Newly appointed at Skipton Golf Club are, from left, Nick Shaikh, president, Ros Moloney, ladies captain, and Ian Sewell, men’s captain. Skipton Golf Club has elected new officials for 2020. Nick Shaikh succeeds Tom Hayes as president, while Ian Sewell takes over from Bill Simpson as men’s captain, and Ros Moloney from Carolyn Murphy as ladies captain. Nick, who lives in Ilkley, came to Yorkshire 26 years ago as a consultant urologist at Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, and has been a member at Skipton ever since he arrived. “I considered it to be an honour to be elected captain of the club in 2011 and feel the same for being the president this year,” he said. New men’s captain Ian Sewell also has a medical background. He was born in Barrow in Furness and has lived in Sutton-in-Craven for the past 40 years, moving there initially to work at Johnson & Johnson in Gargrave for 17 years, where he finished in the role of site production manager, before setting up his own business consultancy advising and managing projects on medical manufacturing. From 2011 to 2017, he headed a decontamination company, IHSS, in London as managing director for six years before retiring. He and his wife Christina have two children and three grandchildren. Ian joined Skipton Golf Club in 2014. He commented: “Despite the inclement weather last year, the greens staff managed to maintain the course to an excellent standard and our strategic aim will be to maintain the continuous improvement that’s been seen over the last few years in presenting the course in an ever-improving condition.” Ian noted that the junior organiser role was now open due to Sylvia Eastwood’s retirement and [...]
Get Into Golf We are of the very firm opinion at Skipton Golf Club that we need to get more Ladies and Girls playing golf and are therefore repeating our past successes with the England Golf “Get Into Golf” programme and running Beginner sessions commencing Tuesday 14th January. If you know anybody, friend or family, who might be interested in giving it a try, this is a low cost option with the only outlay being £45 for 8 one hour lessons! Why not give it as a Christmas present? If you want any more information then please e-mail us at email@example.com or call Simon Bradley on 01756 795657 Option 4
Well done to all who took part. The winners with an impressive 90 points M Campbell, L Campbell, D Holding and S Holding win £60 each in 2nd with 82 Points P Brown, J Brown, A Chanley and D Chanley win £50 each and in 3rd with 81 point K Sutcliffe, P Sutcliffe, M Morrison and L Morrison win £40 Each
Update on Ajay Phil and Cheryl Bright have asked me to pass on the good news about the little boy needing life-changing surgery for whom your generous donations were so gratefully received. The Government has now announced it will begin funding SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) which means Ajay should be able to have the operation on the NHS However, the operation is only the first part of the procedure, and lengthy and necessary therapies will still require funding. Our donations will therefore be crucial to ensure the long period of physiotherapy can be completed. Phil Bright has promised to keep us updated.
AJAY - £355 RAISED Phil and Cheryl Bright are overwhelmed at the generosity of our members’ donations towards the £40,000 needed to help Ajay walk properly. My thanks too to you all for supporting such a worthwhile cause and to Peter Robinson for allowing me to be active during his Professional’s Days this year. I know Phil and CheRyl wish me to pass on their sincere thanks for your efforts and they will keep us informed about the progress of their future fundraising events which will continue throughout the summer and include a large raffle too. They have so far raised in excess of £7,000 towards the operation and therapy the little boy will require but there is clearly some way to go. We wish them a successful outcome.
The extended heatwave was clearly off-putting! Nevertheless, a small, select and intrepid group of walkers set off from Skipton Golf Club on Sunday 1 July to ‘bag’ Sharp Haw, a ‘Marilyn’ – a hill of any height with a drop of 150m or more, on all sides, named in respect of the famous ‘Munros’. The ‘Marilyn’ quiz gave much food for thought. Could we name them all in the Yorkshire Dales? The walk, organised by Friends of the Dales and Skipton Golf Club, saw the ‘bagging’ of the summit at a steady pace in warm conditions with a cooling breeze. The trig point on top, no longer of serious use with the advance of GPS technology, afforded a chance to explore its origins some 70 years ago and discuss how significant these pillars were nationwide in the development of O.S. mapping. Dropping steeply from the summit in the direction of Flasby and Gargrave, the path led into woods and a delightful picnic spot. Refreshed, we headed for home, following an access track below Crag Wood where a lovely roe deer was spotted slipping quietly into sheltered terrain. Our return led us into the Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland with its wild flower meadow and naturally spaced, indigenous broadleaved trees and where sheep are allowed to graze around the burial areas in a natural and practical way. Tiring but well worth the effort was the final verdict as the golf course was regained after some six and a half miles, and a deserved drink outside the clubhouse provided a perfect finish to ‘a good walk’ – unspoilt this time! Perhaps golfers and walkers should unite more often? Jonathan On top of Sharp Haw. Photo by Ann [...]
Skipton Golf Club Juniors are now sporting their new team kit, courtesy of long-time sponsor Scott Janitorial Supplies, of Keighley, whose managing director Keith Airey is a long-standing Skipton member and former scratch team player. The juniors’ first team this season has featured captain Ben Topper, Harry Ayrton, Frazer Clarke and Ethan Wilson. Harry has been in superb form playing off 5 and is unbeaten, with the team currently lying joint top of Division 1 with Bingley St Ives, with Ghyll hard at their heels in third place. Pictured left to right are junior team golfers Hannah Eaton, Bobby Dixon, Ben Topper, Alex Topper, Max Beresford, Frazer Clarke and sponsor Keith Airey. Not on the picture is Ethan Wilson, who made his debut for the first team recently in the 4-2 home win against Woodhall Hills. Every Tuesday evening is Junior roll up, open to anybody under 18 who would like to start playing. Coaching is with Ben Mallinson and players have the opportunity to play on the course. Ethan, Alex and Bobby, who are pictured, have all progressed through the roll ups to play for Skipton’s representative teams.
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
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