Local team take the honours at competition’s 10th anniversary

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The 10th anniversary of the Glenn McHale Firm Am Betterball Stableford Open Golf competition was played at Flamborough Head Golf Club.

Glenn McHale, after whom the competition is named, died of cancer in his captain’s year and, since then, the competition has been held to raise money for good causes.

This year, over 120 golfers in teams of four competed for a stunning array of prizes.

First prize, in addition to the coveted embroidered winner’s polo shirts, was a brand new Blackberry mobile telephone for each member of the winning team.

The top prize was generously donated by the event’s main sponsor Signal Telecom.

An excellent course and fine weather encouraged high scoring throughout the day.

Woodhouse Wanderers, made up of Arthur Woodhouse, Mark Langridge, Charlie Artley and Mark Whitehead, won the competition with a score of 89 points, while second place went to Westfield Health Team, who finished with 85 points.

Pen Life team finished in third place, also with 85 points, while the minor places went to Sod Shifters, Buckton Bandits, Farming Foray, Mexicans and Bucktoneers.

Nearest the pin winners were Frank Stillings (140cm), Terry Wright (210cm), Chris Feast (185cm) and Stephen Thurne (44cm).

Tom Lambert won the nearest the bottle putting competition, organised by Gillian Hirst, with 2.5cm without touching the bottle.

Following prize giving, Glenn’s widow Nicky thanked everyone, particularly the event’s sponsors, as well as Robert McCabe and Scott Cooper, Flamborough’s green keepers, the catering staff and the many volunteers who manned the halfway house

Before leaving, many teams booked their places for next year’s competition which takes place on 18 July.