The events come thick-and-fast at Worsley GC and this week was no different. Last Friday was the first quiz of the year, excellently hosted by Quizmaster Seddon. Special thanks go to the social committee and, of course, Steve Seddon for the preparation and organisation that goes into the night to make it the success that it always is. It was great to see the clubhouse full of people laughing and joking, with members taking the opportunity to bring their families down to the club to support the event. Congratulations to Nick Stokes and his team who came out victorious.
Sunday was our annual Masters’ Competition. Once again it was well supported and is growing in popularity each year. It’s a great format where your score on the day is paired at random with someone from the final day of the Masters. This year’s winner was Warren Parkinson who drew Jordan Spieth and had a combined score of 12under. As always there was a nice relaxed feel in the clubhouse, live leader board on the tele whilst the golf is shown on the big screen, food served before and after your round, beer on offer. It’s always a great day and one you should pencil into your calendar each year. Thank you to Eddie Mellor and Ryan McKnight for making the day run so smoothly.
I mentioned in my last blog that the Worsley’s Archie Preston team were to play Oldham Golf Club in the preliminary round of competition. We sent a strong team to a very difficult venue and put on a valiant display with all the teams being close matches. Sadly we were beaten 4-3 on the day and, although disappointed, we should be proud of ourselves for the team performance that we displayed. Not many teams will bring 3 points home with them from Oldham.
Last weekend was my charity competition, which as you may know is St Ann’s Hospice. It’s a charity that is close to my heart as many other Worsley members. I am pleased to announce that we raised £332.50 on the day in addition the £195 of generous donations, via the link, plus £160 through raffle ticket sales; totalling £687.50. If you still wish to donate please do so via the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/les-griffiths
Thank you once again for your generosity.
On the topic of this weekend’s competitions, it would be remiss of me not to mention the appearance of our course. I’m sure we all remember the torrential rain that fell last Monday resulting in the course being closed for 4 days. I was so impressed with the way that a) our course had held up to the dreadful conditions through the week and b) the beautiful way in which our course was presented. The tee-boxes, greens and bunkers were pleasing on-the-eye from every angle and it made me proud in my stomach of the club that I represent. Huge thanks go to Nigel and his team and the Green Team for their hard work under difficult circumstances. I eagerly anticipate to see what they can produce given some favourable weather conditions *fingers crossed*
Soon we will see the start of the Captain’s Competition, as you know the format has changed and you will be taking your best 2 scores into the final round with you.
The more you enter the greater your chances of getting 2 good rounds.
Well until the next blog,