The Mail Open golf competitions took place over the last week, with both the men and women making the most of the pleasant conditions at Furness Golf Club.

The ladies were the first on the course last Wednesday, with Christine Burton and Lorraine Morrison looking to retain the trophy, but they were up against some stiff competition, with 20 different pairings in the field.

Eventually, it was Carus Green’s Janet Ingham and Sue King who triumphed in the glorious Walney weather, as they finished three points ahead of home pairing Val Kirkwood and Terril Parkin with a total of 45.

Another Furness duo, Jane Trelore and Eileen Sutton, finished third with 42 points, while fourth place went to Alyson Wood (Furness) and Joan Cresswell (Barrow), who were just one point back.

The men's competition followed on Saturday and it was Barrow's Ron Marwood who claimed the trophy after the 17-handicapper carded a nett round of 59, two ahead of home player Liam Griffiths.

Marwood's clubmate Kevin Turner was third on 66 and Furness' Alan Robinson fourth on 67, with Phil Roberts (also of Furness) finishing fifth with 68 off a handicap of eight.

Robbie Spence claimed the best gross score, as the home golfer carded 67, four shots ahead of Paul Southward.