Masonic golf completion

Wigan Masonic golfers have a golfing society that plays under the name of ‘Tower Golfing Society’, which is a throw-back to earlier times. The committee of the society organise a competition each year for its members and this year Houghwood Golf Club was again the venue.

Harold Bibby with his trophy.

Harold Bibby with his trophy.

Once again, the competition was held on another sparkling day with superb views of the north-west available to view whilst getting one’s breath back, when required! Thanks are due to the staff at Houghwood, especially the greenkeepers for the magnificently manicured course.

The overall winner of the competition and came away with the Atkinson Trophy was Harold Bibby (Orrell Lodge No 8371), with a score of 38 points. Runner-up was committee stalwart Frank Jones (Borsdane Lodge No 6460) with 34 points.

Best ‘senior’ in the competition was Malcolm Rush (Ashton Trinity Lodge No 8821), who won the Clifford Davies Trophy with a score of 34 points.

The Righton Industrial Services Trophy for the best ‘junior’ was won by Kim Lyon (Ashton Trinity Lodge), with 34 points and the Ledger Team Trophy was won by Ashton Trinity Lodge.

Jack Eddleston won the visitors’ prize with the ever-popular score of 34 points, with Don Harcombe and Paul Williams close behind. Peter Gore, (Borsdane Lodge), was the only player to score a magnificent hole in two.

Members, guests and partners assembled in the evening at Pemberton Masonic Hall for an enjoyable Presentation Dinner and to hear a talk, ‘Who would be a referee?’ given by George Seddon, based on his experience as a Rugby Union (and occasionally Rugby League), referee.