The Fred Hirst Final

Well done to Dan Fielden who beat brother Bobby in the Fred Hirst Final. In tough conditions – the usual wind and drizzle that besets a Saturday round at Tod – the Fielden brothers took to arms…well 8 irons. A really tight affair saw Bobby lead with two holes to go but Dan nabbed the 17 and 18 to take the title. Although naturally disappointed Bobby’s win in the Gold Final will have been a silver lining in a season which has seen both brothers excel and make an impact at TGC. Well done to both, particularly Dan who saw the Summer League title nabbed off him on the last day. A deserved reward some some fantastic golf this summer.

In one of the most fiercely contested Fred Hirst competitions in some years, both payers had difficult routes to the final. Bobby dismissed none other than last year’s champ Matty Sax as well as Presidents 2019 winner Ryan Gaffney and the in-form Steve Hill. Dan fought hard all the way to the semis when he met and overcome the on fire Lee Earnshaw to win his deserved spot against his brother. Expect the sibling rivalry to bubble away (in the right way) until next year’s Fred Hirst and if the draw has them on opposite sides again then there’s every chance we’ll see them both there again.

Check out below the route to the final and how this year’s Fred Hirst unfolded.

Preliminary Round - Played by 17th July Round 1 - Played by July 31st Round 2 - Played by August 14th Quarter Finals - Played by 28th August Semi Finals - Played by September 11th Final
Sean Mclernon     
15 July 2020
2-1
Geoff Whitworth
vs
Geoff Whitworth
 Russ Waring
 vs
 
Russ Waring
 
 
 Steve Hill
 
26 August 2020
1-0
 
Steve Hill
vs
 
 Steve Hill
  
 
Glenn Duckworth
 
 
 Steve Hill
 
21 August 2020
1-2
 
Sean Doyle
vs
 
 Pete Borders
 vs
 
Pete Borders
 
 
 Andy Wade
  
 
Andy Wade
24 July 2020
2-0
 
 Andy Wade
Bayram Pallavus 
15 July 2020
2-1
Vince Korobczyc
 
Vince Korobczyc
 Bobby Fielden
Godfrey Pickles
24 October 2020
1-2
2 July 2020
4-3
Rich Mills
24 July 2020
0-1
Rich Mills
 Mick Heys
 
31 July 2020
4-5
 
Ryan Gaffney
 
 
 Ryan Gaffney
 
24 August 2020
1-0
 
Mick Heys
30 July 2020
4-3
 
 Ryan Gaffney
Nigel Halstead 
17 July 2020
4-3
Anthony Barnett
 
Anthony Barnett
 Bobby Fielden
Matt Saxon 
15 July 2020
2-1
Matt Saxon
21 July 2020
3-1
Phill Ellis
 Bobby Fielden
 
23 July 2020
2-1
 
Adam Gibson
 
 
 Bobby Fielden
  
 
John Whitham
vs
 
 Matt Saxon
Bobby Fielden 
10 July 2020
2-1
Bobby Fielden
 
Allan Stobbs
 
Simon Hemmington
15 July 2020
3-2
Matt Edwards
20 July 2020
6-4
Matt Edwards
 Dale Chew
 
30 July 2020
6-5
 
Dale Chew
 
 
 Craig Vest
 
14 August 2020
0-2
 
Craig Vest
8 July 2020
6-4
 
 Craig Vest
  
 
Isaac Davey Day
 
 
 Dan Fielden
 
25 August 2020
12:00 am
 
Chris Hartley
vs
 
 Dan Fielden
 vs
 
Dan Fielden
 
 
 Dan Fielden
  
 
Andrew Lupton
22 July 2020
4-2
 
 Andrew Lupton
Tom Gilbert 
15 July 2020
1-0
Richard Wood
 
Richard Wood
 Dan Fielden
James Frain 
6 July 2020
6-4
James Frain
27 July 2020
0-2
Tom Durham
 Mark Wareing
 
 
Mark Wareing
 
 
 Marcus Calvert
 
14 August 2020
6-5
 
Marcus Calvert
20 July 2020
5-3
 
 Marcus Calvert
  
 
Mark Wallis
 
 
 Lee Earnshaw
  
 
Stu Jackson
13 July 2020
4-5
 
 David Marshall
Jonny Rob
23 July 2020
0-1
12 July 2020
1-0
David Marshall
 
David Marshall
 Lee Earnshaw
Mick Parenti 
vs
Lee Earnshaw
20 July 2020
5-4
Lee Earnshaw
 Lee Earnshaw
Dez Crossley 
6 July 2020
2-1
Dez Crossley
 
Dave Rushton

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