Club Championship & A. L Boulton Salver - 2nd Round - POSTPONED
Due to heavy rainfall throughout the week and more forecast over the weekend, we have decided to postpone the 2nd Round of the Club Championship & A. L Boulton Salver. For a major club competition we would like the course to be playing at its best, the competition will be rearranged for later in the year.
Frank Colclough (Greens Chairman)
Club Championship & A. L Boulton Salver - 2nd Round Draw
The draw for the 2nd round of the Club Championship & A.L Boulton Salver are listed below.
If you are unable to play in this please contact the Pro-Shop as soon as possible.
Club Championship & A L Boulton Salver Results
Club Championship (Gross)
1st Place - Ian Curley 67 + 70 = 137
2nd Place - Andy Guy 72 + 72 = 144
3rd Place - Ross Salmon 71 + 75 = 146
A L Boulton Salver (Nett)
1st Place - Andy Baxter 66 + 71 = 137
2nd Place - Dennis Vincent 67 + 72 = 139
3rd Place - Ross Salmon 68 + 72 = 140
LEEK GC vs. NEWCASTLE GC (FRIENDLY MATCH)
In this annual inter-club friendly match, Leek hosted their North Staffordshire neighbours Newcastle Golf Club, and prevailed by the narrow result of a 4-3 win.
The trophy, strangely called ‘The Cheesecloth’ is understood to have been introduced during Simon Nadin’s year as club captain. A quirk of this trophy is that the LOSERS take possession of it, and therefore Newcastle retained it for the second year running.
The weather forecast was poor, and most players ventured out in full waterproofs. Much to everyone’s surprise the inclement conditions eased somewhat, and a fairly pleasant afternoon was had by all. The course had been set up for very fast greens, to shock and surprise Newcastle, but the damp conditions put paid to that idea.
There were 14 players on each side, and thanks go to all who played. Without their support this kind of fixture simply would not be sustainable.
The banter flowed at the dinner tables, where an excellent lamb shank was served, with captain Trevor Eccleston speaking enthusiastically about the history of this fixture, the friendships created and perpetuated, and his desire to see past captains and presidents wearing their blazers at the reverse fixture on the 13th July.
The details of the individual matches were as follows:
Trevor Eccleston & Lincoln Boulton - won
Mike Wootton & Paul Bradley - won
Paul Douglas & Stephen Wales - lost
Andy Baxter & Dave Griffiths - lost
Graham Cook & Alan Harrison - lost
Brian Cockersole & Ralph Harrison - won
Tony Brindley & Ken Hewitt - won
Thank you once again for all who took part.
Monday 18th May 2015
CAPT vs. VICE-CAPTAIN TEAM CHALLENGE
The annual challenge between the Leek Captain Trevor Eccleston and his Vice-Captain Andy Baxter took place on Saturday 2nd May.
To get thirty-six golfer together at the same time and place took considerable planning, but after a few phone calls all were assembled for this ‘friendly’ challenge.
Tradition plays a large part in this event, as reflected by the fact there were nine past presidents and eight past captains, as well as current club officials. Among the ‘newbies’ to this event were Ian Beeson, Mike Andrews, Rob Brunt, Mark Robinson, David Smith and Ken Hewitt- a real mixture of talent assembling for the day ahead.
After playing, the players chatted and swapped stories in the clubhouse, and then enjoyed an excellent meal of carrot and coriander soup, braised steak and a choice of sweets.
Trevor stood up and spoke eloquently about his particular game, also expanding to relate a story about his recent trip to Scotland. At the very end he quietly whispered that his team had won four matches, and it was left to Andy to inform those in attendance that the actual score was five-four in favour of the vice-captain. He also thanked his team for starring for him, and for making the effort to support the day.
For those reading this report who didn’t play, please try and support the club for all these friendlies, as they are very rewarding, and creates a brilliant atmosphere.
The details of matches were as follows:
Trevor Eccleston & Graham Cook lost to Andy Baxter & Mike Andrews
Lincoln Boulton & Mick Barker beat Ralph Harrison & Ian Beeson
Dave Gallimore & Neal Parton beat Peter Cordon & Ken Hewitt
Don Eardley & Roy Emery lost to Paul Bradley & John Cooper
John Rogula & John Carr lost to Tony Brindley & Frank Colclough
Tony Lovatt & Warren Alcock beat Rob Brunt & Mark Robinson
David Robinson & Mike Wootton beat George Tatton & Dave Weaver
Dennis Parkes & Alan Whitfield lost to Tony Swindells & David Smith
Dave Allen & Bob Woollaston lost to Brian Baggaley & Roy Morris
Thank you once again for all who took part.