The Teesside Union Charles Amer Trophy held at Woodham recently ( best 2 medal scores out of 4) 2 out of the 6 Billingham teams came 1 st and 2 nd. Les Cranks team won with 123, 19 under and George Trigg team 2 nd with 126, 16 under.
Our Mixed Team played at Woodhall Spa in the English final for Durham county and finished 8 th of 27 with 79 points a very creditable performance. The winning team were Whitby GC with 86. Our team consisted of Simon and Alice Jones, Jenny Garbutt and John Szyman.
The new CSS of 71 is having an immediate impact on handicaps. More players than ever are having their handicaps cut an additional 0.4, 0.3, 0.2, 0.1, depending on handicap as competition SS is not moving to 69 but remaining at 71 or at worst 70.
l am putting the latest Player of the year list up on Friday 1/9/17. It shows Brad Hildreth in the lead with 72 points, Paul McGrath, winner last 2 years, with 42, Steve Simmonds and John Szyman with 41 points. I think he cannot be caught as he has reached a knockout final and semi final and he has qualified in the final s of the Rosebowl,Stableford and Medal Final.
His +7 in the latest Rosebowl means we have the first + golfer since your professional Mike Ure.
The latest Major Competition results saw Ron Montgomery win the Presidents Cup with a magnificent nett 62. He has since been admitted and released from hospital and trust he makes a speedy recovery. The Festival Trophy was won with + 10,a wonderful score, by Ian Fawcett and Ian Kelly. The next 4 partnerships achieved +7.
Don’t forget the 2 winter opens on Tuesday 24/10 and 28/11 enter via Mike Ure or BRS.
Also the British Seniors are at Billingham on 13,14 and 15/9. 13/9 pro am, see Mike Ure and notices for details. Also come along and watch the 2 day British Senior Event.
Cheers Stewart Openshaw