IT was one of the few sports still allowed to continue in the UK at the moment given the coronavirus pandemic, and Branshaw Golf Club played host to a feast of action over the weekend.

The Saturday Thrash was a close run thing, with three pairs tied for second and one team just scraping victory in D. O'Driscoll and A. Leeming.

Meanwhile, the Winter League Individual Stableford the following day saw a good win for S. Summerskill.

But in the end, it was A. Thornton, who came ninth in Sunday’s event, that topped the final standings overall for the competition.

The results for the Saturday Thrash on March 21 were as follows:

1st D. O’Driscoll & A. Leeming 38pts

2nd P. O’Driscoll & A. Sullivan 37pts

3rd M. Chapman & J. Proctor 37pts

4th J. Copperwaite & T. Long 37pts

The results for the Winter League Individual Stableford on March 22 were:

1st S. Summerskill 54Nett 24pts

2nd R. Higgs 55Nett 20pts

3rd I. Dade 56Nett 16pts

4th N. Davies 57Nett 14pts

5th D. Hamer 57Nett 12pts

6th D. Tetley 58Nett 10pts

7th N. Pickles 59Nett 8pts

8th N. Lockley 59Nett 6pts

9th A. Thornton 59Nett 4pts

10th M. O’Neill 59Nett 2pts

And the final standings for that competition were:

1st A. Thornton

2nd N. Lockley

3rd M. Chapman

Branshaw Golf Club has thanked all members that have already paid their 2020 subscriptions invoices.

Anyone wishing to pay by bank transfer that has not done so, can email to find out the account number and sort code that they need in order to complete the transaction.

The Saturday thrash and the 4BBB stableford were due to be held this weekend, but England Golf issued a statement on coronavirus last night.

In it, they confirmed that golf clubs, courses and facilities within them must shut immediately, in light of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the nation about the closure of all non-essential businesses.

The clubhouse and kitchen were already closed at Branshaw and they, along with the golf club, will now reopen in line with government advice.

Unsurprising, the AGM scheduled for April 1 has been cancelled until further notice.