Towneley Golf Club hosts fourball betterball event

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TOWNELEY Golf Club held a fourball betterball competition at the weekend and the winners were ‘Cliviger Rule’, with the duo of veterans Bob Foster and Steve Horrocks.

The pair finished with an outstanding total of 51 points to take first spot. Runners up after a fourway card play-off were ‘Doins and Wattsits’ as Jimmy Robertshank and the in-form John Gordon Miller ended the event just a solitary point behind the victors.

Nearest the pin awards went to Steve Wilson and Nigel Clarke at the 6th and 17th holes respectively.

l Golf club captains from across the region will have the opportunity to team up with their PGA professional and chase a dream final after leading UK asset finance provider Lombard’s return to golf.

One of the PGA’s major tournaments has been renamed The Lombard Challenge after securing a three-year sponsorship deal from leading UK asset finance provider Lombard.

The Lombard Challenge, a PGA Pro-Captain tournament, which is open to all golf clubs in the UK and Ireland, has received significant investment from the heavyweight financial institution, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

The new deal sees Lombard and the PGA reigniting their partnership, with Lombard having previously sponsored the PGA National Pro-Am Championship – known as The Lombard Trophy – between 1995 and 2006.

Lombard’s return will see the Grand Final prize fund increase from £7,500 to £25,000, plus greater opportunities for PGA professionals and their club captains to reach the final of The Lombard Challenge.