NAGA AND ESTELLE TURN OUT TOPS IN THE MERSEY BOWL
Three cheers for Northenden. Superb organisation, wonderful weather and friendly conversation and competition combined to make it another great day in the Mersey Bowl Mixed Greensomes between the five Mersey clubs. And even better...Naga Nalluri and Estelle Spence finished top pairing on 44 points with Hazel and John Foster only one behind. Ironically, it was Didsbury who ran out winners of The Bowl with 345 points as they are unable to take part in the Men's Mersey League due to non-availability of their members. Sale and Northenden finished tied second on 340.
🥇TIM'S FAMILY FORTUNES
Tim Kirrane (17) upstaged his senior names, Chris and Peter Kirrane, by winning the Les Massey Cup (formerly The First President's Cup) with a 65...two ahead of Trevor York (19). There was the usual plethora of two's but one of the best must have been Ron Blyth holing his three wood for a TWO at the SEVENTEENTH!
😳 SYD'S SUSPENSE
In-form David Wilkinson (22) gave early leader Syd Gordon (26) the jitters when he posted a late 66 to tie for first spot in the Third Division of the Wednesday Yellow Medal. But Syd was able to breathe a sigh of relief when he was named the winner in a card play-off. Duncan Moss (10) returned a fine 67 to win the First while Trevor Agnew (11) pipped Steve Hopkinson (18) in a card play-off to take the Second with 70. ◾️Note for the statisticians: There were 16 no returns, eight disqualifications (no cards) and two withdrawals. Well, it really was a boiling hot day.
✔️ SECONDS STILL BEST
Salute Naga's Nomads. The Northenden Second team notched up another win in the Mersey League this time beating Chorlton 3.5 to 2.5 on their home patch. Not so good news for self-isolating Lexi Hughes as his First Team went down 4-2 to Chorlton at Northenden. The Seniors went down 5.5 to 2.5 at Bramhall while the Ladies were overwhelmed at Congleton.
🌪 WHOOSH...IT'S KATE
Kate Turpie, twice a Lady Captain, scooted round in her buggy to great effect to win the EGM Medal with a splendid 68. That put her three in front of another double Lady Captain, Hilary Harrop, with old faithful Norma Aidley one behind.
8️⃣ JOHN'S EIGHT-SOME DEAL
John Dwyer has almost certainly set a record in The Friday Frolics...he has played eight times with eight different ladies. Kay Emery and Helen Wood were his latest partners when they won the Goulash competition with the help of David Wilkins.
🐣 THAT'S MY BOY
Joshua James Donaghey, son of the indefatigable Henry James Donaghey, stole the limelight in the Thursday Fiddle with victory on 23 points in the Three Clubs and a Putter comp over nine holes. There was a hint of another family prize of a chicken supper later in the offing.
◾️Young Harry Morris can continue to play in the Manning Massey Knockout competition. His name, though, cannot be put up on the Honours Board if goes on to win the final as a Junior has to have a handicap of nine or under to be eligible to win a Major. If Harry does pull it off a special prize will be awarded to him.