Beaty Jnr wins out at Ghyll Golf Club

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THE Prestons Trophy at Ghyll Golf Club was won by Warren Beaty Jnr. with a tremendous net 61.

The winner of Division One was Tony Stocker on a card play-off with five others on net 69. Division Two winner was Jack Farnhill with a net 70 and the Division Three winner was Ian Heald with a net 68.

The September Monthly Medal was won by David Bellwood with 40 points. Second was Neil Bowditch with 38 points and third was Liam Bowditch Jnr. with 37 points.

Ghyll Golf Club and Martin Robinson have been helping budding Luke Donalds improve their swings.

The younger ones, whose ages ranged from 7-11 learnt new skills each week and many of them are now playing, enjoying and competing.

The older juniors have had an excellent opportunity to learn and put into practice new skills.

• Dave Hall won the Autumn Trophy at Nelson Golf Club on Saturday when he scored 72-7-65.

Division One honours went to Jason Warwick (73-7-66) on the card from Jeff Bonsall (74-8-66) with Andy Clapham (73-6-67) in third place.

Graham Smith (84-16-68) topped Division Two on the card from Sam Halstead (83-15-68) with Geoff Bell (82-13-69) in third place.

Trafalgar Trophy winner Nick Uttley continued his excellent run of form with a 67 to win the gross prize.

On Sunday, the Marsden Heights Club contested their annual match with Colne for the Jubilee Putter and won 613-587.

•The Autumn Medal at Colne Golf Club was won by Chris Williamson with a score of 81-13-68. Paul Boothman was second with 75-7-68 while Alan Harker finished third with 87-18-69.Mick Turner picked up the Gross Prize.

In difficult conditions at Colne Golf Club, Freda Lester’s score of 97-23-74 not only won her the EWGA Medal by four shots but also reduced her handicap by one shot. In second place, Val Turpin’s 102-24-78 beat Tina Fishwick’s score on a card play-off.