Havards keep it in the family

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WHEN Mytton Fold Golf Club’s ladies and seniors played their respective Chicken Run and Tuesday Trophy competitions on the same day you’d have been offered long odds on one family taking home both winners’ trophies.

In the ladies Chicken Run, played over nine holes of the winter course, Jean Havard scored an outstanding 24 points to take the win, some two points ahead of Past Captain Patricia Leyland who held on to second ahead of Hazel Sellars by way of a card playoff.

The seniors played their biennial Tuesday Trophy over eleven holes and again a card playoff was needed to split the leading group of four players all with 25 points. Jim Bridge took fourth with Graham Slater finishing third. Runner up Chris Quinn just lost out to winner Frank Havard, whose birdie 2 on the final hole clinched the card playoff and the trophy.

The competitions were rounded off by a Christmas meal, fun quiz and music offering followed by the prize presentations with a very surprised Havard family taking home the trophies.

It’s hard to keep a good man down, and in the Winter Singles it was that man Jim Bridge who topped the table with an outstanding nett 43 over the 16-hole winter course. Such was the measure of Jim’s play, he ended up seven shots clear of second-placed Nigel Fairhurst.

Just one further shot in arrears came Steve Worrall, those third position now takes him into the lead of the Order of Merit.

Hazel Sellars finished top lady in fourth spot, just edging out Dave Clegg in a card playoff, both players carding nett 52s.

Hazel also took a third of the twos pot when she birdied the final hole, leaving winner Jim Bridge (at the eleventh) and Steve Korab (at the first) to scoop up the remainder of the prize fund.

There were points aplenty in the Winter Pairs, with Wayne Ivinson and John Welch amassing 45 points over the sixteen holes. In second place was singleton Dave Clegg whose 41 points was achieved without absent partner Kevin Shanley.

Just behind, on 40 points came the pairings of Barrie Walmsley/Keith Fitzhenry and Treasurer Frank Tunstall/Captain Phil Hammond.

l WHALLEY ladies held their annual Open Turkey Shoot on Monday, December 10th. The competition was well supported with an excellent turnout of ladies from local clubs.The sun shone and despite the frosty conditions everyone had an enjoyable day’s golf . The competition was played over 9 holes and was followed by a presetation of prizes. The winner was Karen Thompson of Whalley GC with 19 points on a card play off with Judith Kay of Mytton Fold GC. In third place was Marion Chambers of Whalley GC.