Welcome to the 2024 Board Competitions

The articles in this section represent the stories behind the names on the board of the 2024 Board Competition Season for this golf course ... 2024AGC captain Dave Drury is pictured . These articles could be completed for any golf club ... contact us for details . The scribe who created all of these reports and this website is Paul Hackett . If anyone has pictures of the winners / contenders they are welcome to contact this website .

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Arthur Cooper Final 2024

Ian Cheetham recovers from a poor start and ultimately strolls to a fifth Board Competition victory showing teak-tough resilience with a ‘Championship holes’ masterclass to defy the legendary Danny Miller (who played solidly showing his course management expertise) by a 3 hole margin . Exec chef Mark Wetherill was leading after 15 but a succession of fluffy short chips cooked his golfing goose in third whilst Rich Paulson only got going from 11 but was +3 in his final octet of holes to finish strongly in fourth. Son/father duo Mike McDermott and Pete Higgins completed the top 6 on a day when our beloved course exhausted us mentally and physically as the membership got used to the extra dimensions of attrition it now challenges us with …

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Winter KO 23/24

The father and son combination of Alastair and Jonny Cutteridge brilliantly navigate their way through the tortuous rounds of our winter golfing knockout , showing fantastic staying power in the white-hot Championship holes to outlast their opponents to take the coveted trophy with the youthful exuberance of Jonny allied to the relentless reliability of the divine Alastair sweeping aside battle-hardened and illustrious pairs and auguring very well for their individual and joint summer campaigns for this summer season .

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Bailey Cup 2024

Cameron Arnold makes use of his brutal but accurate prowess off the tee and keeps his composure on our bruised and battered course to shoot net 69 outlasting his elite rival Chris O’Connell by a single stroke to secure the third Board Competition victory of his Alty career taking control of the competition from the 6th hole and crucially net birdieing the penultimate hole to halt the charge of O’Connell , who had drawn level with just the Championship holes to play . HallofFamer Keith Ralston served notice that he is intent on adding to his impressive trophy haul with a tremendous net 71 despite a cold putter throughout whilst winningmost legend Danny Miller , Craig Seery and your scribe Paul Hackett completed the top 6 on a day on which our course made things extremely difficult for us all with only the top two members beating their handicap.

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Jubilee Cup 2024

Neil Royle produces the golfing template for mastering our beloved but bruised and battered course with a simply sublime net 66 to plunder his 19th Board Competition victory from the excellent Matt Astbury , whose net 70 was the only other sub-handicap round . A.Ty legend Danny Miller recovered from a poor start to finish third whilst our 2024 Captain Dave Drury showed glimpses of form to take fourth place . Former Club Champions David Royle and best gross player Tim Cowsill completed the top 6 on a day where the course was just too tough for the vast majority of the membership as it gradually returns to its former self . Much to do for those high handicappers amongst us to wrest power from our more talented colleagues but we are all just glad to be out there competing after such a brutal start to the golfing year .

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Remembrance Trophy

Ben Haslam powers his way to his maiden Board Competition victory , plundering an impressive 41 points to outlast HallofFamer Bernard Wood and outclass the rest of the field with a ‘Championship holes’ masterclass which proved crucial . Wood was glorious in defeat , the only other golfer to better his handicap as he amassed a magnificent 39 points in second place . whilst elite golfer Chris O’Connell recovered from a poor start to score 35 points in third . Messrs Seery , HallofFamer Ralston and Jonny Cutteridge completed the top 6 , each posting 15/19/34 and signalling their own decent form . The course again defeated the rest of us but it is very gradually returning to normal but continuing at its obdurate best .

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Greatbanks Trophy

Defending Champions Alty Captain Dave Drury and his golfing protege James Beswick magnificently produce a stellar back 9 performance to gloriously retain their Greatbanks trophy , surviving a last hole loss which gave competing pairs Keith Ralston and Andrew Wood AND the David Doughty/Peter Tomlinson combo the opportunity to snatch the silverware from them by winning the final hole . Heartbreakingly for them , neither could do that despite them both pairs showing tremendous form to get themselves in that position . The elite pairing of Chris O’Connell and Cameron Arnold played attacking pin-seeking golf which catapulted them to lead the competition at the turn but they couldn’t build on their start to finish fourth with 2024 hotshots Craig /Reuben Thompson and Alty newboys Nick Parry and Robert Geraghy completing the top 6 on a day where James Beswick (+2) David the Doughty (+1) and Andrew Wood (+1) produced the best individual performances and were the only members to ‘beat the course’ as our beloved real estate again produced a difficult golfing examination paper for us all .

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