Ogden captaincy handover put on ice

John Le Pelley’s big weekend at Halifax Golf Club had to be put on hold due to the weather.

He was supposed to collect the captain’s green jacket from the retiring John Broadbent at the AGM last Friday and then take part in the captains’ drive-in on Sunday, after an Irish night planned for Saturday.

However, all three events fell victim to the snow at Ogden and the AGM will now take place on April 12 with the drive in two days later.

All the club’s four captains for the year traditionally launch the season at the drive in, which will take place from the first blue tee outside the club house.

Halifax are hoping the weather improves for Easter Sunday, when they are having a family day with Easter egg hunt (noon) and carvery from 1pm till 4pm.

There is also an Open Mic Night on the Friday, April 5 with all welcome to perform with an instrument of their choice. The Irish night will not now take placeuntil October 5 due to the popularity of the band, who are fully booked until then.

Around 70 Crow Nest Park members defied bad weather to say thank you to the club’s 2012/13 captains at the annual party at the Hove Edge club.

There was a band and food and retiring Captains, Steve Brown, Ann Ashton, Mike Greenberry and Jacob Campbell thanked the members for their support.

Outgoing Club President John Turner was presented with a motorised golf trolley as a thank you following his nine years in office.

Twenty enthusiastic golfers, 16 of them full playing members at Todmorden GC, travelled to Fuengirola on the annual Trilby Tour.

They played five top quality courses on the Costa Del Sol and Lee Dearden took top honours.

Trip organiser Richard Lupton won at El Paraiso; Ged Rowbottom at Santana; David Hollows on at Los Flamingos; Lupton again at Finca Cortesin; and Dearden again at Santa Clara.