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
10th January 2017 Happy New Year to all our visitors, friends and members. Since the last update on the 4th December, 2016, progress has been limited by the weather and the closure of the EA construction site for over 2 weeks. However, we have continued to make progress towards our goal of significantly improving Skipton Golf Course for the benefit of our valued visitors and members. Our contractors anticipate a March start to work on the new 17th green and surround and will shape the approach to it to tie in with the existing 17th fairway. The current 17th green will continue to be used until the new 17th green is fit for play, hopefully by spring 2018. At the same time work will be undertaken to construct the new 18th ‘competition’ tee. We are currently investigating the possibility of widening the 18th fairway by some 15 metres into the area currently occupied by the EA compound to extend the landing area from the new 18th tee. The 4 new bridges have now been constructed and the old bridges removed. Following negotiations with the EA and contractors to ensure that the bridges look more in keeping with a golf course than a public highway, these will now have a 600mm high wooden post and hand rail fitted to a the top of the concrete up stand, giving a total height of 900mm above the bridge deck When this work is nearing completion, we will lay some of the recently acquired Astroturf on the concrete bridge deck and trial it for safety, suitability and aesthetic appearance. The disturbed ground around the bridges and from the pond on the 15th to the bridge near Brackenley Lane will [...]
The latest draw for the fully subscribed 200 Club took place recently with the following winners being drawn: 1st Prize– Ron Whalley - £200 2nd Prize – Steven Robinson – £50 3rd Prize – Keith Airey – £30 Accumulator – Not Claimed – £100 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 Friday 6th January.