Licensee Mick’s first-class display

Mick McMahon
Mick McMahon

Whalley licensee Mick Mahon turned in a first class performance when he deliveredhis first win of the season as Mytton Fold Golf Club held their Post Office Cup competition.

Whalley licensee Mick Mahon turned in a first class performance when he deliveredhis first win of the season as Mytton Fold Golf Club held their Post Office Cup competition.

Playing against the course in a bogey format, Mick ended his round two up.

Denis Leaver and Angus Barr were both knocking on the door for the win, both having matched Mick’s two-under, however a protracted count-back process ended with Denis stamped second class and Angus third.

Young Chris Wilson and less-young Jim Bridge also beat the course, finishing one under followed by Peter Fox.

Martin Holden may have been beaten by the course, finishing two over par, but walked away with the whole of the Twos Pot after he birdied the first.

The ladies played their April medal over the weekend and a tight finish was topped by Brenda Griffith ahead of Allison Nuttall and Hazel Sellars. All carded nett 78s and had to be split by a card play-off.

Clitheroe’s Barrow Gardens was the venue for the prestigeous Nettleton Trophy last Saturday, and 136 competitors took part.

George Young and young Brian Stokes were on fire, one under after nine and six pars on the run in for a remarkable 43 points and looking good.

However, Russ Hargreaves and Clive Richards snatched the trophy from their grasp with a four- point birdie on the 18th and a winning 44 points.

Peter Dunn and Chris Hamer were only three over and took third prize with 42 points but only after countback with the Wrights, Allan and Andrew who lost out with a blob on the 16th and a birdie-par finish.

Peter Robinson OBE had no problems as he won the Seniors Stableford with a flourish.

Like a thoroughbred he eased off on the run in with a comfortable lead and had the luxury of a double bogey on the 18th to win with 41 points.

Jack Blackledge built up a head of steam on the front nine and cruised in for 39 points and second prize.

Peter Hensman made his mark with a good back nine and a birdie on the 17th for third place with 38.

David Brennan’s two on the 17th gave him the best return leg of the quartet with 37 points.

The Brennans were top of the bill again in the Ladies’ Club Foursomes and Coronation Qualifier. Jean and Pat were just one point too good for Marilyn Fletcher and Michelle Fielding who produced a grandstand finish with fourpars and a birdie.but had to settle for second place.

Louis Barrett returned 81-10-71 to win the second of the Easter Champion Series for Juniors, and Oliver Smith took the third with a 79-10-69.