West Midlands: Competitions underway at Cleobury MortimerJanuary, 2015 News & Tour
Stationer Liggins defies the wind with first victory of the year.
Despite weather warnings for high wind, Cleobury Mortimer’s double roll up saw some high quality golf.
The club’s first individual competition of the year was secured by Stourport stationary shop owner Paul Liggins, scoring 40 Stableford points.
Director of gold Dave Pain said: “Paul is a very dangerous player off his handicap and is more than capable of these scores no matter what the conditions.”
Youngster Jem Jones took third place with 37 points and stated his intent for a big 2015.
Andy Thomas leads the division one order of merit and continued his fine form with 38 points scored on the Saturday, which was enough to secure second place.
‘Paul is a very dangerous player off his handicap’ Cleobury Mortimer’s first competition of the year was the Men’s Yellowball and proved a frosty affair with sub-zero temperatures greeting the members.
The competition is the best two Stableford scores on each hole, with a yellow ball counting as double points. However if the yellow ball is lost it can be re-bought, otherwise it’s gone.
Pain said: “I want to give a special mention to Glen Tram who phoned us on the second tee to re-buy after losing the ball on the first.”
First place was won by the final team out, with Bob Lucas, John Westley, and brothers Phil and Steve Lau claiming 120 points.
Lucas said: “That was some of the toughest conditions we have ever played here at Cleobury and I have been a member for over 20 years. The team played some great golf and it’s an honour to win the first competition of 2015.”