Summer golf season openers at Mytton Fold

Mytton Fold Golf Clubs' new Lady Captain Patricia Leyland and Captain Gordon Lucas drive-in watched by fellow members at the club.'Photo Ben Parsons
Mytton Fold Golf Clubs' new Lady Captain Patricia Leyland and Captain Gordon Lucas drive-in watched by fellow members at the club.'Photo Ben Parsons
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Mytton Fold Golf Club held the summer season opener when Captain Gordon Lucas and Lady Captain Patricia Leyland held their Drive Ins.

Last Saturday saw Lucas driving off to start the proceedings, before Luke Chadwick and Martin Holden stormed home with 40 points. Runners-up were Past Captain John Berry and Frank Hindle two points in arrears.

Final podium position was taken by John Parkinson and Damien Fox with 37 points.

Tony Wilson and Nigel Fairhurst split the Twos pot after they both birdied the first hole.

Also in the prizes were Danny Heald (nearest the pin in two on the second) and Chadwick. Luke’s approach shot on the 392- yard 14th netted him nearest the pin in two, as his was the only second shot on the day to make the green!

On Sunday it was Lady Captain Leyland’s turn to lead the field away. Allison Nuttall led the field home with an excellent 40 points, seven points clear of Abbie Clegg. Jean Sanderson and Judith Kay both scored 32 points, but Jean was third following a card play-off.

Lady Captain Elect Doreen Hammond took the nearest the pin prize, while Past Lady Captain Jean Havard hit the straightest drive on the 15th.

l Ladies of Clitheroe Golf Club are getting into the swing of competition, and last Thursday saw a nine-hole event with 15 teams of three playing a Texas scramble.

Winners were Marilyn Fletcher, Marie Finney and Michelle Fielding with 37 gross and a nett score of 32.2. Second were Susan Johnson, Diane Buttle and Gillian Eddlestone (32.6) and third were Judith Bishop, Jan Walsh and Rosemary Fort with a 33.0 nett score.