July’s roundup for the men’s competitions saw some of the worst summer weather we’ve seen for a while but some ridiculously good golf being played in it. Dan Thurston kicked us off with a victory in the Tony Gunson Memorial after learning the art of the Maryport worm burner to tackle the wind, which was taught by the second-best looking member in Team Treacle. Summer Series R2 saw our Treasurer Barry Pettitt pick up a victory and some would say he’s the best golfer in the Pettitt Family.
The man, the myth, our very own wind-warrior picked up back-to-back victories in the Wed League P2 R7 and Summer Series R3 with a naughty 71 nett par in some awful conditions. Also the best roofer in Maryport. Well done sir. Jonny McGeen saw the man with 6 toes, Phil Dixon, break 80 for the first time with a victory. Whether false or true, using the 6th toe for stability in the wind helped secure the victory. Billy Mossom showing the young guns how to play golf with 2 flawless victories. No.1 in Wed League P3 R1 and no.2 with a ridiculous net 70 including 5 birdies with 3 of them being 2s…. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! Well done Billy! Fun fact: Billy Mossom is the only golfer to have a hole in 1 on every par 3 at Maryport, but he has been playing golf for 100 years.
Joseph Laverty secured a victory in the July Medal, proving the theory that cans of lager do make people better golfers. Marc Shaw, the third member of The Sticky Bandits, picked up a victory in Wed League P3 R2 – well done Marc. Jack Wilson finally got rid of his 500-yard hook to cement a win with a great 75 in Summer Series R4, yet getting 0.4 back on his handicap. Great system, well done Jack. The best-looking member of the Rooney Family, with possibly the worst back -Blake Rooney- produced a great round of golf to win the Centenary cup competition. However, forcing a playoff with David Lister for the overall cup; let’s hope it’s not a wrestle on the 18th green. I know who our money’s on (Soggy).
Wayne Nixon picked up a win for the Shippen Trophy. Well done Wayne. To finish off July, Ryan Porthouse got himself a great win in the Summer Series R5. Well done Ryan.
Overall, some shocking weather but that doesn’t stop good golfers at Maryport producing some outstanding golf…. If in doubt, worm burner out.