Professional's Prize - Sat 27 July
Pro’s Prize – My favourite day of the year!
I am guessing the weather did not make it your favourite day of the year if you played but I still had a great time and it was great that we managed to get the event played. It is my only chance to go head to head with you all in the same day.
It is no surprise that the winner came from one of the morning players with the weather deteriorating as the day went on. Mike O’Regan scored a fantastic 42 points to win by three shots from Dave Snell, who was the best of the afternoon players.
For those of you who haven’t played in it before I run a ‘beat the pro’ competition for all competitors offering odds of up to 6/1 for anyone who beats me on a bet of up to £10. I feel like I struck the ball better than I have done over the last two events but got beaten by more people which tells me that the standard is improving! Here are the members who beat me:
Tom Ricketts - A good shot to the middle of the green after I missed the green
Nige Pugh - 7 feet - My reply nearly went in but spun back just outside of his ball!
Bob Pindar - A good shot to the middle of the green after I missed the green
Dan Featherstone - 3ft 11 inches in response to my 4 feet
Jerry Dixon - Middle of the green after I miss clubbed my first shot of the afternoon
Mark Walker - A good shot to the middle of the green in response to mine spinning back an inch off the green
Paul Grundy - 4 inches away in response to my 3 feet
A special mention also goes to Tony Cooper who was about 3 feet away and I managed to just get inside his ball.
Charles Le Sueur
Captain's Prize and week-end
On a day of exceptional sport and beautiful weather, Alderley Edge’s Captain’s Prize also saw some exceptional scoring.
The President, Paul Penney, introduced the Captain, Peter Wood at Presentation on the Sunday and thanked him for stepping in at short notice to take on the role for a second time. In the long history of the Club, Pete is the first one to host a 2nd Captain’s weekend. Saturday night was a great occasion with the popular Rumble Fat Band also performing for a 2nd Captain’s weekend.
The clear overall winner of the Captain’s Prize was Andy Holt with nett 64 on the Saturday and a nett 67 on the Sunday for a 131 total. In his acceptance speech, Andy thanked his playing partners, the clubhouse staff and greens staff, Max the Club Manager and particularly the Captain for an excellent weekend.
Duncan MacPherson took 2nd place with 70+65 = 135 total, with Tom Ricketts in 3rd place with 71+76 = 136 total.
Andrew Marshall was the early leader with a nett 63 on the Saturday, which triggered an Exceptional Handicap Adjustment for several low scores in recent weeks, bringing his handicap down to single figures at 8.9.
On a weekend that most of us will never forget, Pete also thanked: the Greenkeepers for a superb course, Jason & Sam for the excellent cuisine, Jenny and the rest of the bar & catering staff plus Max and Dan for their support during the day.
Overall 81 Men enjoyed the golf and approximately the same number of Ladies & Gents enjoyed the evening.
A big thank you also to Simon & Andy plus all the other kind donations which totalled over £400 for the MS Charity, which is the Captain and Lady Captains’ Charity for 2019.
Photos of the players: Photos
July Monthly Medal
Well the wet weather in the morning didn't stop some good scores being posted, Tony Cooper set the early pace with a 65.
The sun came out in the afternoon doing its best to dispel the rumours of the Captains weather jinx, and along with it a barrage of great scores.
In division 2 Matt Cresey finished third with a 66. Our resident hombre Paul Grundy, sporting a sombrero and low slung pistols shot a 63 for second place. But the winner despite landing his second shot by the first tee, then pitching into the Captain's bunker and finishing with a 6 was another morning player Aled Jones who shot a fantastic 62. Sorry did I mention Aled went in the Captain's bunker.
In division 1 Tony's 65 put him in third place. Andy Wells also with a 65 and once again wearing that bridesmaids dress he seems so fond of finished second. Your time is coming Andy. The winner who went round the front 9 in one over gross!! was Ollie Lane with another fantastic 62.
Harold Humphrey's Trophy - Saturday 29 June
Congratulations to Matt Spiller, with a net 64, who won the Harold Humphrey's Trophy, his second AEGC Major Trophy of the season, on an extremely hot and muggy Saturday.
In second place was Paul McCormack with a net 65 and Gary Johnstone 3rd with a 66.
The photo shows Matt & The Captain with the Harold Humphrey’s Trophy, donated by Jerry Dixon a few years ago.
Played in beautiful sunshine on the course looking its greenest after the recent wet weather, Brian Jones and Steve Lomas triumphed against the field scoring 8up.
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