Charity is winner at Stonyhurst Park

John Houghton from Bowland and  Pennine Mountain Rescue Team receiving a cheque from Stonyhurst Park Golf Club Men's Captain Hugh Pennant-Williams, and Club Chairman Ray Robinson (s).
John Houghton from Bowland and Pennine Mountain Rescue Team receiving a cheque from Stonyhurst Park Golf Club Men's Captain Hugh Pennant-Williams, and Club Chairman Ray Robinson (s).
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Despite the continuing economic gloom, the Stonyhurst Park Golf Club Charity weekend again raised a record amount of money.

The club has again been able to support three local charities, Jigsaw, Bowland and Pennine Mountain Rescue Team and Ward 2a Neurological Ward, Royal Preston Hospital, each received a cheque for £2,000.

Meanwhile, Stonyhurst Park’s Men’s July Medal was played on Sunday.

The Category One winner, with a score of 87-18-69, was Geoff Pallister, and the runner up was Andy Townsend with a score of 87-17-70.

The Category Two winner with a score of 93-24-69 was Phil Snape.

Runner-up, with a score of 98-28-70, was Dave Armstrong.

Saturday was Lady Captain Audrey Barnes’ Day.

The winner with a score of 104-36-68 was Laura Canon, ahead of Sheila Parman with 98-28-70.

The best lady in the senior section was Gill McDonnell with a score of 109-32-77.

Janice Buxton won nearest the nin, Jean Coward was nearest the nine and Linda Ashworth had the longest drive.

The Maureen Ormerod Three Clubs and a Putter Competition last Monday was won by Carolyn Blockeel with a score of 90-17-73.

The runner-up was Laura Canon with a score of 113-34-79.

Clitheroe Golf Club President Peter Clayton started with a birdie and finished with six pars to win the Seniors’ Stableford with 42 points.

Geoff Cartledge’s 41 points put him in second place, and Jim Cameron took third and a reduction in handicap with 40 points.

Keith Allen and Chris Vines recorded the only twos.

In Sunday’s Single Stableford, a countback on the last six put Nick Reeves top ahead of David MacKenzie and Ian Murray, all with 40 points.

Swamy Narayana took the Division One Prize and Rod Hall won a three-way play-off with Nigel Clowes,Gary Speak and Clive Wood for the runners-up spot.

Edward White’s 38 points gave him the Division Two prize, with Peter Foley second.

The two Daves, Hillary and Woodworth, topped Division Three

Janet Bailey was the best of 52 Ladies in the Chris Stokes Pendant with a nett 68 and Emma Clegg returned the lowest gross (73-01-72). Catherine Podevyn slotted into third.

After winning the Northern Regional Medal Final at Eaton G.C. Chester in May, Michelle Fielding took part in the Grand Final at Northamptonshire County Golf Club and returned a 77 (S/S 76) to finish a creditable eighth.

Jan Revis won the nine-hole Stableford on Thursday when 21 points put her top spot ahead of Eileen Baron.