GCMA National Golf Day 2016 Report

The 2016 edition of the National Golf Meeting was held at the esteemed, Alister MacKenzie designed, Alwoodley Golf Club on the outskirts Leeds on Monday 20th June.

Having awoken to torrential rain we feared the worst, however after the early starters braved the gloom, the rain moved on, and eventually glorious sunshine prevailed.

A challenging course was made tougher by some impressive rough, helping to create a true test of the golf for the 51 players who took part.

View a gallery of images of the day

Graham Jackson, an On Course Foundation ambassador, was on hand to start everyone from the 1st tee, as GCMA National Captain David O’Sullivan belted the first drive of the day straight down the middle.

The day finished with a fabulous carvery and prizegiving, just in time to allow everyone to set off to watch the England and Wales football matches.

The organisation and professionalism of the Alwoodley team, headed by Manager Julie Slater, was evident throughout the day – thanks to everyone at the club for a very warm welcome, and for delivering a spectacular day.

Congratulations to all our winners – View the Full Results

Greenshields Memorial Trophy – Best Gross Score

1st    Nigel Sweet (0)      Leeds Golf Centre       75
2nd   Paul Thornton (0)  Norwood Park             76
3rd    Paul Wright (2)      Accrington & District    79

The Founders Cup – Best Nett Score

1st    Rob Thompson (7)      Royal Lytham & St Annes    74    (Back 9 = 39)
2nd    Ashley Pheasant (5)   KP Club                               74    (Back 9 = 43)
3rd    Ken Lappin (11)           Heaton Manor                      77

CSS: 74 – men & 77 – ladies (Reductions Only)

Our thanks go to Tammy Hewins from Intelligent Golf who organised the scoring on the day

And finally, a date for your diary – Monday 19th June 2017 – The next National Golf Day will be held at Kings Lynn Golf Club.

By Mike Hyde

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