After last seasons cancelled programme everyone has high hopes that matches will be back under way in 2021.
The first fixture to open the season is the Ladies v Seniors. Although usually held in March, this years match was fixed for the 9th April, less than 2 weeks after lockdown easing allowed the course to open. Despite protests of lack of practice and rusty technique, we fielded 12 ladies and Seniors, in pretty chilly conditions.
We could not have the post match socialising and prize giving due to Covid, but we did managed the expected pre match debate over the fairest format to allow a competitive edge fixture.
The Ladies organised the match and we played a Foursomes Stableford, ladies from the red tees and seniors from the yellow tees.
From the 6 games played, the result was a draw at 3 apiece. We all felt the format had been successful.
The B team fixtures were home and away legs with Davenport. For the away section on the 12/04 our team consisited of Livvy, Gwyn, Celia, Lisa, Valerie, Julie and Olwen. Unfortunately Valerie injured her back and had to concedd her game. Of the remaining 5, 2 were halved and 3 lost, giving Davenport a win.
The home fixture was played on the 26/04, Valerie was still injured and Livvy unavailable. Marion and Liz played with the other 5. On a beautiful spring day the B team returned a fine result of 6 wins and 1 loss. A great victory for their home fixture.
Covid prevented any post match catering for either match.
On the 10/4, BL team prepared to play their first fixture away at Tytheringtonand were a bit perplexed to wake up to a blizzard. After several hasty phone calls to check the conditions in Macclesfield and difficult journeys to get there, it was decided to postpone the match, as by the first tee time the greens were covered with snow. Thanks to Livvy, Helen and Olwen for turning out despite the conditions.
Nine Hole League.
The opening 9HL fixture was home to Heaton Moor, 3 teams of 2 played, Fiona and Mary, Liz and Angela and Jean and Claire. Despite the great weather and a return to post match catering, albeit outside picnic style, unfortunately AEGC was roundly beaten! Well its early days!!!!
In the first round of the Bell Cup, AEGC was drawn away to Lymm. Livvy, gwyn, Celia, Lisa, Debbie ( new returning member) LC Karen, and Olwen made up the team and managed a great win of 6:1. We now proceed to round 2 and will play the winner of Manchester Hopwood or Bolton Old Links.
Well done everyone!
Fiona ( Match Sec )