Captain’s Day Skipton Golf Club Captain Steve Clayton held his annual competition for both the men’s and ladies’ sections recently. Top of the pile in men’s division one was up and coming junior golfer Ben Topper with 41 points just ahead of Alastair Woodhead. Division two was a closer contest with Richie Forrest on 39 points taking first place after a countback with another junior Harry Ayrton. The winners of each ladies’ division respectively were Gillian Brown, Pat Eaton and Kay Donoghue. Bradford Team Championship The Skipton outfit of Matt Ryder, Chris Payne, Rob Nesbitt and Max Berrisford secured 4th place in the Bradford Team Qualifying medal at Cleckheaton last week. Matt Ryder was the standout performer with the best gross score on the day of 71. The team now qualifies for the finals to be held in July. A particular mention should go to Robert who didn’t score too well on the 9th hole at Cleckheaton but who showed the resolve and metal to not let it bother him too much and finished strongly. Well done team! Ladies’ Team Matches The A Team were back in action against Headingley on Monday. On what was described as a lovely course and very enjoyable rounds, the team played some excellent golf but were unfortunately beaten on the day 6-1. However, they will be out for revenge next Wednesday when they return for the home leg. Good Luck Ladies! The B team managed a 5 to 2 home win against Ilkley this week in revenge for a similar win by Ilkley on their home course. Rabbits Last Sunday, the in-form player, Jason Titorenko and Matthew Oxley played at Bradford Moor Golf Club in the BDRGA Chippendale Trophy. [...]
The latest draw for the fully subscribed 200 Club took place recently with the following winners being drawn: 1st Prize - £100 – Gordon Whinkup 2nd Prize - £50 – Simeon Thornton 3rd Prize - £30 – John Bilsborough Accumulator - £80 – Steve Pickard (not Claimed as winner not present!) 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 3 rd June when the accumulator will stand at £100.
Signature 16th Stunning Skipton. This is the verdict of Alan Hedley in the latest issue of Northern Golfer Magazine. Alan played the course very recently and was captivated by many aspects including Eller Beck which meanders through the back nine and comes into play on the three holes of the Club’s very own “Amen Corner”. He commented, “it is a tribute to the club that it has maintained an excellent 18 hole layout while work on a flood defence scheme has been ongoing and there are exciting plans to improve the course”. The very comprehensive article goes into great detail about the golf club, its course and facilities and Alan’s final comment was “a really fine test of golf in lovely surroundings and a joy to play”. To read this comprehensive and hugely complementary article, please click on the following link: http://www.northerngolfer.co.uk/stunning-skipton/
A slightly belated report regarding the fantastic effort put in by Jenny Williscroft in organising a Charity Auction night at the club which raised £1,600 to be split equally between Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a very successful event with the amount raised totally exceeding Jenny’s expectations. Hospice fund raiser Karen Jones said, “we are so thankful to Skipton Golf Club for choosing to support Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice”. Thank you to everyone who supported this event with special thanks to Jenny for her energy and enthusiasm in driving this charitable effort on behalf of the club.
Ladies Am Am 16th May 2016 1st Christine Hope, Maureen Gibson, Maureen Dore & Clare Groves (all from Shipley) with 99 points 2nd Janet Emmett (Skipton), Joan Padgett (Skipton), Shirley Leeming (Branshaw) & Colleen Moffett (Branshaw) with 94 points
The Men's Team Open Results from 27th September 2015 are as follows: 1st J. Sykes, N.Brook, B. Sykes and O.Pullan from Castlefields GC with a score of 98 2nd G.Hanson, A.Evans, S.Crawshaw and J.McGhee from Riddlesden GC with a score of 93 3rd P. Kirtlan, S.Kirtlan, L.George and D.Keeley from Great Harwood GC with a score of 92
Coffee Morning Friday 25th September saw the Club hold our Macmillan Coffee morning, kindly arranged by Jenny, our assistant chef. Some amazing cakes, and buns were baked by Jenny and some of our members, and we managed to raise an amazing £575!!! Thank you to everybody that attended, and donated and a special thank you and well done to Jenny for making the morning so successful. Quiz Night Thursday 15th October at 7pm will see us host a general knowledge quiz in support of Macmillan Cancer. The cost is £6 per team (of which £3 will be donated to Macmillan Cancer) and it is a maximum of 4 players per team. The price includes a pie and pea supper which will be served at the interval. The prizes for up for grabs on the evening are- 1st place wins Sunday Dinner for up to 4 people 2ndplace wins a bottle of wine 3rd place wins a box of chocolates Best team name will win a free round of drinks for your team. We will obviously draw the line at a bottle of Bollinger each! We are trying to raise money for a great cause and we would grateful for your support in making this event a success. Please book your teams in well in advance. Email email@example.com or call 01756 793922 Thank you to Chris Payne, who has volunteered his services to host our quiz night!
The final was played on Saturday 19th September between Ben Topper and Hannah Eaton. Ben was giving 3 shots to Hannah who was in prodigious form and, after three holes was already 3 up. Ben was struggling and was not playing the golf we know he is capable of. However, by the fourth he steadied and halved the hole. Hannah, however, continued to play flawless golf parring holes with ease. A half on hole 8 gave Ben a glimmer of hope but this was quickly extinguished by Hannah who continued her rich vein of golf and ran out winner after hole 11. To his credit Ben never gave up trying and it should be a comfort and consolation to him when it transpired that Hannah had played the 11 holes in only one over par! Congratulations to Hannah as winner but also to Ben who accepted his defeat graciously. Both players were a credit to the Junior Section.
Mixed Open results from Saturday 12th September are as follows: 1st J.Oldham, H.Oldham, T.Crossley & J.Crossley 93 points 2nd A.Brady, D.Hough, A. Macaleese & A Macaleese 93 points 3rd S. Brown, G. Brown, P.Bowls & L.Brown 92 points
Two friendlies at home this week brought two hard fought victories. The 4-2 win against Bedale was not quite enough to compensate for the loss at Bedale and the newly acquired Skipdale trophy headed back up the A1. Similarly, Skipton's 3-2 victory against Shipley Beckfoot meant the visitors still took the tie on aggregate. Both visiting teams commented on the excellent condition of the course. The final match of this season is away at Ripon on Thursday next where we are defending a narrow lead.