Richard Greaves was at the top of the Christmas tree when Mytton Fold Golf Club held their latest round of the Winter Singles at their wet and windy course on Saturday.
The weather did not deter the hardy and enthusiastic players, perhaps spurred on after seeing Facebook pictures of Mr Greaves wearing a mask suspiciously similar to those worn by bandits!
He brought his winter handicap of 19 to bear on the shortened 16-hole winter course with maximum effect and carded an excellent 35 points in the most challenging of conditions.
Dave Clegg took the runner-up slot some three points behind and just ahead of a hard-charging Mick Kelbie.
With the next three players all on 29 points, Handicap and Competitions Chairman John Berry just held off last week’s winner Jim Bridge and Gary Aldred on a card play-off.
The Twos Pot was scooped at the final hole when John Berry’s birdie pocketed the lot!
Dave Clegg’s second place pushes him just ahead of Dave Griffith in the Order of Merit, with Gary Aldred snapping at their heels.
In the Winter Pairs John Parkinson and John Whittaker were top scorers with 39 points, one ahead of Gary Aldred/Richard Greaves and two ahead of Phil Hammond/Peter Main and Denis Leaver/Dave Clegg.
With the best nine scores to count in the Winter Pairs Mick Kelbie and Jean Van Boeckel lead the way, just ahead of Peter Main/Phil Hammond and Johns Parkinson and Whittaker.
These pairings will now be dropping their lowest scores and are only just ahead of Wayne Ivinson/John Welch who have only played eight games with a superior average.
It’s all to play for in the final weeks of the competition!
Clitheroe Golf Club’s Senior Section held its Christmas Meeting on Tuesday, December 16th, with 32 members turning out for a Yellow Ball Competition.
A festive meal was served following the golf, and prizes were presented by the Senior’s Captain Richard Crossley.
The winner on the day was the team of Swamy Narayana, Keith Allen, Frank Potter and John Marsden with 104 points, some way ahead of the runner-up team of George Stoddart, Paul Levet, Trevor Jones and Jim Cameron on 98 points.