Family affair at Nelson Golf Club

Kirsty O'Connor won the gross prize
Kirsty O'Connor won the gross prize
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It was a family affair in the Sunday 36-hole Margaret West and Alison Short Trophies at Nelson Golf Club.

Daughter Kirsty O’Connor won the gross prize (74, 74=148) and mother, Gillian O’Connor, won the nett prize (67,76=143).

The weekly competition, The Golf Foundation Brooch, was won by Pat Greenwood with a magnificent 98-31-67.

Second was Janet Kelly with 86-16-70.

• Ann Waddingtons terrific round of 99-36-63 (nine shots under par) won her the EWGA Medal at Colne Golf Club, and also reduced her handicap by five shots!

Liz Reddy’s under par score of 85-15-70 took second place, with Eileen Foulds 100-26-74 in third.

Colne’s annual AM AM was won by Pennine Playgrounds with 116 points, ahead of the President’s Team with 112 points.

The Blackboard Boys took third place .

Colne Golf Club would like to thank AM-AM Sponsors Lloyds BMW Colne and McParland and partners for their generous support.

The first round of the 36-hole Harry Preston Trophy was contested on Saturday at Colne, with the second round to be contested tomorrow.

Former Nelson member Elliot Frost, who after a few years’ break from the game has joined Colne, showed he had lost none of his prowess by shooting an almost flawless 72 gross off a handicap of 11 to lead at the halfway stage with a net score of 61, by three shots from Geoff Hurlstone, who carded 75-11-64.

Andrew Pinder (71-5-66) was third.

• Last Tuesday, the Seniors’ Open Four ball better ball at Ghyll Golf Club was won by Ghyll’s Ray Duckworth and Clitheroe’s Roger Brennan with 44 points.

Second was Ghyll’s Bill Aitken and Gordon Millar with 41 points, and third was Ghyll’s Ivan Rhodes and Stuart Hoyle with 40 points.