This was the week if your surname was Wilson at Mytton Fold Golf Club. Dave Wilson won the May men’s Stableford and namesake Tarja Wilson took the ladies’ 9-hole version.
Dave amassed 38 points to take the win at Saturday’s men’s event, finishing one point clear of Keith Fitzhenry. Tony Cross led a trio of competitors all carding 34 points and separated by a card play-off.
Five players split the Twos Pot with Mick Kelbie and Barry Hargreaves birdying the first, Ray Standring and Phil Clegg birdying the ninth while Tony Cross waited until the final hole before staking his claim.
Tarja Wilson took the May 9-hole Stableford, with her 22 points head and shoulders ahead of the field. Hazel Sellars was second with 14 points while Past Lady Captain Doreen Hammond finished third with 11 points.
Jubilee Day and the Golf Club Barbeque is this Sunday.
The Jubilee golf competition is a shotgun start, and following it’s completion there is a barbeque for competitors, club members, families and friends. The BBQ usually kicks off at about 4 p.m.
Tony Bridge was the architect of a successful partnership with Julian Troup in Sunday’s Fourball at Clitheroe Golf Club with three birdies and eight pars, as they built a winning 44 points total.
Chris Hamer and Daniel Preedy returned an impressive card with 41 points and took runners-up spot with a one-point margin over Mark Jones and Geoff Sutcliffe.
Three nice pars to finish his round and Luke Whowell won the Midweek Medal with his 84-15-69 return.
Gary Byrne was heading for the first place spot until dropped shots on the last two left him two shots short and in second place.
David Holmes had his year’s best round to claim third with the same nett 71.
After a blob on the 16th and showing nerves of steel with six points on the last two, Alan Clarke won the Seniors’ Stableford with 40 points.
Double bogeys on the 16th and 17th cost Paul Levet top spot, but 39 points put him second ahead of four true seniors on 38.
The Ladies’ Main Event last week, apart from Chris Stokes hole in one at the fifth, was the Gilbert Benson and EWGA Medal.
Two birdies on the first three holes and Emma Clegg was off to a flyer. No margin for error off one, Emma won the trophy with a lovely round and her nett 75.
Gwen Maudsley had her best medal round for 12 months to take second place, one shot ahead of Edith Child.
Edith had one hand on the trophy until the 18th but settled for third.
Michelle Fielding had an inspired start in the Two Division Stableford with a birdie on the first and an eagle 2 on the fourth and she continued in the same vein to win Division One with 35 points.
Deborah Catlow also had a good start with five pars and was second with 32 points.
Gail Ainsworth looked like taking second place until the blip on the 18th put her in third with 31.
Bernadette Howarth was in pole position to win Division Two until the final two holes when Jane Hoyle matched her 34 points and took the prize after cards.
The Whalley Veterans’ Bowl was won by John Rostron, John came in with a two under par 70.
Second place was John Harvey with a 72, pipping Colin Ashworth after cards.
The Saturday Medal was won by in-form Aaron Ripley win with a 71.
Second place went to Paul Chalker 74 and third place went to Steve Green with a 75.
Twos on the day went to Bill Banks, Steve Green, Pete Fletcher and Roger Lee.
The Jubilee Open on Saturday saw B. Devine and Clitheroe member M. Garner win with an exceptional 45 points. This made amends for Devine being beaten in the first round as defending champion of the singles knockout by returning member C. Gould.
Second place went to A. Strange and G. Blenkinship with a great 44, just nudging M. Crabtree and D. Flanagan into third on a card play-off.
Twos on the day went to J. Rostron, D. Blanch, B. Craig, M. Bartle and T. Thornber.
Last Wednesday, in glorious conditions, the ladies of Whalley Golf Club were able to hold their Spring Open, sponsored by Oak Hill Spa .
The Stableford competition was won, with 89 points, by Julie Stephenson,Bridget Rees, Leslie Lohou and Agnes Flanagan from Maureen Board,Jean Sanderson, Linda Rhodes and Marilyn Bulcock with 85.
In third place after a three-tie card play-off with 82 points was Jennifer Eastwood, Sue Madden, Trish Bradley and Agnes Seery.
Lady Captain Sally Blenkinship thanked Oak Hill Spa for sponsoring the Open and donating the prizes .
Stonyhurst Park Golf Club had a very busy week.
Starting off with the Ladies’ Coronation Foursomes qualifier, two of the club’slongest standing members Jo Porter and Jean Coward triumphed with 31 points, closely followed by, on a card play-off with 29 points, Carolyn Blockeel and Margaret Duckett.
Saturday saw the ladies in action again, competing for the Chaiman’s Rosebowl, with Laura Cannan taking the honours in this board competition with 104–29-75. The best gross went to Linda Ashworth with a score of 88, nearest the pin was won by Janice Bufton and longest drive by Janette Dowdy.
The men competed for the May Medal with Steve Young coming out on top with a score of 74-7-67 and taking the Category 1 prize. Runner-up was Dan Whalley with 83-15-68.
Category 2 was won by Rupert Frost with a score of 93-25-68, with Mark Shaw runner-up with 92-20-72.
Finally, on Bank Holiday Monday, the ladies played in a Medal which finished off a great weekend for Laura Cannan, winning her second competition, with a score of 101-29-72.
Runner-up with 90-13-77 was Linda Ashworth, and third went to Carolyn Blockeel on 97-16-81.
At Wilpshire Golf Club, the ladies’ Fourball Betterball Stableford and Ping Qualifying Round was held.
Winners of the Fourball Betterball competition were F. Bristow and D. Hindle with 37 points, one point ahead of B. Newton and B. Aspden.
The winners of the Ping Qualifier were Lady Captain V. Walsh and B. Railton with 32 points.