Southport Old Links Crowned Scratch Team Champions

5th October 2015

PicturedChampions, Southport Old Links Golf Club. Trophy Presented By the Captain of West Lancashire GC Mr Neil Dalton

Scratch Summer Knock Out Finals West Lancashire Golf Club October 4th 2015

SDGA scratch secretary said:

“At a neutral venue, by kind courtesy of the West Lancashire Golf Club the finals match was staged between The Southport Old Links Scratch team and The Royal Birkdale Scratch team. Some excellent golf was played by both sides in fine spirit.

Southport Old Links were the overall winners with an emphatic win 4 matches to 1. Their match Captain Ian Davies mentioned in his speech that it was the first trophy in the history of the SDGA events they had  won. Many congratulations to them.

Attending the event on the day and representing the clubs were the 2015 Captain of Southport Old Links GC Mr Paul Rosenthal and the 2015 President of Royal Birkdale GC Mr Richard Bradbeer.

The trophy and prizes were presented by the 2015 Captain of West Lancashire GC Mr Neil Dalton. Thanks were expressed by the Scratch Section Secretary to all who attended this final which had been a culmination of a successful resurrection of the event after a gap of 12 years.

We look forward to a continuation in 2016”.

Southport Old Links scratch team captain David Higginbotham said:

“I’m delighted for all the team, we really wanted win so we went out and did just that”

“We have had a great year, we played S&A and won 4-1, we beat West Lancashire 5-0 Penwortham 5-0 and Birkdale 4-1 in the final”

The winning team for the final was; David Higginbotham, Dave Lewis, Chris Reid, Brad Iddon and Elliot Simms.


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