Kevin Leftley birdies the 1st and 2nd holes and then goes on to win the first MGS event of this new decade.

A reasonable turnout of 12 on a day where we were blessed by some decent(ish) weather i.e. we stayed dry on a course new to many members.  We welcomed another potential new member Mr Nigel Burnett and a blast from the past Ash Head to this monthly event. The average stableford score for the day was highest of the year so far (!!!) was 30.18. The day saw 7 birdies and the first two of the year from Hon Sec Howroyd.  Unfortunately, we played on predominately temporary greens which was challenging with some better than others.  That said Mr Leftley posted the first 40 pointer of the year and played very well by all accounts.

Individual Stableford

A good competition with some strong scoring with the best being: –

Place

Player

Score

Winner

Kevin Leftley

40

Second

Micky Mann

38

Third

David Howroyd

35

Team Stableford

The best two scores from the teams of three counted with Kelvin and James very pleased to have been paired with Kevin on his good day at the office –

Place

Team

Score

Winner

Kevin Leftley. Kelvin Paterson & James Gallifant

82

Second

Micky Mann. Tim Gorringe & Ash Head

76

Third

John Collingwood, Andy Williams & David Howroyd

73

Winner Nearest the Pin:  John Collingwood landing one on a green little bigger than a postage stamp – alas just a solid par from the birdie opportunity

Winner Longest Drive:   Andrew Burnett – making the very bad decision to knock one past the Handicap Secretary’s drive who was seen making a note and underlined in red in his black book.

Although, we played on temporary greens the course was a nice traditional golf course that is over 100 years old and one we should consider playing again maybe in the Spring or Autumn in the future.  The staff were great and very friendly and those who attended very much enjoyed the event.  However, the course signage was not great with the players on occasions walking off a green wondering where to go next and spending 5 mins tracking down the next hole – that said all groups completed their round in well under 4 hours.