Skipton pair are winners at Towneley Golf Club

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THE Mayoress’ Charity Open Mixed Greensome was held at Towneley Golf Club last Sunday in glorious weather.

The event was extremely well supported, with couples attending from as far afield as Cheshire.

The competition raised £300 for the Mayoress’ chosen charities.

Pictured (s), from left, are runners-up Mr and Mrs Kerfoot from Pleasington (86-19.8-66.2), the Mayoress, captain George Westwell, winners Mr and Mrs Ellison from Skipton (77-12-65), the Mayor, and Mr and Mrs Robertshaw from Towneley, who finished third (84-17.4-66.6).

Towneley social secretary Stewart Bird carried on with his good form by winning the first major of the season.

His exceptional +7 won him the Grimshaw Cup, ahead of Ernie Whitaker on +6.

Dave Windle won his first major at the club by claiming the Handicap Cup with +4. Billy Horner was second on a card play-off, the Tartan Express Hamish Miller winning the gross prize with an excellent 73.

Nearest the pin awards went to Colin Cavanagh at the 6th, with recently-crowned great grandad Terry Clough taking the plaudits at the 17th.

The first midweek stablefords took place, with Hymie Clarke winning on Tuesday on the card from Keith Thompson after both posted 40 points. John Buchanan’s excellent 42 points won on Thursday from Lenny Ingham (38).

At Burnley, the Scott Leggatt Foursomes was won by Maureen Barson and Joyce Green with 33 points from Jean Scaife and Debbie Jackson (32 points).

The Single Stableford was won by Dawn Elliott with 36 points, one more than Karen Hopwood, and the Medal and Interclub Qualifier saw Maureen Barson win with a superb 77-18-59 - 10 shots clear of runner-up Dawn Elliott (87-18-69).