Golf: Seven birdies in winner's round

THE autumn Invitation day at Todmorden Golf Club again provided some excellent scores on lightning fast greens.

Friday, 24th September 2010, 7:34 pm

There were five birdie twos for Michael Hollows, Dave Arrowsmith. A.Hutchinson, C.Molloy and Dave Stafford.

There was also an amazing eagle two on the par four 10th hole for Matt Maguire from Burnley Golf Club.

He drove the 335 yards, pitching the green to 11 feet and sinking the putt to celebrate a rare score on this hole.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Steve Shone on the seventh and C.Molloy on the 16th.

Fourth place went to Lesley Greaves and C.Molloy (Northcliffe) and third place on a card playoff went to Dave Arrowsmith and Rochdale member Mick Duckworth.

Runner,s-up spot went to Rod Hunt and A.Hutchinson from Hebden Bridge with 42 points.

Outright winners though were former club champion Dave Stafford and Whittaker member Peter Davies on 44 points.

This amazing round included seven birdies.

When you consider Dave plays off a two handicap and Peter plays off seven it shows what a great round of golf it was.

Everyone complimented the brilliant condition of the course, looked after this week by assistant greenkeeper Chris who did a sterling job.

Thanks also went to Ian Tootel for organising and running the competition.