The Annual St Ambrose Old Boys Golf Day was held this year on Friday the 12th October at the Wilmslow Golf Club.
The heavy overnight rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the hardy band of golfers participating in this flagship event.
As lunch was being taken the rain decided to come down even heavier but a quick check in the Professionals’ shop on the weather map gave the necessary reassurances that conditions would improve during the afternoon and at 13.54 George Tsiantar hit the first ball and the competition was well and truly underway.
The standard of golf played in the afternoon was high and despite the gusty winds it was more the gutsy performance of the players that carried the event.
After 18 holes of golf the players retired to the local pub – we’d been out so long the clubhouse had stopped serving food by the time we returned to its comfort – and after a hearty meal and some liquid refreshments the winner was announced by Peter Riley.
There was a card play off to decide the 2nd and 3rd place but on his Back 9 score George Tsiantar with 33pts was declared the runner up, with Mike Budd coming a very creditable 3rd.
However, there was a clear winner on the day and congratulations to David Wilkinson with an excellent score of 37pts he became the 2018 Champion Golfer following an excellent display throughout the afternoon.
Next year’s event will be held on the 2nd Friday in October again. With High Legh, Warrington, Dunham Forest, Mere and Wilmslow all throwing their hat into the ring in the hope of being selected as the course to be chosen in 2019 – watch this space as they say for further announcements!
Exciting news, on Sunday 7th October the first ever Old Boys Cycle event will take place.
Lead by Tony Dixon, the group will meet at the college, cycling to Jodrell Bank and back, taking in some of Cheshire’s finest scenery along the route.
The route is estimated to be 30-35 miles but both shorter and longer options are available if desired. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Tony Dixon on firstname.lastname@example.org
The date for the 23rd annual St. Ambrose Old Boys Association dinner has been confirmed as Saturday 17th November and is to be held at The College.
For a limited time only, and for the first time ever, we are offering exclusive ‘Early Bird Tickets’ to the annual SAOBA Dinner.
Details including how to purchase your Early Bird Ticket here:
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For those of you that watched the enthralling 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie this weekend, which saw it’s first ever Italian, Francesco Molinari lift the infamous Claret Jug, you may not have been aware that an Ambrose Old Boy, also made the cut!
Terry Holt attended St. Ambrose between 1970-1977, and is the long serving caddy of Bernhard Langer, whom at 60 years of age, made the final cut in this year’s contest.
We will soon be publishing details of the next SAOBA Golf Day, and who knows, maybe we can entice Terry to join us!