OP success at the Birkdale Bucket 2018

The OP Birkdale Bucket Team 2018Photo L-R:   Members of the OP Birkdale Bucket team 2018, Larry Lawson, Mark Addison, Dave Morgan, Tim Russell, Mike Strong

OPs flew the flag for Pocklington School at the Birkdale Bucket Golf Competition.  Despite snowy weather, the gentlemen performed well and returned home with a Bucket and Spade!

Although the Old Pocklingtonian team was light in numbers with just five players made up of Mike Strong 66-76, Dave Morgan 68-75, Larry Lawson 70-77, Tim Russell 68-78 and Mark Addison 69-76, they were keen to improve on last year’s second place.

The competition was played in the worst conditions ever before being curtailed to nine holes by the heavy snow.  Game play on the Sunday was cancelled altogether.

Pleasingly, not only did the Old Pocklingtonians manage to beat Giggleswick for the Bucket, breaking a long run from Uppingham, but also Tim Russell won the coveted Hichcliffe Spade, awarded to the winner of the individual event.

The Golf Society would welcome more players for a good, fun handicap golf weekend on a top course - next year’s dates are 15-17 March 2019, also the Grafton Morrish for qualifying scratch foursomes is scheduled for Sunday 19 May 2019. If you are interested in playing in either event, please contact Rachel in the OP office for more details.