Clitheroe’s Chris Stokes and Sophie Lamb won the 2012 Northern Foursomes at Hesketh when they beat Formby Ladies’ Fiona Anderson and Susan Mo by 3/1 in the final.
Chris is the Clitheroe club president and the current Lancashire veterans’ champion, while 14-year-old Sophie trains with England Golf’s North Birdies Squad and represents the Lancashire B and junior teams.
They are both taught by Clitheroe’s Jane Forrest – a former England coach – but this was the first time they had paired up together.
The event was notable for very cold weather, strong gusts of winds and squally showers. Chris and Sophie had two hand warmers in each glove – and Catherine Roberts of Pleasington hit a superb five wood for her first hole in one in competition, when she would usually have taken a five iron.
Fiona Anderson & Susan Mo (Forrmby Ladies’) beat Anita McGill & Kate Fitzgerald (Formby Ladies’) 1 up
Chris Stokes & Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) beat Barbara Jamieson and Sara Spencer (Heswall) 4/3
Stokes & Lamb beat Anderson & Mo 3/1