Massive congratulations to Ryan Davies who over the weekend completed the quadruple by winning all 4 gross golf competitions of 2022.
It started in July when he won the Ellis Championship, a 36-hole gross competition over 2 days and with a score of 149 he won by one shot over Gary Ash.
After 27 holes Ryan had a 7-shot lead over Gary, but this quickly shrunk to 2 shots after the 28th hole, 1 shot after the 29th hole to then to be tied for the lead after the 30th hole. With 6 holes to play, Ryan managed to compose himself and par his way in and watch Gary bogey the 34th hole which ultimately decided the championship.
His 2nd win came earlier in September when he won the Osborn Cup, this is a season-long trophy for the best 5 gross scores in the monthly medals and with 1 medal left to play he cannot be caught. He had the best gross score in the March, April and May Medals, with the 4th best gross in July Medal and secured victory with a 2nd best gross in the September Medal. This gives him a score of 46 pts and his nearest rival, Shay Morgan is only able to achieve a maximum of 41 pts with 1 round left to play (October Medal).
This weekend he won his 3rd and 4th competition, on Saturday he claimed the Lewis Cup, this cup is for the top 16 gross players from the Ellis Championship who play in a scratch matchplay knockout throughout the summer. As the Ellis Champion, Ryan was the number 1 seed. In round 1 he beat the 16th seed John Christie, in the quarter-final he beat the 9th seed Rich Langdon, in the semi-final he beat the 5th seed Liam Grieg. This set up the box office final of the 1st seed Ryan against the 2nd seed Gary Ash. Ryan won 6&5.
The following day, Ryan played in another final, this time for the Scratch Cup. This competition is like the World Cup of Football, whereby 32 players play a round-robin across 8 Groups followed by a Knockout. Ryan was drawn into Group C as the number 1 seed to face Mark Lennox, Paul Mansell & Ryan Barnett. He won all 3 group stage matches with a +17 points difference. He then beat Steve Gallagher in round 1 who finished runner-up in Group D, Shay Morgan in quarter-final who was unbeaten from Group A and Colin Hurden in semi-final. This set up a final against Rob Smith who was unbeaten from Group D and Ryan won 7&6.
Finally, Ryan currently sits 3rd in the President’s Putter, which is a season-long trophy for the best net scores in the monthly medals. With the October medal left to play and Ryan only being 6 pts behind the leader Gareth Pardue, he needs to finish 4th or better to have a chance of winning this title too, can he do it?
Please join me in congratulating Ryan on his amazing achievement this year.