2016 County Members’ Autumn Meeting No 1 – The Skipton Golf Club

“The Hills are Alive to the sound of . . . .”

The scenary and hills are spectacular at Skipton Golf Club. The backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales is electric!

And so was the weather, with a slightly overcast morning turning into a bright, sunny and warm afternoon

The very light winds provided excellent scoring conditions for the 100 County Members who took part in the County Members Autumn Meeting Number 1.

The view over the Skipton course

Of the 50 pairs who played, 16 pairs equalled or bettered 40 points, which is very excellent.

Four pairs managed to return scores of 43 points, with the lead changing hands several times during the day, but it was Fulford member Dave Kelly, along with his grandson, Tom, who topped the day with 44 points.

They were very deserved winners, given that they played off handicaps of 5 and 4 respectively. They had 9 gross threes between them and 6 birdies in all.

 

The winners, Dave and Tom Kelly, with Yorkshire County President Jonathan Plaxton and Skipton Club Captain Steve Clayton

The winners, Dave and Tom Kelly, with Yorkshire County President Jonathan Plaxton and Skipton Club Captain Steve Clayton

Prize Winners:

 Position  Names  Club Points
 1st  D. Kelly & T. Kelly
Fulford
44
 2nd M.J. Lofthouse & S.H. Brook
Keighley & Shipley
43
 3rd R.C Thomas & W.S. Wilson
Oakdale
43
4th M.J. Booth & R. Bradbury
Wakefield
43
5th P.J. Bridges & P.J. Lockwood
Hornsea
43

 

Everyone who played said how much they had enjoyed the day and how well the course had played.

The Skipton G.C.  catering staff and Professional’s shop did a great job in supplying the needs of the County Members.

The President of the Yorkshire Union, Mr Jonathan Plaxton, presented the prizes and thanked Skipton G.C. for an excellently prepared course, thanked all of the Club’s staff for making the day so successful, and thanked their members for allowing the YUGC to use their course.

The Skipton Club Captain, Mr Steve Clayton, said how honoured and delighted the club were at being chosen as hosts by the Yorkshire Union, hoped that everyone had enjoyed the course and facilities, and that they were very welcome to return.

You can see all of the results by clicking AUT1 Results

 

There are more pictures on the image slideshow below.

  • Messrs Dickson, Fox, West and Goulding on the first tee
  • The first green
  • Driving from high
  • Down the slippery slope
  • Another happy bunch on first tee
  • A view over the course
  • Another view over the course
  • And another view over course
  • The winners, Dave and Tom Kelly with YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton and Skipton Captain, Steve Clayton
  • County Members' Secretary, Paul Yates,, YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton and Skipton Captain, Steve Clayton