Mortimer’s Trophy finish among best
THE Bunty Booth Trophy is one of the most popular competitions in the calendar of the Manchester and District Ladies GA season.
Seventy member clubs of the MDLGA hold qualifying competitions in the year prior to the competition to provide the finalists for the competition which was begun following the MDLGA Centenary in memory of one of their great members.
Pike Fold GC were the hosts for the 2017 competition and provided an excellent course – a true test of golf with plenty of water hazards and tricky pin positions and the weather was very kind on the day to see some very good scores posted.
Kevin White, the secretary of Pike Fold, along with staff and members ensured that this prestigious event ran smoothly.
The winner with 36 points was 22-handicapper Angela Wilkinson who made the short trip from Bury Golf Club and was delighted to be presented with the trophy by the MDLGA President Audrey Bird – also a Bury member.
It needed a cpo on 34 points to sort out the next two places and it went in favour of Wendy Pollit from Denton playing off 11 from six handicapper Kim Mortimer of Tytherington.
The Society of Manchester and District Captains have enjoyed a recent busy schedule with three top fixtures with the ‘major’ one being Captain’s Day at Dunham Forest Golf Club, the home club of the M and D Captain of Captains Geoff Sable.
A fine field of 84 enjoyed an immaculate course with impressive fast and true greens for the BB Stableford competition.
Taking top spot with a fine haul of 47 points were John Taylor (Leigh GC) and Stephen Tombs (Rochdale) after a cpo from Tony Bowden and Roger Souter (both Bramhall GC) to tke the coveted BishopShadbolt Trophy.
In third place with 44 points were Irvine Caplan (Whitefield) and John Plunkett (Ellesmere).
Matches were played against Leeds Captains at Lymm GC with Geoff Sable delighted to lead the Manchester team to a 6.5-3.5 victory.
Next up was a trip to Chesterfield Golf Club to play the Derbyshire Captains in a very close contest which ended locked at 5-5 which meant that the hosts retained the Don McFarlane Trophy.
Leading the Manchester team was Vice Captain Tony Gregory of Stockport GC who thanked the hosts for their excellent organisation and all of the players for contributing to an enjoyable occasion.