Well what a day we had at the fantastic West Lancashire Golf Club. As quoted on the day – “There is nothing not to like about this golf course”. This beast of a course proved a true test to most and definitely a true test of any marriage if playing it together!

The weather forecast all through the day was for rain rain and more rain – for once the weathermen were wrong albeit for one shower early afternoon where we went from using my umbrella to putting on sun cream in 20 minutes.

West Lancs didn’t bare all its teeth, just a mild growl as we all learned what a test links golf can be. With 20 mph winds and gusting double than that on occasions, the course gained a few more balls today leaving some to scrabble in the bottom of their bag for any ball they can find – even forced to use a srixon / pinnacle.

Few players can argue what an amazing course West Lancs is and an Open qualifying venue for a reason.

Congratulations to everyone who survived the challenge of the windy links which proved too much for most except our eventual winners Andrew & Craig Wilson who scored a fabulous 44 points on the day playing off just 5 & 3. The pair practise their skills being members of the brilliant Silloth Golf Club where it’s a tough wind is just a normal day on the course so they are well suited to these conditions.

Notable mentions for the day to Ian & Julie Daines who suggested playing West Lancs was a good test of their marriage and to James Picariello from Wychwood Park who had a hole in one on the 17th – We will all form an orderly queue at the Bar next time we see you.

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1st Place – Craig Wilson & Andrew Wilson 44 pts
2nd Place – Malcolm Forder & Michael Oakes 39 pts
3rd Place – Nick Heys & Paul Mellor 38 pts

2nd – Jamie Hulley
3rd – Rob Taylor
5th – Craig Tinto
6th – Andy Lester
11th – Simon Probert
12th – Stuart Janson
16th – Liam Foudy
17th – James Picariello

Full list of Scores

Craig Wilson Andrew Wilson 44
Malcolm Forder Mike Oakes 39
Nick Heys Paul Mellor 38
Ian Sykes Gary Forber 38
Antonio di Cesare Roy Badger 38
Andy Lester Simon Probert 37
Steph Hamilton Steve Lambert 37
Mark Maden-Wilkinson Steve Waddicor 37
Dominic Hulley Jamie Hulley 37
James Buttrick Stephen Hallsworth 36
Phil Davies Dan Smart 36
Ian Cook Nick Patey 36
James Picariello Darren Minor 35
Peter Stuart Jon Makin 35
Stuart Janson Andy Bower 35
Chris Hart Allan Schofield 34
George Turner Adam Turner 34
Dave Brindley Aaron Woodward 33
Stuart Nunn Stuart Biggs 33
Tony Williamson Jonathan Huck 33
Adam Hilditch Tom Worley 33
James Wilson Mike Tarrant 33
Graham Wood John Headley 33
Ian Daines Julie Daines 32
Mick Preston Martin Pritchard 32
Lee Briers Shaun Kerr 32
Dylan Green Rhun Williams 32
Jon Entwistle Rob Taylor 32
Craig Tinto Ross Munro 32
Ernie Bate Ian Sharples 32
Terry Chaplin Peter Evans 31
Chris Hoesli Sam Shibil 31
Tom Wilkinson Simon Raine 31
Ben Leach Nathan Wheatley 31
Paul Ramsden Michael Cushnan 31
Mark Walker Chris Kippax 31
Mike Sutton Mark Oakes 31
Shaun Jackson Joe Woodhead 31
Lee McMahon Bill Kerney 30
Liam Foudy John Foudy 30
Martin Byatte Neil Williamson 25
Dave Shering Paul Foster 25
Dave Nethercott Tom Ford 24
Simon Rigby 24
David Acland Joe Allen 22


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