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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

Pete Woods,

Mr Captain

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.

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