Away day is success for Clitheroe Golf Club members

Prizewinners at Clitheroe captain Simon Raine's away day at Moortown Golf Club
Prizewinners at Clitheroe captain Simon Raine's away day at Moortown Golf Club

“A great success” was the unanimous verdict of the 31 Clitheroe Golf Club members who took part in Club Captain Simon Raine’s Awayday at Moortown Golf Club.

After an early morning departure, the party arrived and played the historic Yorkshire course, home to the inaugural Ryder Cup competition in 1927.

Prizes for the morning and afternoon winning teams and the individual prize winners were presented by the Captain following a meal. A vote of thanks to the Captain, proposed by Gary Moores was heartily applauded.

The prizewinners were:-Morning Nine-Hole Team Competition: 41 points:- Swamy Narayana, Gary Moores and Ian Walshl Afternoon 18-Hole Team Competition: 81 points:- Neil Fawcett, Jonathan Sheasby and Richard Baker; Nearest the pin:- Ralph Postlethwaite; Longest Drive: Clive Richards.

A mid-table finish to the season is in prospect for Clitheroe Seniors after defeat at Pleasington in the Ribble Valley Seniors Golf League.

Wins by the leading pair of Captain Jeff Crowther and Brian Stokes, and anchor men Trevor Jones and Geoff Sutcliffe were the only positive results on the day.

Gary Moores won the head to head with Geoff Duxbury to win the Single Stableford at Clitheroe with 40 points after countback.

Dean Braithwaite had 6 pars on the back nine to slip into third place with 39.

Captain Raine’s 38-point return put him at the head of Division One and Chris Smith was runner-up. Alex Rigby took Division Two after cards with John Holt.

Dave Hillary claimed the Division Three Prize with a one-point margin over Richard Pickup.

Steve Alcock, with the two Drivers, and Ron Higson won the 4-Man Team Competition with 89 points.

George Stoddart, the two Preedy’s and Miles Wade took second, two points off the pace.

The ladies’ 3-Person Waltz Competition was won by Tracy Bentley, Marie Finney and Marilyn Fletcher with 71 points. Val Fairless,Jean and Pat Brennan were second with 70. Edith Child, Marie Finney and Gail Ainsworth shared the Two’s Pot.

The Wild West came to town when Mytton Fold Golf Club held their Texas Scramble on Saturday.

Martin Holden, John Parkinson and Phil Hammond carded 61.77 to take a clear win.

Chris Chadwick, Dave Griffith and Steve Worrall were runners-up with 63.73.

In the Invitation competition on Sunday, the Competitions and Handicaps Chairman John Berry and guest C. Hayes held sway, winning with 40 points.

Runners-up were Nigel Fairhurst andFrank Tunstall just one point in arrears.

Graham Slater celebrated his first pension payment by winning the August midweek Stableford competition with 37 points. Roland Hailwood was second.

Junior members Alex and Ciaran Halsall played in the Accrington Junior Open as part of the ELGA Junior tour.

Alex, seven, played well and came away with five merit points whilst Ciaran, playing off a reduced handicap of 36, was eighth overall out of 31 players and won the red blocks competition with 35 merit points and eight gross points.