Crow Nest Park golfers got into the Ryder Cup spirit with their bi-annual flagship event the Walshaw Cup, held in the same format as the international event.
The Walshaw Cup was first played in 1999, the brainchild of Mike Walton and former member Glynn Robertshaw. This year, two weeks prior to the event, there was a Players’ Dinner with guest speaker/comedian.
Team captains were Ian Clarke for Europe and Richard Langley-Webb for the USA.
On Day 1, the golf was followed by a well-attended quiz, run by member and former Captain, Glyn Owen, and a tapas style buffet. This evening gathering was well attended.
Day 1 results: Foursomes - USA 6 Europe 2, Betterball – USA 7 Europe 1.
After the Day 2 golf matches there was a gala dinner and presentation, with entertainment by singer Tony Rydell. The American team built on their strong first day performance to take the trophy by a wide margin – hopefully this is not a sign of things to come. i
Day 2 results: Betterball – USA 6 Europe 2, Singles – USA 7.5 Europe 8.5. Overall Score – USA 26.5 Europe 13.5
Organiser Michael Walton thanked the following sponsors: Sue Burke, Paul and Yvonne McVey, Barry and Liz Seymour, Chris Atkinson, Karen Walton Photography, Bob’s Carpets, Czerwik’s, and Jon Stark and his hospitality team.
The highly successful event raised over £2,000 for Help for Heroes.
- Van Whitehill has won her first ladies’ major at Crow Nest Park.
The Ladies’ Championship Claret Jug was the penultimate major to be played for by the ladies last Sunday and Van, who plays off 15, won with a nett score of 76. In second place was Carole Hampson (11) with a nett score of 79.
Van is playing today in the last ladies’ major, the
Singles Knockout Final, against lady vice captain Di Higgins.