It’s third time lucky for golf’s Andy

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THE Captain’s Prize was concluded last Saturday at Todmorden Golf Club.

The morning semi-finals saw Andy Barker beat Mark Hamer four and two and Michael Hartley beat Steve Shone three and two.

In the afternoon final Andy’s putting prowess made the difference.

A losing finalist on two previous occasions, Andy made it third time lucky with a three and two victory and praised his opponent for making it such a close match.

The nearest the pin prizes in the first week were Warren Duckworth and Michael Murray, with Stuart Jackson gaining the longest drive on the second hole.

The supporting Open Stroke competition saw new junior member Kyle Denneny win with a net 66 on a card play-off from Darren Shackleton.

Nearest the pin winners were Jeff Parker on the fifth and Chris Barker on the 16th. Birdie twos were scored by Dave Greenwood, Steve Hughes, Michael Murray, Paul Snook and Warren Duckworth.

The ladies have had some recent successes. In the ADP League, matches played at home and away as far afield as West End, Halifax, Hallamshire and Knaresborough Golf Clubs has resulted in five wins out of a possible six, which should ensure further progress to the later stages in the first year that the ladies have entered the competition.

A visit to Brookdale for the ladies open saw Alison Barker, Julia White, Ann Dewhirst and a Brookdale member take the honours in first place.

The Daily Mail foursomes was won by Irene Muldowney and Michele Miller, followed by Julia White and Janet Topham in second.

The ladies EWGA Medal was won by a new member Janet Taylor with a great score of net 64, followed by Edna Snook on 70 and Julia on 72.

Rabbit captain Russell Waring and his team successfully retained the Charlestown Trophy against near neighbours and rivals Hebden Bridge with a resounding victory last week.