Annual General Meeting
Thursday April 6th 8:00 pm
The club’s annual general meeting was held at which the new club Captain Paul Butterworth was installed. Paul has been a member of Walton Hall Golf Club for many years and as a former professional player brings a great deal of experience and playing expertise to the position. A number of other club officers were appointed at the meeting.
Chairman Steve Towers
Secretary Richard Bell
Competition Secretary Robert Swift
Jill Hopwood agreed to carry on in her position as treasurer and Colin Leicester will act as Assistant Competition Secretary. Regular committee members include former Captains, Gary Lewis, Dave Brown and Steve Murray with lady member Marie Sims completing the full executive committee.
A.S.L.M.G.C. 5 Man Match
The first round of this year’s 5 man ASLMGC competition was played at ALT Golf Club on the Southport Municipal Links on Tuesday evening May 16th. This is a singles matchplay competition played as two balls. The Walton Hall team was comprised of:
- Mr Captain Paul Butterworth
- Robert Swift
- Gary Lewis
- Richard Bell
- John Nye
In a closely fought match the Walton Hall team emerged with a 3 to 2 victory secured on the 18th with a winning putt by Captain Paul Butterworth to finish his match 1 up.
The semi-final was played on Friday June 9th against PARK Golf Club who also play on the Southport Municipal Links. Unfortunately we were soundly defeated and so PARK will now go on to play in the final which will be held at Walton Hall.
The final between Beacon Park and PARK resulted in a win for Beacon Park who were presented with their winners trophies following the 14 Man event at Walton Hall on Sunday July 2nd.
A.S.L.M.G.C. 14 Man Team Match
This year Walton Hall will be hosting the annual Association of South Lancashire Municipal Golf Clubs inter-club match on Sunday July 2nd. Each club enters a team of 14 players who play as pairs in a betterball format with the individual pairs scores being combined into an overall team score. The qualifying match for the team took place on May 28th and the winners were Alec Hickey and Dave Stuart who gain a place in the team. The remaining team was selected by the competition committee from those members who entered their names on the clubhouse sheet. The full team sheet can be viewed below.
Colin Leicester, Ken Oldbury, Mr Captain, Steve Towers, Robert Swift, Richard Bell, Gary Lewis.
Club Captain Paul Butterworth holding the ASLGMC 14 Man Team Trophy with some of the members of his victorious team in Sunday’s competition. Bowring Park were a close second only 2 points behind. It was a memorable day, the weather was perfect, the course in the best condition we have seen for a long time and the club received superb support from the professional staff.
Thursday Roll Up 9 Hole Competition £10
Take advantage of the long summer evenings and take part in the 9 hole comp before joining your fellow members in the clubhouse for the regular Thursday evening club night. Entry is just £10 with a proportion going into the prize pot. This can be played at anytime during the day but is restricted to club members only. Players will play the first 9 holes of the course applying 50% of your handicap in stableford scoring.