Very busy weekend at Towneley Golf Club

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TOWNELEY Golf Club had a very busy weekend.

First up, on the Friday night, was the popular Foxes and Rabbits competition, with the winners being Sue Miller and David Bradley with a score of 35.0.

Runners-up with 35.5 were Barbara and Ian Ponton.

The London pride event was held on the Saturday, with veteran Alan Trickett coming top of the pile with an exceptional score of 76-14-62.

Chris Turner was runner-up with 77-13-64, and Mick Southern third (70-6-64).

Nearest the pin awards went to Mavis Hurst and Archie Kernachan.

The open fourball took place on the Sunday, with the pairing of Andrew Slater and Southern taking first place with a tally of 48 points.

Matt Horsfall and Turner were runners-up, a point adrift, and Jeff Wilkinson and Frank Pilling were third on 45 points.

The lowest gross prize went to Gary Turner and Ian Owens with an excellent card of 65.

Nearest the pin awards wenbt to David Drinkwater, A. Rigby-Lovatt, Chris Clough and Andrew Slater at holes two, six, 16 and 17 respectively.

Club captain Mick Bradshaw was on hand to present the prizes, and a special thanks goes to Steve Bird for organising the successful evnt, along with Gary Collinson and Steve Wyatt.

The midweek stableford winner was teenager George Rae with 40 points, with Gary Turner a point behind.

The previous week, Harvey’s Wallbangers won the Texas Scarmble - the team comprising of Ben Collinson, Neil Jackson, Grant Bickerstaffe and Scott Weldon carded an exceptional 66.1.

Runners-up were Postman’s Knock - Paul and Daniel Haslam, George Rae and Steve Wynne, who carded 66.6.

Nearest the pin awards went to Steve McLean at the sixth, and Albert Trickett at the 17th.

Assistant professional Ben Collinson won the midweek stableford with a tremendous gross 68 to earn 40 points.

Johnny Warren was second, two points adrift.

Meanwhile, the Falcon Trophy Mixed competition was won by Neil Jackson and Janice Lee (80-15.5-64.5), with Gary Chadwick and Pat Steel (89-18-71) second.