Heavy rain halts play at Mytton Fold Golf Club

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Mytton Fold Golf Club’s Dave Westwood and Richard Palmer were top of the charts last Sunday when their 41 points in the Winter Pairs Doubles netted them the highest points score of the new season’s competition.

The previous day’s golf had to be abandoned at the Langho course when heavy rain, and then hail, lashed the course forcing players into the welcome charms of the clubhouse.

However Sunday’s frosty dawn brought out a few new faces to play in the Winter Pairs, one such pairing being Westwood and Palmer to play their first round in the competition. Having carded the highest score in the four rounds played so far they look like a force to be reckoned with.

Some five points behind came Dave Halsall and Captain-Elect Peter Main, just ahead of Phil Ryan and Peter Fox.

Last week’s Winter Pairs was a much closer affair, with Nigel Fairhurst and Gary Ashton topping the scores with 37 points, one ahead of Jean Van Boeckel/Mick Kelbie and Kevin Shanley/Jim Tierney.

Close behind came the pack consisting of Nick Avino/Martin Holden, Dave Griffith/Steve Worrall and Frank Hindle/Mick Mahon.

With the best nine scores to count in the winter-long competition, it’s still all to fight for at Mytton Fold.

The second of the Winter Pros Comp was played on Saturday at Whalley Golf Club and it was nice to see some different names in the winners circle.

This week’s competition which is played over 13 holes was won by Paul Irwin with 30 points.

Second place was Mel Earle with 29 points, beating the ever-present Derek Wood on a card play-off also with 29 points.

The twos competition, with only one on the day, was taken by Mat Bartle.