Mytton Fold say au revoir to pair

Au revoir: Mytton Fold captain Phil Hammond, Sue Hughes, President David Hargreaves, Chris Hughes and Lady Captain Doreen Hammond (s).
Au revoir: Mytton Fold captain Phil Hammond, Sue Hughes, President David Hargreaves, Chris Hughes and Lady Captain Doreen Hammond (s).

Mytton Fold Golf Club say “au revoir” to Chris and Sue Hughes who are moving to warmer climes.

Both Chris and Sue have been past captains to their sections as well as junior organiser (Chris) and treasurer (Sue).

The club would like to thank them for their long and tireless commitment to the club and wish them the very best for the future.

Meanwhile, the suspension mounted as the scores were entered into the computer following Mytton Fold Golf Club’s September Medal.

Early starter John Parkinson (82-12-70) just edged out Nigel Fairhurst, whose 91-18-73 pipped Sam Cowan (88-15-73) and Chris Chadwick (79-6-73) on a card play-off.

That was before Jim Bridge, playing with a returning Andrew Wilson, sauntered into the 19th to register his outstanding 93-25-68 and claim a clear win.

The ladies played their 9-hole September Medal, with Patricia Leyland playing to her handicap when she carded 18 points. Second was Lady Captain Doreen Hammond (15 points) closely followed by Gillian Pinder (14 points).

Stableford competitions are all about no blobs,

And while Roger Brennan had two birdies in his round he also had four blobs in his 36-point total, and Steve Turner took the Division Two prize and the Minors Lamp at Clitheroe Golf Club with 40 points.

Newcomer Mark Ashton settled in well with 35.

Chris Hamer finished two under for the last four to win the Division One Prize and John Hacking also had three birdies and a good finish to beat Nigel Clowes and Tom Poole after cards on 37 points.

Four birdies and Stuart Nunn won the Midweek Medal with a great 73-6-67 return

Captain Paul Wood dropped five shots on the first three but posted a nett 69 for second by a shot from Peter Foley.

Saturday’s Fourball saw Alan Gillespie and Tim Stanley finish with seven birdies in their winning 44-points total.

Geoffrey Duxbury did the spadework on the front nine and Michael Heaps took over on the run in as they slipped into second place with 43.

Sixteen pars and one birdie put Ralph Postlethwaite and Captain-elect Simon Raine on the podium in third.

In the Juniors Autumn Champion Series, Thomas Harrison topped the Leader Board with his nett 65.

Runner-up and lowest gross George Nightingale matched Louis Phelps’ 69 and took second after cards.

Valerie Fairless won the Ladies’ Lister Cup with an impressive 6 up against par, two better than Jane Hoyle.

The Ladies’ 6th Midweek Medal saw Kath Townley take the Division One prize. Pat Murray was justly rewarded with the Division Two Prize.