Our Seniors Open Betterball was played on Wednesday with the temperature hitting the mid 30s and the golf was super hot too.
Mick Walker & Mike Edwards (pic) from Bridgnorth were on fire, scoring 47pts and they only won by a single shot from Steve Fisher & Dave Simpson (Ludlow) and Les Harber & Richard Price.
Thank-you to everyone that took part, we hope you all had a great day with us.
Finally, to end our Weekend of Golf, the Mixed Am-Am.
With a field of 20 teams the scores were very competitive, with a score of 83 points Amelia Jinks, Tracy Dulson, Neil Ward and Aled Jones were leaders in the clubhouse while two thirds of the field were yet to return their scores, only for the final team to come in with a single point more. This team comprised Jayne Smith, Sam Clark, Graham Clark and Mike Corfield.
With a few spot prizes available for both Men and Ladies it added for a fun and competitive day for all.
We would like to thank everyone who supported this event throughout the whole weekend and look forward to our Opens in October. We hope to see you all soon.
After a successful Friday, we move to Saturday where we had a field of 160 for our Weekend of Golf BetterBall Open.
Victoria Hawkins & Norman Emery teamed up as two reserves for the competition to shoot an impressive 45pts. Their back nine score of 24pts edged out long time leaders Jonathan Price & Phil Robers also on 45pts.
Ricky James & Derek James continued their fine form from Friday to secure 3rd nett with 43pts, beating Dave Colwell & George Baylis on countback.
The best gross score of the day was recorded by Bridgnorth's Richard Pearson & Ryan Forrest (37pts) and a shot back in second place was Mark Brabazon & Wayne Gardner.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this event and we look forward to seeing you all again in our future opens!
On Friday 5th August our Weekend of Golf opened with a Texas Scramble, one of the first groups out Dave Scriven, Ricky James, Derek Evans & Dave Evans set an impressive target of 51.25 from their 8.10am tee time, one that stood the test of time.
Ryan Fazakarley, Mike Fazakarley, Tommy Farr & Luke Gill came closest with 53.05 with the best mixed team Jane Arnsby, Tony Womack, Margaret Leake & Colin Leake who shot an impressive 54.55.
All of our 172 competitors enjoyed glorious weather, food and refreshments in our refurbished clubhouse and a course in excellent condition.
Here are the results for the 2022 Open Am-Am Stableford competition, which had a field of 42 teams (168 golfers), all enjoying the fine weather and our fine golf course. Congratulations to all the prize winners, with some exceptional scoring, and many thanks to everyone who supported this event. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Huge thanks, also, to our greens staff, catering staff and bar staff. A special thank you to our starters today; Graham & Tracey Cheshire, David Hughes and Sheila Band, for keeping things running on time.
Congratulations to Eddie Rowland who won with a net 70, three shots ahead of Llandrindod's David Oakley, in second, with Rose Hill's Steve Green a shot further back in third. The event attracted a field of 61 golfers, from far and wide, with the lower handicappers vying to shoot the best gross score and get their hands on the Gordon Reynolds Trophy, which was won by Jason Bolton, from Ross-on-Wye, with a score of 75.
Once again our Open Scratch Salver attracted a full field of 75 golfers, including some of the lowest handicappers in the county. On a cool, but fairly calm day, things were poised nicely for a good tussle after the first round saw just four shots separating the top 13 players. Following his morning round of level par 70, it was Luke Rogers, from Kidderminster Golf Club, who triumphed, when he followed it up with a second round of 73. He just pipped Ludlow's Darren Humphries by a single shot, after he too was level par after the morning round and finished with a 144 total. Shrewsbury's Tom Kerr finished third, a shot further back , with a two-way tie for fourth on 146.
It was widely acknowledged that the course is in excellent condition, which bodes well for upcoming events, including the Jeffrey Clee Salver, which a number of Ludlow players will be competing in.
Congratulations to Pam McBride & Martin Childs who won our Mixed Open Betterball on Tuesday with an impressive 45pts. They finished 5 pts clear of second placed Sandra Fullerton & John Smallman with
Liz Weston and Alan Hossbach securing 3rd place on countback from Julie & Michael New.
The winning scores were all the more impressive considering the strong wind on the day.
Golfers from 15 different clubs from Wales & the Midlands took part and enjoyed an excellent day on & off the course.