❤FAREWELL, OUR LOVELY
Northenden paid a beautiful tribute to the late Ted Furmston when a large number of Past Captains, ex-Presidents, members plus officials from Withington, Sale and Didsbury gathered to pay their respects as Ted's hearse passed slowly through the club's grounds, stopping for a minute in front of the clubhouse. A beautiful service was conducted at nearby Manchester Crematorium where Brian Slipper delivered a poignant recollection of the life and times of his very generous best friend.
🎊 HEY, PRESTO...ITS MA !
Holman Ma, one of the magicians who has the ability to guarantee his same tee time every Saturday, conjured up one of his best rounds to win the Sir Matt Busby Trophy with a 65 off his 14 handicap.
㊗ WANG! BANG! WALLOP!
The sun rises in the East...and so did very early starters Haiyu Li and Wang Log Cho. Along with Martin Struckman they posted 101 points to win the Best Two-from-Three Wednesday Multiplier. No wonder...Wang Log Cho was on the card FOURTEEN times with ELEVEN pars! Not bad for a ten handicapper.
🎉 PAT'S MAGIC MOMENTS
Pat Branagh, who recently won the £250 first prize in The 500 Club draw, cashed in again when she won (for the third time) the 36-hole Massey Davies Trophy (played over two days, thankfully, say the Ladies) with an aggregate 154 (78,76). No need to give her any house-keeping money this month, Brian. Helen Wood finished second with an aggregate 163 (87,76). Estelle Spence won the nine-hole Stableford comp with 14 points.
🖥 THE VIDEO STAR
A very, merry Tom Battersby posted a video of himself celebrating after another win (with his partner Zac Bagwell) with 21 points over nine holes in another quirky Thursday Night Fiddle.
◾️The formidable quartet of Hazel and John Foster, Amy Harwood and David Wilkinson won a depleted Friday Frolics comp due to holiday commitments.
☑️ SECOND'S BEST
It was a topsy-turvy start for the Northenden teams against Withington in the Mersey League. Lexi's Likely Lads (that's the First team) went down 4-2 across the road but Naga's Nomads (that's the Second team) won 4-2...thanks to victories from their last three pairings. No poaching, Lexi, for the next match!
🥃 BRANDY WARMER
Lashing rain plus hailstones brought an abandonment of the Seniors Knockout match at Macclesfield after 13 holes. The lone, extra-small, bedraggled Northenden supporter (no, not Roy) sought refuge five holes earlier in the clubhouse fortifying himself with a large brandy and coffee. The tie will now be re-played on Tuesday, June 1.
🐺 DOG-GONE IT
Peter Baker, the always smiling, all round sportsman of Northenden, introduced a surprising new member to The 500 Club when he bought another ticket to go into the draw...in the name of his dog , a beautiful Fox Red Labrador, called Fletcher.