Charity golf event a success

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It was appropriate that Lions Club member Ian Lambert is also the current captain of Clitheroe Golf Club on the 10th Anniversary of the prestigious charity golf day at the club.

A magnificent £50,000 has now raised, and the event was again well supported by teams from across the region.

Bolton Company J.D. Homes (pictured_ built themselves a winning total to take the £400 first prize, and Clitheroes P.C. Bishop Electrical were shocked to find themselves winning £300 as runners-up.

The Westbridge Developments team led by club member David Knowles and featuring the Norman and Michelle Fielding duo finished third ahead of the legal swingers from Farleys.

Colin Horrock struck the most lucrative tee shot of the day when he finished nearest the pin on the 17th and won a £500 holiday voucher from sponsors Altham’s Travel.

The most fortuitous shot of the day was when past captain Alf England won champagne and balls for the straightest drive on the 9th and KMF from Blackpool won a round of golf at the Marriott, Worsley Park for avoiding the pond on the 5th and peppering the flag.

Roger Williams is already taking bookings for next year on 01200 422643.

Meanwhile, George Stoddart hit the Jackpot at Clitheroe when he recorded the only two in the weekend’s competition.

A total of 36 teams braved the elements to participate in Saturday’s Fourball, and Tom Forrest and Denis Greenup made eight birdies in their 46 points total - the day’s best return.

Rivals but good friends, the Heesoms David and Chris did little wrong but had to settle for second place with 44.

The Rishton connection Peter Greaves and John Gibson were in contention until the 18th but a one-point finish put them third with 43.

Sunday’s Three-Ball Scramble saw the Bennie brothers Andrew and Robert team up with Richard Tyrrell and they fired six birdies and an eagle to win with a nett 59.

Comps chairman Paul Wood did his best to get the Wettons, John and Andrew into the winners’ enclosure but they finished one point off the pace with a nett 60.

It was a close shave for Garry Moores, Brian Stokes and John Kersey but their nett 61 left them out of the prizes.

Week 16, and Clitheroe Golf Club find themselves top of the Ribble Valley Seniors’ Golf League with 110 points.

Nearest Challengers Penwortham have a three-point margin over third-placed Ashton and Lea.

The Ladies’ Stableford Team competition was a soggy affair but Gail Ainsworth, Michelle Fielding, Barbara Thornton and Kath Townley kept their heads up and their putts down to score a 97-point winning total.

Sue Cartledge included two twos when partnering Pat Brennan, Deborah Catlow and Irene Hinks in their 92 points for second place and the Healey, Holt, Narayana, Wall quartet were one shot away in third.

• AT Stonyhurst Park Golf Club, the gentlemen’s August Medal was played in very mixed weather with the afternoon seeing the best of the day.

The high average scores reflected the challenging conditions.

The victor was Brent Aspinall with a nett 67 (two under par), second on a card play-off was John Kirk, and third place went to Peter Thompson with a nett 68.

The winners of the Ladies’ Frances Smith Qualifying Medal were Val Fairless with a nett 70, second was Alison Swann with 76 and third Eileen Coar with 79.