Mytton Fold President comes up smelling of roses!

Friendly rivalry before the off as Captain Phil Hammond (left) and President David Hargreaves spar on the first tee
Friendly rivalry before the off as Captain Phil Hammond (left) and President David Hargreaves spar on the first tee

Mytton Fold Golf Club President, David Hargreaves came up smelling of roses, and £20 richer, when his team annihilated Club Captain Phil Hammond’s in the end of season competition.

Pairs selected by President and Captain fought for individual, pairs and overall honours.

The top three ladies were on the the President’s team. Linda Clegg’s 39 points led the team home, followed by Brenda Griffith (35 points) and Jean Havard (32 points).

The President also selected the top men’s player when Darryl Mankowski came in with 37 points. Close behind, but with no cigar, were Captain’s men John Berry in second and Dave Halsall third, also with 37 points but losing out on card play-offs.

Paul Burrows missed out by the narrowest of margins on winning the Assheton Cup at Clitheroe Golf Club.

Richard Baker had his name engraved on the prestigious trophy for Past Captains and Presidents after countback.

Dean Braithwaite topped the Leader Board ahead of 105 competitors in Saturday’s Stableford with 39 points.

Matthew Garner was just two off the pace in second place and Keith Wallbank won a play-off with Stuart Nunn and David Proos with 36 points.

Alex Taylor won the Division One Prize with 36 points, Gary Clarkson posted 35 points to win Division Two, and Michael Powell took the Division Three prize with a one-point margin.

Marilyn Fletcher’s 36 points won Division One of the ladies’ stableford with a comfortable margin of five from Susan Gibson.

Janet Bailey got the better of Michelle Fielding after cards for third.

Pam Lavery continued her fine run with a 37-point total to take the Division Two prize.

Pat Rees and Cathy Podevyn both ran out of steam on the last three but 31 points gave them second and third.

At Whalley, Saturday’s full handicap stableford was won by senior John Jobes with 38 points.

Second place was another senior, Paul Wray, with 37 points, one more than Dan Rodgers in third - Dan hitting good form with a midweek doubles win with his partner Chris Davies over the in-form Dan Lyles and Peter Fletcher.

Division Two winner was another senior, with 34 points, Richard Ferley.

Second place in Division Two, beaten on a card play-off, was G. Meloy.

Saturday sees the Millennium Trophy, with places still available.