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RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Karl Furniss (20)

90 / 38

Mel Clewlow (19)

94 / 35

Les Smith (14)

91 / 31

Steve Ruddell (17)

94 / 31

Jon Downs (12)

90 / 30

Kevin Abell (17)

96 / 29

Steve Rushton (19)

101 / 28

Stan Malpass (21)

102 / 27

Brian Copestick (25)

106 / 27

Phil Smith (11)

96 / 26

Andrew Abell (18)

102 / 26

Peter Simms (18)

103 / 25

Richard Meadowcroft (16)

104 / 25

Phil Stonier (18)

105 / 25

Joe Matthews (22)

108 / 24

John Smith (20)

105 / 23

Russ Howard (26)

116 / 21

Daz Matthews (16)

106 / 21



We started our season with a visit to one of our favourite golf courses - Newcastle Golf Club. The weather was again kind to us. As we expect from this golf club, the greens were very fast and the course in very good condition. The pin positions were very tricky and with some very severe undulations on the greens, it made made putting most difficult . The course is also protected by plenty of woodland which made building a good score card a difficult feat. Nevertheless, it was Karl Furniss who came in with the best Stableford score of 38 points from 90 strokes to win the opening game of the year.


Karl  had two birdies - a nice birdie on the par 5 second hole and then another on the par 4 seventeenth hole. He also won a nearest the pin hole on the short 126 yard fourth hole which he failed to sink for yet another birdie. His round also included a couple of blobs. Well done to Karl for a very good round of golf and a return to winning ways.


Karl Furniss back to winning ways at Newcastle

In second place came Mel Clewlow (19) with 35 points from 94 strokes. Played some nice golf and striking the ball really well. Had a blip mid way through the back nine where he blobbed three holes. Won the Longest Drive on the 18th hole and also won a Nearest the Pin hole.


In third spot came Les Smith (14) with 31 points from 91 strokes. Steady round of golf but the card spoiled by three blobs but no real disasters.



Manor Golf Club - Friday 8th May  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Daz Matthews (16)

95 / 31

Mel Clewlow (19)

96 / 30

Phil Stonier (19)

96 / 30

Kevin Abell (18)

101 / 26

Stan Malpass (21)

104 / 26

Karl Furniss (18)

103 / 24

Joe Matthews (23)

111 / 23

Steve Rushton (20)

111 / 21

John Smith (20)

110 / 21

Richard Meadowcroft (16)

105 / 21

Russ Howard (26)

118 / 20

Elwyn Foster (28)

131 / 10

Brian Copetsick (25)

WD

Daz Matthews plays  “Hot and Cold” to win the Spring Cup

This was our first visit to the Manor Golf Club in Kingston near Uttoxeter and the reaction from most of our members would suggest that it will not be our last. Located in some splendid countryside and views from the course were spectacular. The clubhouse was very pleasant and the staff were all very polite and keen to please. Those of us who had a bite to eat were more than satisfied with the food presented.


Unfortunately, the weather was not so good and rain was the order of the day. We all donned rain wear at some point which created a sticky and clammy afternoon for everyone. However, it was Daz Matthews (16 h’cap) with 31 points from 95 strokes that came out on top in a competition that was made difficult by the conditions and the difficulty of playing a course for the very first time. Daz blew Hot and Cold all afternoon. There were moments of sheer class whereby he was striking the ball so well. It has been said before that his swing can be quite majestic when he maintains that smooth rhythm. This was was


never more the case than on the 8th hole where a shot over a tree with a six iron from 150 yards found the flag to about two feet for a tap in birdie. Yep, it has to be said - a marvellous strike. The “Cold” side to the round were four blobs and two of which were on the last two holes. Well played Daz - the 8th hole was worth paying to see.


In joint second place came Mel Clewlow (19) and Phil Stonier(19) on 30 points from 96 strokes. Both had 15 points on the front and back nine holes. A couple of blobs spoiled Mel’s card after making a very good opening birdie on the first hole. Phil had a steady round and no blobs  were avoided by a couple of very good long putts.



Onneley Golf Club - Friday 22nd May  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Joe Matthews (23)

90/ 40

Kevin Abell (18)

89 / 35

Mark Steele (13)

84 / 35

Steve Ruddell (17)

92 / 34

Tom Gallimore (11)

83 / 34

Daz Matthews (16)

93 / 32

Karl Furniss (19)

94 / 31

Andrew Abell (18)

94 / 31

Steve Rushton (20)

96 / 31

Mel Clewlow (19)

95 / 30

Phil Stonier (19)

96 / 29

John Smith (20)

107 / 22

Elwyn Foster (28)

129 / 13

Stan Malpass (21)

WD



Joe Matthews wins his first Society Day and  Daz wins three  Nearest the Pin Holes

Joe Matthews played a superb round of golf to win our first ever Twilight Society Day at Onneley Golf Club. Joe playing off an handicap of 23, returned a score of 40 points from 90 strokes to win the day by five clear points from his nearest challenger. A good score of 23 points on the front nine included 3 pars and a good four pointer on the 8th hole. The back nine  had just one blob recorded on the card. Joe commented afterwards, that he was simply having a great day hitting his ball straight and keeping it on the fairway.


This was Joe’s very first win with our Society having finished second on several occasions. Well deserved and congratulations .


In second place, on count back, came Kevin Abell (18) with 35 points from 89 strokes. Got off to a great start with a birdie on the first hole and then followed it up with another birdie on the long par 5 eleventh hole. But lost out on an excellent card with three poor holes.


In third place came Mark Steele (13) with 35 points from 84 strokes. Mark playing his first Society game of the season had eight pars but two blobs spoiled what could have been a very good card.


The Nearest the Pin Competitions were dominated by Daz Matthews who went on to win three of the four holes with Mark Steele winning the other.


Wychwood Park Golf Club - Friday 5th June  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Mark Steele (13)

92 / 32

Daz Matthews (16)

95 / 30

Mel Clewlow (19)

101 / 29

Kevin Abell (18)

98 / 28

Les Smith(14)

95 / 27

John Smith (21)

109 / 25

Brian Copestick  (26)

113 / 23

Russ Howard (26)

117 / 21

Karl Furniss (19)

109 / 20

Stan Malpass (21)

122 / 19

Peter Simms (18)

115 / 17

Joe Matthews

WD

Phil Stonier

WD

Steve Rushton

WD

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

85 / 34

This was our first visit to Wychwood Park Golf Club, a club that boasts stunning views over the Cheshire countryside and a magnificent European PGA Tour standard course that opened in 2002. This is possibly one of the longest courses that we have played and playing from the yellow tees it measured 6320 yards - plenty big enough to test our golfing ability. Not only did we have to compete with the many hazards that protect the course so well,  we also had to combat the blustery weather conditions that made a shot into the wind that much harder.


We all made our way to the first tee to engage the first hole of 524 yards directly into a strong wind. This shot was not for the faint hearted. Some of us smacked it OK, some saw their shots taken by the wind into the deep undergrowth. Some of us even performed trick shots, led by our Captain, and perhaps shots never to be repeated again. Yes, this course was tough, it lived up to its reputation of being brutal to the mid and high handicappers but all have since commented that they enjoyed the experience


In first place came Mark Steele (13) with 32 points from 92 strokes. Another very good performance with five pars and two birdies. Just three holes giving Mark problems on the day otherwise, he too could have enjoyed a lovely round of golf. Along the way Mark picked up a win on one of the Nearest the Pin holes and also won the Nearest the Pin on the Second Shot hole. All in all, it was good days golf for Mark.

Classy performance by Mark Steele

In second place came Daz Matthews (16) with 30 points from 95 strokes. Won yet another Nearest the Pin hole and doing well in the Order of Merit Competitions and also the Society Hot Shot Competition. Playing well at the moment and hopefully, may well have a nice Driver for sale soon!!


In third spot was Mel Clewlow (19) with 29 points from 101 strokes. Just 12 points from the front nine but had a consistent back nine with no blobs. Playing well this year and is currently second in the Stableford Order of Merit Competition.




Malkins Bank Golf Club - Wednesday 17th June  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Russ Howard (27)

88 / 45

Mark Steele (13)

79 / 40

Stan Malpass (22)

90 / 38

Phil Stonier (19)

90 / 35

Tom Gallimore (10)

83 / 33

Joe Matthews (21)

94 / 33

Daz Matthews (16)

91 / 31

John Smith (21)

101 / 29

Kevin Abell (18)

96 / 28

Mel Clewlow (19)

104 / 26

Andrew Abell (18)

99 / 26

Brian Copestick (26)

106 / 26

Elwyn Foster (28)

141 / 7



Russ enjoys his best ever round of golf as he wins comfortably at Malkins Bank

This Society Day belonged to Russ Howard. He dominated the points board with, by his own standards, some very impressive golf. Before the results were announced there was a quiet buzz amongst our members within the clubhouse as we all assembled for our customary after game drinks. Something special had happened for one individual and we all had to wait for Andrew to announce Russ (h’cap 27) had won with a fabulous score of 45 points from 88 strokes. Russ’s playing partners commented that he had been awesome off the tee and basically never missed a fairway. He played a comfortable front nine with no disasters  and then went on to a very good back nine making five pars from 43 strokes. Well played Russ and we will now take five shots off your handicap in appreciation of your good score!


This was the second highest Stableford Score made on a Society Day which fell just 3 points short of the highest made by Andrew Abell at Gorstyhill Golf Club in 2011. Russ just edged out Peter Simms (44 points at Whiston Golf Club) into third place in the PIGS record books.


In second place came Mark Steele (13)  with 40 points from a very creditable 79 strokes - the lowest on the day. Great game after a very slow start picking up just two points from the opening three holes. Then he had seven pars and two birdies. On any other day this score would have been enough to win but Mark had to settle for second place again and yet another shot taken off his handicap. Also won a nearest the pin hole. Mark has now played three games this year and finished second each time.


In third spot came the evergreen Stan Malpass (22) with 38 points from 90 strokes. A lovely par on the 4th hole (SI 1) started a good run of holes which concluded with 20 points from the back nine.



Izaak Walton Golf Club - Friday 26th June  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Joe Matthews (21)

97 / 32

Kev Abell (18)

94 / 32

Steve Rushton (20)

98 / 31

Phil Stonier (19)

98 / 30

Richie Abell (26)

105 / 30

Steve Ruddell (17)

100 / 28

Jon Downs (13)

95 / 29

Andrew Abell (19)

104 / 28

Daz Matthews (16)

103 / 25

Stan Malpass (21)

110 / 20

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

87 / 32

Joe wins second Society Day of the year to win the “Players Championship Trophy”

This was our third visit to Izaak Walton Golf Club, a course that we all thoroughly enjoy to play. The course was in excellent condition and work on the new driving range rumbles on. The scores for the day were very close with only four points separating  the first eight places. Two shared the winning score of 32 points but it was Joe Matthews who took home the Players Championship Trophy after recording a better back nine than Kevin Abell.


Joe Matthews (handicap 21) winning for the second time this season, carded 32 points from 97 strokes. A very clean and balanced card with just one blob on the short 120 yard seventeenth hole. A pity that this hole, supposedly the easiest hole on the course should wreck the card - but that’s golf. Well done to Joe on his second win of the year.


n second place came Kevin Abell (18) also with 32 points from 94 strokes  and recorded the lowest score of the day. The last five holes did the damage for Kevin, scoring just five points - one on each of the last five holes. Played some good golf but could not score the points on the day. Longest Drive on the 18th and won a Nearest the Pin hole plus the Nearest the Pin on the Second Shot Hole.


In third spot came our Captain Steve Rushton (20) with 31 points from 98 strokes. Just one blob on the card on what was otherwise a steady card.


Portal Golf Club - Friday 24th July  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

John Smith (21)

96 / 35

Karl Furniss (19)

99 / 31

Steve Ruddell (18)

98 / 30

Mark Steele (12)

93 / 30

Brian Copestick (26)

106 / 30

Mel Clewlow (20)

102 / 30

Joe Matthews (21)

101 / 29

Peter Meadowcroft (23)

104 / 28

Russ Howard (22)

105 / 28

Kevin Abell (18)

103 / 25

Steve Rushton (20)

112 / 22

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

87 / 34

John Smith wins the  “Twilight Trophy” as he enjoys  his best round of golf this year.

What a good day we all had at Portal Golf Club on their 6495 yard Championship Course, the home of the Lee Westwood Golf Academy. The course was in excellent condition, but the greens were not to the liking of some of our party. Nevertheless, we all enjoyed the day, no more so than John Smith who came in with a cracking score of 35 points from 96 strokes to win the day and take home the Twilight Trophy. This was a testing round of golf due to the very strong winds which appear to have latched on to our Society Days this year.


John Smith (handicap 21) had four pars in what was a steady round of golf. Just one blob on the card and that was the 13th hole which had been designated the “Nearest the Pin on the Second Shot hole”. A hole that proved very difficult hitting straight into the wind, and a hole that no one hit on their second shot. Definitely, too hard on the day.


In second spot came Karl Furniss (19) with 31 points from 99 strokes. Having a more consistent season at the moment with some good scores. A nice birdie on the par 5 tenth hole helped his score along together with winning the nearest the Pin on the 199 yard 5th hole.


In third place came Steve Ruddell (18) with 30 points from 98 strokes. Playing very well at the moment but just not taking his game into Society Days. Three days on the same course in Stratford on Tour should make all the difference to his chances. Hot and cold at the moment. A better back nine improved the score card



Alsager Golf Club - Friday 7th August  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Andrew Abell (19)

88 / 37

Mark Steele (12)

88 / 33

Steve Rushton (20)

92 / 32

Kevin Abell (18)

95 / 30

Karl Furniss  (19)

97 / 29

Russ Howard (22)

100 / 28

Brian Copestick (26)

115 / 26

Danny Huff (12)

100 / 25

Joe Matthews  (21)

121 / 13

Paul Herrington (16) Guest

85/ 38

Peter Isherwood (16) Guest

93 / 32

Jon Munn (17) Guest

96 / 29

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

89 / 28

Andrew plays his best round of the year to win the  “12,000 Mile Trophy”

We made our fifth annual visit to Alsager Golf Club to compete for the “12,000 Mile Trophy”. Alsager presented us with a course that was in first class condition with excellent practice facilities for the dedicated few. The clubhouse and outside area are a real pleasure and together with the quality of the food on offer, provided us all with a very enjoyable day. There is no doubt that the course is a very difficult track and to remain unscathed after a round of golf here, is in itself a difficult task. Even so, there were a couple of decent scores posted despite the invasion of flying ants on the top holes which our guests for the day and members had never seen the like of before. However, it did not stop us all from having a great day especially with the support of the girls who turn out every year to provide us all with much needed refreshments at the halfway house, all provided by Karl. So, a big thank you to Karl and his family and friends for looking after us so well.


The day belonged to Andrew Abell (handicap 19) who posted an excellent score of 37 points from 88 strokes,which also equalled the lowest  stroke play score of the day. Andrew also won the Money Pin on the 149 yard par three 9th hole and then went on to win one of the two Longest Drive Holes for the day - on the 12th hole. His card was given a boost with two four pointers. The first one was a nice birdie two on the 9th with a putt that rattled into the back of the hole from about 20 feet which was then followed by a good par on the stroke

index one 12th hole where Andrew received two strokes on his handicap. This was by far Andrew’s best performance of the season and very timely with our three day Tour just a few weeks away. Well played Andrew, a job well done.


In second place came Mark Steele (12) with 33 points from 88 strokes. A game of two halves. Three blobs on the front nine wrecked any chance of a real good score. However, Mark made amends on the back nine by dropping just four shots to come in with 20 points. He then hit a cracking drive down the 17th of 243 yards that split the fairway and won him the Longest Drive Trophy awarded to him by our Captain Steve. Coped very well with his leg injury but the use of a buggy helped to sort that problem out.


In third place came Captain Steve Rushton (20) enjoying a good days golf with 32 points from 92 strokes and another player posting one of his best cards of the year. Nice steady round of golf with no real disasters.



Trentham Park Golf Club - Friday 28th August  2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Joe Matthews  (21)

95 / 33

Steve Ruddell (18)

92 / 33

Jon Downs (13)

93 / 28

Karl Furniss (20)

100 / 28

Steve Rushton  (20)

102 / 26

Andrew Abell (18)

99 / 26

Mel Clewlow (20)

102 / 24

Kevin Abell (19)

102 / 23

Russ Howard (23)

112 / 20

John Smith (21)

109 / 20

Mark Steele (12)

102/ 18

Elwyn Foster (28)

137 / 16

Brian Copestick (27)

118 / 15

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

95 / 33

Joe Matthews chalks up his third success of the season as he  wins the “Tour Warmer Trophy”

Joe Matthews completed a hat trick of wins when he added the Tour Warmer Trophy to his seasons haul of wins at Trentham Park Golf Club. Joe playing off a handicap of 21 won on count-back from Steve Ruddell (18) after both closed their rounds on 33 points. But it was Joe who had the better back nine by edging out Steve by just two points. The course was in excellent condition and the greens true and fast. Trentham is becoming one of our favourite courses despite the fact that it is a very difficult course to play. However, the day was enjoyed by all and will be a strong contender to remain on our playing calendar for next year.


So, what did Joe get up to on his round of golf. It was really a steady round of golf with three pars and two blobs. Nothing exciting but enough on the day to see off the rest of the field along with second placed Steve Ruddell who had the lowest strokeplay score of the day with 92. Steve keeps putting himself into a winning position only to throw into his round a few poor holes. He recorded seven pars and then accumulated five blobs. If there was anyone at

the moment playing hot and cold then it is Mr Ruddell. He also included in his round the winning shot in the Longest Drive competition on the 8th hole - easily the longest drive of the day. On top of this he recorded a win on one of our Nearest the Pin holes. Perhaps we may see a “blob less” round of golf from Steve on Tour in Stratford. (Good bet to have on the players Tote!)


In third place came Jon Downs (13)  with 28 points from 93 strokes and playing only his second game of the year with the Society. Started his round slowly but had a more productive back nine with 18 points.


Brookfield Golf Club - Friday 2nd October 2015

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Kevin Abell  (19)

88 / 37

Les Smith (14)

87 / 36

Karl Furniss (20)

95 / 32

Joe Matthews  (21)

99 / 29

Russ Howard (23)

99 / 29

John Smith (21)

97 / 29

Brian Copestick (27)

108 / 28

Richard Meadowcroft (16)

105 / 27

Stan Malpass (21)

109 / 24

Andrew Abell (19)

108 / 23

Mel Clewlow (20)

103/ 21

Peter Simms (18)

105 / 19

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

92 / 31

Kevin Abell returns to winning ways at Brookfield to win the “Classic Trophy”

This well deserved win was a long time coming for Kevin Abell who finally made it onto the winners podium after an absence of some two years. Kevin last won in October 2013, at would you believe, Brookfield Golf Club. Kevin has led the Stableford Order of Merit for much of the season and along the way as collected two runners up spots and played good consistent golf but until now, had not managed to get over the line with a winning score.


Kevin (handicap 19), an ever present at all of our Society Days this year, scored a total of 37 points from 88 strokes. The round included two blobs, one on the 319 yard par four 5th  hole - a not too difficult hole, so there must be a story here - and then the understandably  difficult 11th hole  which is stroke index two. The green well protected from a good approach shot by trees either side of the green. A hole that the majority of our members found very hard to score on.  


This result for Kevin has boosted his chances of success in the seasons Stableford Order of Merit Competition lying just six points behind Mark Steele. Well played Kevin, nice to see you returning to winning ways to complement your consistent golf.


In second place came Les Smith (14) with 36 points from the lowest strokeplay score of the day - 87 strokes. Les had a slow start to the round with a couple of blobs which resulted in a 13 over par front nine. However, the back nine was a totally different story, dropping just four shots which included a couple of birdies. Great game Mr Smith - not far off a great result but what happened on the 177 yard par three 4th hole - 8 shots? - Guess it must have been a sand bunker nightmare!


In third spot came Karl Furniss (20) with 32 points from 95 strokes. Playing better golf this term with four top five finishes including a win at Newcastle Golf Club on our opening day of the season. This result puts Karl into joint second place in the Stableford Order of Merit Competition just three points behind the leader.



Onneley Golf Club - Friday 23rd October 2015 Mel Clewlow wins the  “Winter Warmer Trophy” Joe Matthews claims the  Stableford Order of Merit  and Mark Steele the Strokeplay Order of Merit and  also wins the Hot Shot Competition.

RESULTS

NAME

SCORE

Mel Clewlow (21)

92 / 37

Steve Ruddell (18)

96 / 33

Kevin Abell (19)

92 / 33

Karl Furniss (20)

96 / 32

John Smith (22)

98 / 32

Joe Matthews (22)

99 / 31

Steve Rushton (21)

96 / 31

Peter Simms (19)

97 / 29

Jon Downs (13)

95 / 28

Les Smith  (14)

101 / 23

Phil Stonier (19)

106/ 23

Russ Howard (23)

113 / 19

Tom Gallimore (11) Guest

84 / 31

Onneley Golf Club provided us with an excellent setting to host our final game of the season on one of our favourite Society venues. The season has seen many twists and turns with no individual showing outstanding consistency. The outcome being that the Stableford Order of Merit went down to the wire with four of our members in with a realistic chance of claiming the coveted crown. It all came down to which one handled the pressure the best. Leading the race by three points was Mark Steele but he was away on holiday leaving the door wide open for someone to steal the leadership.  It was left to Karl Furniss, Joe Matthews and Kevin Abell to put a good round together and snatch the Trophy from Mark. However, thankfully for Mark, he had already wrapped up the Strokeplay Order of Merit without even figuring on this final day having accumulated an unassailable winning Strokeplay score for the season.


So, what happened on the day. It was Mel Clewlow (handicap 21) who came in with 37 points to post a winning score and take home the “Winter Warmer Trophy”. It was an impressive start to his round  claiming 10 points from the first 3 holes. It was the 447 yard, par 5,  2nd  hole which set the scene for a very good round of golf. A splendid tee shot put him in a good position on the right side of the fairway. What was to follow was his best shot of the day. A fabulous second shot that soared over the tree and onto to the green to give him a ten foot eagle opportunity. Unfortunately, the putt was missed and Mel had to settle for a birdie and just four points on the hole. A good 21 points on the front nine and a steady 16 points on the back nine helped Mel finish the season in style and winning by 4 points from his nearest challenger. Well played Mel, an excellent days golf.



In second place came Steve Ruddell (18) with 33 points from 96 strokes. Two blobs on the back nine cost Steve a creditable score, however, the blob on the last was perhaps not the way to end a decent season. Played some steady golf throughout the year, including our Friday trips to Malkins Bank, but has not managed to get over the finishing line with a winning score on a Society Day.


In third spot came Kevin Abell (19), also with 33 points from 92 strokes. Kevin started the day chasing down a 6 point deficit on the Order of Merit Leader.  If he was going to have any chance of stealing the Order of Merit Crown, then realistically, Kevin needed to score at least 38 points. Kevin pulled out all the stops on the first five holes but his momentum could not be sustained. A couple of blobs on the back nine put paid to any serious challenge. Nevertheless, Kevin has enjoyed success this year and has led the Order of Merit table for much of the season.



The day was, not surprisingly, stolen by who was going to win the Order of Merit. At the end of a thrilling finale to our season, it was Joe Matthews (22) who dug deep to grind out a score to win him the Order of Merit Title. On the day, finishing in sixth position with 31 points from 99 strokes. At the start of his round, Joe was aware that he had to knock off a low score of 24 from his Order of Merit Record. Trailing the leader by just 3 points, Joe needed a score of just 28 points to provide him with the opportunity of deposing Mark at the top of the table. Well, he finally got his hands on the trophy. Excellent season for Joe with his handicap going up and down like a yo-yo.


The Hot Shot Competition was also decided at Onneley. Before the day started Mark Steele was the Leader by one point. After the game this remained unchanged with none of his nearest challengers picking up any further points.  So, congratulations to Mark on winning this inaugural competition which many believe has been a great success. On the day the Nearest The Pin Holes were won by Steve Ruddell and Phil Stonier, the Nearest the Pin with the Second Shot was won by our Captain Steve Rushton, who has incidentally agreed to take the helm as our Captain for a further 12 months. The Longest Drive on the 18th hole was won by Jon Downs.


So there we have it, the season has come to an end with 15 Society Days completed. Thanks to all of you for making the Society what it is today - a thoroughly enjoyable experience - a Social extravaganza - great laughs - good company - not to be missed. Along the way we have helped out various Charities to the tune of £700 and we have a healthy bank balance of £500 which we need to cover Society Day Deposits with the various Golf Clubs.


As Secretary, I have introduced an award - “Secretary’s Special Achievement Award”. This year I have awarded this to Peter Meadowcroft in recognition of having the highest Stableford Score on each of the three days whilst we were on Tour. An excellent achievement.


A brilliant year guys. - a brilliant year.



STABLEFORD ORDER OF MERIT WINNER

Joe Matthews

STROKEPLAY ORDER OF MERIT WINNER

Mark Steele

HOT SHOT COMPETITION WINNER

Mark Steele

TOUR CHAMPION

John Smith

SOCIETY DAY WINNERS

Newcastle GC - Easter Cup - Karl Furniss

Manor GC - Spring Cup - Daz Matthews

Onneley GC - Joe Matthews

Wychwood GC - Summer Cup - Mark Steele

Malkins Bank GC - Russ Howard

Izaak Walton GC - Players C’ship - Joe Matthews -

Portal GC - Twilight Trophy - John Smith

Malkins Bank GC - Texas - Howard, Simms, Gallimore

Alsager GC - 12,000 Trophy - Andrew Abell

Trentham Park GC - Tour Warmer - Joe Matthews

Stratford - Phil Stonier Cup - John Smith

Stratford - Barry Brereton Cup - Andrew Abell

Stratford - Dennis Stallard Cup - Karl Furniss

Brookfield GC - Classic Trophy - Kevin Abell

Onneley GC - Winter Warmer - Mel Clewlow


SECRETARY’S SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Peter Meadowcroft

Best Stableford Score on all three Society Tour Days



SEASONS  HONOURS  2015