In a very rare occurrence, Leek GC have managed to have TWO teams in the NS&DGL finals to be held at Wolstanton GC on Saturday 7th September.
There are only THREE knockout competitions hels annually by the league, so for us to reach the final with two teams is truly exceptional.
In the JIM CUMBERBATCH knockout (played off scratch) Ross Salmon lead the inspired team of Ian Curley, Duncan Stott, James Cowburn and Liam Hancock to victory in the semi-final, and won the chance to play Wolstanton in the final.
In the DOFSKY CUP knockout (played with 3 players under 10 handicap and 3 players over 10 handicap) Mark Shea earned the right to play in the final with Dave Alcock, Tony Clark, Peter Cordon, Zulf Khalifa and Ross Martin. Andy Tooth has played in all the rounds but was not available in the semi-final.
Leek GC Vice-Captain Dave Gallimore (President of the League) was quoted as saying "To have TWO teams in the finals is an outstanding achievement by Leek GC, and all your support is now need to back these players to succeed at the last hurdle. In my knowledge only Westwood GC and Burslem GC in recent years have reached the finals in two out of the three events available-well done to Leek GC".
PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THESE PLAYERS, WHO HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO REACH THESE FINALS. FIRST TEE-TIME IS 12.30PM ON SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER