Great News for the “Young” Worsley Golf Club Seniors
For the first time since the competition started 17 years ago, the WGC Seniors Team have brought home the Shield for the Finals Day of SELSA (South East Lancashire Seniors Association).
Each of the six clubs would normally play all the others on a home and away basis during the year, to decide which club would win the SELSA shield. However, because of Covid-19 restrictions, it was agreed to have a one-day event. Another decision taken at the SELSA AGM was to reduce the minimum playing age from 60 to 55 years of age.
Davyhulme was chosen as the club to host the event and it had been agreed that home-team players would have their Stableford scores reduced by one point to allow for the Home Advantage.
The reduction in age requirements meant that WGC Seniors’ Secretary Keith Dyer and Seniors’ Captain Nick Roberts were able to put together a rather “younger” squad, than might have otherwise been the case. (Shown in the photo above)
Davyhulme players took advantage of their own course and topped the leader-board with scores of 46,46,45 and 44. Points. However, Worsley players had also come in with 5 score of 41 points or more.
As with all great events, it came down to the last pair playing the last hole, to see if the Davyhulme score of 262 – 12 = 250 (Home Advantage) could be matched or beaten.
The Worsley duo of Nick Roberts and Mike Boulton knew that the WGC team were 2 point down as they played the par 5 18th. Rising to the challenge Mike Boulton put his third shot on the green and sank the putt for a birdie and 4 points! Rumour has it that his partner and Seniors Captain Nick was rather pleased!
Those 4 points secured the 2020 SELSA SHIELD for the “Young” Worsley Seniors.
Well done Worsley Golf Club Seniors!