Our Seniors’ Open, originally planned for November 2020, then March 2021 finally went ahead on 15th April with glorious sunshine. It was worth the wait! The winners were a pairing from Scarcroft, Messrs Barrett and Hall who scored 46 points in the 4BBB Stableford competition. Second just a point behind were the Skipton newcomers, Mick Dobson and Mick Hawksworth and third prize went to Bryan Schofield and Nigel Clough from Cleckheaton and Hanging Heaton respectively with 43 points. Well done to the winners and we hope you all enjoyed your day.
Well done to all the players who took part in the Senior Open, it proved a very close competition, eventually being decided on count-back 1st Place Paul Nightingale / Pete Boddie Clitheroe 46 pts, B9 26 pts. £100 each 2nd Place B Healey / M Wynn Knaresborough 46pts, B9 24 pts. £75 each 3rd Place T Dad / S Major Bradford 45pts, B9 24 pts. £50 each 4th Place J Dutton / Pete Lescovac West Bradford 45pts, B9 22pts. £25 each
After the success of opening to visitors last week, we're very pleased to announce that a decision has been made to continue with our remaining opens this year. The first open is on Thursday 18th June for the seniors, followed the next day by the ladies. Sunday 21st June will be our Mixed 4BBB open. All Opens must be booked and paid for online and we ask you all to read our Play Safe guidelines before arrival at the course. We've had some wonderful feedback about the course over the last couple of weeks from our members and visitors and we would encourage you to come and see it for yourselves. We expect there to be a high demand for places, so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!
After trialling the opening of the golf course to members over the last couple of weeks, we are pleased to announce that we are now opening to visitors. The course is in fabulous condition thanks to our greenkeepers, Ian and Darren and we would recommend you come and visit us soon. We ask that you follow the following rules carefully to ensure everyone’s safety at the club. 1. All golfers must play in 2 balls only. 2. Visitors must book and pay online. Access to the course will not be allowed unless pre-booked. 3. Dates are available up to 4 days in advance. 4. All golfers must adhere to the England Golf ‘Play Safe’ guidelines. We hope to be able to give further guidance on our upcoming Opens shortly. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as our website, for further information.
The Results of the Ladies Open Competition 23\06\17 were: 1st P Murray, J Myers, R Kelly, J Walker 99 points 2nd J Emmett, J Padgett, S Leeming, S Jewkes 97 points (Countback last 9 Holes) 3rd A Crohill, J Lovatt, G Fell, J Taylor 97 Points Well done to all that played
1st place Gregory Davies, M Booth, A Sohal, G Hodgkinson 2nd place John Ward, Carl Tyler , G Kilner, R Whiteley 3rd place Graham Wild, Leon Holland, John Thornton, I Sellick
1st - S O'Keefe, L O'Keefe, D Neville & G Neville - 96 points 2nd - M Bamber, J Bamber, S Maynard & R Davenport - 87 points (Back 6 32) 3rd - P Miller, R Miller, M Pratt & R Suffey - 87 points (Back 6 29)
Free golf open days for visitors - both men and ladies - are to be staged at Skipton Golf Club to showcase the well-known course, as the club prepares to enter a ground-breaking new era in its long and proud history. Ongoing flood relief work by the Environment Agency, primarily around the former 17th hole, has been offset by an interim layout, incorporating a shortened 17th and a new par three hole, which has ensured that a full 18 holes of golf have been available at all times. Work to build two brand-new holes and extend the current 9th into a par 5 will take place off the existing course, with no disruption to play during construction. The work to lengthen the 9th is scheduled to begin soon, with the new holes starting in spring 2017. Other course improvements, including improvements to bunkers and drainage has already started. The free open days are being organised by Skipton Golf Club director Sarah Coy, who is responsible for promotions. The men’s open day takes place on Sunday, July 31, to be followed by a ladies’ open day on Monday, August 15. Sarah said: “While work on the town’s flood alleviation scheme has had a limited effect on our visitor numbers, we remain keen to spread the word that the course is fully open and in play and will continue to be so as development and improvement work continues. “We decided to stage two free open days in anticipation that people will want to come and play, and to view and learn at first hand exactly what is going on around the course - without having to pay for the privilege!” Sarah also reports that the club is introducing a three-month beginners’ trial membership for those new to golf at a cost [...]
Seniors’ Open – Thursday 23rd June 2016 1st-P West and J West 2nd-P Turner and A Bentley 3rd T Rhodes and T Joblin 4th J Atkins and G Pitt Ladies’ Open – Friday 24th June 2016 1st - 89 Points - Christine Isherwood, Penny Davison, Lynda Hunter & Sylvia Meadows (Wilpshire GC) 2nd - 87 Points - Rebecca Larmuth, Jas Kaur, Linda Cameron & Jo Worral (Cookridge GC) 3rd - 83 Points - Pamela Hillas, Brenda Hargreaves, Maria Towland & Vicky Binns (Knaresborough GC) Men’s Open – Saturday 25th June 2016 1st - 99 Points - Dave Bliss , Charles Barker , P Bradley , Kevin Caine ( Owston Hall) 2nd - 97 Points - C Wood , T Burns , M Lister, S Earl (Bentham & Morecambe) Mixed Open – Sunday 26th June 2016 1st – 45 Points - Bobby Hutt , Jackie Hutt ( Catterick ) 2nd – 42 Points (Back 9 – 23 Points) - Nigel Robinson , Julie North ( Kendal ) 3rd - 42 Points (Back 9 – 22 Points) - Paul Miller , Rachel Miller ( Catterick )
Ladies Am Am 16th May 2016 1st Christine Hope, Maureen Gibson, Maureen Dore & Clare Groves (all from Shipley) with 99 points 2nd Janet Emmett (Skipton), Joan Padgett (Skipton), Shirley Leeming (Branshaw) & Colleen Moffett (Branshaw) with 94 points