Patrick wins the Barnes Trophy
The second major of the season was played on Saturday and the course was in magnificent condition with the greens running at 8 on the stimpmeter. Some tricky pin positions meant that scoring wasn't too low but there was a clear winner as Patrick Scanlan scored a nett 65, his second win in three competitions and his handicap has fallen in that time from 18 to 15. Patrick had a particularly steady front nine with six pars and is clearly in good form at the moment!
In second place was Alan Derbyshire with a nett 70 and in third place was Antony Green also on nett 70.
The nearest the pin winner was Steve Nicholson and Steve Bond (pictured right) won the longest drive.
Here are Paul Underwood, Tim Barnes and Steve Bond on the first tee:
The next competition is the Benny Trophy on Sunday 25th May.
Hartford win first nine hole league match
We played our first match in the Cheshire nine hole league away against Gatley Golf Club last week. It was a great start as the team recorded a 3-1 victory, it was a particularly good win as it was against the club that won the league last season. The winning players were Martin Major, Alan Royle, Antony Green, Tim Barnes, Patrick Scanlan and Steve Hulse with the only loss being the pair of Steve Bond and Paul Underwood.
The next match is at home against Woodside Golf Club next week.
The Seniors played their reverse fixture against Sandbach Golf Club at home last week and the result was again a 4-4 draw as it was the week before at Sandbach. Nearest the pin winners on the day were Paul Green and Bob Bowen from Hartford and Colin Ecclestone from Sandbach. It was also really good to hear many positive comments from the visiting seniors about the good condition of our golf course and the clubhouse catering.
Photographed (right) is Seniors Captain, Graham Bower and John Sykes with two Sandbach members.
The Seniors then played a nine hole Stableford on Tuesday and despite some wet weather Alan Tayler scored 20 points even after not scoring on the last hole. He beat Bill Powell on a card play off after he also scored 20 points and Captain Graham Bower continued his recent good form with a third place finish.
There was a good turn out of 20 ladies for their nine hole Stableford last Thursday. The winning score was 17 points by Audrey Kettle, in second place was Kath Hough with 16 points and third went to Alison Worrall also on 16 points.
The first Monday evening ladies Stableford of the summer was played this week, the winner was Evelyn Vass who had her second win in a row after victory in the ladies Barnes Trophy last week, she scored 19 points and had no worse than a bogey over her nine holes. Sue Gunning came second with 14 points and Katie Pickering finished third also on 14 points.
The next ladies competition is the re-arranged Stableford this Sunday starting at 1pm..
Callaway Fitting Day
The next fitting day in our calendar is with Callaway Golf on 25th June from 3-7pm. On the day a Callaway fitting expert will be available to give you a full FREE fitting on any of the current Callaway range and there will be some special offers also on the day. If you would like to book one of the fitting slots please click here.
Titleist price drop
If you have called in to the shop recently you may well have noticed that we have some cracking deals on the 913 range of Titleist clubs, the drivers are now reduced to just £249, fairways £169 and hybrids at £149 plus we will also throw in a sleeve of Titleist golf balls of your choice with any purchase, and with any new set of Titleist 714 irons purchased we will give you a dozen Titleist balls FREE of charge!
- Ladies 18 Hole Stableford - Sunday 18th May 1pm
- Junior Competition 9/18 holes - Sunday 18th May 1.40pm
- Seniors 9 Hole roll up - Tuesday 20th May
- Ladies summer Stableford - Thursday 22nd May 9am
- The Benny Trophy - Sunday 25th May 12.04pm