Golfers beat weather!

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Mytton Fold’s golfers have not let the cool, very damp and breezy weather of the last fortnight get in the way of a good walk spoiled.

Steve Rusyn showed the way with an outstanding nett 49 over Mytton Fold’s shortened 16-hole winter course last week.

Playing off a winter handicap of 21, Steve came home just one shot ahead of Handicaps Chairman Peter Main.

Mick Walsh (nett 51) used his trusty Slippery Frog chipper to take third spot beating his son, Matthew into fourth spot, again by a single stroke.

Fifth-placed Ian Hopcraft at least had a share of the twos pot when he birdied the 17th, as did Glynn Watson and John Berry.

Tony Wilson (we’ll hear more from him later) started well by birdying the par-3 first and Dave Clegg did likewise at the ninth.

Phil Hammond ended his round in the best way possible by eagling the 17th and birdying the 18th for two shares of the twos money.

In the Winter Pairs Ian Thomson and John Whittaker carded an amazing 44 points over their 16 holes, helped by Ian’s birdie, eagle, birdie start to their round.

Despite their opponent’s ornithological start, Dave Halsall and Peter Main held on and finished just one point behind.

In the latest round it was a singles win for the man who “can’t win off my handicap”, Tony Wilson.

Playing off a winter handicap of six, Tony played to nett par to score an excellent (and handicap-reducing!) 38 points.

Just one point behind were Jean Van Boeckel and Barry Hargreaves, with the former taking second on a card play-off.

Mick Mahon took fourth a further point in arrears.

The top two players both had their hands in the twos pot with birdies on the 11th, along with Eddie Scott.

Ray Standring joined the club with a two on the ninth.

The Winter Pairs saw Dave Halsall and Peter Main take the honours this week with 38 points ahead of league leaders Dave Clegg/John Berry (37 points) in second spot.

Tony and Dave Wilson (aka The Chuckle Brothers) took third position along with a returning Frank Hindle and Mick Mahon, both teams carding 36 points.