In freezing wintry conditions, which saw the course playing rock-hard from tee to green, the event still went ahead, albeit as a non-qualifier for handicap. Adding to that, the klaxon had to be sounded, as the course became shrouded in fog, to halt play for about an hour before resuming at around 11:00am. The eventual winner of Division One, with a superb 40 points, was Andy Sheppard (Ludlow), two ahead of Cleobury's Ian Dorrell. Division Two saw Horse Hay's Simon White leading the way with 36 points, one ahead of second placed Dan Hedge of Lakeside.
Ludlow Teams Dominate Seniors Open Leader Board
Our Senior's Open on Monday attracted a full field of 132 competitors who all enjoyed their day with us. We received lots of complements about the greens & clubhouse from the many visitors that played and the weather was kind to us also.
Scoring an excellent 87pts to win the competition, was Rex Tudor-Hughes, Ian Davies, Dave Isherwood & Les Harber. They finished a single shot ahead of runners-up Dave Mytton, Colin Badlan, Neil May & Steve Ashmead.
Finishing 3rd with 85pts and after a count-back, was Clive Mabbutt, Phil Dodd, Mike Saull & Ray Buttery.
Maybe, the highlight of the day came from Trevor Woodhouse (pic). He managed a Hole in One on the par 3 forth hole, well done Trevor.
Open Texas Scramble Success for Church Stretton Team
We had a full field of 152 golfers in our Open Texas Scramble on Saturday and everyone enjoyed the course which was in superb condition on a lovely warm & sunny Autumn day, although strong wind throughout the day tested everyone.
The Clubhouse was buzzing all day with members & visitors enjoying a drink & a bite to eat while watching the golf from St Andrews & Premiership football both before and after their round.
It was all very tight at the top of the leader board with just .2 of a shot separating the top 3 teams.
James Rogers, John Fenton, David Malcolm & Mark James (Church Stretton) set an impressive target of 53.45 nett which proved to be the winning score. Two Ludlow teams got very close, Graham & Sam Clark, Will & John Evans finished on 53.55 to secure second place with Russell Jones, Gavin Duggan, Dave Fish & Will Norton scoring 53.65 for 3rd place.
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.