2016 County Members’ Invitation Meeting – The Fulford Golf Club

“A Full Field of County Members at Fulford . . . .”

The day started wet  for the early starters, but soon developed into an extremely beautiful late summer’s day.

It was a full field, with one hundred pairs playing. However, such was the demand to play, it was necessary to ballot out another 33 pairs. This was despite starting at 7.30am in order to maximise the available daylight hours.

The warm weather and excellent Fulford course seemed to bring out the best in the players with 46 pairs acheiving a score of 40 points or better.

Messrs Hodges, Waddington, Spear and Johnson on the first tee

Messrs Hodges, Waddington, Spear and Johnson on the first tee

 

Scores of 43 or 44 points did not stand a chance, as 45 points was needed to make it on to the leader board.

S. Smith, of Sandburn Hall, and his guest, M. Williams, from Consett set an early pace with 47 points, and had an anxious wait to see if anyone would overtake them. It was Messrs Procter and Smith from Shipley who matched their score later in the day, but Messr Smith and Williams prevailed with a better back 9 of 25 points

Winners Messrs Smith and Williams

Winners Messrs Smith and Williams

Prize Winners:

 Position  Names  Club Points
 1st  S. Smith & M. Williams
Sandburn Hall and Consett
47
 2nd M.J. Procter & M. Smith
Shipley
47
 3rd P. Berry & P. Land
S. Leeds and Crosland Heath
46
4th G.W. Staples & P. Jeavons
Garforth and Moortown
45
5th R.D. Robinson & W. Hayes
Fulford and Wortley
45

 

Everyone who played said what an enjoyable day they had.

The President of the Yorkshire Union, Mr Jonathan Plaxton, presented the prizes and thanked Fulford  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 Fulford Captain, Mr Ian Bainbridge, said that he hoped everyone had enjoyed the course and facilities, and that they were very welcome to return in the future.

You can see all of the results by clicking INV Results

 

There are more pictures on the image slideshow below.

  • Messrs Wilkins, Clapham, Leather & Wilcox on the first tee
    Messrs Wilkins, Clapham, Leather & Wilcox on the first tee
  • Down the first
    Down the first
  • Messrs Jones, Goodwin, Whitehouse and Whitehouse
    Messrs Jones, Goodwin, Whitehouse and Whitehouse
  • Messrs Bentley, Shimwell, Kelly, Ruddock
    Messrs Bentley, Shimwell, Kelly, Ruddock
  • The Fulford Clubhouse
    The Fulford Clubhouse
  • Messrs Hodges, Waddington, Spear and Johnson on the first tee
    Messrs Hodges, Waddington, Spear and Johnson on the first tee
  • Looking towards the first tee at Fulford
    Looking towards the first tee at Fulford
  • Messrs Simpson, Brown, Scott and Lawton
    Messrs Simpson, Brown, Scott and Lawton
  • Limbering up!
    Limbering up!
  • The Prize Table
    The Prize Table
  • Fifth place winners, Messrs Robinson and Hayes
    Fifth place winners, Messrs Robinson and Hayes
  • Third Place Winners, Mr P Berry, with YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton
    Third Place Winners, Mr P Berry, with YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton
  • Winner Mr S Smith receiving first place prizes from YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton and Fulford Captain, Mr Ian Bainbridge
    Winner Mr S Smith receiving first place prizes from YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton and Fulford Captain, Mr Ian Bainbridge
  • Fulford Captain, Mr Ian Bainbridge, YUGC President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton and YUGC County Members Secretary, Mr Paul Yates
    Fulford Captain, Mr Ian Bainbridge, YUGC President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton and YUGC County Members Secretary, Mr Paul Yates