Four seasons in one day at Nelson Golf Club

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It was a day of all four seasons at Nelson Golf Club on Saturday, but as it was also a qualifier, the E.L.G.A. Handicap Trophy and the Lombard qualifier as well as first of the Captain’s qualifiers.

The captain led from the front as he did on the football field for Burnley.

Ian Brennan had a brilliant score of 79-11-68, winning by one from Kenny Ingham, whose score of 75-6-69 won Division One.

Also in Division One was Danny Wadsworth (81-12-69), along with “Mr Claret” Ian Short (75-5-70).

It was just as hard in Division Two, but again with a very steady round was Danny Danson (94-25-69). Second was Stuart Robinson (88-18-70) on a card play-off from Matthew Cook (85-15-70).

The gross went to carl Parker’s superb 72.

Last Thursday, 33 Ladies of Nelson Golf Club participated in an 18-hole Medal competition.

The competition was won by Frances Sparks with a 92-21-72, ahead of Linda Smith with a 99-26-73, and third was Anne Kendra with a 91 -18-73.

Anne Kendra also had the lowest gross score.

Five ladies also took part in a nine-hole medal competition, won by Anne Green.

At Colne Golf Club, the winners of the four-person team event, with 108 stableford points, were Steve Parker, Brian Earnshaw, Russel Iveson and Matt Iveson.

Second with 106 points were Roger Harris, Bill Lemon, George Bradbury and John Burgoyne.

And third with 104 points, were Ian Oliver, Simon Hughes, Steven Ried and Barry Clements.

Ghyll Juniors started their season in cold and windy conditions at the weekend, playing in the George Smith Trophy.

Winning with 39 points was Josh Carlos, in second place with 36 points was Spencer Datkiewicz, and in third place Emma Blades with 34 points.

In the Pendle Summer League played at Nelson Golf Club, Ghyll Juniors came out on top with 176 points, with Nelson Juniors in second place with 156 points.