Federation (Millennium) Level Play Golf – 17th April 2019, Bury Whitehead Park
In lovely weather 14 players from 5 clubs played in this event. The handicaps ranged from -3 to 7 and play was in 2 blocks followed by semi-finals, play-off and final.
There were several very close matches and some surprise results in the block play, including games seesawing between players. Among the most notable were Richard Leach (hcp 7) beat Colin Irwin (hcp -1) 7-5 and Keith Woodward ( hcp 5) beat Paul Rigge (hcp-2). David Walters (hcp -3) was the only player to win all his block games.
The semi- finals were David Walters against Colin Irwin and Paul Rigge against Libby Dixon. David and Colin fought a close match with David winning on the Golden Hoop. Paul beat Libby 7-0 but not without a fight from her.
In the playoffs Colin beat Libby 7-1 but she still played determinedly.
The final between David and Paul started with Paul pushing hard but soon was overtaken by David. The match ended at hoop 10 when a shot of Paul’s didn’t go to plan and with David having 2 balls near the hoop and Paul’s far off, Paul conceded the hoop, and the match to David.
A very enjoyable day was had by all.