Pendle Trophy Goes to Ilkley by Barbara Dutton (19 Apr 09)
The Golf Croquet Tournament, a non CA event, took place over Saturday and Sunday 18/19th April. Saturday was bright and sunny, but with the bitterly cold wind to contend with. Sunday was sunny and warm, spectators sat out by the lawns instead of huddling under blankets.
Ten competitors took part, playing singles, all against all on the Saturday and then on Sunday doubles with the top 5 partnering the 5 lower scoring players from the singles. In the singles competition, Trevor Wood from Ilkley was First, Martin Wroughton from Ashby de-la-Zouche was second and Geoff Whitaker from Pendle was Third.
In the doubles: David Harkness (Ilkley) with Martin Wroughton(Ashby) were First, Jan McLardy (Pendle) with Trevor Wood (Ilkley) were Second, Dawn Speer and Geoff Whitaker both Pendle were Third and Maureen Whitaker (Pendle) and Hugh Armitage (Pendle & Ilkley) were Fourth.
Manager Abdul Ahmad was thanked for his excellent arrangements and the caterers for successfully feeding the competitors.