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Musings of our new resident blogger – “A time for reflection”

I pen this item mid-way across the Atlantic on a 9 hour flight to Seattle - I always find that sitting quietly on an aircraft provides me with the opportunity to contemplate the "meaning of life" or on this particular occasion, "what's happening to golf?” I'm not sure that right now at grass roots level, it's in the desperate state that the more pessimistic would have us believe. However, I do feel that it is somewhere on the slippery slope and that at Club level it needs to take a long hard look at itself. In our own case, [...]

By | Friday, 10th November, 2017|Categories: Blogs|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | Thursday, 28th September, 2017|Categories: Course|0 Comments

Barrett Cup Final 2017

Barrett Cup Finalists 2017 This year's final saw two “has-beens” (their words –not mine!) of the Club square up in the shape of Jez Harding and Paul Pethybridge. The match produced a high standard of golf more reminiscent of their former years. It was a tight affair being all square through the first 4 holes though Jez should probably have had a slight lead after 3 putting the 3rd to only halve the hole. It was Paul who started to make the running winning both the 5th and 6th with pars to be two up. The par [...]

By | Monday, 25th September, 2017|Categories: Competition Results|0 Comments
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