Naimh matches dad Andy’s excellent work

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The sun came out on Monday for the annual Family Fun Day at Hebden Bridge Golf Club.

Another very keenly contested fun competition ensued with the regular golfers showing off to their non-golfing partners.

The team winners were Andy Hutchinson and his daughter Naimh.

Naimh didn’t let her dad down by scoring 23 putts to match his 23 shots to the green, a total of 37 for nine holes after taking into account handicaps.

Charles Bamford pipped Neeve Fisher to the Tigers prize by one point, taking 20 shots to her 21 whilst Graham Boulton won the Rabbit’s Prize on count back with a gross 23.

The best putter was Anthony Hoyle, who took only 18 putts on the nine holes.

The ladies prize was won by Ann Garrard who was visiting from the Isle of Man.

In her thank you speech she said she had enjoyed her visit to Hebden Bridge and the friendliness of the Yorkshire people she had met and the club.

She had been over whelmed by the amount of food she was given from the barbeque and also was very impressed with the conditions of the greens so early in the season.

The putting competition for a bottle of champagne was a honourable draw and the bottle was re-donated back to the club to be played for again on Rabbit’s Captain’s Day on May 16.

Todmorden Golf Club’s Silver Rabbit 2 competition took place last weekend.

The qualifiers were Adam Gibson with a nett 68 and Chris Godfrey with a nett 69.

Foul weather resulted in 18 ‘no returns.’

Pete Borders had a nett 73 and remarked: “If it wasn’t for the 10 on the 13th I would of won!”

The open stroke competition, which is run alongside the Silver Rabbit, was won by Chris Thornsby with a nett 69 from Glen Duckworth with a nett 71.

The ladies played their Centenary competition last Thursday.

Jill Keogh scored 35 stableford points to beat Anne Dewhirst by one point.