Men’s Open AmAm – Sunday 2nd August

In slightly chilly and overcast conditions, the Cavendish Golf Club Open Week got off to a fabulous start with a Men’s AmAm.  A short, sharp early shower and a rather blustery wind did not prevent some very good early scoring as the 08:20 team from Waterfront Golf Club made up of Mark Tester, Richard Ellis, Paul Waite and Stephen Gasson posted an 86 for the rest of the field to chase.

As it warmed up, it became apparent that our early leaders were going to take some catching as the greens also got quicker and the wind remained gusty.  Eventually the 14:50 Cavendish Golf Club team of Malcolm Forder, Mark Oakes, Mike Oakes and Lee Oakes unseated the leaders with a superb score of 87.

Many stories were emerging of 4 and 5 putts and putts that were then followed by wedges, as it became all too apparent that the famous Cavendish greens were performing at their very best, bamboozling many of the field. “Best greens I’ve played on in many a year”, “Awesome course!”, and “I never thought I’d enjoy a course so much when I scored so badly!”, were just a few of the comments.

Congratulations to all our prize winners:

1st – Malcolm Forder, Mark Oakes, Mike Oakes and Lee Oakes (Cavendish) – £65 each

2nd – Mark Tester, Richard Ellis, Paul Waite and Stephen Gasston (Waterfront) – £55

3rd – Alan Pendlebury, John Lewis, Jonathan Roberts, Paul Gresty (Vicars Cross, Alsager & Portal) –  £45

4th – Tom Finch, Tony Moscrop, Robert Beech, Keith Holliday (Crewe & Vicars Cross) –  £35

5th – Neil Murray, Paul Yates, Darren Clarke, Dave Shaw (Doncaster Town Moor & Bondhay) – £30

6th – Philip Barraclough, Vince Ley, Mick Uttley, Glen McKay (Lindrick, Worksop & College Pines) – £20