Lest we forget, the annual Remembrance Day Stableford is a poignant reminder of what we as Helsby golfers owe our glorious dead. May they rest in peace.
A hugely popular competition, as always, played on a course softened by the previous weeks heavy rainfall. Contested over 16 holes allowing for the larger field to complete in the limited daylight Frank Whitfield took the early clubhouse lead thanks to his 39 pts. Whitfield took advantage of the shortened 2nd and Par 4 18th sinking his put for birdie and a 4 point haul. Brian Prince, Bill Smith, Phil Barker, Jim Mcallister and Brian Stott would all finish tied 4th on 38 pts with varying back nine scores separating their placings. Prince in particular will be disappointed to not finish higher after reaching the 3rd tee with 9 points in the bag thanks to a birdie, eagle start. Pushing down Whitfield into 2nd place was the Captain with a superb back nine of 19 pts. However it was overall agony for the Captain who needed two puts from 1 foot on the 9th, his 18th, that would eventually cost him 2nd overall. Stepping up-to the plate to claim 3rd overall was Geoff Maher, the 16 handicapper placed via CPO thanks to his magnificent 1 over gross total on the back nine. Pipping Maher to 2nd place was Chris Molyneux who followed up his 21 point haul on the front nine with 19 on the back, 1 shot better than par thanks to a fabulous birdie at 18. However the day belonged to Dave Peters, claiming 1st with a mind blowing 41 pts. The 12 handicapper dropped just two shots overall, with one amazingly at the shortened 2nd where most players were picking shots up. His second hiccup occurred at the SI 2 5th before a marathon run of 11 consecutive pars completed his remarkable round.
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