Snooker committee members Brian Edwards and Simon Gow oversee all aspects involved in Snooker at Heswall Golf Club. Both can be contacted through the club website or members directory.
Snooker at the Club has for many years been a favourite pastime for many of our members, young and old. Following the construction of the new clubhouse, one table was extensively used throughout the year for billiards as well as snooker. Older members found sanctuary in the snooker room once they had to hang up their golf clubs
Extension work to the clubhouse subsequently allowed scope to add a second snooker table. Prior to 1959 snooker was merely a social gathering but, never wanting to loose their competitive edge, a competition element was introduced to the game, by member Eddie Farrar. In 1959 Mr Farrar presented the club with a cup. It was for competition off handicap over the aggregate of two frames.
Seventeen years later David Maggs presented the Fred Maggs cup in memory of his father. This cup was to be played off scratch over the best of three frames.
It wasn’t until 1996 that the pairs competition was introduced and played for. To date these competitions are still played and the honours boards show a diversity of winners.
Club members increase the social side of this club sport by annually playing home and away snooker matches. Each team consists of eight players, who proudly represent their respective clubs, Royal Liverpool, Caldy, Bromborough to name but a few.
A winter league also has a place at Heswall Golf Club. Teams made up of four members per team play in league fixtures throughout the winter months. Matches decided on a win, draw and loss basis, with points awarded where due, culminating in an outright winner.
For the first time this year teams will be playing for the inaugural Robinson trophy, a new trophy for the ever popular snooker section of Heswall Golf Club