The final fixture for the inaugural Wirral GolfSixes League was held at Wallasey Golf Club, where Dr Frank Stableford invented the famous Stableford scoring format that is still used widely to this day.
The first ever Stableford competition was held there in May 1932 and today the points based scoring used in our GolfSixes League format is loosely based on the Doctor’s innovative idea.
Both act as inclusive systems to help all abilities to enjoy competition. Today, the Wallasey GC youngsters won the fixture but it was the Wirral Junior Golf Academy who secured victory in the overall League by just half a point. That might have made Dr Stableford smile!
Teams from Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Heswall Golf Club and Caldy Golf Club helped make this a memorable series, which all started at Leasowe Golf Club where the Wirral Junior Golf Academy play their home fixtures.
The Golf Foundation’s Andy Leigh said: “Among the GolfSixes League team managers present today was Angela Dale from the Wirral Golf Academy, who has been instrumental in bringing GolfSixes League to the Wirral, and so it was great that Angela could be thanked by her fellow team managers. I’d also like to thank Wallasey Golf Club’s Captain, Simon Weathers, for offering us all the warmest of welcomes to this great club.”
GolfSixes League in England is supported by The R&A and England Golf.