Former Claret Brennan will lead golfers in battle against Rovers

Former Claret and Nelson Golf Club captain Ian Brennan
Former Claret and Nelson Golf Club captain Ian Brennan

Nelson Golf Club Captain and former Claret Ian Brennan is on the lookout for golfers to join him as Burnley face up to old foe Blackburn Rovers.

The big match, featuring teams of four, to include one former player, due to be played on August 26th, will feature Brian Flynn, Frank Casper and Chris Pearce, as well as ex-Rovers stars Ian Millar Graham Oates and Mark Patterson, to name but a few.

The players are all supporting three charities, while the day’s proceeds will benefit the clubs’ former players’ associations, and the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation – Brennan’s chosen charity.

Cost is £95 per head, including coffee and bacon sandwiches, a three- course dinner and presentation, followed by an after dinner speech from Steve Kindon.

Anyone interested can contact Richard Lees on 611834 (option 2).

The Designer Golf Stableford Doubles at Nelson was won by Sandra Driver and Sophie Potter in a card play-off with Joyce Aikman and Stella Newton, both teams gaining 41 points. Third were Linda Lee and Janet Kelly with 39 points.

The Nine-Hole competition was won by Pat Oldroyd.

Dorothy Robinson-Tattersall held her Lady President’s Day at Ghyll Golf Club, playing a three club and putter competition. With 33 points, the winner was Emma Blades. Stephanie Robinson (32) took second, and third was Ann Preston on 31. Winner of the front nine was Susan Tattersall with 17.

At Marsden Park, in the 5th Medal, Michael Holden’s excellent 78-15-63 beat Martin Shaw’s 80-14-66, with Craig Watson third with 85-17-68.

In the ladies’ competition, Michelle Lingard continued her consistent form, with Eva Pinder second. Oliver Scott won the Junior Kings Cup.

The 36-hole Masters was won by Craig Watson’s 68+66=134, ahead of Don McCombe (70+65+135), who beat Nick Alderson’s 64+71=135 on a card play-off.

Janet Kelly won the ladies event with 74+72=146.