THE STORY BEHIND THE 2024 SENIORS OPEN COMPETITION

The Seniors Open was well underway on a brilliantly presented course in glorious weather.
Pictured are representatives from the two leading morning pairs, who paid close interest to the afternoon players as they complete their 10th hole.
Had the morning leaders done enough? Would the heat prove too much for the afternoon players?
All was to be revealed over the next few hours!!

And so after the dust had settled, the status of today’s Seniors Open,

Organiser Gordon Kells  reports – I can now add the final results.

In the end the representatives of the two leading morning pairs (Trevor Haslam & John Spencer in the pic. had to settle for 2nd and 4th places respectively as two afternoon pairs overcame the heat to take 1st and 3rd spots in a fiercely contested battle needing a back 3 count-back to finally resolve their placings.

Many congratulations to winning visitors Ian Prior (Forest of Galtres Golf Club) and Christopher Lennox (Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club) who took first place with 40 points.

Trevor Haslam and partner John Pollard had the best back 9 39 points to take 2nd place away from the Walters Brothers Stuart and Phil who finished 3rd due to their back 3 being better than the 39 points scored by John Spencer and Dave Lowe.

The Walters brothers deserve another mention as Stuart (on the left) congratulates older brother Phil on winning both the nearest pin and longest drive prizes! But perhaps even more telling are the thoughts of the visiting pair of brothers who played alongside them. As the comments in Trevor Candler’s email to event organiser Gordon Kells clearly reveal, Alfreton is a really friendly club who welcome everyone to enjoy our great course.

Hi Gordon

Finally got home. A great day pity about my golf but that’s how it goes. Please would you pass on our thanks to Phil and Stuart who were great ambassadors of the club and were extremely patient with us throughout. I would pass them on myself but forgot to get their mobile numbers.

Hopefully see you next year.

Trev Candler

So many thanks to all the members and visitors who competed to make today’s event a great success. Prize winners are listed (attached) as are the full results for those who want to see how they fared against the rest of the field.

All prizes (vouchers and twos) not already distributed to the winners are with our Pro, Nev Hallam.  Please pop in to see him, or call him (07980 955489) to arrange redemption.

 

And in closing, please remember, you don’t need to wait until next year’s seniors open before visiting us again!!