West Lancs is well known for it’s exposed conditions and with temperatures topping at around 10 degrees and a consistent, stiff breeze the “felt like” temperatures were comfortably into single figures. The course was in good condition with some of the truest greens we’ve played on in recent times, so true you had to attempt to read the wind on the more exposed greens.
As the event was generously subsidised by the treasurer we managed a strong turn out with 25 members competing on the day. Traditionally players are reluctant to score well for fear of a cut in the penultimate event before the championship however West Lancs provides such a challenge the “risk” of high scoring was almost nullified.
Scoring was better than I would have thought with the mean coming in as 27 and a good handful of players breaching the 30 point mark. We had a three way tie for the lead until the winner submitted their card to beat the chasing pack by 3 points with total of 35, congrats to our latest first time winner, Paul Foode.
Playing off 17 Paul earns himself a cut of 1.7 for Spain however with his previous handicap of 17.4 he has only dropped 1 shot in practice (now 15.7), lucky sod. Still worth a bet for the holiday?? We’ve been lucky enough to play 2 tough events in a row therefore cuts have been few and far between. A list of runners for the championship can be found at Society Championship.
For full schedule see; 14th Apr 2019 – West Lancs Golf Club
Long Drive – Steve Davies
NP – John Nelson
NP2 – Steve Waddelove
For current League, Helix and Matchplay standings see Current Season.
See you at Islantilla Golf Resort on the 1st of May!