Formby Golf Club

Hi all,
The New Year started out well at Formby, with a packed attendance and some gloomy skies despite the forecast (though maybe the gloom was just the Evertonians on the first tee bemoaning Agent Rafa). 
Things soon brightened up despite it being a cold day. The course as usual was in great nick and our group – myself, Zach, Wadders and Nello – got going at pace, with myself and Nello also playing a 2nd round matchplay. Some of the “apocalyptic” scenes with fallen trees remained, following the winds in December, with some tree areas roped off under GUR.  Nello particularly got some benefit though, bouncing off two trees on the 7th and back into play.  Zach also looked in good form, booming some big drives and getting into contention, only fading with a couple of blob holes and a dive into the gorse on 15.  Wadders got his usual steady fade going and plotted his way around the course very well.
Meanwhile, Nello and I continued the matchplay, with me ending up 2up at the turn. After chunking my tee shot at 10, Nello gave me a big let off, with my scramble for bogey equalled by him 3-putting.  The back 9 was where it really got going and with my par on 12 and birdie on 13, the 15th was the hole where it ended.  Some good tee shots by all on 16 and we walked what felt like a mile down to the temporary tee on the 17th, playing it as a par 4. I confess it wasn’t until the 18th tee when I realised it was looking like a decent round, and with a par, par, par finish and 2 over gross back 9, I knew things were looking good. 39 points and a 2 shot cut to boot, along with various comments about home advantage and the theme from Smokey and the Bandit.
Thanks to playing partners Zach, Wadders and of course Nello and a great day for everyone in the society at obviously a great venue……

Thanks and congrats to our winner, Andy Hanson

For full schedule see; Formby Golf Club

Long Drive – Evan Bale

NP – Josh Hadden

NP2 – Josh Hadden

2’s – John Aylward

For current League and Helix standings see Current Season.

See you all on the 13th of February at Northenden

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