Rod Armstrong (69, 73, 142) won the 2023 Club Championship with a convincing five-stroke victory over Scott Harris.
The main featured image shows Rod (Right) receiving the trophy from Club Captain Rich Alsop.
Rod led by four shots at the end of the first round, from Matthew Parry and Scott Harris tied on 73 with Richard Shirley and James Whitehouse on 74.
As many of the contenders fell away over the front nine on Sunday, Rod held a commanding lead with nine holes to play and sealed his victory with a par at the final hole to clinch the title. Scott Harris (73, 74, 147) claimed the runners up spot ahead of Callum Jones (75, 75, 150), Matthew Parry (73, 77, 150), Ryan Coy (80, 72, 152) and Daniel Downes (79, 73, 152).
The nett title went to Rod Brown (Below with Club Captain Rich Alsop (57, 63, 120), who led James Whitehouse (61) after the first round, with Callum Jones (65) in the third spot and in fourth place was Ian Renhard (66). Rod held his nerve in the second round shooting a 63 to take the title from Callum Jones (65, 65, 130).
The Senior Club Champion was Phillip Dyke (Right) (79, 74, 153) who held off the challenge of Matthew Dale (79, 83, 162) to secure the prize. The nett winner was Ian Barber (left) (69, 64, 133) with Glen Smith (70, 66, 136) securing the runner-up position.
The entry of 100 competitors, including a number making their first appearance, faced a tough challenge over the weekend on a course in good condition. Both days were hot and humid but luckily the forecast storms passed by..
There were 26 gross twos during the Club Championship. The successful players are detailed here with the full results and report MCCrollofhonour 2023 Final copy
A special mention and congratulations to Tom Brittain who had a hole-in-one on the 7th hole during his second round.
We would just like to say thanks to the proprietors, management and staff for their continued support, the green staff for presenting the course in excellent condition, and the members of the Competition Committee for ensuring the championship ran smoothly (in particular, Lorraine Bowen and Paula Cerrone) for their tireless efforts in the recorder’s hut and all the players for participating and making it such a memorable weekend.
Club Championship Competitions Committee
John Brothwood, Mat Dale, Gary Hawkesford,
John Kelly, Lee Machin, Gary McCartney