TOM RYDER 66+61= 127
2nd NATHAN BURROWS 63+65=128
3rd CHRIS COOK 67+64= 131
4th TONY JENNISON 65+68=133
1st Paul Bowers 63 £40
2nd Nathan Burrows 63 £30
3rd Tony Jennison 65 £20
Best Gross – Tony Jennison 69 £25DAY 2
1st Tom Ryder 61
2nd Chris Cook 64
3rd Nathan Burrows 65
Best Gross Luke Anthony
Anderton Bowl July 24th 2021
Congratulations to Nick Lewis winner of today’s Anderton Bowl Competition. Nick actually finished in 4th place but because of the new ruling affecting the men’s board competitions which states that any player must have 20 recorded scores from which the best 8 are taken in order to produce a valid handicap index then the top 3 players on the day Ronnie Dooley, Rick White and David Gilham were not eligible to win the competition. All three were, however, credited with the appropriate prize money awarded to the top places.
Captain’s Day July 10th 2021
Another fantastic Captain’s Day which resulted in two winners! 1st place on the day went to Jed Merrick with a nett 63 with Mike Howard 2nd, one shot behind him. However, as Jed is a 3 month member Mike’s name will go on the board as the competition winner.
Mike has been a member since 1972, before many of those playing today were even born! He was Club President in 1995 and this is his first major victory in over 50 years. Those of us who play regularly with Mike in the senior’s section know what a steady, reliable player he is. He wouldn’t have won any prizes today for the longest drive but he would certainly have been up there alongside the best at finding the middle of the fairway. Well done Mike. Your win today will encourage many of the Senior’s section to continue to get out of bed early in the morning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and give everyone real hope that nothing is impossible!
Paul Holt, another members of the seniors, albeit a bit younger, came next with 65 beating Darren Hulse on a card play off.
Mr Captain starts his special day!
Bramhall Trophy July 3rd 2021
Well done to Rodger Mycock winner of today’s Bramhall Trophy with a very impressive 45 points , including 7 pars, finishing two clear of Ben Williams and Josh Westmoreland. For full details see the ‘How Did I do’ page in this section.
Hibbert Cup May 15th 2021
Congratulations to Alan Southworth, winner of this year’s Hibbert Cup with a nett score of 65 going out in 43 and coming back in 38 with 2 birdies and 6 pars beating Ian Duncan on a card play off . Steve Coupe finished 3rd and Rob Jackson 4th both with 66. In total 13 players finished with a nett score of less than 70. For a full results sheet visit the ‘How Did I do’ section further down this page.