2021 Cavendish Open Week Festival got off to an absolute flyer yesterday with the Gents AMAM.
In less than ideal conditions – misty, drizzle and just a little chilly, the scoring from the start was excellent with the early teams putting down markers on the newly refurbished opening holes.
“We’ve been coming here for 5 years now and the course has never looked better. It’s one of the most challenging places we visit regularly and it’s worth every minute of the 2 hour drive to get here” was how the lads from Lincoln described it.
By mid-morning the weather had improved and so had the standard of golf. Not everybody was scoring well – “We come here year after year to beat ourselves up! But it is magnificent; absolutely stunning – we love it” was how the team from Worcester summed it up.
It was clear that teams had travelled from some distance to be here: Crewe, Warrington, Grimsby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dorset and Leicestershire to name just a few and the most used adjective amongst them was “stunning!”
It was certainly a day to remember for Bob Chapple (Belton Park GC), Martin Holbourn (Antrobus GC) and John Carroll (Newcastle-under-Lyme GC) who all had aces to celebrate on the 9th, 13th and 17th respectively. I’m sure it has happened before somewhere but 3 holes-in-one in a single competition is remarkable. We’ll have to toughen up the pins!
And the winners are …
When it was all over, it was the team from Stoke Rochford Golf Club who had prevailed with a stellar back 9 of 47 points – Andrew Green, Gavin Green, Joshua Green and Michael Green won with 87 points on a back-nine countback. Congratulations to them and to all our prize winners.
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1st – £95 each – Andrew Green, Gavin Green, Joshua Green, Michael Green – 87 points (47, back 9)
2nd – £75 each – Paul Winson, Simon Statham, Matt Crawford, Paul Scaife – 87 Points (45, back 9)
3rd – £65 each – J Flood, J Tunstall, Dave Taylor, David Homer – 87 Points (41, Back 9)
4th – £50 each – Mike Oakes, Mark Oakes, Lee Oakes, Ian Middleton – 85 Points (29, Back 6)
5th – £40 each – Scott Jackson, Chris Alexander, John Heginbotham, Tom Heginbotham – 85 Points (27, Back 6)
6th – £30 each – Jon Brogden, Richard Preston, Darryl Hall, Simon Ignotus – 84 Points (43, Back 9)
7th – £20 each – Neil Marchi, Colin Matthews, S. Arble, M.Brooks – 84 Points (40, Back 9)