Maurice Bembridge has revisited Delamere Forest GC in Cheshire where his 48-year-old course record still stands. Maurice’s record 63 (9-under par), which was matched last year by 16-year-old club member Lewis George, featured a back-nine of just 29 shots, including birdies at the first four holes around the turn. Recently in the company of Lewis, Bembridge played over the final holes that have been remodelled by the golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert.
Bembridge now 70 and living in Switzerland, qualified for the 1967 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool by scoring the blistering round at Delamere Forest GC. On his return to Delamere Forest, Maurice was presented with a silver scorecard plaque honouring his long-standing course record and made an honorary life member of the club.
He commented, “It was really great to be back at Delamere Forest and to remember what I achieved all those years ago. They’ve done a great job with the re-design, but I can still see some of the course that once stood out there. I have very fond memories of this course and it was a pleasure to be playing with Lewis who recently matched my record, although he wasn’t playing for a place in The Open!” More at: www.delameregolf.co.uk