Our final event of our UK Summer Swing bought us to the wonderful Mere Resort near Knutsford in Cheshire. Once again a full field assembled in anticipation of what the next two days might bring. Heavy rain overnight would make the course play long with little run on the ball.
Day 1 and we were greeted with bright, clear skies but with a slight autumnal breeze making scoring tricky. Tim & Bev Hegarty were the first pair in the house to post over 36pts with a fantastic score of 39pts, then closely followed by Steve & Julia Rigby repeating the same score. Were these scores to be beaten? We soon got our answer, when John & Alison Moss returned a unbelievable score of 45pts to lead the field overnight by six points.
Day 2 again bought clear blue skies. Would it possible for us to go through the whole of our UK events without seeing any of the wet stuff! Alas not to be, for our final few groups the rain fell dampening the course but definitely not the spirits of all as they arrived to the warmth of the clubhouse. A fine score of 38pts by the low handicap duo of Peter Lockett & Teddy Bevan was eclipsed by Kevin & Judy Brown by a single shot. Then late in the day, having played through the worst of the weather, Stuart & Val Robinson produced a magnificent best of the day score of 40pts.
But what had happened to our runaway overnight leaders, John & Alison Moss? Fear not, they had continued their fine play from the previous day and posted a fine score of 38pts to win by 5 shots.
Many thanks to all the management and staff at The Mere for taking such good care of us during these difficult times.
1st Tim & Bev Hegarty 39pts c/b
2nd Steve & Julia Rigby 39pts
3rd Mike Hull & Christine Patton 36pts
1st Stuart & Val Robinson 40pts
2nd Kevin & Judy Brown 39pts
3rd Peter Lockett & Teddy Bevan 38pts
Overall Winners of The Mere Mixed Pairs
John & Alison Moss 45pts + 38pts Total 83pts
Congratulation to all our Winners!