ANDY Ferriday and Nick Giles paired up to win Ludlow Golf Club’s Captain and Professional Challenge with a fantastic score of 47pts in the betterball competition.

They were one of five pairs to beat the captain and professional’s score of 41 points.

Pat Merrick and Kirt Harris finished second with 44 points, beating Martyn Langford and Steve Cox on the back nine.

Colin and Margaret Leake picked up the best mixed pair prize, matching the target score of 41.

Bridget Kemp and Jing Reade of Bridgnorth Golf Club won the Betterball Pairs Open staged by Ludlow’s ladies section.

The pair scored an impressive 42 points, just enough to edge out home pair Astrid James and Stella Whiston by a single point.

Chris Bradshaw and Lesley Buchan (Cleobury) were third on 40 points, getting the better of Margaret Gosling and Rosie Cox on the back line.

Ladies captain Val Jackman and Val Alexander completed the top five while Chris Downing (Lilleshall) had the only two to earn herself a haul of golf balls.

The raffle, organised by Heather Sanders, raised £110 for Parkinsons and saw Kim Simm win back the prize she donated.

The first of Ludlow Golf Club’s Winter Opens takes place on Thursday, November 30.

Places can be booked by calling the shop on 01584 856366.

There are further dates in December, January and February.