Whalley honour the winners at annual prizegiving dinnner

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Whalley Golf Club hosted their Annual Men’s Dinner and Prizegiving presentation recently.

The evening was a great success, with all members who had won throughout the year receiving their trophy or prize.

The full list of people honored at the awards was as follows: Frank Longworth Trophy - Donald Blanch; Spring Trophy - Andy Wray; Scratch Trophy - Rob Andrew; Long Handicap Trophy - Ken Bolton; Millennium Trophy - Mike Conroy; Robert Lightfoot Trophy - John Farnsworth; Len Rowbottom Trophy - Miles Wade; Veteran Bowl - Gordon Taylor; Arthur Longworth Cup - Andy Wray; Leslie Haynes Trophy - Neil Pollard; Vintage Decanter - Malcolm Salmon; Hitchen Trophy - Dan Jones; Brandreth Rosebowl - Danny Liles; Ultima Trophy - Neil Ashworth; Presidents Putter - Richard Ferley and Nick Williamson; Postlethwaite Cup - Danny Liles; Fourball Trophy - Chris Blackadder and John Sherry; Handicap Reduction Trophy - Aaron Ripley; Eclectic Trophy - Chris Blackadder; Golfer of the Year - Danny Liles.

Last Week saw members of Whalley Golf Club compete in The Hangover Stakes.

The competition, which is directly after the Mens’ Dinner, is always a lively event and needless to say, not all members made it out onto the course.

The conditions were fair, with pockets of rain scattered throughout the morning.

The champion on the day, with a highly impressive round of golf, was Paul Chalker, who shot a superb 95-27-68.

Runner-up was Stephen Crossley with a lovely one under par 85-14-71, and third was Mel Earle with a solid level par round 79-7-72.

There were only two twos recorded going to Stephen Crossley and Dave Westwood.

• GLYNN Watson led the field home as Mytton Fold Golf Club’s winter season got into full swing with its second round being held on a very damp Langho course.

With just 16 holes to complete, Watson, playing off a winter handicap of 10, still managed an outstanding 35 points, pushing club captain John Berry, with 33 points, into second place.

Phil Hammond came in third, just one point behind, and took a share of the twos pot with John Berry and Richard Greaves.

All the twos were, unusually, scored on the 170-yard 11th hole.

Bob Devine finished in fourth place, just beaten for third in a card play-off.

In the ladies’ section, Doreen Hammond joins Judith Kay at the top of their order of merit.

In the winter doubles, it was a win for the pairing of captain John Berry and secretary Dave Clegg who came home with an impressive 40 points.

Ian Hopcraft tried to better his eagle of last week when he let go his tee shot on the eighth.

Unfortunately his mis-hit drive only trickled to the waste container by the 10th ladies’ tee, but he did win this week’s ‘nearest the bin’!

Another to miss out was Tony Wilson.

Having only entered the doubles competition, he then went on to card twos at both the first and the ninth.

An interesting route from tee to green was also mapped out by competitions and handicaps chairman, Peter Main.

His journey on the ninth was made via the ponds on the seventh!