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)
The Men's Open took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday 8 May with many competitors complimenting the course. The results were:- 1st with 42 points were Michael Aldred and Phil Jennings from Breightmet GC winning an £80 voucher each 2nd with 42 points after a countback were Dave Gosden & Paul Hodgkinson also from Breightmet GC collecting a £50 voucher each 3rd with 41 points were David Dawson & Ronnie Dawson from Colne GC & Bingley St Ives respectively who won £30 vouchers 4th place went to John Bullock and Al Shields from Otley GC & Fairfield GC with 39 points, collecting a £20 voucher each
The November and December 200 Club draws took place on Friday 3 December. The November numbers were drawn first with Alistair Coy winning £100, Mary Silverwood £50 and Lorraine Raeburn £30. The accumulator of £40 was won by Carol Swinglehurst who was in the clubhouse to collect her winnings. The December draw then followed with David Seymour winning the £200 'Bonus' draw, Andrew Hodgson taking the £50 second prize and finally Jeremy Harding the £30 third prize. The accumulator was not claimed and will double up to £40 for the next draw which will be held on Friday 7 January 2022.
Well done to all who played in our Seniors Open on the 3rd of September 1st Michael Chambers and Steve Holden 41 Pts 2nd Andrew Flanagan and Jerry wood 40 Pts (countback) 3rd Ismail Padia and Glyn Dale 40 Pts (countback) 4th Vincent Rose and Peter Morris 38 Pts (countback) There were 8 teams on 38 Points
Well done to all who took part and made it a successful day, We hope to see you all again soon. Results: FIRST – 84 pts – start time 14.00 Christine Fletcher – Nelson Carly Barton – Davyhulme Joyce Green – Burnley Faye Weldon – Burnley SECOND – 82 pts – start time 11.40 Carole Capstick – Bentham Judy Lovett – Bentham Gillian Fell – Casterton Mary Gooch – Casterton THIRD – 81 pts – start time 11.10 Susan Shears – Bingley St Ives Philippa Martin – Wetherby Sheila Selby – Woodsome Huddersfield Brenda Clarkson – Bingley St Ives
Newly appointed at Skipton Golf Club are, from left, Nick Shaikh, president, Ros Moloney, ladies captain, and Ian Sewell, men’s captain. Skipton Golf Club has elected new officials for 2020. Nick Shaikh succeeds Tom Hayes as president, while Ian Sewell takes over from Bill Simpson as men’s captain, and Ros Moloney from Carolyn Murphy as ladies captain. Nick, who lives in Ilkley, came to Yorkshire 26 years ago as a consultant urologist at Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, and has been a member at Skipton ever since he arrived. “I considered it to be an honour to be elected captain of the club in 2011 and feel the same for being the president this year,” he said. New men’s captain Ian Sewell also has a medical background. He was born in Barrow in Furness and has lived in Sutton-in-Craven for the past 40 years, moving there initially to work at Johnson & Johnson in Gargrave for 17 years, where he finished in the role of site production manager, before setting up his own business consultancy advising and managing projects on medical manufacturing. From 2011 to 2017, he headed a decontamination company, IHSS, in London as managing director for six years before retiring. He and his wife Christina have two children and three grandchildren. Ian joined Skipton Golf Club in 2014. He commented: “Despite the inclement weather last year, the greens staff managed to maintain the course to an excellent standard and our strategic aim will be to maintain the continuous improvement that’s been seen over the last few years in presenting the course in an ever-improving condition.” Ian noted that the junior organiser role was now open due to Sylvia Eastwood’s retirement and [...]
Get Into Golf We are of the very firm opinion at Skipton Golf Club that we need to get more Ladies and Girls playing golf and are therefore repeating our past successes with the England Golf “Get Into Golf” programme and running Beginner sessions commencing Tuesday 14th January. If you know anybody, friend or family, who might be interested in giving it a try, this is a low cost option with the only outlay being £45 for 8 one hour lessons! Why not give it as a Christmas present? If you want any more information then please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Simon Bradley on 01756 795657 Option 4
Well done to all who took part. The winners with an impressive 90 points M Campbell, L Campbell, D Holding and S Holding win £60 each in 2nd with 82 Points P Brown, J Brown, A Chanley and D Chanley win £50 each and in 3rd with 81 point K Sutcliffe, P Sutcliffe, M Morrison and L Morrison win £40 Each
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.