Horsforth:The Professionals' competition this week was an individual stableford played in very pleasant Spring-like conditions with excellent scores.

Results: Division One - 1, P Taylor (4) 43 points; 2, S Jessop (10) 42; 3, J Gardner (12) 42. Division Two - 1, M Beck (13) 47; 2, N Whitaker (13) 45; 3, P Midgley (17) 43. Division Three - 1, P M Richardson (21) 46; 2, J Ryan (19) 43; 3, J Wood (22) 42.

The ladies' competition was a limited club stableford allowing seven clubs including a putter. This had a low entry of 22 with 16 ladies away at Wetherby GC in the Alliance.

Results: Division One - 1, M Leddy (19) 35 pts; 2, E Johnson (16) 32; 3, C Greenhalgh (17) 30. Division Two - 1, S Speer (28) 33; 2, C Outhwaite (29) 32; 3, J Walker (22) 32. Division Three - 1, J Rothwell (36) 30; 2, P Ryan (33) 30; 3, H Freeman (31) 29.

Horsforth Golf Club has had a very busy week with the AGM on Wednesday, Council Meeting on Friday to elect the sub-committees, a Cabaret Dinner on Saturday and the Captain's Drive-in on Sunday.

The AGM saw the outgoing President, Mr F Pike, hand over the office to Mr Michael Roberts, President 2005, whilst the outgoing Captain, Mr K Dickinson, handed over the Captaincy to Mr Mick Thorpe for 2005.

Together they will guide the club into its Centenary year in 2006.

The Treasurer, Tony Smith, was elected for a second term of office.

Elected to serve on Council for the five available places were Messrs. B Brown, B Gill, B Mortimer, P Schofield and J Kershaw.

Mr G Thompson was elected as Vice President and Mr P Croft was elected as Vice Captain.

They will be in office for the greater part of the Centenary year from the AGM next March to December 31, 2006.

On Sunday Mick Thorpe walked on to the tee for the traditional 'Drive In' surrounded by family and friends and an audience of blue jacketed Past Captains.

A fine drive up the fairway was met with congratulatory applause whilst a junior member, Scott Vine, retrieved the ball.

On returning to the Clubhouse Mick thanked family, friends and Horsforth members for their support and looked forward to his year in office with the President, Mick Roberts.

Otley: The week was about combining the stableford competitions with other peripheral events. The ladies combined theirs with the Macmillan Spoon, which was won by Pat Harrison. Sue Ridyard, in her first competition since September, showed she has lost none of her touch. Results were:

Division One - S Ridyard (12), 38 points; S Sunderland (11), 36. Division Two - P Harrison (22), 40; J Lavers (28), 39. Division Three - P Bradley (36), 34; A Wheelhouse (31), 33.

The men combined the March stableford with the Lombard Trophy and the balmy weather conditions inspired some crazy scores. Junior member James Barraclough in the second division and Tony Lee in the third achieved the highest points total of the day. It was also particularly pleasing to see John Blears' re-emergence in the first division. Results were:

Division One - J Blears (4), 43 points; M Ward (5), 41; Laurie Robinson (10), 39. Division Two - J Barraclough (15), 46 points; R Mowat (15), 45; I Walsh (16), 40. Division Three - A Lee (19), 46 points; B Davidson (22), 44; J York (19), 41.

HARROGATE UNION: The weather was mild, with a slight breeze drying the course, making conditions very pleasant for the 186 golfers in the Winter Alliance.

One of the pairs from the first match thought they had set the pace with 42 points, but when their card was checked it was found that a wrong gross score had been entered, and the unlucky duo had to be disqualified. This is the second time in the last three alliances that a team with a top three score has had to be eliminated, surely a warning that not only points scored but shots should be checked for every hole.

By early afternoon Frank Flaherty and Chris Gray from Pannal had posted a score of 43 points, which proved just enough for a second consecutive win - a rare feat in Alliance history. Second, one point behind were Mike Gaunt and Mike Ward of Otley, and third on 41 points, Steve Wright and Joel Traynor (Harrogate).