Cleggs sweep the board at Mytton Fold Golf Club!

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THE Clegg family swept the board when Mytton Fold Golf Club held its President’s Day on Sunday.

Club Secretary Dave Clegg won the competition when he carded 40 points, using his handicap of 13 to best effect.

Dave’s daughter, Abbie, took the Ladies’ section win with 34 points and his wife, Linda, took third in the ladies’ competition and nearest the pin on the 18th to add to Dave’s nearest the pin on the second.

Dave’s win was achieved despite the wheels coming off during his round on the 13th hole – literally!

When the axle of his electric trolley snapped, it was only due to the kindness of one of his playing partners, Chris Hughes, who took his carry bag off his own trolley and carried, that Dave could transfer his trolley bag to the loaned truck and continue.

Whilst the Clegg clan took home all the trophies and most of the prize money, they did leave some scraps for the rest of the membership.

Runner-up in the main competition was Lewis Spencer with 39 points.

He also took a share of the Twos prize fund when he, like Dave Clegg, birdied the ninth hole.

In third spot came Captain-elect Phil Hammond with 37 points beating Luke Chadwick, Chris Chadwick and Sam Cowan on a card play-off.

Sam’s day was made, however, when he won the ball-rolling competition to take home the biggest prize of the day!

Mickey Walsh took the Senior’s section with an excellent 38 points.

Lady Captain Patricia Leyland (30 points) was the runner-up in the ladies’ section with Linda Clegg in third a point behind.

Junior Organiser Richard Greaves has organised two golfing events for September for all members 11 years and under.

On Sunday, there is a four-hole competition using holes 15 through to 18.

Meet at the Golf Shop at 9-30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start.

On Sunday, September 23rd there is a chipping and putting competition followed by a two-hole competition using holes 17 and 18.

Please see the notices on the Junior Noticeboard or contact Richard on 07778 035046 or by email at for further details.

Following the abandonment of the Cavalier Putter last Saturday, the event has been allocated the new date of Saturday. The September Medal will therefore move back a week (subject to course maintenance activities).

• THIS week saw members of Whalley Golf Club compete in the Len Rowbottom Trophy, and the stableford competition played off the white tees was hotly contested.

The victor was John Blackadder, carding a very impressive three under 39 points. Runner-up with a solid 38 points via a card play-of was Kevin Moore from Matt Bartle in third.

There were five recorded twos going to S Crossley, J Heap, D Wetton, T Thornber, and C Summers.

On Thursday, the ladies at Whalley Golf Club competed for the Celia Porter Trophy in a stableford competition.

It was another great win for Karen Thompson with a solid 36 points.

Carol Ashley was second with 32 points and Maggie Harvey third with 30.

• AFTER heavy overnight rain, the Men’s Open Fourball Betterball competition at Stonyhurst Park had to be played with preferred lies on the sodden fairways.

The conditions didn’t deter the Young brothers, who amassed a total of 46 points to take first place.

Stephen Young arrived with aching muscles from his previous day’s goalkeeping duties for Hurst Green, and had to rely on elder bother Ian’s skills in the first few holes before he loosened up enough to make his small contribution to the team effort.

Ian’s birdie 4 on the par 5 first hole set the pattern for his round and his nerveless par 4 on the last hole capped a tremendous round of golf.

In second place with 43 points was Stonyhurst’s own celebrity chef, Adam Hayhurst and Dave Parker.

College old boys Marcus and Dominic Rigby, who now play their golf at Bolton Old Links, returned to their alma mater and took third place on 41 points, beating brothers Nigel and Karl Smith on a card playoff. Nelson golfer, Paul Thomasson muscled his way to the longest drive and Pleasington player Karl Smith was nearest the pin

• PAUL Hamer was the last man out in Clitheroe Golf Clubs Medal on Saturday and he dropped five shots on the first four holes, but then produced 14 pars for a remarkable nett 71 to take the Division One Prize.

Steady Steve Ackers birdied the long 7th and matched Hamers score but countback put him in second place.

Victoria Woods brother in law Clive Wood finished with a flourish to head a trio on 72 for third.

Andy Fish and Steve Dean claimed the remaining prizes in Division One.

A birdie on the 13th and a Van Persie-type finish from former footballer Denis Underwood put him in the boxseat in Division Two with a best of the day 69.

Terry Bithell slotted into second with a three shot margin over Pete Foley.

Derek Harwood had an unfortunate 8 on the 7th but recovered to pip Doug Wheatley for fourth and Craig Allison had the best gross.

The Annual Event for the Tradesmans Trophy was a triumph for Tim Clarke with a one-shot win over Garry Byrne.

Ian Murray and Chris Hamer both posted nett 72s for third and fourth and Mark Ashworths 72 was the best gross.

Tim Clarke had to settle for the runners-up spot in the Midweek Medal when starting with an 8 on the first he came back in level par for a 72.

However Steve Credie found a birdie on the tricky 17th and sneaked in with a 71 for the prize.

Brian Stokes chased home the leaders with his 72 for third place.

Clitheroe Golf Club’s star teenager Sophie Lamb continues to impress and on a day when Standard Scratch was 77, she recorded a Gross 73 on Lady Captain’s Day to reduce her handicap to one.

Sophie had two twos in her nett 71 and only Emily Howarth’s 70 was a better nett score on the day.

Lady Captain-elect Gill Eddlestone took third prize ahead of Elizabeth Narayana and Edith Child shared the remainder of the twos pot with Rosemary Sims.

The Nine-Hole Stableford saw a welcome return for Sheila Cornwell as she posted the best score with a one-point advantage over Eileen Lambert and Gill Wightman.

Sophie Lamb became the Club Junior Champion ahead of George Young and was also the overall winner and returned the Best Gross in last week’s Junior Girls Open with another 75-2-73 return.

Scratch Golfer Elizabeth Stebbings had two twos in her Gross 78 but just missed out of the prizes.

Visitors Louisa Brunt,Georgina Alex Forrest and Sophie Potter took the other girls’ prizes.

Clitheroes’ Callum Darcy topped the Junior Boys’ Open with a 76-10-66.

Visitor Ross Astley was two shots back and took second prize after cards with the Home Clubs’ Alister Holgate.

Oliver Smith took fourth ahead of Sam Lennon, both returning nett 69s and Dominic Kadics 74 was the Best Gross.

David Spouse, Jack Mercer and Louis Barrett were also prize winners in the Club Championship and Jack Mercer won the Junior Autumn Champion Round One with a nett 68.