New captains are unveiled at Burnley Golf Club

New captains: Chris Adams and Brenda Roosen are unveiled at Burnley Golf Club
New captains: Chris Adams and Brenda Roosen are unveiled at Burnley Golf Club

Chris Adams was appointed as the new captain of Burnley Golf Club, while Brenda Roosen was also confirmed as lady captain for the new season.

The pair were unveiled last Friday at the club’s annual general meeting up at Glen View.

Voted onto the Club Councils Greens committee was Jim Nutter and immediate past captain Terry Clarke.

The traditional match playing match-play, takes place on the Saturday after the AGM, with the Captain’s team playing President John Hall’s team.

The match was won by the President’s team by the smallest of margins, 22 wins for the President and 20 wins for the Captain’s team

Following the match, a buffet and disco in the newly-refurbished lounge took place, and was enjoyed by members, families and guests into the late evening.

Burnley Golf club are still recruiting new members, and with still no joining fee and many attractively-priced memberships still available, a phone call to the secretary on 01282 455266 will give you further details of offers that are still available for this coming season.

Last week, Darren Jennings and Martin Leach retained the Margaret Pollard Winter League trophy in a thrilling final at Burnley Golf Club, beating Chris Adams and Shaun Makin on the last hole.

The Stableford competition held between the other winter league participants was won by Alan Rigby Lovat and Michael Chambers with a score of 40 points.

The third summer competition was held Saturday last, with Ian Owens and George Dunn winning with a score of 67.8, from Steve Butschok and Neil Field with 68.4.

In the Daily Mail national competition, where the regional heats are taking place, the Burnley team, all playing off scratch, took on Green Howarth from Hyndburn on their own course, winning a close encounter 3-2.

Following that victory the Glen View team, playing Whalley, dominated all their matches for a 5-0 victory to progress through to the third round.

The eventual winners of the area finals will progress to play the national finals in either Spain or Portugal.

l Phil Whitehead won the latest round of the winter league competition at Towneley Golf Club with 41 points.

Steve “The Power” Turner was runner-up, a point adrift, with club steward Ronnie Catlow in third spot with 39 points.

Club professional Ben Collinson won the nearest the pin award at the sixth hole, with Scotsman John Gordon Miller’s excellent tee shot at the 17th hole landing just two inches from the flag to earn the plaudits.