James battles the elements to take captain’s day medal

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Captain’s Day at Willow Valley was a big success as members showed great support for the competition during the day and the entertainment in the evening.

James Stephen won the captain’s day medal with an excellent 81, less 10, for a nett 71, winning a Motocaddy trolley with accessories. Mark Binns also scored a nett 71 but finished runner-up on countback. Mark took home a Titleist golf bag as his reward. Third place and a Ping umbrella went to Terry Dewing with a nett 72. Anyone matching par on Saturday in medal format can consider it a great achievement in the conditions that prevailed. A strong wind meant the course played as tough as it could.

The players enjoyed food and drinks in the halfway house during their round.

n Matthew Holden took the main prize and had the nearest-the-pin for good measure at John Elliot’s junior captain’s day at Lightcliffe Golf Club.

Glorious sunshine provided perfect weather for the seven to 17-year-olds.

There were competitions over six, nine and 18 holes as well as putting challenges.

It was a fun and varied day for all the young golfers who took part.

Volunteers from the club gave their support, as did parents and club captain Chris Powell and president John Wardingley. The event was run by Judith Crowther and Nigel Holden.

Winners: 18 hole Stableford (Holden Cup): Matthew Holden, 41 points. Nine-hole stableford: Sam Harrison, 29 points. Four-hole blue course: Alex Hellawell. 12-hole putting: Louis Noble. Six-hole putting: Joe Spencer. Fun putting: George Hellawell. Nearest the pin: Matthew Holden.