Due to inclement weather and course preparation for the Regional Open Qualifying Round on Monday, Clitheroe’s male members had a blank weekend.
But there was a good turnout for the Midweek Medal and again the outstanding returns illustrated how difficult it is to take home prizes.
Peter Catlow dropped shots on the first three holes but birdied the 8th and 13th and came back in one under for a nett 67 and first place.
Paul Traynor had a cracking front nine and matched Catlow’s 67 but a six on the 18th cost him the win so he took second after cards.
Tim Stanley’s 69 put him in third ahead of Michael Heaps and Mark Ashworth with 70s.
In the Seniors’ Stableford it was all about stamina and a good finish, and Alf England won the shootout with Jim Rhodes and Brian Stokes after cards.
All finished with 35 points. Lucky Jim and plucky Brian had the better of opening exchanges but England came good in the end to finish in top spot.
Nick Brown, Keith Allen and Paul Burrows filled the next three places.
Lady golfers from the six regions of the country took part in the Worcester Golf Club’s Grand Medal Singles Final and Clitheroe’s Michelle Fielding overcame gale force winds and water to finish a creditable 33rd.
Representing the club after her success at York last month, Michelle enjoyed the experience and returned Home with a silver medal and a lovely commemorative pink and white sports top.
Clitheroe Ladies’ “Mail on Sunday” team have progressed to round seven of this popular competition after comprehensively beating Grange Park 4-1 and now await their next opponents with confidence.
One star member of the team, Emma Clegg continued her outstanding run of form in the club’s Midweek Medal with her 72-1-71 return to claim first prize.
Four shots off the pace, Judith Woolley was happy to take second ahead of Elaine Grindrod and Pendleton’s Maureen Cox.
Victoria Edmondson/Nuttall took the pot with the only two of the day.
Judith Woolley again featured when she and playing partner Elaine Marsden won the Ladies’ Invitation Stableford with 42 points.
Carolyn Cort and M. Griffiths were just point away in second place and the Cath Podevyn/E. Dixon partnership won a card play-off with Dorothy Hamer and Louise Blhuta for third.
• PAST captain John Berry shot an amazing 45 points to win Mytton Fold Golf Club’s Frank Hargreaves Memorial Trophy at the weekend.
Despite not benefiting from the best of the day’s weather, John’s three birdies and 12 pars was all the more creditable as the course was still recovering from the torrential downpours of the previous Friday and there was little run on the ball.
Second, and winner of the Senior’s Trophy, was the ever-youthful Dave Clegg who, playing off 12, managed eight pars and nothing over a bogey to card a very consistent round of 39 points.
Chris Chadwick was an early leader in the clubhouse with an excellent 38 points, beating Philip Campbell and Steve Worrell on a card play-off.
Lady captain Patricia Leyland won the ladies’ section with 36 points, three points ahead of Allison Nuttall and four ahead of Tarja Wilson.
In the June Midweek Stableford, Phil Chadwick took the top spot ahead of Jack Wilson.
In the ladies’ section it took a card playoff to separate winner Allison Nuttall from second placed Pauline White, with Linda Clegg back in third spot.
• ALTHOUGH the Stonyhurst Park Ladies’ Invitation Saturday competition had to be cancelled because of a waterlogged course, the Men’s Invitation went ahead in near perfect conditions on Sunday.
For the second week running, Richard Moody took first prize with his next door neighbour Michael Thompson, as his guest.
Such was Moody’s embarrassment at winning back to back competitions, that he reported himself to the Handicap Secretary with a personal request to have his handicap reduced on general form.
The Handicap Secretary has duly obliged and will keep a close eye on him in the future.
Equalling their score of 44 points, but coming second after a card play-off, were John Simpson and David Woodworth, followed by Roy Gilmore and David Atherton in third place.
Derek Ingham’s guest Jack Wren was the only player to record a two on the day and scooped the ball sweep pool.
• LAST Wednesday, the ladies at Whalley Golf Club competed in the Frances Smith Qualifier.
Joan Whittaker came in with the lowest gross score and won with 92-19-73.
Chris Thurston was second (110-36-74) and Karen Thompson third (98-21-77).
• A WEEK Tuesday, the EWGA Medal winner at Wilpshire Golf Club was Sylvia Meadows (92-17-75) on a card play-off from Caroline Platt (110-35-75).
The Lyndened Trophy winner was Caroline Platt (110-35-75).
Last Tuesday, the 18-hole Strokeplay winner was Brenda Hawksworth (106-29-77).
Runner-up was Marian Cross (112-34-78).