Golfers make it a great day for Frances

MOUNT Skip’s Lady vice-captain Frances Tighe was delighted with the turnout on a sunny but windy Sunday when more than 70 people made up of golfers and those who had never played the sport before turned up to play.

Friday, 6th May 2011, 7:31 pm

It is hoped to hold more such ventures during the summer months with a view to getting more people to take up the sport. Whether young or old, all are welcome.

To support this initiative the club is offering a special deal for those wishing to join now by way of a £200 reduction off the normal yearly membership.

Anyone interested should contact the club on 01422 842896 and speak to either Andy or Step, alternatively visit the course and enjoy the atmosphere of the clubhouse not forgetting the breathtaking views.

The fun competition was won by George Bamford and his non golfing partner Matt Shaw, with the best non-golfer prize going to Annette Kewin for her putting on the greens, albeit her partner would contend that this was down to his excellent chipping to get the ball so near to the pin.

Low handicapper Neal Clegg had a disaster of a hole on the par four fourth, taking 11 shots to reach the green, playing nine off the tee before getting a ball in bounds, much to the disgust of his five-year-old son Ben who partnered his dad for the putting part of the competition.

Skips oldest playing member Bob Grierson (right) now in his 81st year is in fine form these last few weeks, winning the Friday afternoon nine-hole competition on three successive weeks.

These successes were followed up by him winning the club’s Invitation Day last Saturday with his regular playing partner Mick Rooks and the latter’s son Jason playing as a guest, winning with 65 Stableford points on count-back from Des Senior, Duncan Southwell and George Dobby.

The conditions were tough due to the strong wind, this being reflected in the low scores on the day, notwithstanding two players scores counted on each hole.