Forty two members of Clitheroe Golf Club’s Seniors’ Section travelled to Ilkley Golf Club last Thursday for their annual Spring Outing.
And it was a particularly memorable trip for David Parkinson who scored an ace at the par 3 third hole.
Once described by the legendary Henry Cotton as “the best short hole in Yorkshire”, the hole plays 200 yards from the yellow tees with the River Wharfe running down either side of the fairway.
But David executed the perfect tee shot which finished in the hole.
The winning Three Man Team on the day was Sandy Morrison, David Short and John Beggs who scored 87 points, with Keith Allen, John Marsden and Paul McGuire runners-up on 80 points after a card play-off with Alan Clifford, Steve Canipa and Nigel Clarke.
David Woodworth won the prize for nearest the pin and the longest drive prize went to Phil Hanson. Other prizes were awarded to David Short, John Beggs, David Woodworth, Ian Lambert, Steve Law, John Farrimond, Mike Ainsworth and Geoff Cartledge for scoring a two.
The prizes were presented by Clitheroe captain John Holt, assisted by the Seniors’ Captain Frank Potter.
The Clitheroe ladies competed in a 5 Club Stableford on Thursday with Jean Holt returning the best score of 32 points.
Deborah Catlow was the runner-up on 31 points and Sheila Cornwell took third spot with 30 points.
It was Winter League Finals Day at Clitheroe Golf Club on Saturday, and the winners of the last of the winter series were Stuart Briggs and Jon Penson who scored 42 points.
In second place was the pairing of Alistair Barrett and Louis Barrett on 41 points after a card play-off with Mark Pickup and Chris Hamer.
Simon Swindells and Chris Silverwood were fourth with 40 points.