Medal Final Result
The Medal Final on 28th Sept was played in conditions that les called "borderline" in his early morning course message. It was very wet underfoot, but two players who've had consistently good performances all year managed the conditions better than the rest. The CSS of 69 reflected the difficulty on the day.
In each Monthly Medal from April to September, the top 2 in division 1 (Handicaps 0-14) and the top 2 in division 2 (Handicap 15 to 28) qualify to play in the Medal Final. The tankards that were won each month and in the final used to be prized trophies, but times have changed, and the winners now receive golf vouchers.
Andy Boyle won the Medal Final by four shots with a nett 67, bringing his handicap down a further shot to 12. Matt Robinson came second with a nett 71.
Gary Johnstone won the subsidiary competition with a gross 75, nett 69.
AEGC win the Gents 9 Hole League
Members - I thought you all might like to know that AEGC have won the Gents 9 Hole League this season, narrowly edging out Flixton GC.
I’d like to thank Steve Jakub “Captain” and all those who played and supported the team, and also Max for organising the home fixtures and being part of the team.
Well done to all concerned.
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Simon Barber won the Jubilee Vase on Saturday with 38 points.
It was a day when CSS went up to 69 after a lunch-time deluge caused a 50 minute delay. Play was able to resume quickly after some vigorous squeegy'ing by the Professional.
There was a three-way play-off for 2nd place, with Chris Hoyland, Roy Parker & Chris Regan all on 37 points. Chris Regan managed 26 points on the front 9, but it was Chris Hoyland, with three 2's, who took the 2nd prize.
August Monthly Medal
With excellent sunny weather Simon Edbury shot a fantastic net score of 62 to win the delayed August Monthly Medal.
He was 4 clear shots from Logan Stanyer in second place.
Simon’s acceptance speech included a cooking guide to Bob Anderson the Vice Captain. Start off cold and bring to a gentle simmer, gradually increasing the temperature until the 18thHole where he is at boiling point.
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.
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