Sun 24 June, 5:53:21am
Lymm Golf Club - Seniors Section
Newsletter 25, week commencing 17/06/18
Gordon Ballantyne has achieved his second win
of the summer session with an inspired score of 38 points, overshadowing two other great scores, Ken Pearce with 35 points and Arthur Nuttall with 34 points. Excellant golf, with the usual consequences of a loss of shots! Hey ho, there is always a cost of victory!
Round 9 of the Best of 5 from 10 Scores, 15 holes, Stableford Competition, Summer session, was played on Friday 15th June 2018.
1st Gordon Ballantyne 38 points (3 shot deduction)
2nd Ken Pearce 35 points (1 shot deduction)
3rd Arthur Nuttall 34 points (1 shot deduction)
Two’s: Gordon Ballantyne
The shots back score this week was 21 and below and no shots back were awarded this week.
Newsflash of the week
Ted Broady achieved a hole in one on the 5th hole in the Summer Bowl competition last Saturday. Jeff Ashurst tells me that there was whiskey flowing. The whiskey connection goes on and on this week with a Ballantyne winning the seniors Friday competition
1) Interclub Matches
On Friday 22nd June we are at home to High Legh, this match is being organised by Rob Taylor as he has had to cancel his canoeing trip due to there not being enough water to float his boat! Phil B will now organise the match with Heyrose on Friday the 29th June instead.
2) Health and Welfare
A number of our members have ongoing medical issues and we wish them all a speedy recovery.
I have had email contact with a number of our members this week: -
a) Ron Heath who is facing his challenges with great humour, “When I came around from my operation, I asked the surgeon if I could play golf again, he said yes....... I said that's great!!! But I couldn’t play before.”
Great to hear from you Ron and we look forward to you being on the course with us again.
b) Dave Wright who is to start treatment soon for a “Rotator Cuff Tear in his shoulder and crushed nerves in neck area.
c) Malcolm Reynolds who is waiting for an operation
d) Norman Gleave “no real change, although the numbness, is a problem with the nerves in my feet.”
Should anyone need any assistance please contact any of the committee members.
3) Tatton League – “WE DID IT IN STYAL”
Many congratulations on last week’s performance in the Tatton Trophy at Styal. After a traumatic first two rounds at Birchwood and High Legh, last week’s performance was a splendid response and saw Lymm return the best team score on the day, with a magnificent 164 points. This comprised returns of 42, 42, 41 & 39 from our 4 pairings and was a huge improvement on previous returns.
Our pairings of Ken Pearce & Barry McGuigan, Peter Broady & Sam Lee, Andrew Cox & Joe Yeats & John Boyle & Les Fecitt can be very satisfied with their performance.
As a bonus, Les won a bottle of wine for best drive (nearest line) on the long par 5!!
Club scores: -
Lymm – 164
Heyrose – 163
High Legh – 162
Birchwood – 157
Antrobus – 155
Styal – 154
Lymm are still behind in the overall classification after 3 rounds but much nearer the other clubs.
We now look forward to round 4 at Antrobus on Wed 18th July.
Well done all.
(Lymm Tatton Team).
4) My Name is Jeff Who? (“Senior Moment”)
One of our members, who will not remain nameless, had a “Senior Moment” when entering his name for the Hale Match a few weeks ago. Rob Taylor was confused (not an unusual occurrence), when he read the list to put together the team. He saw the name “Jeff Narraway”. We don’t have a Jeff Narraway and when checking the Handicap lists, confirmed we did not have a member, with that name. Rob with great powers of deduction knew we had a Jeff Ashurst! Rob asked Jeff had he entered his name for this match under a pseudonym?
Don’t panic Jeff we are all having Senior Moments, these days, but this one was a peach.
5) Joke of the Week
Sorry if the typeface on this sheet is too small I have not been able to change it: -
6) Mike Smith Trophy
Please make sure your 1st round matches are completed by 6th July (unless you have been gives a concession for health reasons).
7) Coming Soon
a) Round 10 of the summer session will be held on Friday 13th July.
b) Match with High Legh on Friday 22nd June at Lymm GC
c) Match with Heyrose on Friday 29th June at Lymm GC
d) Matches with Davyhulme home Friday 6th July and away on Monday 9th July.
e) Hinson Cup will be played on Wednesday the 18th of July unfortunately this clashes with the next round of the Tatton League.
f) We will announce another competition for Friday 20th July (not round 10 of the summer session as previously published in our diary)
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