Skipton Golf Club is hosting a coffee morning on Thursday 27th October in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The club is very proud of the money we have raised for Manorlands recently, a cause which is very close to the heart of many of our members, and we look forward to welcoming members and visitors to the coffee morning between 10am and 1pm.
1st place Gregory Davies, M Booth, A Sohal, G Hodgkinson 2nd place John Ward, Carl Tyler , G Kilner, R Whiteley 3rd place Graham Wild, Leon Holland, John Thornton, I Sellick
1st - S O'Keefe, L O'Keefe, D Neville & G Neville - 96 points 2nd - M Bamber, J Bamber, S Maynard & R Davenport - 87 points (Back 6 32) 3rd - P Miller, R Miller, M Pratt & R Suffey - 87 points (Back 6 29)
Skipton Golf Club have been crowned the Bradford Union Champion Club for the second time in the last three years. The team of Matt Ryder, Darron Parker , Mel Morgan-Davis, Darren Hey and Rob Nesbitt produced golf of the highest standard in the team stableford event. Skipton’s top scorer on the day being Rob Nesbitt with 40 points from a handicap of two. He was more than well supported by Ryder (35) , Parker (36) , Hey (35) , and Morgan-Davis (33).
Free golf open days for visitors - both men and ladies - are to be staged at Skipton Golf Club to showcase the well-known course, as the club prepares to enter a ground-breaking new era in its long and proud history. Ongoing flood relief work by the Environment Agency, primarily around the former 17th hole, has been offset by an interim layout, incorporating a shortened 17th and a new par three hole, which has ensured that a full 18 holes of golf have been available at all times. Work to build two brand-new holes and extend the current 9th into a par 5 will take place off the existing course, with no disruption to play during construction. The work to lengthen the 9th is scheduled to begin soon, with the new holes starting in spring 2017. Other course improvements, including improvements to bunkers and drainage has already started. The free open days are being organised by Skipton Golf Club director Sarah Coy, who is responsible for promotions. The men’s open day takes place on Sunday, July 31, to be followed by a ladies’ open day on Monday, August 15. Sarah said: “While work on the town’s flood alleviation scheme has had a limited effect on our visitor numbers, we remain keen to spread the word that the course is fully open and in play and will continue to be so as development and improvement work continues. “We decided to stage two free open days in anticipation that people will want to come and play, and to view and learn at first hand exactly what is going on around the course - without having to pay for the privilege!” Sarah also reports that the club is introducing a three-month beginners’ trial membership for those new to golf at a cost [...]
The latest draw for the fully subscribed 200 Club took place recently with the following winners being drawn: 1st Prize– Martin Holden - £100 2nd Prize – Jeremy Harding - £50 3rd Prize – Tony Smith - £30 Accumulator – John Bilsborough - £120 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 Thursday 4th August.
Seniors’ Open – Thursday 23rd June 2016 1st-P West and J West 2nd-P Turner and A Bentley 3rd T Rhodes and T Joblin 4th J Atkins and G Pitt Ladies’ Open – Friday 24th June 2016 1st - 89 Points - Christine Isherwood, Penny Davison, Lynda Hunter & Sylvia Meadows (Wilpshire GC) 2nd - 87 Points - Rebecca Larmuth, Jas Kaur, Linda Cameron & Jo Worral (Cookridge GC) 3rd - 83 Points - Pamela Hillas, Brenda Hargreaves, Maria Towland & Vicky Binns (Knaresborough GC) Men’s Open – Saturday 25th June 2016 1st - 99 Points - Dave Bliss , Charles Barker , P Bradley , Kevin Caine ( Owston Hall) 2nd - 97 Points - C Wood , T Burns , M Lister, S Earl (Bentham & Morecambe) Mixed Open – Sunday 26th June 2016 1st – 45 Points - Bobby Hutt , Jackie Hutt ( Catterick ) 2nd – 42 Points (Back 9 – 23 Points) - Nigel Robinson , Julie North ( Kendal ) 3rd - 42 Points (Back 9 – 22 Points) - Paul Miller , Rachel Miller ( Catterick )
On the 13th June we held our annual charity event on behalf of the On Course Foundation, organised by long standing Skipton Golf Club member, David Rasche. On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans through golf. Their mission is to build confidence and self-belief in their Members through golf skills and employment events, and set them on the path to meaningful employment opportunities in the golf industry. As a sport, golf offers a unique platform where players of all skills and backgrounds can compete healthily, improving not only their physical but mental strength too. With many lacking self- belief, it’s their aim to help their Members realise their potential and set them on a fulfilling career path. Please see note below from David Rasche: I wanted to drop you a personal note to thank you very much for your part in making our charity day such a success. Sixteen business teams and fourteen individuals took part on a nice warm day at Skipton, at least until the last 6 holes when the downpour started! Next time I will let Bob Beckett choose the date so he can't blame me for the weather! The course was in excellent condition and everyone enjoyed themselves despite getting wet. The evening meal was again very well received with the vast majority of players staying for the dinner, auction and prizes. There was much good humoured banter during a very successful auction for holidays in South Africa, driving an Aston DBR1 replica and a Porsche round their track, as well as golf days at Gleneagles, Royal St Georges, Prince's, The Warren and Royal Blackheath. The first prizes of large Lewis & Cooper [...]
Skipton Golf Club's sponsor, West Craven Insurance Services, held its annual golf day on Friday 17th June at Skipton Golf Club, raising over £1,100 for Pendleside Hospice. Despite a little bit of rain, a great day was had by all and the winning team were Kevin Platt, Liam Bowditch, John McGeachie and our very own greenkeeper, Eliot Platt. Further details can be found in the following article in the Burnley Express: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/business/local-business/golf-day-raises-1-100-for-pendleside-hospice-1-7976316
Bradford Union Sue Ryder Salver The Bradford Union held their annual Sue Ryder Salver competition at Skipton on Thursday 9th June. The winners were the trio from West Bradford Golf Club of Mark Ryan, Glen Burrage and Craig Shaw winning with a 77 point total. Close on their heels were Clayton's Mark Wilber, Chris Foster and Carol Bray with 75 points. It was the first time a Union event has been held at Skipton since the temporary course alterations due to the EA work have been implemented and the comments were very favourable on the great state of our course. Click here to read more on the Yorkshire Post website (opens in new tab). Junior Centenary Trophy Congratulations to Max Berrisford in winning the Junior Centenary Trophy and in doing so set a new Junior Course Record! His 69-5-64 was 7 shots better than his nearest rival Ben Topper who returned a net score of 71. Max's score is the best score received so far on the new course layout and will set a target for others in the junior section to aim for