Latest Event – Formby Golf Club

The weather forecast leading up to the weekend was a mix of thunder, lighting and snow so there was some anticipation as to what conditions we would run into. Thankfully the rain never came and the hail that filled its place was patchy at best. The wind was manageable for the front nine but kicked up on the way in and no doubt caused difficulty for the majority of players, apart from the captain apparently! The course itself held up well considering the amount of rain we’ve had so all in all no complaints to be made.

Due to the conditions scoring was difficult with a median score of just 26 points, the lowest so far this season. It was tight at the top with Dan Witterick coming in with a score of 36 points to take the victory by 1 shot.

At the bottom the spoon was won by 4 clear shots and 14 points, onwards and upwards.

For full schedule see; 11th February – Formby Golf Club

We completed 4 of the 2nd round Match Play ties, details of which are on the Match Play page.

For current League, Helix and Matchplay standings see Current Season.

The next competition is Prestatyn on the 4th of March, see you all there!

Next Event – Formby Golf Club, 11th Feb @ 9:12am, £40pp

It’s time to sort the men from the boys (or ladies), the next event is Formby Golf Club. Historically non Formby members have fared well however there are quite a few who hold the home field advantage so it’s up to the rest of us keep pace.

This is a very popular event and places are limited to 28 therefore members will have priority on a first come first serve basis. 4 FGC member groups will go out first followed by a short gap and then the remaining FFGS members. The cost is £40, again breakfast and coffee are NOT included however there is soup and sandwiches afterwards.

Formby Golf Club


Hope to see you all there

Latest Event – Formby Ladies

After the shambles that was last weekend (thank god super Bill came to the rescue) 29 of us arrived with anticipation as to the condition/ set up of the course however it didn’t disappoint. Although it was preferred lies I think most people would agree it wasn’t necessary as the tee boxes and fairways were in top nick with the greens not too far behind them. The weather was crisp and so was ball striking for a few. It was a hard fought battle for victory with the top two sharing not only handicap and forename but 41 points, the eventual winner on count back (18 vs. 17!) was Simon Davies, well done Si.

Again it was a tightly run race for the spoon with the winner coming in with 16 points (I wouldn’t worry, it was a ladies course after all!)

For full schedule see; 14th January – Formby Ladies Golf Club

We completed 4 of the remaining Match Play ties, details of which are on the Match Play page. The draw for the next round is due to be made on Tuesday the 16th of Jan.

For current League, Helix and Matchplay standings see Current Season.

The next competition is Formby Golf Club on the 11th of Feb, see you all there!

Next Event – Formby Ladies, 14th Jan @ 10:54am, £20- 40

As per last weekend…keep your drivers at home for this one, 5 and 7 irons are the order of the day. The next event is Formby Ladies with the first tee at 10:54am, no bacon barms this month so arrive as and when you like for tea and/ or coffee; soup and sandwiches are included afterwards. The cost is £40 for non members (F.G.C.), £20 for members, please let Evan know if you’d like to attend or not.

Formby Ladies


Previous winners include John Nelson in 2010, Alan Wix in 2014 and Mark Campbell in 2017 (primarily because they all play like women) with 39, 41 & 42 respectively. To account for the course Standard Scratch Score (67 compared to the par score of 71) we are applying an adjustment of (-)4 shots to handicapping for the event. OR NOT!

Hope to see you all there

Latest Event – Leasowe Golf Club

Well, what a difference a month makes! As we move into winter we would usually expect worsening conditions, however Leasowe was on top form and so were half of FFGS. For the first time in as long as I can remember we had 3 players score over 40 points and a handful not too far off joining them, the median score was 34 points, which with 25 participants shows how well the course was playing. The winner has spent a lot of time improving his game away from FFGS and came in with a whopping 44 points to squeeze out Dave Hadden by a point and claim the trophy as well as a 4 stroke cut, well played Andy Hanson. A worthy mention to Barry and Bill who are now playing off 26 and 27 respectively, well done chaps.

As per last month the bottom of the table was as hard fought as the top with 3 players within 1 point of each other, the winner of the wooden spoon came in with 20 points (a season high losing score as consolation?)

For full schedule see; 3rd December 2017 – Leasowe Golf Club or Leasowe

For current League, Helix and Matchplay standing see Current Season.

The next competition is Formby Ladies on the 7th of Jan, see you all there!

Latest Event – Didsbury Golf Club

The course was wet, very wet! They managed to keep most of the fairways and tees in playable condition however the greens had suffered so putting was a bit of a lottery, as if it isn’t usually anyway! The scores generally reflected the conditions with a mean score of 27 however the winner didn’t bat an eye-lid and came in with a score of 37 points, well done John. A.

The wooden spoon was a tightly fought contest with the winner finishing one clear of the chasing pack on 18 points.

For full schedule see; 5th November 2017 – Didsbury Golf Club

The committee are now reviewing the handicaps of our three newest members ready for Leasowe, welcome to the group guys.

ps. Congrats Dave.W on winning the 2016/ 2017 Matchplay Final 2UP