The “National Alliance” was cancelled due to wet weather.
Meltham Golf Club Tuesday 8 October 2019
The new season of winter alliances got underway at Metham Golf Club after the first event at Bradley Park was abandoned due to heavy rain before a ball was struck. Today we started in sunshine with a strong gusting wind but at midday there was a very heavy squall that lasted for about 30 minutes before reverting to sunshine. Thanks go to the greenkeepers who squeegeed the greens to enable play to continue.
The tough playing conditions off the back tees kept the scoring low with only 5 pairs breaking par but there were clear winners in both sections.
The Pro-Am was won by Dewsbury's James Ward and Jonathan Binns (4) with a fine 40 points, James acknowledging the strong performance by Jonathan. In second place on 37 points were Rob Booth and Steve Beeby (5) of Outlane, their highlight being a net eagle for Beeby on the 9th hole.
The Am-Am was won by Fixby's Mike Dempsey (11) and Pete Newey (15) with 39 points. They started in the heavy rain and had only 5 points after 4 holes but followed this with 4 net birdies in the next 5.There was a tie for second place on 37 points resolved on count-back in favour of Fred Parker (14) and Paul Storer (18) from Steve Beetlestone (15) and Duncan Ramsden (18), both from the home club. The was a net eagle for Storer on the par 3 5th and also for Ramsden on the par 3 3rd. Also recording net eagles were Phil Ledgard (15) of Dewsbury on the 3rd and Ian Wallis (5) of Crosland Heath on the par 4 13th.
The National Alliance due to be played at Matlock Golf Club last week was cancelled due to the we ground. Nottinghamshire Alliance will run the 2020 and 2021 event.
The next Alliance is at Dewsbury District Golf Club on Tuesday 22 October.