Leading pair Steve and Gav maintain hot pace at Skip

Steve Scholes
Steve Scholes

Twenty two hardy members turned out for the Hebden Bridge GC winter league last Sunday morning.

The weather at Mount Skip was damp and miserable but a lot milder than of late.

Keith Law and Terry Clancy made up the two-ball. Clancy misplaced his putter part way through the round but nevertheless managed to pull off a 2 and 1 win.

Michael Turner and his partner Ash Hewitt had 3 and 1 success over Matthew Richards and Dave Pickles.

Steve Scholes, the league leader, was paired with Paul Elliot. They had a comfortable 3 and 2 win over Darren ‘Cowboy’ Clithero and Gavin Degnan for Scholes to retain top spot.

According to ‘Scholesy’, modest as ever, the win was in no small part down to his fine form as he carried Paul around the course to such an extent that he injured his back!

Gav Brumby, in second place, managed to keep the pressure on Scholes. Partnered by veteran Brian Coukham, they won 2 up against Sam Scholes and Lee Amos.

Sam, who is still in contention and determined to pip his father for the title, uncharacteristically had an off day with some wayward shots.

Martin Whiley and Noel Russell shared the spoils with winter league organiser Andy Hutchinson and low handicapper Martyn Astin.

There was another halved match between Matthew Fisher and his partner, newly appointed Captain Jonathan Sutcliffe, against Rob Dutson and Chris Hoyle.

Rob started the round so badly that he was threatening to walk off after three holes. Fortunately for him his game picked up and he won the last hole to half the match.