Turner powers to victory at Towneley Golf Club

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STEVE “The Power” Turner was in tremendous form at Towneley Golf Club in the third Monthly Medal.

The popular, long-serving member shot a 72-7-65 to come top of the field in the First Division.

Jim Fitton was runner-up (74-8-66).

Ken Heap took the honours in the Second Division (75-13-62), with Darren Snook (80-14-66) in second place.

Ged McCabe won the Third Division (88-20-68), with Clifford Farrer (89-19-70) runner-up.

Gary Turner returnred an exceptional 67 to win the best gross.

The in-form Niall Cox won the nearest the pin at the 17th, and Jamie Archard took the plaudits at the sixth.

The following day it was the turn of the club’s senior members to compete for the prestigious Veterans’ Cup.

Nigel Clark was in tip-top form to win the cup with a nett 68, with the evergreen Alan Kelly runner-up, one shot adrift.

Gary Turner’s 73 won the lowest gross prize.

Another of the club’s veterans, Steve Horrocks, rolled back the years to win the Tuesday competition with an outstanding score of 79-13-66, with Dave Slater (93-26-67) runner-up.

Teenager George Rae won the Thursday Stableford with a creditable 42 points, with Johnny Warren runner-up three points behind.

Towneley were defeated 16.5-8.5 by their local rivals from Glen View, Burnley at the weekend, when competing for the Levens Cup.

The highest win for the Todmorden Road club was president Steve Wyatt and vica captain Mick Bradshaw’s 6 and 4 success, while the visitors’ highest win came from Alfred Holden and Mick Chapman by 7 and 6.

A sibsidiary competition was held at the club, and the winner was Andrew Trickett with 40 points.

Dave Robertson was runner-up on the card from former Burnley United stalwart Derek Baldwin, with both on 39.

Nearest the pin awards went to Marcus Burgess and Archie Kernachan.

The midweek stableford winners were Mark Denwood on the card from Alan Kelly with 41 points on Tuesday, and Gary Turner on Thursday, again on the card, from Dave Slater, both with 39 points.

In the ladies’ section, the Golf Foundation Brooch was won by Sue Miller with 41 points - three ahead of Pat Robertshaw, with Janet Thompson third with 31 points.

And on Sunday in the Millennium Mixed Competition, David Slater and Glennis Bradley’s 89-27-62 won from Gary Chadwick and Rose Pearson’s 79-14.4-64.5.