WGTB Days Out Final at Disley

Sponsored by Mike Fox of Slater Heelis

Waterproof Warriors get their rewards

AFTER a glorious summer for the five qualifying rounds the finals day at Disley was hit by Storm Ali.

The day prior to the event saw the Disley course flooded and more dire weather forecasts added another threat to the day.

But the Disley course recovered fantastically and was in great condition for the first three hours of play.

Then in lashed torrential rain and high winds that even the superb Disley course could not cope with and the players were called in.

Winners of Days Out Chris Antonio and Billy McNeil with their Etiqus watches

It was decided to make the competition count on the first nine holes to determine the destiny of the main prizes of the day.

Heaton Moors Chris Antonio and Billy McNeil had completed their round with a fine haul of 43 points and their first nine hole score of 22 points saw them win the fabulous prize of two Etiqus watches beating the old firm of Terry Dallimore and Steve McDermott on a cpo on their last six holes in the first nine.

The Aggregate competition for the best four-round totals was another close affair with holders of the Mike Brennan Trophy Ged Wilkinson and Ken Sutton (Vicars Cross) retaining their trophy with their 178 total beating Tam Donnelly (Northenden) and Mark Hughes (Blackley) by a point.

Day prizes went to Tony Gregory (Manchester Captain of Captains) and Charles Beadle (Bramhall), Ken Ashford (Woodside) and Steve Rayer (Tytherington),

John Howarth and John Wheeler (Heaton Moor), Sponsors guests Brian Oliver and John Griffiths and Paul Grimsley and Terry Watson (Pike Fold).

Nearest the pin prizes were taken by Tam Donnelly and Kevin McClarrty who holed his second shot on the nearest-the-pin in-two hole.

It also won him a Twos prize along with Mike Jones (two Twos) and Steve Rayer.

Terry Watson and Tam Donnelly were the free raffle winners.

Aggregate winners Ged Wikinson and Ken Sutton with the Mike Brennan Trophy


The WGTB competitions over the season have seen them raise well over 500 for the Golf Foundation with a great prize of an Etiqus watch being on offer to the raffle tickets sold throughout the competitions in 2018 and it was won by Joe Brennan of North Manchester GC.

WGTBs Ken Wardle thanked all of the players for taking part in a great season of excellent golf and courses, the sponsors of competitions and Disley Golf Club for their support, warm welcome and providing a great course in very demanding conditions.


Leading scores: 22 C Antonio and B McNeil, S McDermott and T Dallimore, T Gregory and C Beadle, K Ashford and S Rayer, G Wilkinson and K Sutton, 21 J Howarth and J Wheeler, 20 T Watson and P Grimsley,


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