Considering the torrential downpours and subsequent flooding in the area in the weeks leading up to the event the course was in great nick with almost no signs of standing water and conversely firm and consistent fairways and greens. The course was long but lacked hazards meaning ball striking was a premium, if you got off the tee you stood a good chance of scoring well. Once on the greens they were quick and ran true favouring a confident stroke.
We were yet again blessed with fantastic weather with very little wind and sunshine throughout the day. A couple of last minute alterations meant we had 24 players on the day, another solid turn out.
The scoring was generally much better than I would have guessed considering the yardage with only 4 members not reaching the magic 30 point mark and 7 members on 36+ points. There were two stand out performances both with 40+ points however the winner with a staggering 47 points was Iain Hitchmough. Iains score marks the highest ever score achieved in the last 10 years and possibly the highest ever FFGS score (on a course without any temps) since it’s formation. A truly fantastic round, congrats E. You’re rewarded with the biggest handicap cut I’ve ever dished out, a solid 7 shots gone for Captains Day!
I was privileged to observe the Match Play final which was a great game swinging back and forth until we went down the last. The final putt dropped to give the winner a victory 2UP, congratulations to Mike Kirkland, much deserved. Commiserations to Mike Bower for a great runners up performance.
For full schedule see; 4th of August 2019 – Stockport Golf Club
Long Drive – Dave Hadden
NP – Lee Hardy
NP2 – Andy Davies
With only 1 event remaining in the year there are 3 majors still up for grabs, for current League, Helix and Matchplay standings see Current Season.
The next event is Captains Day at Antrobus Golf Club on the 8th of Sept, see you all there!