WGTB Days Out At Blackley

Hot, Hot Hot at Blackley

IT Is five years since WGTB staged a Days Out competition at Blackley and another good field enjoyed a great day of golf on an excellent and maturing course backed by excellent hospitality in their fine new clubhouse.

It was one of the hottest days that WGTB has enjoyed for their popular Days Out programme over many years and the competition was equally hot in a stunning finish that went down to the wire.

Ged Wilkinson and Ken Sutton (Vicars Cross) were delighted with their 47-point haul and looked set for victory until the old firm of Steve McDermott and Terry Dallimore matched their score and took top spot with a better back six holes.


Winners Terry Dallimore & Steve McDermott


Steve went out in a level par 34 shots and carried his momentum into second half with six pars and a birdie with Terry providing vital support on four holes.

Great scoring too from Ged and Ken who had three Two’s in their fine effort.

Hot on their heels with 46 points were two pairs playing together and Denton’s Dave Kenyon and Alan Painter roasted the first nine holes with 26 points, six more than their playing partners Peter Gibson and David Helm.

Then David and Peter reversed the scoring on the back nine returning 26 points to their playing partner’s 20 to clinch third place on a cpo.

The final prize went to Ken Wardle who found a superb partner in Heaton Moor champion John Beckett who helped him to 44 points.


Nearest the pin prizes were taken by John Beckett and Mike Roscoe – it was a mixed day for Mike as he began his round by claiming the Shortest Drive Trophy for the second successive event and a total of three to make him a serial winner.

But WGTB history was made as he shared the trophy with Charles Beadle who was in the same 4 Ball and joined him in the pond some 20 yards off the first tee.

This is the first time that the trophy has been shared over many years- although Charles did claim that his shot went further into the pond than Mike’s!


Joint Winners For The Shortest Drive


Charles Beadle From Bramhall & Mike Roscoe From Styal


There were ten ‘Twos’ as Mike Jones, Chris Davies, Bill Jones, Geoff Howarth, Steve McDermott, Tam Donnelly and Steve Hanley joined those from Ged Wilkinson and Ken Sutton.

The Free Raffle prizes were taken by Darren Booth.

Scores: 47 S McDermott and T Dallimore, G Wilkinson and K Sutton, 46 D Helm and P Gibson, A Painter and D Kenyon, 44 K Wardle and J Beckett, 43 M Jones and C Davies, D Booth and M Timperley, 42 T Donnelly and S Hanley, T Gregory and C Beadle, 40 A and J Roberts, C Armstrong and S Merricks, 38 B McNeill and C Antonio, S Netherwood and J Wheeler, 36 A Simmons and L Cunningham, 35 P Booth and J Walsh, 34 D Milligan and M Holmes, 33 M Westbrook and C Dews, J Tomlinson and I Appleton, 32 D Chesworth and D Palmer, 31 G Garnett and G Gable, T Chaplin, G Blood and J Gough, M Roscoe and R Long, 30 A Dunn and G Howarth, 29 B Jones and A Reid, 28 S Misell and S Howarth, A Lawrence and D Slater, G Hammond and P Mooney, 25 S Laing and S Wood. 24 I Matthews and K McAllister.

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