Weather offers big challenge for golfers

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Mytton Fold’s golfers are certainly up for a challenge and the weather over the last two weekends has offered a real test.

Two weekends ago, only Garry Davies and Glynn Watson were brave enough to play in the Winter Pairs competition, adding 29 points to their best nine scores.

In the Winter Singles, driving instructor Bob Devine steered his way to a win with a 79-20-59, beating Micky Walsh, playing off 18, by five shots. Bob’s win rocketed him into the league’s top 10, in seventh place.

Steve Korab (79-14-65) took third by way of a card play-off, beating Mick Kelbie (78-13-65) into fourth place. With Frank Hindle (75-9-66) finishing in fifth place, Walsh extended his lead to five points.

There were just two 2s, with Hindle and Matt Walsh both birdying the first.

The leaders of both the Winter Singles league and the Winter Pairs stumbled over this last weekend.

In the Pro’s Winter League, leader Mick Walsh and second-placed Hindle failed to add to their scores, with third placed Kelbie closing in with his fifth place finish.

Chris Chadwick, playing off a winter handicap of three, shot an excellent 35 points over the shortened 16-hole winter course. Just three points behind came Eddie Scott, heading Luke Chadwick by a point. Luke was third ahead of Chris Hughes and Kelbie after cards.

Chris Chadwick added to his prize winnings with a birdie at the first. Mike Mahon was also one-under at the first, while Luke Chadwick took his bite of the 2s pot on the 11th hole.

In the league table, Luke Chadwick (8 points) and Kelbie (5 points) were the only players in the top 10 to add to their scores, with just two weekends to go in the singles winter series.

Current Winter Pairs leaders captain John Berry and secretary Dave Clegg failed to add to their tally when they were washed off the course on Sunday. The previous day, Peter Main and David Halsall top-scored with 41 points to go second in the league.