As the 2017 golf season comes to a close this evening brings the prestigious awards night where we welcome all the winners and members to celebrate all that was achieved in the golf season in 2017 at Helsby Golf Club.
The Helsby Golf Club Match and Handicap committee are looking forward to presenting these awards later on tonight!
See you all there at 19:00 for a champagne reception!
P.S. Don’t be late!
Helsby are proud to announce the Manchester and District Golf Alliance will be visiting Helsby Golf Club for one of its Autumn/ Winter Series of Pro AMs on Wednesday 18th October.
Helsby joined the Alliance in 2013 to get involved in more competitive team golf against other clubs. There are over 140 clubs affiliated to the Alliance and apart from the Pro AMs they run on Wednesdays from September to April they also have four prestigious team knockout competitions, Singles, Pairs, Senior Pairs and Mixed Pairs. Within two Years of joining Helsby achieved a major success in winning the City Glass Team Pairs Trophy beating Sale in the final held at Blackburn, this year our Dunham Forest singles team reached the quarter finals achieving a notable scalp beating Leigh Golf Club winners over last two years.
Wednesday’s competition will be twenty four teams of four playing Stableford points best two to count with the usual separate individual pro Stableford. Shotgun start at 12..30pm.
It’s early Sunday morning and the club championship has started.
Good luck to the 4 involved let the best golfer win!
As the golf season is slowly coming to the end there are still a number of major trophys still to be played for. This Sunday 17th September see’s the semi final and final of the club championship.
This will see the semi finals start at 8:30am
Simon Pay number 1 seed will play Marc Stonley who is the number 4 seed.
Whilst the other semi final will see Mark Poland number 2 seed play Steve Roberts the number 3 seed.
The winners of both matches will play the final at 1:30pm. It would be great to see as many members down supporting the finalist.
Good luck to the four involved and a new Club Champion will be crowned!
First round was greeted with drizzly and breezy conditions with still fast running fairways and super fast greens with tricky pin placings and course set up at full length.
Result was a CSS of 72 reflecting toughness of course.
Off first at 7..30am our in form low man Jamie Hodgkinson set a formidable target of 72 gross 70 nett off his 2 Hcp, this despite a five foot nearest the pin on the sixth which rather than a cert birdie somehow ended up as a three putt bogey.
He leads the gross comp by two from our new scratch man Simon Pay who carded a 74 gross .
Scoring for the rest of the day reflected tough conditions with the lead being shared with last years winner Simon Begley posting a 68 nett off 14 Hcp and Paul Clarke with 68 nett off 16 Hcp.
Danger man John Cheesebrough posted a creditable nett 69 despite a double bogey five on the 18th.
Tomorrows second round is wide open with a ruck of contenders all within four shots and all to play for and the prospect of similar conditions wetting the appetite for a great day.
Round 1 results Here
The Captains Weekend is fast approaching and as always the hotly anticipated traditional 2 day draw was carried out on the Wednesday night.
2017 sees a super bumper field contesting the most coveted competition at Helsby, this Year hosted by club Captain Neil Johnson. As always all groups will be welcomed to the tee by a team of starters led by Helsby legend Norman Littler.
Getting proceedings underway this Year are the two ball of Jim Jones and previous winner Jaime Hodgkinson at 7:30am. Past Captain Steve Cunniffe will be chomping at the bit after hosting last Year, he gets underway at 8:10am. Reigning champion Simon Begley heads the late morning field at 9:14am alongside recent winner Howard Pay. Two early fancies get underway at 11am with Dean Letford closely followed by John Dodd and Sean Hogarty whos’ remarkable birdie barrage last time out must have given him a confidence boost for the weekend. Another previous winner, Phil Jones, enters the contest at 12:50 alongside Mal Aird and Lee ‘Boom Boom’ Horton with Brian McNamara, Simon Pay and Phil Starkey concluding the competitors start.
You can see the full draw Here
Sunday the 9th July saw the Scratch Cup which was a 36 holes scratch event. On the Sunny Sunday saw the players start at 8:30, the first round saw leader Simon pay hold a 1 shot lead over mark Poland with a solid level par 70.
First round scores –
- Simon Pay – 70
- Mark Poland – 71
- Jamie Hodgkinson – 72
- Steven Roberts – 75
- Marc Stonley – 77
- Jon Sharpe – 78
- Jordan Pay – 83
After a brief lunch for the players the 13:30 tee time came quick. Going in to the second 18 it was a tense first 6 holes for everyone trying to reduce Simons lead. However it was Simon Pay who came out victorious with a superb 69 1 under par.
Overall scores –
- Simon Pay – 69+70 = 139
- Mark Poland 71+75 = 146
- Jamie Hodgkinson 72+75 = 147
- Marc Stonley – 77+72 = 149
- Steven Roberts – 75+81 = 156
- Jordan Pay – 83+88 = 171
- Jon Sharpe 78+WD = WD
These 2 good rounds from the winner Simon Pay brought is handicap down to 0.4. Well done Simon for reaching Scratch from all at Helsby Golf Club.