What better way to prepare for the Ryder Cup this weekend than to play at the first European course to host a Ryder Cup venue – Moortown GC certainly did not disappoint. Windy and fresh in the morning changing to breezy and sunny in the afternoon with the course in incredible condition.The scene was set for a great day’s Golf and a true test for everyone.

Early scores suggested that we were in for a low scoring day with 38 being the mark with almost half the field in the clubhouse but the easing wind made scoring a little easier for our later groups.

Our winners, Jonny Bairstow ( yes that one ) turns out he is as good with a golf club as he is with a cricket bat, ably aided by ex Rugby league Leeds Rhinos player Lee Smith scored a magnificent 41 points with a back nine of 24. A birdie on the last with 4 points being enough to pip 2nd place Scott Cursley & Richard Hand on c/b. For once not hearing the shout of “Fore” was better for Jonny !

Special mention to Peter and the team at Moortown for the welcome and hospitality, the course was brilliant and to quote several of our players the best breakfast of the year (so far).

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The results

NP’s

1st – Matthew Nettleton (Eagle)
4th – Andrew Wilson
7th – Lee Oakes
8th – Andy Bower
10th – Allan Schofield
12th – Toni Di Cesare
17th Jon Wright

2’s – There were 11 2’s on the day with Stuart Nunn winning the Callaway Epic Bag

Next Events:-

Monday 4th October – Southport & Ainsdale
Wednesday 13th October – Notts Hollinwell
Monday 18th October – Formby & Tuesday 19th October – Formby Ladies
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th November – Shropshire Masters

Scores from Moortown

Total
Lee Smith Jonny Bairstow 41
Scott Cursley Richard Hand 41
Graeme Pattinson Paul Clarke 40
Ian Daines Julie Daines 40
Nick Davis Jacque Wild 39
Steve Waddicor Josh Stevenson 39
Dave Shering Paul Foster 38
Phil Davies Dan Smart 38
John Wright Mike Barnie 38
Alan Stone Allan Schofiled 38
Stuart Nunn Matthew Nettleton 38
Stuart Janson Andy Bower 38
Dominic Hulley Jamie Hulley 37
Andrew Wilson Craig Wilson 37
Chris Kearton Carl Lydiate 36
Mark Richardson Martin Raynor 36
Robert Bentley Mick Bentley 36
John McBride Kevin Atkinson 36
Steph Hamilton Steve Lambert 36
Chris Hoesli Stephen Horrocks 35
Thomas Bentley Andrew Ward 35
Paul Fell Mark Hughes 35
George Turner Adam Turner 35
Jak Garner Jon Tyrrel 35
Don Goodman Andy Cook 35
Mark Johnson James Murphy 35
Mark Elliott Lee Oakes 35
Jon Entwistle Rob Taylor 34
Geoff Hunt Chris Kippax 34
Toni di Cesare Roy Badger 34
Steve Welsh Steve Redpath 34
Guy Stoker Matt Creighton 33
Mike Sutton Mark Oakes 33
Shaun Jackson Joe Woodhead 33
James Wilson Mike Tarrant 32
Chris Hart Richard Barmforth 32
Simon Rigby Dave Gosden 31
Thomas Hames Robert Dunn 31
Ross Munro James Halliday 31
Lee McMahon Dave Shaw 31
Steve Sewell Graeme Dodd 30
Peter Stuart Jon Makin 30
Andy Lester Simon Probert 29
Simon Hulley Tim Wardman 26

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