“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.
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
|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.