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Using all of my shots was the key to winning commented Phil Greatbatch as he won the first Society day of the year held at Newcastle Golf Club. Winning with 37 points from 98 strokes and playing off a handicap of 27, Phil said that for once he thought about how he was going to use all of his shots and then plotted his way around the course never hitting anything bigger than his trusty old 5 wood. His round consisted of 3 pars and just one nil return on the second hole. Great start to the season for Phil and perhaps a lesson to all of us about course management.


In second place, on count back, came last years Order of Merit Strokeplay Champion and Winter League Winner Kevin Abell (20) with 37 points from 92 strokes. It was a good start for Kevin who also went on to win the Nearest the Pin and the Longest Drive Competitions. Kevin had 6 pars and a Birdie on the par 4 11th hole, so all in all, a bright start to the campaign.


In third place came Russ Howard (32) with 34 points from 108 strokes. And it won’t be long before we see his handicap dropping after another consistent performance.



Newcastle Golf Club - Friday 8th April 2011

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Phil Greatbatch (27)

 98 / 37

Kevin Abell (20)

92 / 37

Russ Howard (32)

108 / 34

Joe Matthews (24)

98 / 34

Peter Simms (23)

98 / 33

Andrew Abell (23)

101 / 32

Daz Matthews (23)

103 / 31

Phil Smith (12)

89 / 31

Karl Furniss (17)

97 / 29

Stan Malpass (22)

102 / 29

Kevin Sherwin (25)

106 / 25

John Smith (24)

105 / 28

Phil Stonier (22)

103 / 28

Richard Meadowcroft (21)

103 / 27

Les Smith (19)

107 / 25

Mel Clewlow (28)

115 / 21

“I used a 5 wood and  thought about it for a change” says Phil!

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Kevin Sherwin (25)

 88 / 43

Richard Meadowcroft (21)

86 / 42

John Smith (24)

88 / 42

Andrew Abell (23)

88 / 41

Kevin Abell (20)

89 / 37

Daz Matthews (23)

95 / 36

Steve Ruddell (21)

91 / 36

Phil Smith (12)

84 / 35

Graham Cooke (20)

91 / 35

Peter Simms (23)

94 / 34

Les Smith (19)

92 / 33

Steve Rushton (24)

97 / 33

Joe Matthews (24)

99 / 32

Russ Howard (32)

108 / 32

Stan Malpass (22)

96 / 31

Karl Furniss (17)

94 / 29

Phil Greatbatch (26)

106 / 29

Brian Abell (34)

122 / 28

Handicap slashed as Kevin Sherwin wins his third Society Day at Onneley Brookfield Golf Club - Friday 24th June 2011

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Kevin Abell (19)

 83 / 42

Daz Matthews (23)

87 / 42

Russell Howard (32)

100 / 39

Phil Smith (12)

80 / 38

John Smith (22)

93 / 35

Karl Furniss (17)

91 / 35

Phil Stonier (22)

94 / 34

Stan Malpass (22)

95 / 33

Jon Downs (20)

93 / 33

Phil Greatbatch (26)

102 / 33

Andrew Abell (21)

97 / 30

Joe Matthews (24)

102 / 28

Steve Ruddell (21)

101 / 27

Brian Abell (34)

121 / 22

Stephen Rushton (24)

115 / 18







Daz Matthews and Kev Abell  off to a flyer at Brookfield Gorstyhill Golf Club - Thursday 7th July 2011 Richard plays a blinder to win the  Twilight Trophy

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Richard Meadowcroft (19)

 87 / 41

Andrew Abell (21)

90 / 39

John Smith (22)

95 / 36

Kevin Abell (17)

90 / 35

Joe Matthews (25)

96 / 33

Daz Matthews (20)

96 / 33

Jon Downs (20)

98 / 32

Phil Stonier (22)

102 / 33

Russ Howard (30)

113 / 28

Brian Abell (34)

117 / 26

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

81 / 39



Trentham Park Golf Club - Friday 22nd July 2011

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Les Smith (19)

88 / 38

Phil Stonier  (23)

92 / 38

Russ Howard (30)

103 / 35

Jon Downs (20)

92 / 35

Joe Matthews (25)

100 / 33

Phil Smith (11)

85 / 33

Daz Matthews (20)

95 / 32

Stan Malpass (22)

98 / 32

Karl Furniss  (17)

93 / 31

Kevin Abell (17)

97 / 29

Andrew Abell (20)

101 / 27

Steve Rushton (25)

108 / 27

Phil Greatbatch (26)

110 / 25

John Smith (22)

110 / 21

Brian Abell (34)

125 / 21

John Munn (16) Guest

93 / 30

Alsager Golf Club - Thursday 4th August 2011

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Phil Stonier (22)

87/ 41

Mel Clelow (28)

97 / 36

Daz Matthews (21)

94 / 34

Russ Howard (30)

102 / 34

Steve Rushton (25)

102 / 30

Richard Meadowcroft (18)

96 / 30

Phil Greatbatch (27)

104 / 28

John Smith (22)

100 / 28

Karl Furniss (18)

97 / 27

Kevin Abell (17)

98 / 26

Brian Abell (34)

128 / 15

Peter Isherwood (guest-15)

84 / 37

Paul Herrington (Guest 19)

95 / 36

John Munn (Guest-16)

88 / 34

Mike Pumford (Guest-9)

82 / 31

John Ashurst (Guest-14)

87 / 33

Andy Prince (Guest-19)

92 / 33

Ian Smith (Guest-19)

93 / 27

Phil Stonier wins the   “12,000 Miles Trophy”  by a distance Gorstyhill Golf Club - Friday 19th August 2011 Three 82’s in “Classic”  opening group

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Andrew Abell  (21)

82 / 48

Peter Meadowcroft (23)

92 / 40

John Smith (22)

92 / 39

Phil Smith (11)

82 / 37

Karl Furniss (18)

91 / 35

Phil Stonier  (20)

92 / 34

Stan Malpass (22)

97 / 34

Ed Green (12)

87 / 33

Jon Downs (20)

95 / 33

Russ Howard (30)

107 / 32

Joe Matthews (25)

106 / 31

Richard Meadowcroft (18)

99 / 30

Stephen Rushton (25)

106 / 30

Brian Abell (34)

117 / 26

Tom Gallimore (11)

82 / 37

Aldersey Green Golf Club - Friday 30th Sept 2011

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Stan Malpass (23)

91/ 38

Joe Matthews (23)

93 / 36

Daz Matthews (21)

91 / 36

Steve Rushton (24)

96 / 34

Peter Simms (22)

97 / 31

Jon Downs (20)

97 / 30

John Smith (22)

100 /28

Phil Greatbatch (27)

107 / 27

Kevin Abell (17)

100 / 18

Phil Stonier (20)

103 / 27

Russ Howard (26)

108 / 26

Karl Furniss (15)

102 / 25

Steve Ruddell (20)

104 / 24

Andrew Abell (18)

112 / 19

Mel Clewlow (28)

118 / 19

Super back nine catapults Stan to his first win  of the year Phil Smith wins the Strokeplay Order of Merit and the Stableford Order of Merit will be decided at Newcastle GC Newcastle Golf Club - Friday 21st October 2011

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

John Smith (22)

94 / 36

Les Smith (19)

94 / 33

Daz Matthews (20)

97 / 31

Peter Simms (22)

99 / 31

Phil Smith (10)

90 / 28

Andrew Abell (18)

100 /27

Stan Malpass (21)

103 / 27

Kevin Sherwin (23)

105 / 26

Phil Greatbatch (27)

111 / 25

Karl Furniss (15)

98 / 25

Steve Rushton (24)

111 / 24

Kevin Abell (18)

106 / 21

Russ Howard (27)

115 / 20

Brian Abell (34)

124 / 19

Barry Brereton (24)

119 / 18

Tom Gallimore (Guest)

92 / 27





Double joy for John Smith at Newcastle John retains the “Winter Warmer Trophy” to  become the 12th Winner  this year and clinches the  Stableford Order of Merit