Blackley Golf Club

Seniors Open 2017

Wednesday 7th June saw the 2017 Seniors Open take place at Blackley Golf Club. We were especially grateful for the wet weather relenting for a day, although the winds were a bit too strong, causing a quick bit of tree surgery before play could begin. Visitors to the club were extremely complimentary about the course thanks go out to the ground staff, whose work over winter on the drainage looks to be paying off.

Numbers were down slightly on previous years but nonetheless 41 pairs took part and the result was a close run thing. Four teams finished with 42 points and the dreaded card playoff came into use, but the winning team came in with an excellent 45 points.

Full Results

Winners   Mike Wilson & Phil Coughlin        Blackley & Bradley Hall Golf Clubs    45 Points

2nd             M Chatburn & J Bridge                   Mytton Fold Golf Club                        42 Points

3rd               A Hornby & W Holmes                  Knott End Golf Club                            42 Points

4th               Brian McKee 7 & Rob Gardner     Blackley Golf Club                               42 Points

5th               Kevin Bolton & Ged Skelly             Blackley Golf Club                              42 Points

Team with best score with combined age over 140 years

Billy Wild & Billy Radcliffe              Blackley Golf Club

Nearest the Pins

4th W Holmes                     Knott End

7th P Marshall                    Castle Hawk

9th M Jones                        Chester

13th R Bond                        Rossendale


Special thanks must also go to the support staff on the day, without whom we couldn’t do this:

Dave Prior and the bar and kitchen staff

Lynn Wild and Brenda Simpson for the registration and allocation of cards

Chris Stuttard for his sterling work as starter.

Denise Foulner and Barbara Cleary who manned the refreshment tent ( although the wind prevented the tent being put in place so they had to battle the elements).

Look forward  to seeing you all next year, or even the Turkey Shoot on 18th October.


Kevin Bolton

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