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FEDERATION HANDICAP GOLF TOURNAMENT – WHITEHEAD PARK 15th JULY 2017
Ten players from six clubs took part in the 2017 Federation Handicap Golf tournament at Bury.
The day started fine but shortly became rather damp with the almost constant drizzle, and occasional heavy shower. The format was block play with the winners of one block playing the second place from the other block. The remaining players also had other games to play. Seventeen of the original block play of twenty games went at least to hoop eleven with three of those going to the Golden Hoop.
In Block A – Roger Edwards from Craig Y Don gained 1st place with Janet Smith from Fylde in second place. In Block B – John Gilmartin from Bury came first with Terry Dunbar from Southport in second place.
Semi-finals: Roger beat Terry on the Golden Hoop and John beat Jan at hoop 11.
Final: Won by Roger 7-4 whilst the play off for 3rd and 4th places was won by Jan 7-5. Well done and Congratulations Roger.
All enjoyed the day despite the weather. Thanks to all the Bury members who helped on the day.
Regional Round – National ‘B’ Level Golf Croquet Competition
Hosted by Bury Croquet Club – 8th July 2017
16 players enjoyed a beautiful day of weather at Whitehead Park to battle it out for the Bury CC Round of this National B Level Golf tournament.
Play was in two blocks, all play all, with many keenly fought games. Out of 60 games 15 went to the Golden Hoop and 11 more went to hoop 12.
The eventual block winners and runners up couldn’t be verified until after the last rounds in the 2 blocks. In Block A Trevor Farrell (Chester) was the winner with 5 wins out of 7. That left us with five players on 4 wins. Using the ‘who beat who’ Philip Nuttall (Bury) came out as second.
In Block B we had 3 players on 5 wins before the final round. The winner was David W. Boyd (Chester) with 6 wins. Again using ‘who beat who’ last year’s winner Roger I’Anson (Ripon) came second.
In the semi finals Roger beat Trevor 7-6 and David beat Phil 7-5.
In the play off for 3rd and 4th places, Trevor beat Phil 7-5. Whilst in the final the battle between David and Roger went all the way to the Golden Hoop with David taking the honours 7-6. The game could have gone either way.
Everyone enjoyed the long day in the brilliant sunshine, well managed by Bury members Jean Hargeaves and David Barrett.
Congratulations to all and good luck in the final David.
Winner – David W Boyd (Chester)
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