Our first Open of 2023 took place on Thursday 20 April .  The strong wind throughout the day meant the course looked at it’s very best but proved difficult for many players which is reflected in an average score for the day of just 33, well down on previous better ball competitions. In spite of difficult conditions, everyone thought the course was terrific and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The one overseas competitor, from Metz in France, thought it was “tres difficile” although he did try to claim a prize for the longest drive!!!!

The winners were:-

1st

£100 each

Brian Evans and Stewart Moscrop from Dunnerholme & Barrow respectively with 41 points (after countback)

2nd

£70 each

Neil Bremmer & Bill Watkinson both from Ulverston also with 41 points

3rd

£50 each

Stuart Knowles andJohn Ashurst both from Pleasington with 40 points

4th

£35 each

Stephen Briggs and Dave Bowen from Rossendale & Rochdale respectively with 38 points (after countback)