Burnley golf round-up

Michael Seaward's score of 42 points pipped Vice Captain David Perks
Michael Seaward's score of 42 points pipped Vice Captain David Perks

Townley Golf Club had an exceptional week as Dean Pickard recorded the best ever score at the club in the Thursday Stableford.

His score of 62 meant he finished nine points ahead of runner up Gary Turner.

It was Pickard’s weekend as on Saturday he hit fine form again tallying 68-2-66 to win his second major of the season, the John Smith Trophy.

Runner-up to Pickard was Jordan Young, one point adrift.

The Tuesday Stableford went to Joe Rigby with 39 points and Jim Fitton finished second, one point adrift.

The 2013 season has been a good one for the Todmorden Road club, and the order of merit went to Gary Turner on 228 points, with Steve ‘The Power’ Turner in second place with 180 points.

Turner also won the gross Eclectic Trophy with 52, one point ahead of record breaker Dean Pickard.

Veteran Dennis Harker won the nett eclectic with 44 and Mark Bennett was runner-up with 46.

Burnley Golf Club dedicated their weekend to raising funds for Pendleside Hospice.

The Hospice Team Event took place on Saturday and a team of Andy Birbeck, Phil Crane, Fred Baldwin and Alan Rigby-Lovat posted a score of 86 points to win.

Martin Leach, Chris Adams and friends took second place with 84 points.

The team event was followed by an evening of entertainment and fund raising events.

Sunday was an open team event and the team lead by David Bannister took the top spot.

£1800 was raised by the club from the weekend’s activities and a cheque will be presented to the hospice later in the season by captains Terry Clarke and Linda Wills.

A Burnley golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at Nelson Golf Club.

Shaun Field, 27, scored his ace on the 169-yard, par-three 11th at Nelson, and the one-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15th and October 31st this year.

And, with nearly 4,000 holes-in-one recorded annually, BOSS Watches could feasibly be giving away £1m-worth in 2013.

The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo - a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers.