Skipton Golf Club held its annual presentation evening to celebrate the winners throughout the season. In the Junior section Jacob Clayton took the Junior Order of Merit award and Alex Topper the Centenary Salver, with Thomas Berry claiming the Junior Future Masters prize. Bobbie Dixon had his hands full with three trophies - the Junior Cup, the Peter Tupling Trophy and Junior Matchplay, with Ethan Wilson awarded the most improved golfer title and Junior Player of the Year. Ethan also claimed two prizes in the men’s section, the Knowles Bowl and Centenary Trophy. The ladies section prizes were dominated by Sarah Coy, who won the Victory Cup, Brooksbank Bowl and Scratch Trophy. The Centenary Quaiche prize went the way of Andrea Walker, who also claimed the Laffoley Cup. The Centenary Trophy winner was Dagmar Hecker-Woodhead and alongside Pat Eaton also took top spot in the Aire Wharfe Trophy. Jo Robinson won her first prize at the club with the YLCGA Centenary Plate, while Sophie Eddison took the Belles Wyke Trophy and Lorraine Reaburn the PK Putter. In the mixed pairs events, Pat Eaton and David Grant won the Raleigh Hargreaves, while husband and wife team, Alex and Anne Acornley, took top spot in the Harold Ideson Trophy. Also in the mixed events, Rob Watson won the New Year Cup and the team of Rob Windle, Steve Robinson, Roger Moore and Josh Carlos the 125th Anniversary Cup. Steve Robinson also won the Rabbits Jubilee Trophy, while Ben Murphy picked up the Liversedge Trophy and John Chacksfield the Rabbits Matchplay in that section. The winter winners were Dave Daggett and John Chacksfield for divisions 1 & 2 in the league format, while Chris Howick won the [...]
The refurbishment of our clubhouse was completed in January. It continues to offer a modern, welcoming environment for both members and visitors to enjoy the locally renowned food and spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales. We have an updated bar menu, as well as a wide variety of specials each day. We warmly welcome visitors, whether it’s for a cup of tea and a biscuit or a full 3 course meal. We have many Social Events planned, including a Seafood night on Friday 4th May and an Afternoon Tea Special on Saturday 12th May. Tables are still available to book and you can do this by calling 01756 795657 option 2, and reserving a table. One event not to be missed is our legendary Pig Race Night later in the year and if you want to keep fully up to date with our Social Events calendar, please visit our Facebook page or look out on Twitter. Finally, we are now able to offer meeting room and conference facilities in The Dales Room, our brand-new standalone facility in the main clubhouse. It is already proving extremely popular with local businesses. Why not schedule a business meeting for the morning, have lunch in our refurbished dining room and then “hit” the fairways in the afternoon with both clients and colleagues? A great way to do business.
Winter is over or at least that is what they tell me in mid-April as I look out on grey skies and hear the gas boiler firing up continuously to combat the relentless cool temperatures! Ah, but I have it on good authority that warm weather is on the way and on the basis of that reassurance, it is time to come out of hibernation and return to my “Musings” for the 2018 season. We look back on what has been one of our worst Winters for many years and my sympathies go out to all our Greens Staff who have faced relentless cold, wet weather whilst trying to get all those jobs done that had been deferred to the off-season! They deserve a medal and let’s hope that their suffering of the last few months can be compensated with a warm Spring and a hot Summer. We certainly deserve them after the disappointments of the last few years. Refurbishment Despite all this, things have been moving apace at Skipton, particularly with the refurbishment of the Clubhouse which has given it a fresh and very modern look. It has been quite a challenge but thanks to the efforts of a small number of people we now enjoy a facility which is a delight to use and which is already resulting in increased bookings for weddings, parties and social events. Another improvement to the Club has been the conversion of the old snooker room to a meeting and conference facility. Full details of The Dales Room can be found on the Club’s website and even though it is a recent improvement, it is proving extremely popular with local businesses with bookings increasing month [...]