Whitefield 4th November 2020

Winning team from Whitefield Golf Club

Sponsored by Chris Bibby, Professional Whitefield Golf Club

There was another full attendance at Whitefield Golf Club for the latest competition, which proved to be the last one one prior to the four-week lockdown bringing the first half of the winter season to a premature halt much to the disappointment of players and organisers.
The competition was a Team of Four Stableford, always very popular and with a reserve list of teams, with the players enjoying the challenges of a tricky Whitefield course which was in good condition considering the heavy rain over the previous week.
Club officials, staff and members gave great support to the competition, sponsored by club PGA professional Chris Bibby.
Local knowledge came to the fore as the team led by Chris consisting of Whitefield Captain Martin Slukis, Johnny Pollock and Adrian Barr shared top spot on 85 points with the serial winners of Dave Smith Professional (Swinton Park) , Jimmy O’Reilly (Ellesmere) , Ged Burke and Alan Leigh (Prestwich).
Hot on their heels with 84 points were the Knutsford fab four of Tim Maxwell, Joe Stanley, Nigel Eckersley and Jeremy Lawton who won a card play off from the team consisting of three players from Leigh, Mark Pasquill, Andy Shaw and Shaun Kenworthy, led by Poulton Park's professional Phil Archer.
The outstanding round of the day came from Grant Hamerton (pictured above), the PGA pro at nearby Pike Fold GC, who showed his European Tour experience with a superb round of 42 points, six-under-par, to finish two clear of another former Tour star Phil Archer (Poulton Park), with Tim Maxwell and Chorley’s Andy Palmer next in with 38 points.
The nearest the pin prize was won by Neil O’Brien of Disley GC.

Pos Professional Individual Pts
1 Grant Hamerton (Pike Fold) 42
2 Phil Archer (Poulton Park) 40
3 Tim Maxwell (Knutsford) 38
3 Andy Palmer (Chorley) 38
5 Chris Bibby (Whitefield) 37
5 Andy Bridgewood (Flixton) 37
5 Ian Ridgway (Disley) 37
8 Dave Smith (Swinton Park) 36
8 Scott Jackson (Disley) 36
10 Mark Hancock (Stand) 34
11 Alan Crompton (Haigh Hall) 33
12 Andy Earlam (Saddleworth) 32
12 Gary Brown (Glossop) Capt MDGA 32
12 Martyn Hamer (Davyhulme Park) 32
15 Mark Smith (Stamford) 30
15 Sean Owen (Bolton Old Links) 30

Team scores are displayed in Card Play Off Order, based on holes with stroke indexes 1-6.

Pos Four Person Team Pts
1 The Chris Bibby (Whitefield) team 85
2 The Dave Smith (Swinton Park) team 85
3 The Tim Maxwell (Knutsford) team 84
4 The Phil Archer (Poulton Park) team 84
5 The Norman Haslam (Stand) team 83
6 The Andy Palmer (Chorley) team 81
7 The Tony Stevens (Davenport) team 81
8 The Scott Jackson (Disley) team 81
9 The Gary Brown (Glossop) MDGA Cap team 80
10 The Mark Hancock (Stand) team 80
11 The Chris Exton (Stamford) team 80
12 The Richard Margrave (Stamford) team 79
13 The Grant Hamerton (Pike Fold) team 79
14 The John Kilner (Worsley Marriott) team 79
15 The Martyn Hamer (Davyhulme Park) team 79
16 The Mike Fenton (Styal) team 78
17 The Andy Earlam (Saddleworth) team 78
18 The Chris Lee (Mellor & Townscliffe) team 77
19 The Ian Ridgway (Disley) team 77
20 The Dave Chambers (Sale) team 77
21 The Paul Thornley (Flixton) team 76
22 The Paul Traynor (Stamford) team 75
23 The Steve Finan (Stamford) team 75
24 The Kath Rawthore (Sale) team 74
25 The Neil Bamford (Saddleworth) team 74
26 The Alan Crompton (Haigh Hall) team 74
27 The Sean Owen (Bolton Old Links) team 74
28 The Tony Crookston (Accrington) team 72
29 The Keith Spencer (Ringway) team 58