Jean’s Red Letter Day at Mytthon Fold Golf Club!

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THE ladies of Mytton Fold Golf Club led the way on Valentine’s Day when Lady Captain Patricia Leyland organised a red-themed competition.

Blessed with good weather, the ladies rose to the challenge and everyone played in the colour of the day.

The nine-hole competition was won by Jean Sanderson (22 points), who came home a clear three points clear of Leyland and Linda Clegg, the former taking the runner-up slot following a card play-off.

Winner Sanderson (left) is pictured receiving her trophy from Lady Captain Leyland (s).

Saturday’s heavy rain caused the cancellation of the penultimate round of the Winter Singles competition, and with it disappeared both Mick Walsh’s and Steve Rusyn’s chances of catching current league leader Dave Clegg.

Dave’s 57 points, and 14 point lead, means that he can’t now be caught with just this weekend’s game to play.

Likewise in the Ladies’ Section, it’s a Winter Singles win for Lady Captain-Elect Doreen Hammond, with, like the men, a fight for the minor placings taking place this Saturday.

Sunday dawned brighter and the Winter Pairs saw the knockout places finalised for this coming Sunday.

Frank Hindle and Mike Mahon played an excellent last round to win on the day with 37 points, but it was a case of too little, too late and they failed to make the top four final knockout places.

Close behind came the pairing of John Berry and Dave Clegg with 36 points to secure their place in the finals along with Peter Main/Dave Halsall, Jean Van Boeckel/Steve Rusyn and Ian Thomson/John Whittaker.

• Stonyhurst Park Golf Club held their Men’s Winter Medal on Sunday, in the sunshine.

This was a Stroke Play competition, with the winner Nigel Smith turning in an impressive 86-22-64.

Second was Peter Thompson with a 68, and third with 69 was Richard Moody.

The veterans at Stonyhurst Park are still bravely battling the elements, and held their 9-hole Winter Medal last week.

The winner was John Simpson with 37-16-21, second was Richard Jackson with 41-19-22 and third was Jim Sumner with 39-17-22.