“Perfect conditions as the County Members hit the Links”
As well as being the oldest golf club in Yorkshire, established in 1887, Clevelend Golf Club is the only true Links course in Yorkshire.
And, it was perfect conditions for the County Members who played there on July 21st, for the second Summer Meeting of 2016. Light winds and warm, strong sunshine for the early starters, with a modest but brisker breeze for the later starters.
The course looked fabulous, with the slightly browned fairways being defined by the lusher green of the rough – not a good place to hit your ball, as many players later agreed.
However, it was clear, by the high numbers of excellent scores, that most players managed to keep their balls on the fairways.
There were 104 County Members (52 pairs) playing and 15 pairs equalled or bettered 40 points, which is very creditable.
Messrs West and Goulding, from Tankersley Park, were early starters, in the fourth group out, and set a fantastic target for the rest of the field of 45 points. Although some of the later starters came close, they were never overtaken.
Overall, 42 points was needed to finish in the prizes.
|1st||G. West & I. Goulding
|2nd||W.G. Spencer & R.H. Randerson
||Bingley St. Ives
|3rd||G.A Chatterton & G. Morrison
|4th||C.R. Turner & B. Hodgson
||Saltburn by the Sea
|5th||A.E. Townend & T. Shields
Many of the County Members said how good the greens were, and how fair the course had been set up.
The Cleveland 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 Clevelend 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. He said how the Yorkshire Union were looking forwards to holding the County Amateur Championship there in 2017
The Cleveland Club Captain, Mr Paul Cartwright, 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 would come back again to play the course.
You can see all of the results by clicking SUM2 Results
There are more pictures on the image slideshow below.