Our 2nd Major of 2019 was "The High Tee Open" sponsored by Teeuplo held at Lytham Green Drive Golf Club.
Fabulous conditions on the day made scoring strong across all players but one man shot 6 shots blow his handicap to finish with 42 Stableford points to take the title ahead of the chasing pack.
Despite finding a bit of trouble from time to time, recovery play was strong and his short game was steady with some great clutch putts to ensure his hands got a grip of the trophy and 1st prize.
Congratulations to our 2019 High Tee Open Champion, Dan Alexander.
Handicaps: Players will play off FULL handicaps. [Except new members who are 3/4 handicap]
Groups: Will be drawn on the day of play
Tee: Players will play off the yellow tees.
Mini Comps: There will be TWO nearest the pins and 1 nearest the pin in 2 shots. [Will be added below prior to play]
Prizes: Will be for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Other information: The Captain v President, Order of Merit & Wall of Shame will be in play.
17 PLAYERS - PLACES ARE AVAILABLE
Ste HOLMES [CAPT]
Club Website: www.lythamgreendrive.co.uk
Lytham Green Drive is a pleasant tree lined course, which although within a mile of the Irish Sea still retains its parkland characteristics. Don't be fooled by its apparent lack of length, at 6,305 yards it is indeed short by modern standards, but very small, well bunkered greens provide a more than adequate test.
The outward half is where one's score must be made and although the back nine contains three Par 3's, all of which are particularly testing, its long par 4's will generally account for any shots saved on the front nine. The opening hole provides a stern test with out of bounds and trees flanking the right behind two well placed bunkers, forcing the player to direct his tee shot left, where he will be greeted by more trees. The signature 14th hole, Devil's Elbow, has taken its toll on many. At 444 yards, this right angled dog-leg has a stream to the right which must be negotiated at least twice. There is also an Out-of-bounds that is very much in play on the corner of the dog-leg. Once within range of the postage stamp sized elevated green, deep bunkers must be avoided.
Lytham Green Drive was used as a final qualifying course for the 1974, 1979 and 1988 British Open Championships held at nearby Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club therefore showing the absolute quality you can expect to be met with.
See our last last Visit to Lytham Green Drive HERE