All change in the Country and all change at Helsby with a new name added to the roll of honours. The Jubilee trophy was contested via stableford on a receptive course with a steady light wind and sunshine breaking through in patches, surprisingly however the course played difficult with a standard scratch of 71.
Early starters enjoyed a brisk pace of play and returned buffer zoned scores time after time until Tony Williams signed for a break away 39 points. Williams opened steadily before a mid round burst was unsettled by a triple at 15 and double at 17. There was no shame with the triple at 15 as the back left pin presented problems all day playing the 7th hardest hole and claiming a double or worse for 43% of the field. In contrast the 1st gave up 6 birdies, the most from the par 4s, with Club Captain Steve Cunniffe claiming one of them. The Captain, well practised after his 6 round challenge, would finish his opening nine one over gross and eventually sign for what looked like a winning 40 points. However the weeks narrow margin for victory theme would win the day for John Cheesbrough after his back nine 20 point return. Cheesbrough turned with a 4 over gross soon to be 3 after his birdie at 10, before settling for bogey at 13 and 14 and solidly parring both 15 and 16. Stood on 17, as every player does, Cheesbrough felt the pressure of a score and perhaps a thought of what he would mention in his winning speech. He would go on to make his only mistake here but managed the mistake well to take a 6 for 1 point before finishing in fine style with a keenly sort after par finish.
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