Charity

Skipton Golf Club Retiring President Charity Fundraising

Bill Simpson, President of Skipton Golf Club in 2023, has presented cheques totalling £1,300 to three charities, a sum raised during his year in office from raffles, competitions, the sale of the President's reserved parking spot and individual donations from members. Bill is pictured with Denise Braham, manager of Skipton's British Heart Foundation Shop, receiving a cheque for £800. Two other donations, each of £250, are going to Take Heart, a charity for patients at Leeds General Hospital, and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Bill said: “The charities chosen are all close to my heart and deserve all the support they can get. I had a great time as President. Many thanks must go to all members who contributed.”

By |2024-04-18T09:19:07+01:00Thursday, 18th April, 2024|Categories: Charity|

CAPTAINS ‘DRIVE-IN’

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 [...]

By |2023-04-03T11:33:20+01:00Monday, 3rd April, 2023|Categories: Charity, Course, Events, General news|

Name the Teddy Winner Announced

Teddy’s name is lady pro HYO - JOO -KIM The winner was Joyce Thorpe from Otley Golf Club, who purchased the winning ticket at the club open week. The proceeds went to the Lady Captains Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support .  

By |2021-07-27T21:06:26+01:00Thursday, 4th July, 2019|Categories: Charity|

Charity coffee morning raises £500!

Congratulations to our Assistant Chef, Jenny, who organised a coffee morning today and raised just over £500 for Sue Ryder Manorlands. This is a fantastic achievement and was well supported by members and non-members as well as staff from Manorlands. Thanks to all those who donated cakes and raffle prizes as well as our suppliers, Rijo, Debriar Foods and Peter Braime for donating the coffee, tea and milk. Well Done Jenny!

By |2017-08-03T22:22:16+01:00Friday, 28th October, 2016|Categories: Charity, Social Events|

Coffee morning in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

      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.

By |2017-08-03T22:22:16+01:00Thursday, 29th September, 2016|Categories: Charity, Events, Social Events|

On Course Foundation

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 [...]

By |2017-08-03T22:22:17+01:00Tuesday, 28th June, 2016|Categories: Charity|

Golf day raises £1,100 for Pendleside Hospice

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

By |2017-08-03T22:22:17+01:00Thursday, 23rd June, 2016|Categories: Charity, Corporate|

Charity Auction Night

A slightly belated report regarding the fantastic effort put in by Jenny Williscroft in organising a Charity Auction night at the club which raised £1,600 to be split equally between Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a very successful event with the amount raised totally exceeding Jenny’s expectations. Hospice fund raiser Karen Jones said, “we are so thankful to Skipton Golf Club for choosing to support Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice”. Thank you to everyone who supported this event with special thanks to Jenny for her energy and enthusiasm in driving this charitable effort on behalf of the club.

By |2017-08-03T22:22:17+01:00Monday, 23rd May, 2016|Categories: Charity, Events|

Macmillan Cancer Support

Coffee Morning Friday 25th September saw the Club hold our Macmillan Coffee morning, kindly arranged by Jenny, our assistant chef. Some amazing cakes, and buns were baked by Jenny and some of our members, and we managed to raise an amazing £575!!! Thank you to everybody that attended, and donated and a special thank you and well done to Jenny for making the morning so successful. Quiz Night Thursday 15th October at 7pm will see us host a general knowledge quiz in support of Macmillan Cancer. The cost is £6 per team (of which £3 will be donated to Macmillan Cancer) and it is a maximum of 4 players per team. The price includes a pie and pea supper which will be served at the interval. The prizes for up for grabs on the evening are- 1st place wins Sunday Dinner for up to 4 people 2ndplace wins a bottle of wine 3rd place wins a box of chocolates Best team name will win a free round of drinks for your team. We will obviously draw the line at a bottle of Bollinger each! We are trying to raise money for a great cause and we would grateful for your support in making this event a success. Please book your teams in well in advance. Email enquiries@skiptongolfclub.co.uk or call 01756 793922 Thank you to Chris Payne, who has volunteered his services to host our quiz night!

By |2017-08-03T22:22:17+01:00Thursday, 1st October, 2015|Categories: Charity, Events|
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