Fred Hirst Off To A Flyer

[ball in flight….the first approach shot to the 1st of this years 2021 Fred Hirst saw Earnie play his last. Vesty wins 4&3]

Last year’s Fred Hirst brought some of the best competition to TGC. This year we are off to a flyer again and it promises to be more of the same. To many a moan, groan and ‘ahhh’ as the names were pulled from the hat the ensuing battles began with a bang…

Convinced it’s always a set up and trying to add a shot off his handicap with a new set of clubs every time is Vice Rabbits Captain Craig Vesty. So when he parked his second shot to 4ft on the 1st with a 7 iron from an old set of Dunlops he found in cupboard it was turn up for the plus fours when he put Lee Earnshaw out at the first stage. A 4 & 3 win versus one of last year’s best players sees Vesty progress in Quarter 4 and will now meet Sean McLernon. In this titan of a group Matt Saxon ground out a typical victory on the last versus Bayram Pallavus giving 8 shots to boot. Ryan Gaffney also falls at the feat of Reece Gill. He will play the winner of the intriguing dual between Jonny Rob and Matt Edwards.

Quarter 3 is yet to take off but current champ Dan Fielden take to the stage and exits in the right direction with a 3&2 win over Isaac Davey Day with Jon Turner overcoming a valiant effort by Al Stobbs (4&3) to set up a clash with Chris Thornsby.

Our Captain managed a last hole victory versus Stu Jackson in Quarter 1. He will take on Heath Kennedy in the first round. The winner of those will face Andy Wade whose 3&2 victory over Stu Priestley saw him first into the second round of 32. The unfortunate Mark Wallis had to give up his game to John Barker after a fight with a man hole. Fortunately, his Srixon Super Softs are in place to fight another day. John Barker now faces the in-form Marcus Calvert.

Last but not least we have Quarter 2. With last year’s finalist Bobby Fielden in amongst the pigeons it took an eagled eyed performance by Rob Ogden to dismiss him 2&1 after Bobby’s win over Geoff Whitworth 2up. Bobby O beats Bobby F but Barry M found John Whitham too tough going down 4&3. Marshy Marshall couldn’t repeat last year’s incredible comeback and loses out to Woz Duckworth 3&2. He faces The Moroccan Caddy in round 1 proper.

Preliminary Round - Play by May 14th Round of 32 - Play by June 18th Round of 16 - Play by July 23rd Quarter Finals - Play by August 27th Semi Finals - Play by October 1st Final - 2nd October
John Barker     
John Barker
11 June 2021
7-5
Mark Wallis
 Marcus Calvert
 vs
 
Marcus Calvert
 
 
 Dale Chew
 
24 August 2021
1-0
 
Dez Crossley
27 May 2021
2-0
 
 Dale Chew
  
 
Dale Chew
 
 
 Dale Chew
 
15 September 2021
4-3
 
Andy Wade
29 April 2021
3-2
 
 Andy Wade
 
15 July 2021
2-0
 
Stuart Priestley
 
 
 Andy Wade
  
 
Heath Kennedy
7 June 2021
4-3
 
 Heath Kennedy
Dave Rushton 
11 May 2021
1-0
Dave Rushton
 
Stu Jackson
 Warren Duckworth
Warren Duckworth
17 September 2021
3:18 pm
10 May 2021
3-2
Warren Duckworth
8 June 2021
4-3
David Marshall
 Mick Parenti
 
1 July 2021
5-4
 
Mick Heys
 
 
 Warren Duckworth
 
24 August 2021
5-3
 
Mick Parenti
31 May 2021
2-1
 
 Warren Duckworth
  
 
Glenn Duckworth
 
 
 Warren Duckworth
  
 
Joe McClernon
 
 Joe McClernon
Barry Mills
14 July 2021
1-0
16 April 2021
4-3
John Whitham
 
John Whitham
 Joe McClernon
  
 
Rob Ogden
19 May 2021
2-1
 
 Rob Ogden
Bobby Fielden 
5 May 2021
2-0
Bobby Fielden
 
Geoff Whitworth
 
Allan Stobbs
29 April 2021
4-3
Jon Turner
16 June 2021
5-3
Jon Turner
 Jon Turner
 
23 July 2021
7-6
 
Chris Thornsby
 
 
 Jon Turner
 vs
 
Adam Gibson
10 June 2021
5-4
 
 Steve Hill
  
 
Steve Hill
 
 
 Jon Turner
 
28 September 2021
0-1
 
John Stobbs
 
 Niall Gaffney
 
22 July 2021
3-2
 
Niall Gaffney
 
 
 Anthony Barnett
  
 
Anthony Barnett
8 June 2021
2-1
 
 Anthony Barnett
Isaac Davey Day 
9 May 2021
3-2
Dan Fielden
 
Dan Fielden
 Matt Saxon
Craig Vest 
5 May 2021
4-3
Craig Vest
8 June 2021
3-2
Lee Earnshaw
 Sean Mclernon
 
20 July 2021
1-0
 
Sean Mclernon
 
 
 Matt Saxon
 
11 August 2021
1-0
 
Bayram Pallavus
25 May 2021
1-0
 
 Matt Saxon
  
 
Matt Saxon
 
 
 Matt Saxon
  
 
Matt Edwards
28 May 2021
2-0
 
 Matt Edwards
 
13 July 2021
2-1
 
Jonny Rob
 
 
 Matt Edwards
  
 
Ryan Gaffney
22 May 2021
1-0
 
 Reece Gill
Reece Gill 
4 May 2021
6-5
Reece Gill
 
Simon Hemmington
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