10th January 2017 Happy New Year to all our visitors, friends and members. Since the last update on the 4th December, 2016, progress has been limited by the weather and the closure of the EA construction site for over 2 weeks. However, we have continued to make progress towards our goal of significantly improving Skipton Golf Course for the benefit of our valued visitors and members. Our contractors anticipate a March start to work on the new 17th green and surround and will shape the approach to it to tie in with the existing 17th fairway. The current 17th green will continue to be used until the new 17th green is fit for play, hopefully by spring 2018. At the same time work will be undertaken to construct the new 18th ‘competition’ tee. We are currently investigating the possibility of widening the 18th fairway by some 15 metres into the area currently occupied by the EA compound to extend the landing area from the new 18th tee. The 4 new bridges have now been constructed and the old bridges removed. Following negotiations with the EA and contractors to ensure that the bridges look more in keeping with a golf course than a public highway, these will now have a 600mm high wooden post and hand rail fitted to a the top of the concrete up stand, giving a total height of 900mm above the bridge deck When this work is nearing completion, we will lay some of the recently acquired Astroturf on the concrete bridge deck and trial it for safety, suitability and aesthetic appearance. The disturbed ground around the bridges and from the pond on the 15th to the bridge near Brackenley Lane will [...]
The latest draw for the fully subscribed 200 Club took place recently with the following winners being drawn: 1st Prize– Ron Whalley - £200 2nd Prize – Steven Robinson – £50 3rd Prize – Keith Airey – £30 Accumulator – Not Claimed – £100 The monthly 200 Club draws, which take place on the first Friday of every month, have become a very popular social event with many people taking advantage of chef Andrew’s ever changing menus. Why not book a table for the next draw on Friday 6th January.
This week sees five of our members at Skipton Golf Club travel to Dubai to work as volunteers on the DP World Tour Championship. The final event of the European PGA season will see the top 60 players vying for the $8 million prize money. Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Alex Noren and Rory McIlroy are also all still in contention to win the season-long Race to Dubai. Our members travelling to Dubai are Alistair Coy, Amanda & Paul Kilner, Steve Willock and this year’s Lady Captain, Sophie Eddison. Alistair has worked on this tournament several times before and inspired Amanda & Paul to have a go. Amanda & Paul’s enthusiasm for the week has rubbed off on Steve and Sophie who will be experiencing the tournament for the first time. Alistair has been writing a blog about his travels for many years and this trip will be no different. For a taste of life ‘inside the ropes’ and what it’s like to meet some of the most famous golfers in the world, please follow this link: www.alindubai.blogspot.com
The latest draw for the fully subscribed 200 Club took place recently with the following winners being drawn: 1st Prize– Sylvia Eastwood - £100 2nd Prize – Rita Ogden - £50 3rd Prize – David Rasche - £30 Accumulator – Not Claimed £80 The monthly 200 Club draws, which take place on the first Friday of every month, have become a very popular social event with many people taking advantage of chef Andrew’s ever changing menus. Why not book a table for the next draw on Friday 2nd December. Don't forget December has a bonus draw!