John has round to treasure!

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TOWNELEY Golf Club’s treasurer John Buchanan had, indeed, a round to treasure at the weekend when he totalled 40 points to capture the Thwaites Trophy.

To everyone’s amazement, the competition went ahead after torrential downpours, with credit going to the groundstaff.

Runner-up on 39 points was Ernie Whittaker and new member K. Tootle was third a further point back.

Nearest the pin awards went to Steve Wilson at the sixth and Alex Kernachan at the 17th.

The midweek stableford winners were Phil Patton (41) from John Hargreaves (39) on the Tuesday, and J. Frankel beat Ian Metcalfe (39 points) on the card on Thursday.

In-form Dennis Harker carded 89-21-68 to win the Veterans’ Cup from Pete Hargreaves (81-12-69) and P.S. Jackson (82-13-69), with Gary Turner taking the lowest gross.