Father and son create history!

Craig and Sean Lemon
Craig and Sean Lemon

The father and son pairing of Craig and Sean Lemon have done themselves and Ghyll Golf Club proud by reaching the final 16 of the prestigious Daily Mail Foursomes.

That is no mean feat in itself, but especially as Sean has only been playing golf seriously for the past three years.

They follow in the footsteps of another Ghyll pair of yesteryear, Alan Garrick and Eric Hepworth, who won through in 1982.

After winning the club competition to represent Ghyll, Craig and Sean began their campaign, along with teams from well over 3,000 clubs nationwide, by beating Skipton in April.

Further victories followed over Kirkby Lonsdale, Towneley, Silverdale and Mytton Fold, before taking Beacon Park to the 20th hole in round seven to qualify for the final.

The Finals will be played at the Marriott St Pierre Course, Chepstow on from Sunday until Tuesday.

After a practice round on Sunday, the Ghyll pair need to win another three matches on Monday and Tuesday to reach the head-to- head final.

l At Ghyll, Kevin Honeyman shot 89-21- 68 to lift the Preston’s Trophy on the card from Darren Berry (72-4- 68), who had to be content with the Division 1 prize.

Andy Smith (84-15- 69) was the best in Division 2 for the second time running, while Ghyll captain Alec Russell (95-25- 70) was triumphant in Division 3.

Bob Bugler (41 points) was the clear winner of the September Saturday Stableford, while John Ensby (38 points) came second and Ian Graham (37 points) took third place on the card from Anthony Fisher.