The 33rd Wigan & District Senior Victory Trophy was played at Hindley Hall Golf Club yesterday (Friday 18th August 2023).
Gathurst provided a superbly strong team in this over-55 category against stiff opposition from Leigh, Ashton, Wigan, Dean Wood, Hindley, and Haydock.
I am delighted to inform our membership that once again we have been very successful winning the prestigious GROSS TEAM event and many congratulations to Eric Galvin who claimed the best GROSS Individual prize.
This repeats last year’s team performance and maintains our rich reputation in this competition having won the Individual gross 4 out of 7 years.
Well done Gathurst, a great result we are all very proud of you.
Chair of Golf
Lady President’s Day Wednesday, August 16th 2023 & Late Summer Prize Presentation
Once again, the weather Gods were on our side and the ladies enjoyed a fantastic day’s golf in the glorious sunshine.
Congratulations to the 1st place winner Lynne Clarke (73 nett), winner of the 9-hole Elaine Shaw (18 pts) and nearest the line went to Liz Price landing an amazing 3cm away!
Many thanks to our lovely president Eunice Johnson for a well-organised day.
18-hole competition winners:
⛳️ Centenary Cup – Sue Mason
⛳️ Carmen Hurst Trophy – Mags Lenagan
⛳️ Texas Scramble Team of 3 – Mags Lenagan, Pauline Morris & Sue Henshall
⛳️ Norah Sherrington Rose Bowl – Andrea Bell
⛳️ Greensome Stroke – Pauline Morris & Sue Mason
9-hole competition winners:
⛳️ Linda Hunns
⛳️ Christine Beever
The traditional Ins and Outs evening took place on Saturday the 7th of January.
After a hot-pot supper, Mike Shaw and Sue Mason presented their Captains’ Charity cheque for £4,743.74 to Lyndsey Butler, who received it on behalf of the Wigan and Leigh Hospice. A big thank you to the membership for their generosity.
This was followed by the OUT-going 2022 Captains and Presidents giving their farewell speeches, and welcoming IN the 2023 Captains and Presidents, who give their opening addresses.
The formalities closed with a presentation to Geoff Saunders in recognition of 50 years continuous membership of the club – what an achievement!
2022 Captain’s Sue Mason and Mike Shaw presenting their Charity Cheque to Lyndsey Butler
2022 Ladies’ President Sue Henshall with the 2023 Ladies’ President Eunice Johnson
2022 Captain Mike Shaw receiving a commemorative tankard from the 2023 Captain Barry Faulkner
2023 Captain Barry Faulkner
2023 Ladies’ Captain Julie Wall
Geoff Saunders receiving a plaque in recognition of 50 years continuous membership from the 2023 Captain Barry Faulkner
2022 Ladies’ Captain Sue Mason and 2023 Ladies’ Captain Julie Wall
On the day of this photo, a unique event occurred, it was the first time in the recorded history of the club that any male playing Member has reached the age of 90.
This regular fourball celebrated the occasion in a proper manner and hope to make it an annual event.
No names, no guessing, no prizes. Look at the weather!
The Ladies’ Section held an Afternoon Tea on Sunday 6th June for those participating in this year’s Ladies Get Into Golf initiative.
The gathering was organised by Elaine King (Ladies’ Captain), with the Afternoon Tea supplied by Dave Chapman and funded by by the club’s Marketing Sub-Committee.
Ladies Get into Golf has been running for several weeks now, with lessons provided by Scott Houghton of Clarke’s Golf. More than 20 ladies are participating in the programme.
This is a fantastic opportunity for women of all ages and abilities to get into golf.