Margaret Eccles from Bury Wins Millennium Golf (Jean Hargreaves reports from Heaton Park 12/05/12)
The North West Federation Millennium Golf Singles Handicap Tournament took place today in glorious weather at Heaton Park with 14 players representing 6 clubs.
The event was played in two blocks of seven players each. In the first block, Ken Eccles (Bury) won all his matches to take a block winner place, with Mick Sandiford (Bury) just beating Alan Morton (Fylde) for second place. In the other block Margaret Eccles (Bury) and Betty Bates (Fylde) each won 5 games, but with Margaret having beaten Betty she took 1st place and Betty 2nd. In the semi-finals Ken beat Betty and Margaret beat Mick leading to a family (and Bury club) final! Ken started off well with a fight back by Margaret. Ken then had to fight back to make it 6-6 taking the game to the Golden Hoop. Margaret came out the eventual winner with 3 minutes to spare!
Congratulations to Margaret and thank you to all who took part.