Golf: Birthday hole in one for Sam

YOUNG golfing starlet Sam Prail will be celebrating his 12th birthday in style after making a hole-in-one at the par three, fourth hole at Rudding Park's new short course last weekend.

Sam who was just 11 years-old when he achieved the magnificent feat used a 8-iron to perfection as he was watched on by his father Ashley.

“Sam has just been playing golf for a year, I’ve been playing for 35 years and I’ve never had a hole in one,” said dad Ashley.

The Harrogate Grammar pupil, who turned 12 yesterday, will now look to go one better and hole the notorious Sawgrass, the signature of the Repton Short Course.

Harrogate and District

Union of Golf Clubs

In contrast to the previous Sunday's heavy rain and cool conditions the 22 teams competing to be second division champions played in temperatures in the mid-70s on a very demanding Pannal course.

Towards the end rounds were taking almost five hours to complete.

The home club's B team set the target with a score of 365, thanks mainly to Robin Corner's 87 which was also the best individual score of the morning rounds.

Pannal’s score was tied soon afterwards by Harrogate B, all four members of their team had scores between 90 and 92. However, Pannal A settled all arguments finishing 10 shots clear, thanks to 87s from Bob Peacock and Ian Williams.

Teenager Will Rushworth was only four strokes behind. Just when the organisers were printing off vouchers for a tied second place, the Thirsk & Northallerton A team, playing in the last four groups snatched the runners-up prize with 361.

David Burrell's 85 was the day's second best round.

However, this was 5 shots behind the best individual score achieved by Gordon Beattie, the Harrogate Vice-Captain, who had 40s on the front and back nines, a great round in the hot and humid conditions.

With the home club winning once again (Oakdale in 2007), clubs will be queuing up to host the competition next year.

Pannal also won the Third Division Championship in May, and will be trying to complete a unique treble by winning the First Division at Romanby later this month. Result: 1. 355 Pannal A (B Peacock 87, W Rushworth 91, I Williams 87, R Potts 90), 2. 361 Thirsk & Northallerton A (O Shepherd 92, C Parker-Eland 95, D Burrell 85, D Ainsworth 89), 3. 365 Pannal B & Harrogate B.

Romanby Golf Club

Ladies Results May 29 - The Orange Cup sponsored by DKB Crop Protection Ltd. 1st Chris McLeod (32) 41 pts; 2nd Sandra Dunn (27) 40 pts (B9); 3rd Susan He (15) 40 pts. Plus Twos Stableford - 1, Jaine Manns 30 pts; 2, Julie Philpott 27.

Recent match results. The Junior team have had convincing wins against Bedale away 8-2 and Oakdale at home 6-4, the ladies B team drew at home against Northcliffe but the Men's Bainbridge Shield team suffered their first defeat away to Rudding Park 2-4.

Mixed Open Greensomes Stableford - May 26. 1, Ann Phillips (Romanby) & Tony Thompson (T & N) 41; 2, Richard & Julie Nobel (Bedale) 40; 4th Jim & Carol Shaw (Bedale) 39.

Knaresborough Golf Club

The brothers Potter are just about inseparable – in golfing terms, at least!

In a week when their growing accomplishments virtually matched each other, the two juniors emerged from two key competitions divided only by two Stableford points.

It was 16-year-old Matt’s week. And his first win came in a competition 18-year-old Lee was not “required” to win; the older brother’s Junior Captain’s Day.

Battling strong winds on the Bank Holiday Monday, Matt, a nine-handicapper, had to work hard to make the best of some ‘iffy’ drives, but found his putter was in great form. Enough to see him reach the turn 19 points to the good.

The story faded a little after that - a solitary blank was sustained at the 12th when he fluffed a chip and was too aggressive on the return putt.

The remaining six holes were a sequence of extremes - two nett birdies and four bogeys, leaving him with just 14 points on the back but he remained the leader, with Andy Bennison (13) ranked officially second with 29 points.

Though not officially a contender, Captain Lee (7) nonetheless posted 32 points. In the well-supported President’s Day, it was a similar picture – and Lee was a full participant.

Playing ahead of his brother, he looked set to shade the win, perhaps by no more than a point, when he stepped onto the 18th tee with 36 points.

A short while later Matt reached the 18th with 35 points to his credit.

Sadly, Lee marred a fine round by finishing with three putts and his second ‘no score’ of the day.

Matt had suffered his only blank early on, when he shanked his tee-shot into undergrowth at the third and, after re-loading, lipped out for zero.

But from then on fortune tended to favour the younger Potter and, with his putter still in good shape, he took full advantage over the last four holes, logging eleven points – including a decisive three points at the last where, after driving into trees, he struck a seven-iron through a gap in the lofty poplars, landed just in front of the green and two-putted from 36 feet.

Not even a terrific eagle two at the 16th by Lee could affect the outcome, and Dan King (10) had the finish of the day when he birdied the 18th for four points and third place on a count-back.

President Tony Bradley congratulated the juniors on the quality of their game and the good turn-out, encouragement for the junior higher handicappers who’ve just been promised an extended programme of free coaching.

In the Grandma’s Cup, it was a first-time competition win for Gay Carlton (22) who overcame her usual hatred of rain-soaked golf to card 37 points. A blank at the first hole dimmed her hopes immediately.

But, with the determination of a grandparent steering her charge across a busy road, Gay stuck to her task, gaining at the 15th an especially satisfying gross par when a drive down the long dog-leg was followed by a four-wood to nestle alongside the green.

A chip and a putt helped towards her four-point victory over nearest rival Nuala Whorley (25).

Former Lady Captain Sue Meeke (17) acquired further evidence of the benefit of her new large-headed driver when she claimed the Sinclair Trophy, a new prize for the non-grand-parenting lady competitors. A moderate front nine, with 14 points, followed by 20 on the back underlined the difference since she switched from teeing up with her three-wood.

Harrogate and District

Society of Golf Captains

The Society continued their season by entertaining the Harrogate & District Society of Lady Golf Captains at Romanby Golf Club on Thursday June 5.

The Romanby course was in excellent condition and was certainly matched by the weather, the match as always was played in a great spirit and all competitors thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The Romanby Club looked after all competitors very well and the caterers provided an excellent meal in the evening with both teams renewing and establishing friendships.

The Captain of Romanby Nick Hughes and welcomed everyone to Romanby, the Captain of Captains Richard Buchanan then replied with some humorous points of his round and then the Lady President Elect Rosie Page responded on behalf of the Ladies, announcing that the result was in favour of the Gentlemen.

Results Harrogate Ladies names first: R Page & P Walker lost 5 & 4 to R Buchanan & N Hughes, A Brownlie & A Simms lost 2 & 1 to D Paramore & P Thornton, R Tate & P Pick lost 5 & 4 to M McKay & B Perry, J Noble & S Dunn won 4 & 3 against D Spenley & LChandler, D Prior & R Martin lost 5 & 3 to J Norris & K Clinton, P Hillas & L Robinson lost 2 Down to I Chippindale & C Harrison , C Pickard & C Parker won 3 & 2 against G Batterbee & C Smith, F Bishop & G Benstead won 2 & 1 against D McFadden & B Martin, M Parry & E Paramore lost 3 & 2 to G Hunter & B Hunter, M Durrant & J Hearld lost 3 & 2 to J Parsons & G Dowell, K Leake & S Bibby lost 6 & 5 to A Meakin & D Blake.

The Society will entertain the Bradford Captains at Oakdale Golf Club on June 19.

Bedale Golf Club

The June medal this month has had to be re-arranged as Sunday June 1 found the course closed after severe rain.

The medal has now been fixed for Sunday June 22 and the Hodgson Cup has been moved to June 29. Members please note.

Bedale has now introduced ‘Twilight Golf’ for those wishing to enjoy a round of golf on these long summer evenings in beautiful surroundings.

Ring the Professional on 01677 422 443 to fix a time.

Optional Stableford: Good conditions did not attract a large field as a match against Easingwold proved a greater attraction. Countback was necessary to identify the winner. 40 points Bill Mckie and Paul Garrity.

Two further rounds of this popular evening competition have been played

Red Cross Cup No5: 41 points Dave Munton (12). 40 points John Talbot (10). 39 points Rob McKinlay (22) and Colin Tipton (16). Card countback required.

Red Cross Cup No 6: After a day of more or less continuous rain damp conditions faced competitors but a large field played in the evening and scoring held up 44 points Heath Johns (!2). 42 points Mark Haw (21). 41 Andy Hawkswell (12). 40 Adrian Hall (7).

Harrogate Union. Bedale V Knaresborough:Bedale A team had a convincing victory at Knaresborough a Halved result in the singles was followed by a clean sweep in the Fourballs which gave Bedale 12 points.

Bedale V Easingwold: Our annual friendly match against Easingwold was this year played at Easingwold and the Bedale team won by a margin of four matches to three.

Seniors: Two further rounds of the ‘Riper Years Brigade’ Friday morning exercise to report

Stableford: 39 points Gareth Jones (16), Peter Curzon (26) and Neil Exelby(24),Card countback required. 38 points Noel Winstanley (14).

Am –Am Stableford: 81 points Keith Langford, Jim Nicholson, &David Askew. 77 points Brian Knapton, Harry Young,& Noel Winstanley.

Ladies ‘Mail on Sunday’: The 5th round of this competition found the Ladies travelling to meet Bingley St Ives Ladies and a very close competition ensued with the match finishing 2.5 points for each team. Under the rules of the Competition the match is decided by the team Captain in our case Julia Doughty playing her opposite number for a sudden death play off.

Julia managed to achieve victory on the first hole. Well done Julia and her team , they await with interest to find out their opponents in round 6

Juniors: The lowest Gross in this month’s medal was returned by Daniel Brown with a 78 but could only claim third place in this net competition.

0 to 28 Handicap 71 Alexander Kettlewell (23). 72 Colin Boland (16). 73 Daniel Brown (5) 29 – 36 Handicap

Harrogate Golf Club

Saturday June 7 - A perfect summer’s day clearly helped the competitors taking part in the June monthly medal as the scores recorded by the winners for the top places in each division were all under par with a number of places being decided on better back 9 scores.

There were two excellent gross scores from division one players David Keywood, 69 and Nick Iveson 72.

Division 1: 1, Alastair Wildridge 73 8 65; 2, Alexander Walkinshaw 78 12 66; 3, David Keywood 69 02 67 bb9; 4,Nick Iveson 72 05 67.

Division 2: 1, Steven Holt 80 16 64; 2, Stuart Goodsall 80 15 65; 3,Peter Nelson 79 13 66 bb9.

Division 3:1, Robin Jackson 87 20 67; 2,Derrick Nicholson 92 24 68; 3, Alex Brown 88 19 69 bb9.

Pannal Golf Club

Men’s Invitation Day: Significant overnight rain, a largely cloudy day, and damp, clinging rough, required long and straight hitting for members and their guests.

Given the conditions, the scoring was commendably good, all seven prizes won with scores over 40 stableford points.

Winning couple were Craig Hunter, with John Doughery from Catterick, carding a superb 44 points, but chased all the way to a back nine count back by the in form Ian Douglas, with partner Ross Bousfield from Alwoodley. Third, the still “hot” Peter Rhodes, last week’s medal winner, with partner Richard Halliwell from Thirsk and Northallerton, 43 points.

Ladies Section: Every cloud has a silver lining. Whilst the majority of the club experienced yet another Tuesday competition wash out, Pannal’s team of four in the “Yorkshire Challenge Bowl”, at the Middlesbrough course,were being nudged forward from an already good position, to outright winners of the “Best Gross” trophy.

The rain magic also worked for Mrs Eileen Corn, whose card over the shortened course (14 holes only in play on the second day) brought her the “Best nett card” for the two day qualifying competition.

Well done, to her and colleagues Alison Staniforth, Ann Thomas, and captain Gerry Callander.

Oakdale Golf Club

With 135 entrants in the June Wednesday medal blessed with a warm summer’s day, it was no surprise to find that the competition standard scratch was reduced to 70.

There was a four way tie on net 67 in Division One with juniors Scott Brown and Matt Edmiston leading the way on count back from Peter Lenderyou and Wayne Crick. Wayne also recorded the lowest gross of 67, again on a count back.

Also under CSS were Dave Smart, Carl Westerman and Adrian Blackburn on 69, whilst Mick Emmerson, Curtis Wilding, Iain Scrimger, Sean Ramplin, Garry Cuthbert and Brian Weirs all posted 70.

Winner of Division Two was Neil Clark with 81, net 67 from Ken Bagshaw 68, Neil Samuel 69 and Jonathan Dale on 70, Dave Wilkinson and Peter Chambers on 71, Brian Holmes and Simon Woolcock returned net 72’s.

In Division Three Bruce Light came home in front with a net 68 from runner up Phil Grant 69 and Barry Plummer on 71.

Three shots adrift on 74 were Mike Franklin, Nick Wyatt and P Turner. There were 15 recorded scores of 2 or better.

There was yet another good turnout last Saturday for the June monthly medal with 161 members braving the sunshine hoping to record a decent score. Again there was a three way tie in Division One with Iain Scrimger coming out on top with 68 from Neil Lyons and Wayne Crick.

Once again Wayne recorded the lowest gross of 69 to reduce his handicap to 1. One shot adrift on 69 were Mark Taylor, Mike Ramshaw and Brian Perry with Gregg Kidd, Chris McVey, Phil Jenkins, Dave Smart and Mick Emmerson all returning 70’s

Division Two saw Simon Read and Phil Ramshaw on net 70 with Simon claiming the win on a count back. Close behind with 71 were Alistair Ritchie and Kevin Askew, from Graham McDonald and John Leggett on 72. Les Brown, Jasper Sheedy, Neil Hart, Ben Ward and Phil Schofield all scored 73.

A three shot advantage was enjoyed by Ted Exley with 69 in division three from Bryan Johnson on 72. Bruce Light and Victor Douglas came in with 73’s from Don Parker and R Marriner on 74.

Grant Wood with 2’s at the 9th & 12th, Wayne Crick, 9th & 16th, D Tye also at the 9th & 16th were amongst the 26 players who recorded a score of two or better.

In The Presidents Prize knockout singles Steve Day has beaten Patrick Allen, Peter Davis bt Stuart Raynor, Brian Perry bt Mark Barber, Curtis Wilding bt John Robson, Sam Mitchell bt Ron Ramsey, Mike Hickling bt Anthony Glazier, Graham Ball bt Tony Smith, Peter Lenderyou bt John Bartle and Chris Evans bt John Craven.

There have also been wins in The Freeholders Trophy for Martino de Mola & Neil Samuel who bt Mike Hickling & Simon Daly, Ken Bagshaw & Graeme Wilcox who bt Grant Wood & John Wade, Mark Wrigglesworth & Brian Williamson who bt Sean Ramplin & Wayne Crick, Graeme Fountain & Neil Lyons who bt Eric Winterburn & Keith Askew, James Bell & Matt Sealby who bt Dave Norwood & Carl Westerman, Mark Hewson & John Robson who bt Roger Cassidy & Les Lomax and Phil & Curtis Wilding who bt Adrian Ezard & Andy Partridge.

Grant Wood has progressed to the next round of The Scratch Match Play by beating R Scahill and in The Jack Wertheimer competition Ian Lovatt & Simon Read have beaten Mike Reilly & Stuart Raynor, Chas Birchall & partner David Smith have beaten Brian Black & Dave Aldous and Mike Lord & Paul Bushell have overcome Mike Cross & Phil Wilding.

In the knockout stages of The MAP Cup Stewart Milligan has beaten Graham Horn to progress to the next round.

Oakdale Rabbits competitions are also progressing very well in the fine weather with Peter Ashton beating Alan de Lacy, Lynn Musselman beating Ian Connell, Andy Ford beating Dave Brooks, George Atkinson beating Mike Barker, Mike Potter beating Roger Pygott, Eric France beating Martin Turner, Don Thorpe beating Tim Thorley, Nick Wyatt beating John Noble, Ted Rogers beating Richard Whittaker and Ron Johnson beating Dave Sanderson all in The Nelson Trophy singles.

The annual Rabbits Sunday Driver trip will be to Breadsall Priory in Derbyshire next year. The event takes place on Sunday/Monday March 29-30 2009.

Non Rabbits are all welcome.

Please add your name to the list on The Rabbits notice board if you are interested.

Oakdale Ladies have had a very successful week with wins for the A, B and ‘Mail on Sunday’ teams.

The Ladies A team represented by Muriel Bradley, Ann Jones, Julie Hewson, Jean Ogden, Jane Henderson, Brenda Wade and Deirdre Saynor had a very good away win at Sickleholme by five games to two, thus winning both the home and away matches convincingly.

The Ladies B team represented by Jane Crosby, Lyndsey Graham, Andrea Draper, Patsy Rochester, Ronnie Hague, Clodagh Foreshaw and Anne Birtles had a close match away to Pannal but eventually won by four games to three.

The ‘Mail on Sunday Team’ of Cath Varley, Patsy Rochester, Joyce Slater, Anne Jones and Karen Leake scored a convincing win by five matches to nil at home to Beamish Park.

The team continue their successful run into the sixth round of the competition.

There are still a few places available for The Simpson Trophy being held next Sunday June 22. Please see the main notice board in the lounge.

Ripon City Golf Club

June’s Medal competition was hotly contested with all bar one of the top three placings in each division recording net scores below the par 70 and the lowest gross of the day was 70, carded by Jamie Wilkinson.

Conditions were quite kind with temperatures in the seventies by mid-afternoon and light winds to help the 109 golfers’ accuracy.

Unfortunately, this didn’t quite pan out for 21 of them whose cards failed to return a score.

There were only nine twos and again, the eleventh proved to be the card-breaker although there was a birdie there for the first time in many competitions lately but that didn’t quite make up for the 71 double-bogeys or worse.

The 18th and tenth holes refused to yield to an under par score but there were two eagles, one on each of the par five holes.

Graham Lonsdale shot an excellent 75 gross to narrowly push Jamie into second place in division one and also push his handicap down into single figures.

Tim Jones, having just returned to Ripon after a three year break from North Yorkshire (and from competitive golf) found fine form returning to him to hold onto third place with a net 67 easing assistant professional Jason Norwood out of the top three on count back.

Paul Fraser was three clear shots away from his nearest rival with a net 65 from the lowest gross in division two.

Club Secretary Micky Doig MBE was back to winning ways after a period of absence from the leader-boards, beating John Scurr into third on count back. Derek McCabe and Philip Harrison both ran in net 68s in the third division (with Derek winning out on count back) ahead of Tim Dalton on net 70.

Another good round from Sam Couttie saw him take the honours in division four again with a net 66. Steven Elliott and Richard Haslam weren’t far behind him on 68 and 69 net respectively.

Saturday sees the International Pairs competition and the Rabbits take their team to Middlesbrough under the auspices of Bill Barnett (Ron Hails will be at the Trooping of the Colour) to attempt to satisfy honours lost at Ripon earlier in the season.

Captain Hughie Orr took a small Ripon party up to the Darlington Golf Club on June 4 for a golf event for clubs celebrating their centenary including Ripon, the hosts, Darlington and Houghton-le Spring.

None of Ripon’s pairs managed to get into the prizes which were mostly won by the home players who wisely took more care off their tees so as not to get in to the harsh, unforgiving rough on the McKenzie designed course, which was an absolute pleasure to play if one found the fairways.

Men’s Results – June Medal Div 1: 1, G Lonsdale 75.10.65; 2, J C Wilkinson 70.4.66; 3, T R Jones 79.9.67.

Div 2: 1, P Fraser 78.13.65; 2, M Doig 80.12.68; 3, J R Scurr 80.12.68.

Div 3: 1, D McCabe 83.15.68; 2, P Harrison 84.16.68; 3, T Dalton 85.15.70.

Div 4: 1, S Couttie 83.17.66; 2, S C Elliott 93.25.68; 3, R Haslam 88.19.69.

Rudding Park Golf Club

The Ladies EGU Medal should have taken place on Tuesday June 3, however due to a deluge of rain that didn’t subside for two days, the course was closed and accordingly the competition was cancelled.

The first Midweek Medal of June took place on Wednesday 4.

Amongst more favourable conditions, a strong field competed for the remaining qualifying places for this year’s club championship. Third place was taken by Club Captain Barry Whiteley with a nett 70, with David Bond in second place who also carded a nett 70 (ahead on count-back).

However, with an impressive nett 69, and winning his first competition of the year was Phil Shenton. Other two’s recorded in the event were carded by the following; Paul Moorby, David Smith, Simon Skelton, Peter Devaney and Carry Thornton who recorded two.

Friday saw Rudding Park’s First Team take on Knaresborough away. Course conditions were reportedly good, except for the torrential thunder storm which hampered the area for the majority of the afternoon.

Unfortunately Rudding Park could not continue their winning streak this week, but congratulations go to the Knaresborough team for a good performance.

On Saturday, Rudding Park’s second major competition of the season took place.

The Frank Stuart-Brown Trophy was an 18-hole medal event which was created in memory of one of our past members.

Over 100 members competed in the events, who were treated to fantastic course and weather to suit.

Third place was taken by Mark Stanbow, with a nett total of 69. Joe Merrell secured second place with a nett 66.

Liam Whaldall secured best gross for the competition carding a 73 (1 over par).

Finishing in top spot and securing his first ever major title was Dominic O’Sullivan with a nett 66, wining on count-back.

Dominic was obviously pleased with the outcome, and also commented on the fantastic condition of the course when receiving the trophy from Frank’s wife Sue Stuart-Brown and Dave Spenley who kindly donated the trophy.

Twos recorded in the event were carded by the following: Carl Swenson, Graham Scott, Archie Hughes, James Babington, Rob Park, Joe Merrell, Mark Stanbow, Kieran McGowan, Paul McGowan, Alice Boothroyd , Carol Whiteley and Diane Szawlowski. In addition, competitors also raised 120 in memory of Frank Stuart-Brown which is to be given to the Brian Tumour U.K Charity. Congratulations to the competitors for making the event a fantastic success and thank you to all that contributed to the charity.

Rudding Park Juniors performed well, with a 6-0 win in the Union match on Sunday against Bedale.

Well done to the Team Captain Chris Clarke and his team.

John Howard, ex-Australian Prime Minister played the course on Sunday afternoon after a busy schedule in Harrogate during the week.

He commented that Rudding Park was a lovely environment to be in.

First team outings this week included a very warm welcome to Pannal Golf Club.

The sun shone for Rudding Park, as all four scratch matches were won with 12-4 to Rudding Park. Congratulations to the green staff for the fantastic condition of the course.

Wetherby Golf Club

What a difference a week makes! The temperature difference was akin to moving continents as far as the course was concerned with the men's major knockout the Ladies Tankard played in ideal conditions.

With the course stretched to near maximum length 157 competitors set off in a quest to gain one of the only eight places in the knock-out. This also meant that the higher handicappers had to play off a maximum of 18, one of whom did squeeze in with a net 67 off a handicap of 22.

Ony nine players were able to produce a net score below the SSS of 72, which if nothing else proves the new layout has raised Wetherby well above the oft quoted comment that it was a 'pitch & putt' course. It has been lengthen, but as only three competitors in the top flight could better 72, it demonstrates degrees of difficulty as well as distance.

A fantastic win for the Men's Team in the Mail on Sunday Classic when they beat Moortown at home by four matches to one to reach round six of this prestigious competition.

Moortown may have slipped up by not fielding their strongest team, but all were first Division players. For Wetherby Paul Waterhouse(4) led the field giving 5 shots to his opponent but won 3 & 1. Rob Patterson(5), one of the most reliable players one can have in the team annialated his opposition by 8 & 7 despite giving four shots .

Ben Ragg (6), still an amateur, but under training to turn pro. produced a scintillating performance to win by 2 & 1, despite giving two shots. Then 'new boy' to the fray, Graham Heatley(14) took apart a Moortown five handicapped certainty by winning on the 17th by 2 & 1.

Anchorman Andy Jones (4), last off and the man to play down the 19th in the event of a halved result, was one down to his two handicapped opponent on the 17th. Both made the 18th green in regulation, but Andy missed the putt for a half. Not that it mattered with four comfortable wins in the clubhouse.

The Ladies successful run in the same competition ended in round 5 over the superb Shipley Beckfoot course. Playing to a similar format Kathy Page and Joan Waterhouse put Wetherby two up, but then losses by Ann Hoodles & Denise Murray poised the match at all square with Sue Smith fighting a rear guard defence out on the course.

Sue battled all the way but her opponent was just too strong, though all the ladies can feel proud of reaching this advanced stage.

Ladies Tankard & EGU Medal (Qualifying score - 71) Div 1. 1. B Ragg (6), 69; 2. AJ Page (5), 69, 3. C Ragg (80, 71.

Div 2. 1. G McCawley (15) 68; 2. J Voss (15), 69, 3. S Acton (12), 69.

Div 3. 1. R Cooke (22), 67; 2. S Large (17), 71, 3. P Gascoyne (26), 71.

Winner EGU Medal - Robbie Cooke.

Catterick Golf Club

June Medal and Courage Cup results - June 8: On a glorious sunny day one of the Club’s oldest competitions was played and it was combined with the June medal.

It was a great day for all of our golfers from the oldest to the youngest and if there was ever any doubt about the future well being of this club be assured that the current crop of youngsters will over the next few years lead it onwards and upwards to great things.

How they can perform to the standard that they do is just tremendous, long may it continue.

Division One: 1, Scott Rankin 77-12-65; 2, Conner Smith 77-11-66; 3, Chris Suffel 77-10-67.

Division Two 1, Richard West 81-13-68; 2, Dick Bush 87-19-68; 3, Layman Layton 83-13-70.

Division Three: 1, Ken Rostron 92-24-68; 2, James Dayhoff 98-25-73; 3, Mark Holder 99-24-75.

The Courage Cup winner was Scott Rankin, Junior Captain of the club. Well done Scott and well done to all the competitors, conditions were not easy.

The competition on Sunday June 15 is the Captain’s Charity event, don’t miss out, get your names down now.

Catterick’s Curtis Cup player Jodie Ewart played three times, twice in the foursomes and once in the singles.

The GB & Ireland team lost to the Americans, the weather was awful but Jodie acquitted herself brilliantly, well done Jodie we are all very proud of you.

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