Town boss the winner on Captain’s Day at Ghyll

Stewart Airdrie makes a gracious acceptance speech as winner of Captains Day at Ghyll on Saturday, while 2016 Captain, Alec Russell, looks on
Stewart Airdrie makes a gracious acceptance speech as winner of Captains Day at Ghyll on Saturday, while 2016 Captain, Alec Russell, looks on

At Ghyll on Saturday, Nairn native Alec Russell celebrated his Captain’s Day, which wentlong into the evening, with entertainment provided by DJ Steve Gibbons and singers Laura and Jade.

On a beautifully prepared course and in ideal golfing weather, Barnoldswick Town boss Stewart Airdrie deservedly took the victor’s laurels.

He returned 42 stableford points, two points ahead of Gavin Datkiewicz. Gordon Millar (39 points), was third.

Danny Blackmore, Andrew Harling and Ian Heald respectively returned the bestscores for the front nine, the back nine and the mid six holes.

Stefan Irodenko’s tee shot to within 26 inches on the 141 yard par 3 Greenberfield hole took the nearest the pin prize.

Keith Nash (37 points) was the pick of the Seniors on the card from Brian Strickland.

Desley Mitchell (100-28- 72) was the pick of the ladies in the seven th medal of the season, while Hilary Hardaker (96-19- 77) and Susan Tattersall (94-15- 79) completed theplacings.

Ghyll Golf Club support several local charities over the course of the season andrecently members were for the Stephen Nicholas Trophy, an established annual event,which raises money for the LGI neurosurgery department in Leeds.

Mick Edwards, Jamie Fox, Ian Graham and Sean Nutter combined to take the first prize in a runaway victory, amassing 90 points.

In second place, with 82 points, wasthe quartet of Neil Clapham, Bill Eccles, Anthony Fisher and Maurice Hendleman,while, two points further back in third spot, came the team of Ivan Rhodes, Brian Strickland, David Taylforth and Andy Wilkinson.