We had a change of venue this year, the dinner was held at Breightmet Golf Club. Everything went well and everyone
commented on: a lovely night, a nice venue, good food and excellent singer (John Ritchie).
A new event was the auction where some lovely electrical items were on offer starting at rock bottom prices but due to the generosity of our members we were able to make a nice profit for the club's coffers.
Trophies from 2017 year were presented to our triumphant winners.
The weather was on our side as we had a good turnout for the Open Day in support of Bury Hospice.
Lady Mayor Dorothy Gunther and her consort joined us to support this great cause. Bury Hospice representative May Shipperbottom also attended.
Result: Fylde 4 - Bury 12
The team :-- David Barrett - Margaret Anderton - Bob Whittle - Maureen Whittle
A clash of League Fixtures had resulted in some late team changes by Bury, who on arrival at Fylde were told that Fylde's Captain Alan Morton had fallen ill whilst travelling to the game. His place was therefore to be filled by League debutant Ted Walker.
The strength of the Bury Squad soon showed as they won their Round One , Games 0 - 4
Maureen and Bob being the stars conceding just 2 and 3 hoops whilst they each Pegged out with 14 points.
This was quickly followed by the team winning the Round Two, Games 1 - 3
After break for lunch seemed to effect some player and resulted in Round Three , Games being drawn 2 - 2
In the last games of the day, Bury strengthened their hold on the match by winning Round Four 1 - 3
Summary :-- David won all 4 of his games.
Margaret won 3 out of 4 games
Bob won 3 out of 4 games
Maureen won 2 out of 2
A wonderful TEAM Result for BURY CC
Report by David Barrett
Tuesday morning 24th April proved to be a very successful launch day for the Club's "One Ball Coaching and Play".
A TOTAL OF 20 MEMBERS turned out on an overcast morning which later turned to rain.
Organised and Introduced by David Barrett who gave a brief explanation of the game before demonstrating some of the shots and tactics involved. David pointed out that 'One Ball', which is a game in itself, could be of great benefit to all players, even if they had previously only ever played Golf Croquet or Association Croquet.
The players were divided into five groups of Four Players, each group being offered personal coaching from Roger Schofield/ Barbara Young/ Margaret & Ken Anderton and David Barrett.
NB: DUE TO THE NEED TO PLAY THE GOLF DOUBLES AT CORONATION PARK NEXT TUESDAY 1st MAY NEXT OFFICIAL OPPORTUNITY
RE ONE BALL WILL BE THURSDAY 3rd MAY @ CP LED BY DAVID AT THE SAME TIME CHRIS ALVEY IS DOING ASSOCIATION
COACHING FOR BEGINNERS AND THE LESSER EXPERIENCED PEOPLE.
PLEASE MAKE A SPECIAL EFFORT TO SUPPORT CHRIS AS IT WILL ASSIST HIM (AND YOU ) IN ACHIEVING CA RECOGNITION.
We are told he is bringing many lovely new toys with him that will help everyone learn more easily and quicker!
Report by David Barrett
On a cloudy but sometimes sunny day Bury played Chester in Association Advanced. The lawns were a little slow but
generally played well.
In the morning Ken Anderton and David Barrett lost to Jerry Guest and Paul Watson in the doubles. Paul Kenworthy won his singles in the time turn despite being 8 behind.
Despite his opponent Elmyr Hughes having put his balls in corner 2 and corner 4 Paul ran hoop 6 with his own balls and then ran 1 back with the corner 2 ball and then ran the remaining hoops including a peel at penult to win 24 - 22.
In the afternoon Elmyr defeated David 26 - 0 whilst Ken had a good win against Paul Watson 26-16 and Paul Kenworthy beat Jerry 26-2.
Report by Paul Kenworthy
20 members came on a mainly sunny day to join in with the club Golf Progressive Doubles.
David Barrett had had to withdraw because of a back injury but Margaret Leach arrived to play so numbers were back to 20. Low handicap/more experienced players were partnered with the higher handicap/ less experienced players for the event. Play was in 2 blocks after a bit of a shuffle to cover David dropping out.