Newbies & a returning Pair clean up on a Wet day in Lancashire!
Pairs events are always a hit on the tour as golfers come to enjoy the banter of playing with pals in trying to out fox the course in a format which promotes attacking play and birdies galore, but Tour sponsors Mark Gregory & Tony Mather from Sunshine Showers Golf must have missed the memo as the laboured to a 35 point total – only 1 for 2 Groups not to break par.
Sunshine Showers Golf are a new forward thinking golf brand offering lots of products in their ever expanding lineup.
The 1/4 Zip Bonded Fleece and Gilet have been going down a storm on the tour over the past year and now we have these products available to buy via our online shop.
The Optical Pulse V5 Laser Rangefinder has been a huge hit offering a vibrating flagpole lock for ease and quickness, a waterproof design makes this rangefinder one of the best in the current market.
New Players and Returning Golfers in todays prizes!
The tour has been through a recruitment drive since the 1st September and over the past 90 days our website has had a phenomenal 40,000+ sessions and its great to see new players picking up prizes and returning golfer Richard Goldsmith claiming 3rd place via a card play off from 4 teams including myself and David Quilliam.
The front nine is certainly the easier to score on as 3 Par 5’s all offer scoring opportunities but it was the Par 3’s that wielded many birdies as 11 two’s were recorded with players Ashton, Ellison, Hereford and Finch all having TWO each.
Playing myself in the final group!
Over the last couple of week’s it has been great getting in the field playing in the last group, and today I went out partnering David Quilliam with Craig Bennett & Neil Brannigan – turning in 24 points was a little bit of an eye opener but only being 1 better than Craig & Neil showed a competitive game but perhaps I shouldn’t be allowed on the course as my 6 iron approach to the Par 5 was a near misses to Andy Booth head as it arrowed in for the flag. An eagle, birdie, birdie finish to the back nine had us £2 up at the turn but the heavens opened after the 12th and the end couldn’t come soon enough as we laboured to a 40 point finish.
I was as like last week a great way to get amongst the field playing with the players and would like to invite groups groups who would like to play and are one short for a game in the near future. Please just send an email and date you would like to play.
45 points just blitzed today’s field!
4 players tied on 40 points – As Goldsmith & Ashton just sneak onto the podium.”
3rd Place: Richard Goldsmith & Russell Ashton
After a short sabbatical Goldsmith & Ashton returned without close friend Richard Milsom too grab today’s 3rd Prize. Goldsmith is known for his attire like tour regular Adrian Brown for playing ONLY in shorts………. well obviously, shoes, shirt / waterproof tops too, but shorts no matter the weather and today he returned and didn’t waver from the norm as he accompanied Ashton to 40 points and claiming 3rd place by a card playoff
2nd Place: David Setterfield & Mick Southern
The Burnley Golfers made the short journey to Pleasington GC today and put on a solid show playing with tour starter Ken Finch after a quick shuffle of the pack.
After a quick start to the round the guys turned in 23 but through 11 holes were only 2 ahead of Finch as he is hitting his end of season purple patch, but the guys pulled away and produced a fine performance in there 1st ever Finch Golf Tour event just squeezing into 2nd place as the 4 teams behind faltered coming home.
1st Place: John Ellison & Andy Booth
Although lucky to be alive after my 7th hole exploits John Ellison (Marsden Park) and Andy Booth (Hesketh) produced a fine performance as they played flawless golf in what can only be described as a monsoon with Craig Bennett claiming he was “Wetter than an Otter’s pocket”
But turning in 24 points on the easier nine the 21 points was just if not more impressive as played from the 13th in very heavy conditions on what started out a great day for golf.
John Ellison’s two x two’s where a highlight but four hard hats have been ordered for the gents as part of their winning prizes.
The tour welcomes all of todays newcomers and our regulars as we move into our busiest period with events coming thick and fast.
Finch Tour – Order of Merit & Winners Invitational
The Order of Merit is now also taking shape – REMEMBER THIS YEARS ORDER OF MERIT WILL ONLY BE ASSEMBLED THROUGH THE SINGLES EVENTS
All winners and podium place finishers from the Pairs & Team Events will be invited back to the end of season Winners Invitational where some fantastic prizes will be on offer.
Great feedback from Joanne’s after event communications
Joanne has been the integral part of the tour over the past 6 months and improvements are always ongoing but the greatest feedback has been from the players within the winners circle as those on the podium and making a two receive communication the day after the event regarding there prizes – thank you all for the support and there support to Joanne on the event days!
Weekend SINGLES EVENTS Coming up………………………………………….
Ganton GC – Sunday 12th November 2017 – £65pp LAST REMAINING SPOT
Wilmslow GC – Sunday 19th Noveber 2017 – £32.50pp – Just 5 spaces Remaining!
Fleetwood GC – Sunday 26th November 2017 – £27.50pp
Conwy GC – Sunday 17th December 2017 – £32.50pp
LAST MINUTE SPACES LEFT for Golf coming up in October/November 2017:
Lindrick GC – Thursday 26th October 2017 – Just 5 x Spaces remaining – £65pp
Bolton Old Links GC – Friday 27th October 2017 – 2 x Tee Times remaining at 09:36 – 09:44 – £25pp
Delamere Forest GC – Thursday 16th November 2017 – Singles Stableford – FINAL SPACES – £65pp
Contact email@example.com to play
Entires = £90 in the pot
11 x 2’s = £8.20 per two
*These have now been added to your Finch Golf Tour Account
1st Place – Ellison & Booth – Sunshine Showers 1/4 Zip Bonded Fleece – RRP £60 Each
2nd Place – Southern & Setterfield – Sunshine Showers Gilet – RRP £40 Each
3rd Place – Goldsmith & Ashton – Calvin Klein Accessories Pack – RRP £30 Each
We hope all our players enjoyed the experience and we look forward to welcoming you back on the tour.
Would you or your friends like to get involved?
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or register for FREE at www.finchgolftour.com – We look forward to welcoming you onto the Finch Golf Tour