We would like to thank all of the participants in yesterday’s first Junior Open held at Skipton Golf Club. The results were:- 1st Lennon Seiles (Ashby Decoy GC) with 32 points (B9 20) 2nd Edmund Clay ( Huddersfield GC) with 32 points (B9 16) 3rd Poppi Markwell (Hessle GC) with 31 points The winner receives a voucher for £40, second £30 and third place receives a voucher for £20. We hope you all enjoyed our course and will come back next year ! Skipton Golf Club
The final Seniors Open of the 2023 season took place on Thursday 14 September. The results were :- 1st prize of £80 each to Ken Woolford and Iain Hunter from Hanging Heaton Golf Club (10.00 am start) with 45 points 2nd prize of £50 each to Neil Lomas and Joe Desa from York Golf Club (11.00 am start) with 42 points and a back nine of 21 points 3rd prize of £35 each to John Robinson and Richard Bews from Knaresborough Golf Club (10.50 am start) and a back nine of 18 points We would like to thank all of the participants and hope to see you all again at Skipton in 2024.
On Thursday 7 September 2023 Skipton held an invitational golf day for some 72 members of various Harrogate Union Golf Clubs. It is hoped that this will be the start of a new period in the history of Skipton GC as we move from the Bradford Union to the Harrogate Union in April 2024. The results were:- 1st - Roger Moore (Skipton), David Wem, Graham Sharp, Tom Halliday (Knaresborough) - 93 Points. 2nd - Jonathan Smith (Skipton), Paul Monaghan, Chris King, Matt Creighton (Thirsk & Northallerton) - 90 Points Ladies - Sarah Howes (Skipton), Julie Gibbs, Karen Ritter, Mary Kennedy (Rudding Park) - 84 Points
This years' Captains Day held on Saturday 24 June was kindly sponsored by Lloyd Colne BMW Lloyd Colne BMW donated a “BMW M4 Ignition” prize voucher for the best individual score which was won by Mick Hirst. Mick will receive a BMW-hosted track experience driving the M4 at a choice of Oulton Park, Donnington Park or Brands Hatch. The prize, which is valid for two years, can be upgraded at an additional cost, to extend the track driving experience and include a spectator ticket for a race meeting at the winner’s chosen track. Lloyd Colne BMW also held a draw at their marketing stand to win a “BMW for the Weekend” congratulations to Sam Potter whose name came out of the hat! Lloyd Colne BMW also be donated 2 Celebrity Chef tickets for the Yorkshire Food & Drink Festival being held in Skipton on 21-23 July and Gerald Corrigan was the lucky winner.
The Summer Mixed Open took place on Sunday 25 June. First place with 46 points and £80 went to Daniel Wright and Jennifer Lea from Chorley. Ryan Nock from Waterton Park and Joanne Robinson from Skipton came in second with 44 points and collected £60 each. In third place winning £40 each were Steve & Julie Langton from Oakdale with 43 points (after countback) and fourth place went to Jim & Anne McFeat from Fairhaven who also had 43 points and won £30 each. We hope everyone enjoyed the course and will be back to play again in one of our Opens either later this year or in 2024.
A very well attended Ladies Open Competition took place on Friday 23 June with fabulous weather, the course being in great condition. The rain stayed at bay until the last ladies finished. There were some excellent scores and we received many compliments on the course and our hospitality. We raised £462 for this year’s Club Charity – Sue Ryder Manorlands. Thank you for all your support. The winning team of Judy Lovett, Carol Capstick, Cath Halstead & Agnes Crohill from Bentham with 101 points (scoring 33 points on the par 5s) receiving £75 each. In second place were Susan Horridge, Janet Payne, Karen Dowling & Eileen Mallinson from Greenmount with 96 points receiving £55 each and in third place were Jane Phillips, Margaret Rush, Sue Ashby & Christine Nuttall from Bacup with 92 points receiving £30 each.
A well attended Seniors Open competition took place on Thursday 15 June in glorious weather with the course looking magnificent. Proving difficult for some in very dry and windy conditions, there were some excellent scores recorded in the 4BBB format and everyone enjoyed themselves. 1st Place & £100 each 47 POINTS Darren Bentham & Stuart Davies from Eaglescliffe GC & Stockton on Tees GC 2nd Place & £75 each 46 POINTS (after countback) John Hutchinson & Tony Atkins from Ilkley GC 3rd Place & £50 each 46 POINTS Michael Kennedy & John Pearson from Bingley St Ives & Colne GC 4th Place & £40 each 43 POINTS Les Turner & Alan Newbold from Denton GC
The Spring Men's Open took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday 7 May - everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Paul Washington and Joe McDermott from Wakefield Golf Club took first place and £75 each with 41 points (after a countback). Second place and £60 each went to Keith Shore and Ian Shore from Concord Park (also with 41 points). The third and final place went to Martin Rourke and Stephen Webster on 40 points from Wakefield & Low Laithes taking home a £50 voucher each. For a full list of results please read on and click the link...... Men's Open 7 May - Full Results List Position Player 1 Player 2 Score Club 1 Paul Washington Joe McDermott 41 C/B Wakefield 2 Keith Shore Ian Shore 41 C/B Concord Park 3 Martin Rourke Stephen Webster 40 Wakefield / Low Laithes 4 Christopher Woodall Les Trowse 39 Malton & Norton 5 Sam Hudson Richard Margrave 38 C/B Stamford 6 Ian Black Alistair Whitehurst 38 C/B Heaton Park 7 Carleton Weldon Jason Anderton 36 Stamford 8 Phil Hudson Mike Grainger 35 C/B Stamford 9 Paul Bloomfield James Whitehurst 35 C/B Heaton Park 10 Jason Timmins Lee Briscoe 34 C/B Normanton 11 David Williams Les Marshall 34 C/B Leeds Golf Centre 12 Darren Gibson Tim Wilshire 34 C/B Normanton 13 Howard Drake Mark Wilson 34 C/B Saltburn by the Sea 14 David Roberts Warren Stickney 33 C/B Normanton 15 Simon Matthews Richard Lee 33 C/B Wakefield /Hanging Heaton 16 Philip Moore Paul Parker 33 C/B Eaglescliffe 17 Darren Hilyard Paul Bowery 33 C/B Normanton 18 Richard Stead Andrew Bell 32 Normanton 19 John Smith Jabber Khawar 31 C/B Towneley 20 Stephen Cummings Nick Raitano 31 C/B Wilton [...]
Our first Open of 2023 took place on Thursday 20 April . The strong wind throughout the day meant the course looked at it's very best but proved difficult for many players which is reflected in an average score for the day of just 33, well down on previous better ball competitions. In spite of difficult conditions, everyone thought the course was terrific and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The one overseas competitor, from Metz in France, thought it was "tres difficile" although he did try to claim a prize for the longest drive!!!! The winners were:- 1st £100 each Brian Evans and Stewart Moscrop from Dunnerholme & Barrow respectively with 41 points (after countback) 2nd £70 each Neil Bremmer & Bill Watkinson both from Ulverston also with 41 points 3rd £50 each Stuart Knowles andJohn Ashurst both from Pleasington with 40 points 4th £35 each Stephen Briggs and Dave Bowen from Rossendale & Rochdale respectively with 38 points (after countback)
Skipton Golf Club’s Men’s and Ladies’ Captains, Bob Jarman and Lorraine Raeburn, have swung into action with the annual 'drive-in' to mark the traditional tee-off to the new 2023 season, staged as part of an extremely well-supported mixed competition day on Saturday. (April 1) With the club in fine heart both on and off the course, both Captains say they are looking forward to a highly successful season. Bob commented: “I hope to bring the various sections of the Club together more often and promote the social side of golf as much as we can. I think the opening day’s turnout of over 140 golfers was fantastic and hopefully signifies the start of a superb year of golf for all at Skipton Golf Club.” Lorraine said: “Wherever possible I am keen to encourage new children members to attend our junior coaching sessions - two of my own grandchildren are already involved. We also have beginners coaching and academy membership leading into full membership, while new lady members will be assigned an individual mentor from our ladies committee to integrate them into our section and assist them in obtaining their handicap.” Both captains will be staging a series of fund-raising events throughout their year in office in aid of their joint charity, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope. These include a standalone charity golf day on Saturday, April 22, further fund-raisers at Open Events and selling season tickets for the Captains’ Charity Bunker and Stream – two hazards for which a nominal fine is normally paid. Lorraine is also planning a coffee morning in May at a home venue to further boost the kitty, while Bob will continue to auction off his [...]