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Unveiling the new 15th green

Skipton Golf Club has opened its remodelled and enhanced 15th green, the first stage in a complete transformation of the course. The project represents one of the single most important developments in the long history of the well-known club, which was founded in 1893. Work is on schedule to be completed next summer during Skipton Golf Club’s landmark 125th anniversary year. The current 15th green was temporarily rendered inaccessible during the construction of four replacement bridges under the Environment Agency’s Flood Alleviation Scheme for Skipton. Club Chairman Michael Hirst explained: “However, the golf club seized this opportunity, taking the bold decision to invest over £15,000 in a complete rebuild of the green and surrounds last autumn. “Members are now enjoying testing their putting skills on the larger, well-drained green, which has been raised by a metre in height, providing an enhanced view from the fairway across Eller Beck.” Over this summer, a significant amount of improvement work to drainage, greens and pathways has been carried out at Skipton and a spacious and modern new green keepers’ building has been constructed. Next season will see a complete re-routing of the existing course to incorporate two new recently constructed par 4 holes, designed by top designer David Jones and built by leading golf course constructors MJ Abbott, who together with Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, were responsible for the much acclaimed recent renovation of the bunkers at Wentworth A target date of August, 2018, has been set for the opening of two new holes. Mr Hirst commented: “This is an exciting time at Skipton Golf Club. The financial settlement agreed with the Environment Agency has enabled us to continue to provide a full 18 holes throughout [...]

By | 2017-09-28T09:36:31+00:00 Thursday, 28th September, 2017|Categories: Course|

Mixed Open Results

Well done to all the teams who played in the Mixed Open on the 2nd of September The results were 1st D Riley, J C Brown, A Charnely, Z Ahmed  95 Points 2nd C Burton, P Burton, L Morrison, M Morrison 93 Points (Countback) 3rd P Miller, R Miller, M Pratt, R Suffell 93 Points

By | 2017-09-08T09:08:59+00:00 Friday, 8th September, 2017|Categories: Open Results|

Mixed Open Results

The Results of the Mixed Open Competition 25\06\17 were:   1st   B Hutt , J Hutt                     46 points  2nd N Stephens, K Stephens    43 points 3rd R Johnson, J Kimber          42 Points Well done to all that played

By | 2017-06-27T15:30:21+00:00 Tuesday, 27th June, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ladies Open Results

The Results of the Ladies Open Competition 23\06\17 were:   1st   P Murray, J Myers, R Kelly, J Walker               99 points  2nd J Emmett, J Padgett, S Leeming, S Jewkes     97 points (Countback last 9 Holes) 3rd A Crohill, J Lovatt, G Fell, J Taylor                    97 Points Well done to all that played

By | 2017-06-27T14:23:42+00:00 Tuesday, 27th June, 2017|Categories: Open Events|

Mens Open Results 24\06\17

The Prize Winners of the Mens Open Competition 24\06\17 were:   1st   A Akers, M Burnston, A Coombes  86 points (Countback back 9) 2nd R Watson, D Ward, H Mceaney      86 points 3rd C Payne, M Ryder, D Redwood        83 Points Well done to all that played

By | 2017-06-27T10:24:24+00:00 Tuesday, 27th June, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Seniors Open Prize Winners

The Prize Winners of the Senior’s open Competition 22\06\17 were:   1st C Roberts and J Breckon 46 points 2nd A Hill and J East 44 points (Countback back 9) 3rd R Proffit and S O’Shounessy 44 points (Countback back 6) 4th B Snape and D Mitton 44 points Well done to all that played

By | 2017-06-23T09:37:21+00:00 Friday, 23rd June, 2017|Categories: Open Results|

Course improvement update and Environment Agency Project

 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 [...]

By | 2017-08-03T22:22:15+00:00 Tuesday, 10th January, 2017|Categories: Skipton Flood Alleviation Scheme, Uncategorized|

200 Club January

The 200 Club Results are in! Winners are: Alan Ramsay won £100. Keith Brassington won £50 . Roy Wilkinson won £30 . The accumulator was not claimed again, this will now be £140 on the 3rd of February.  

By | 2017-01-12T11:57:54+00:00 Monday, 9th January, 2017|Categories: Social Events|
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