The North West Federation Millenium Handicap Golf Tournament featured 12 players (handicaps 7 to 12) from seven different clubs – Westmorland, Chester, Fylde, Penrith, Pendle & Craven, Crake Valley & Bury
A heavy soaking of the lawns the night before meant they ran slow to start but speeded up as the sun smiled and the standard of play was high.
2 blocks of 6 meant everybody got 5 games at the end of which it was calculated who had won most games and most hoops if equal to determine semi finalists
Howard Bowron (Penrith & North Lakes), despite giving free shots galore being a 2 handicapper, still managed to get to the semis where he succumbed to Chester’s Tom Grievson 4-7. The other semi was contested between David Carpenter, of Pendle & Craven, losing out to Fylde’s Lou Pel also 4-7.
Tom and Lou then contested the final, watched by all competitors, with Lou coming out the eventual winner 7-4 !
2 trophies were awarded, one to be given back next year and another that Lou will keep for ever presented by Simon Robbins
A big thank you to Sandra Cornes who ran the tournament in a truly beautiful location.
(Some additional information provided by David Cornes)