Hunter-gatherers compete for the meat at Mytton Fold

From left: Captain Peter Main, winner Graham Plant, John Parkinson and competitions chairman John Berry
From left: Captain Peter Main, winner Graham Plant, John Parkinson and competitions chairman John Berry

Mytton Fold Golf Club’s macho men became hunters and gatherers when they met to compete in this week’s Turkey Shoot on Saturday.

A large field set out on the Langho course with the sole aim of shooting the lowest scores to get the biggest birds.

Graham Plant left his home early with the cry of, ‘Don’t come home without the turkey’, ringing in his ears.

Fortunately his 39 stableford points meant that he was welcomed back into the fold on his return.

One downside, however, was that one of his playing partners was new handicaps and competitions chairman John Berry. His handicap chickens will come home to roost you’d imagine!

Also carding 39 points was incoming Mytton Fold captain, Peter Main.

Unfortunately his honoured position doesn’t warrant favoured treatment and he lost out on a card play-off.

John Parkinson came home third with 37 points. With the top 10 finishers all receiving various cuts of meat, the prize giving was no place for a vegetarian.

In addition to putting food on the table, some members managed to bring home a few shillings too when the twos pot was distributed. Jim Bridge and Frank Hindle birdied the first, Chris Chadwick the second, Phil Hammond the eighth whilst Gordon

Lucas got his at the ninth. This week Phil Clegg waited until the final hole to collect funds towards his tailor’s account.