Wednesday 8th July v Lymm Oughtrington Park C.C. - away at Lymm. Lymm C.C. won by 33 runs. Score Sheet available
Wednesday 15th July v Albion - away at Astley Bridge C.C. Albion won by 4 wickets. Score Sheet Available
Wednesday 22nd July v Swinton Lions - away. Match cancelled - no ground available.
Wednesday 29th July v Chorley Hospitals - home at Winton C.C. Outcasts won by 4 runs Match Report and Score Sheet Available
Tuesday 25th August v Warrington - away Warrington Sports Club. Outcasts won by 6 wickets. Match Report and Score Sheet Available
OUTCASTS’ GOLF DAY – WILLIAM WROE GOLF COURSE, FLIXTON – FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2015
After a couple of very wet golf days, it was a nice change to turn up at William Wroe golf course in Flixton this year on a lovely warm afternoon with the sun breaking through at regular intervals. There were only five participants this year, due to other members’ prior commitments, so it was decided to have an individual, rather than a team competition. The famous five being Ron Truesdale and Les Cooper (from last year’s winning team), Bob Sproat, thankfully recovered from his nasty injury at Warrington, Nick Thompson and Ted Noone.
The usual ‘negotiations’ around handicaps took place, with Ron generously accepting a punitive 20 handicap, on the basis that he plays more regularly than most, with the rest of the group playing off 28. On the first tee, club captain Les suggested offering a ‘mulligan’ to each player for their first tee shot, an offer that was gratefully received by all, with Ted wishing that there had been a second mulligan on offer!
The first prize was up for grabs on the short 6th hole. Neither of the first group, consisting of Les and Bob managed to keep the ball on the green. In the following group, Nick’s ball came to rest on the green, about 20ft from the pin, only for Ron to sneak in and finish about 4 feet nearer to claim the prize.
At the half way point, there wasn’t a huge amount between the scores, but Nick was just in front. The longest drive was contested on the 12th hole, with the long and difficult 18th being held in reserve in case nobody stayed in the fairway. Neither of the first group managed it, and it came down to Ted driving off last to hit one of his only straight drives of the day to win the spoils.
Nick’s round continued to improve and when the scores were totted up, he was the clear winner with an impressive 35 Stableford points. The other scores were quite close and all in the 20s, with Les coming in second with 28 points, followed by Bob, then Ron, with Ted bringing up the rear. The informal meeting of the handicap committee agreed that Ron and Nick should play off a handicap of 24 next time, with the rest off 28.
Prizes were handed out in the Bird I’th’Hand, and there will be a formal presentation of the Keith Ambrey trophy to Nick at the annual Silver Boot dinner in November.