Golfers go into action home and abroad

Calder Valley’s golfers were in action both home and abroad this week.

At Todmorden there was a stableford with sunshine breaking through for the afternoon players, compared to mist and fog in the morning.

Five players had birdie twos, Michael Murray, Steve Hill, David Hollows and Warren Duckworth, along with Terry Makin who had two twos.

The winner on 40 points was Steve McCarron.

The midweek pairs knockout prizes were presented for last year’s pairs competition by the past captain Mike Parenti.

The winning pair were Mick Shackleton and Mick Barnes, who won a tenaciously fought game on the 19th hole beating Michael Hartley and this year’s captain Vincent Korobczyc to take the title.

Twelve Mount Skip golfers enjoyed a seven-day winter break in the sun at the La Manga Resort in Spain.

Affectionately know as the ‘Rebel Tour’ the player of the trip was 19-year-old Jack Earle, who on two occasions including the main competition day played both the north and west course to his handicap of 13.

Back in Hebden Bridge, 19 hardy golfers turned out on Sunday ensuring that the Sheamus Russell Winter League Trophy will almost certainly go down to the wire with only six weeks to go.

Gavin Brumby and Noel Russell beat ‘Fish’ and Jonny Cockroft easily by five and three,

This win puts Brumby the winner two years ago level with this year’s captain Chas Bamford, the latter setting the pace from day one of the season.

Both now have identical results of eight wins, one draw and four losses and are on 47 points.

Had Dave Pickles won when playing with the captain, he would have gone into second place as he now has 45 points.