A gem of a day for Mike, while Captain’s Prize gets off to a good start

Mike and Lilian Parenti presenting the cheque to Mario and Joanne Burian (centre)
Mike and Lilian Parenti presenting the cheque to Mario and Joanne Burian (centre)

MIKE Parenti and his wife Lilian chose his 50th birthday party at Todmorden Golf Club to present a cheque for £1,316 to his chosen charity from when he was the club captain last year.

The Gem Appeal is a charity based at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. It helps in the treatment and support of children who suffer from Hunter’s Syndrome,a rare hereditary genetic disorder which causes both physical and mental problems.

Mike’s boss and his wife Mario and Joanne Burian, whose son Matthew suffers from the disease, received the cheque on the charity’s behalf.

Mike and Lilian thanked local businesses and people from Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Burnley, as well as the golf club who gave prizes and supported the social events during his year of office.

l CLUB Captain Vincent Korobczyc held his prize day at Todmorden Golf Club.

Damp drizzly weather and the captain’s difficult pin positions meant good scoring was going to be hard.

However,there was a full quota of players aiming to be one of the eight best scorers going through to the knockout matchplay quarter finals on the same evening.

Those who qualified were Andy Barker and Terry Makin on 66, Mark Hamer on 68, Trevor Barnes and Lee Earnshaw on 69, Steve Shone on 70 and Michael Hartley and Rick Lupton on 71.

In the knockout phase Andy Barker beat Terry Makin on the 18th hole, Mark Hamer beat Rick Lupton and Michael Hartley beat Lee Earnshaw respectively on the 19th and Steve Shone beat Trevor Barnes on the 15th.

The outcome now provides two interesting semi-finals with Andy Barker taking on past winner of the event, Mark Hamer and past captain Steve Shone taking on Michael Hartley.

These matches and the final will be played next Saturday and the presentation for this and the support competition will take place immediately after.

The captain thanked MG Caravans for the use of a caravan on the day and his wife Lisa and her many “trusty helpers” for the refreshments and “banter” provided on the course.

There will be a five-piece band at the club on Saturday July 2. “After Midnight” will be performing from 8pm and tickets are still available and can be reserved by ringing the club on 812986.