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
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 [...]
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 [...]
PRESIDENT LADY CAPTAIN MEN'S CAPTAIN Bill Simpson Lorraine Raeburn Bob Jarman Bob Jarman is the new Men’s Captain at Skipton Golf Club, with Lorraine Raeburn, who took over as Ladies Captain last August, retaining the role for the 2023 season and club stalwart Bill Simpson newly installed as President. Born and raised locally, Bob has lived all his life within 10 miles of Skipton Golf Club and his current residence can just about be seen from the 3rd green! He was a member of Silsden Golf Club for over 30 years and on its closure, along with a number of his golfing pals, joined Skipton in 2019. Bob has become an active member of the club, playing most weekends and also acting as Competition Secretary, dealing with Saturday competitions results, a role he will continue to undertake during his year as Club Captain. Off the course, his role as a Project Manager in the construction Industry takes him far and wide across the country. On his election at a special general meeting of the club this month, Bob paid tribute to his predecessor, retiring Men’s Captain Roger Moore and Sylvia Eastwood, whom he said had proved a figurehead in her role as the club’s first-ever Lady President. He commented: “I can only say that following the sad closure of Silsden Golf Club how welcome myself and other former Silsden members have been made to feel here at Skipton. I look forward to supporting the various sections and hope their teams will have a successful year in their respective leagues, as well as the many friendly matches already planned. [...]
The 'Bumper' December 200 Club draw took place on Friday 2 December with the lucky numbers being:- £200 Ian Taylor (120) £50 Ruth Hughes (75) £30 David Seymour (96) Accumulator John Thornton (not claimed) (21) The next draw will take place on Friday 6 January when the accumulator will rise to £160.....so worthwhile coming up to the club for a drink - you have to be in the clubhouse to claim the accumulator prize !
The final Seniors Open of the year took place on Thursday 15 September. The winners with 44 points were Stephen Sear from Ogbourne Downs and Colin Harness from Styrrup Hall each receiving a voucher for £75. Second place (£60 each) were Matthew Best from Norwood Park and Jeremy Webster from Lightcliffe with 43 points, after a count back. Third place from Keighley were Gerry Waterhouse and Dave Battle (£45 each). We hope everyone enjoyed the course and will return to one of our 2023 Opens, information and bookings can now be made via our website page.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in our Mixed Open at Skipton yesterday. The weather was kind and the rain / thunder held off. We had some great scores and the winners with 90 points from Hart Common GC were Roy Smith, Paula Field and Gerado & Gillian Bricalli. Second with 89 points from Nelson GC were Michelle & David Pickup and Sandra & John Driver. Third and final place went to Paul Miller, Ann Moore, Michael Pratt & Ruth Suffell from Catterick GC.
The Summer Mixed Open took place on Sunday 26 June on a somewhat windy day ! The winners with 43 points were Paul and Rachel Miller from Catterick Golf Club. The runners up with 41 points, also from Catterick Golf Club were Michael Pratt and Ruth Suffell. Cameron Brophy and Maureen Gibson from Shipley Golf Club secured third place with 40 points. Fourth, and final place, went to David Doig and Jane Hutchinson with 38 points from Bondhay Golf Club. Our final Mixed Open takes place on Sunday 4 September - the dates for next years' opens will be released around November.
We would like to thank all the teams who participated in our Ladies Open on Friday 24 June. £385 was raised for this year's Club charity - Sue Ryder Manorlands - thank you so much. The winners were from Greenmount GC, scoring an impressive 95 points! Congratulations to Kerry Vicker, Nicola Daisey, Helen Finbow and Julie Benyon. The Keighley & Branshaw team of Janet Emmett, Shirley Leeming, Emma Watkinson and Kath Smith secured second place with the overall best back nine of 53 and a total of 93 points. Annette Jewett, Lisa Driver, Sue Malins and Pam Flaherty of Bradley Park GC came third with 93 points and the overall best front nine of 47 points. Fourth place went to Bentham's team who scored 91 points. Well done to Judy Lovett, Carole Capstick, Agnes Crohill and Cath Halstead. The Elland & Crossland Heath team of Elena Abbott, Helen Gatenby, Lis Taylor and Carol Gaunt came fifth with 88 points. Special mention to Ellie Cooper from Greenmount who agreed to become "Freda" for Easingwold. Her score helped to secure 6th place, missing out on the prizes by one point on the back nine. We certainly enjoyed looking after you and hope you see you again soon. Our Autumn Open will be 7th October 2022 and the 2023 dates will be published around November.