Burnley golf round-up

Both sides were evenly matched
Both sides were evenly matched

At Burnley Golf Club on Saturday, it was the Captain’s v Vice Captain’s team match.

After 20 matches playing better ball accumulated stableford, the teams were unbelievably all-square, with not a point to separate the matches.

So with the light fading, captain Terry Clarke and Vice Captain Chris Adams, with President John Hall as referee, all went out to play extra holes to decide the final outcome.

After playing the first hole, the match remained all square, as it was after the second.

Finally, after the light had disappeared over the horizon, playing down the 18th... that hole also finished all square!

So the match ended without a point difference, and it was decided that the trophy should be retained by the Vice Captain’s team, due to the current Captain having won it last year as Vice captain.

This Sunday, Burnley are hosting their annual open turkey shoot.

The matches are played as a four-ball betterball, and entries are still available from 11-30 a.m. onwards, telephone the secretary on 455266 for further details and to book your time.

Ian Boardman was in impressive form at the weekend at Towneley Golf Club.

“Stan”, as he is affectionately known at the club, had an excellent card of 44 points to come top of the pile in the latest round of the Winter League.

David Horan was runner-up, a point adrift, and Hymie Clarke took third place with 42 points.

Two of the club’s veterans won the nearest the pin awards. Pete Jackson took the honours at the sixth hole, and Jimmy Robertshank at the 17th.