Spring Plate & AGM @ High Legh Park GC, 31st March 2023

Portland golf report for the first golf event of 2023 at High Legh park golf club on Friday 31st of March playing for the Spring Plate.


28 golfers arrived at High Legh park in leafy Cheshire for the first event of 2023 which would, as always be followed by our annual AGM.

Coffee/tea and bacon baps were served on arrival at the golf club from 10:15am as our first tee off was not until 11:30am.

The weather forecast was for an overcast day but there had been plenty of rain the previous two days so consequently conditions under foot were very muddy and there was hardly any run on the ball.  Still off we went and by the end of the round of golf everybody had enjoyed the free mud bath. The conditions did not seem to affect the scoring as you can see below.

Nearest the pin on the 2nd hole was Bill Harris

Nearest the pin on the 4th hole was Rob Goodwin-Davey

Nearest the pin on the 9th hole was Pete Derbyshire

Nearest the pin on the 16th hole was Geoff Haynes

Longest drive went to Mike Smith

There were 3 two’s on the day Bill Harris, Jay Chambers and Rob Goodwin-Davey

The results of the competition for the spring plate were:

King of the mentions with 34 points Jay Chambers

In 5th place with 35 points John Coburn

In 4th place also on 35 points Mike Smith

In 3rd place with 38 points Graham Murray

In 2nd place with 39 points was Tom Greenhalgh

In 1st place with 43 points was Matt Greenhalgh

Matt and Tom are a father and son duo who have recently started to attend the Portland golf events but the rules state that golfers have to have attended at least 3 events before they can take the trophy home with them for a year.  Consequently, the trophy was awarded to 3rd place golfer Graham Murray.  Tom and Matt were still able to take the prize money for 1st and 2nd place and Graham took the money for 3rd place.


The AGM followed the presentation of prizes.  The outgoing Captain announced that his charity for last year had received the amazing sum of £1000 presented to Parkinson’s UK, a massive thankyou to the Captain and all the members for such a great sum. the new Captain for this year is John Coburn and he chaired the AGM.  He announced that his charity for this year would be “Stand up to Cancer” a very worthwhile cause.  The Treasurer announced that MANCASS had kindly agreed our subsidy for 2023 set at £2600, which will be used for our eight events of the season.  There were no propositions put forward.  The meeting was closed at 1900hrs and we all made our way home