Winter Series Event at Bolton GC   7/2/22

Winter Series Event at Bolton GC 7/2/22

7 Feb 2022

Today's event was played at Bolton Golf Club, it very nearly got cancelled as the course was frozen first thing and on Temporary Greens. I asked if we could delay for an hour to give the greens chance to thaw, which they did and we managed to play on the main greens.

The course was pretty wet and playing short with a lot of forward tees, this played into the hands of the higher handicappers who hit a decent ball, who could easily reach and had plenty of shots to play with.

The winning score, playing 2 to score on par 4's and 5's all on par 3's, was an unbelievable 114pts, having looked at the card,they all played well, but one off 15.5 shot level par gross on 13 holes, and another off 18.5 was only 3 over on 12 holes, the other two players were 2 over and level par on 9 times and 8 times respectively, so a great day was had by all.

When we get these unbelievable scores, everyone else goes mad, saying its ridiculous etc, every week a team, a different team most weeks, has a day out, and due to this handicap system play miles better than their handicaps, we all know, we have days when everything goes right, so when it does for someone else, rather go mad and threaten not to play again, congratulate them. I agree it is really difficult and near impossible for a team of low handicappers to compete with some of the scores that are coming in, but what can we do ??

We need some way, in the summer of making sure players have submitted at least 10 medal scores or some figure to qualify for playing the following season, so their handicaps are more accurate, there are a lot of players who don't return enough individual competition scores, this may weed out some of the real bandits.

Here are today's results:

Bolton GC 7/2/22

1st Prize - £30.00 each

M. Milner (15.5), Alan Brown (14.0)                                 114pts

P. Brimelow (18.5), D. Aspinall (19.8)


2nd Prize - £20.00 each

J. Devine (19.5), J. Curwen (19.0)                                      103pts

D. Joyce (18.8), K. Hughes (10.9)


3rd Prize - £10.00 each

S. Austin (21.8), G. Smith (10.6)                                         103pts

J. Hilton (16.0), R. Jolley (16.9)




Nearest the Pin on 4th – Sleeve of Srixon Z-Stars                        A. Dean  

Nearest the Pin on 10th – Sleeve of Srixon Z-Stars                     Alan Brown  

Nearest the Pin on 14th – Sleeve of Srixon Z-Stars                      A. Little  

Nearest the Pin in 2 shots on 7th – Sleeve of Srixon Z-Stars     M. Milner  

Longest Drive on 12th – Sleeve of Srixon Z- Stars                         J. Riley




M. Milner, A. Brown                                              114pts

P. Brimelow, D. Aspinall


J. Devine, J. Curwen                                               103pts

D. Joyce, K. Hughes


S. Austin, G. Smith                                                  103pts

J. Hilton, R. Jolley


M. Heywood, J. Brooks                                         100pts

A. Little, S. Hodgkinson


Ade Brown, D. Hest                                                98pts

K. Graham, D. Ashall


A. Tresadern, C. Rice                                              98pts

A. Hewis, K. Halton


P. Peat, T. Gorman                                                 97pts

P. Heys, D. Ford


A. Dean, P. Molyneux                                            97pts

I. Workman, K. Patterson


B. Eccles, J. Riley                                                      97pts

R. Bedford, S. Mortimer


D. Howarth, S. Graham                                         96pts

T. Ellis, P. Kenyon


M. Lowe, S. Parry                                                    96pts

P. Fell, C. Bryan


S. Walker, P. Woods                                              96pts

K. White, V. Lloyd


G. Davies, B. Henshaw                                          95pts

G. Aldrid, G. Davies


J. Doyle, R. Smith                                                    95pts

D. Parrock, N. Rodda


M. Bickett, M. Canning                                         94pts

M. Liptrot, McKey


D. Dunlop, W. Miller,                                             90pts

S. Hoyle, J. Bretherton


P. Main, R. Standring                                             90pts

J. Whittaker, D. Griffith


I. Bond, J. Howard                                                   90pts

J. Conroy, P. Carney


P. Neville, J. Dennis                                                90pts

D. Heywood, M. Ashby


D. Makin, M. Price                                                  89pts

C. Sherborne, S. Hough


O. Keenan, C. Mugan                                             87pts

T. Bickerdike, S. Manley


W. Sumner, I. Robinson                                        83pts

T. Hereford, R. Morrell