From the blue skies and summer-like dress of the photo above you could scarcely credit that Clitheroe's historic golf day, celebrating their 100th anniversary, in September 2004 nearly didn't happen at all. When 'Hickory' Homer arrived to set things up the leaden skies were depositing rain in torrents and the wind howled across the fairways with such force that he had problems trying to put up the tent and the banner! Yet another delightful 2004 golf day!
With half an hour to go to the afternoon start of the team event the weather relented and bluer skies appeared and with it a marked slackening of the wind. About ten teams of four played in the eighteen hole event and achieved some excellent results in the three out of four Stableford scores to count format. The winning team of Simon Hale, Peter Dunn, John Pawson and Geoff Sutcliffe walked off with the trophy for first with 64 points closely followed by the mixed team of Jane Forrest, Dennis Greenup, Ann Panter and Geoff Fielding. Creditable performances with the old sticks under tough conditions.
The ladies secretary, Pat Murray (on the far left of the picture above) won Past Masters' 'Best Period Dressed Golfer' award and the Captain, Ray Ashley, who himself had had a hickory birdie on the 16th said "Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and the convivial evening that followed".