Gales hit centenary trophy competition

THE Club Centenary, played for since 1895, took place at Todmorden Golf Club in a fierce gale. The format was stableford, where each player plays every hole on a points basis, the lower the score, the higher the points.

Paul Lukaszyk scored 35 points to win the trophy given by the late Sir Donald Thompson in 1995. There have been 17 different winners. Runner-up was Matthew Saxon on 32. The nearest the pin winners were the only twos of the day, Neil Chrimes on the fifth and Peter Bailey on the 16th.

The Centenary competition for the ladies was won for the third time with a score of 39 points by Linda Bell. The trophy was also given by Lady Patricia Thompson in 1995.

Runner up was Joyce Jesson with 36 points and third was Anne Dewhurst on 35. The only two went to past Lady Captain Alison Barker.

Club Captain,Vincent Korobczyc, presented the prizes on Saturday at a social at the club.

Saturday’s choose partners competition was won by Matt Saxon and Lee Dearden with 39 points on a card play-off from Glen Duckworth and Stu Jackson. Nearest the pin on the fifth was Mark Hamer and on the 16th Stu Jackson. Twos were recorded by Matt Saxon, Lee Dearden, Angus Woodhead and Paul Marrow.

The April midweek medal went to Peter Smith (net 68) with Mike Sunderland second (net 69).