“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.

“Avoiding the rough”

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.

All the prize winners with County Members Secretary, Paul Yates, YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton and Clevelend Club Captain, Paul Cartwright

All the prize winners with County Members Secretary, Paul Yates, YUGC President, Jonathan Plaxton and Clevelend Club Captain, Paul Cartwright

Prize Winners:

 Position  Names  Club Points
 1st  G. West & I. Goulding
Tankersley Park
45
 2nd W.G. Spencer & R.H. Randerson
Bingley St. Ives
44
 3rd G.A Chatterton & G. Morrison
Bridlington
42
4th C.R. Turner & B. Hodgson
Saltburn by the Sea
42
5th A.E. Townend & T. Shields
Shipley
42

 

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.

  • Another view of the Links
    Another view of the Links
  • Teeing off on the Home Hole
    Teeing off on the Home Hole
  • Messrs Hall, Duncan, Illingworth and Cave on the first tee
    Messrs Hall, Duncan, Illingworth and Cave on the first tee
  • Another view of the Links
    Another view of the Links
  • The Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton, centre, with Cleveland Club Captain, Mr Paul Cartwright, right, and County members' Secretary, Mr Paul Yates, left.
    The Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton, centre, with Cleveland Club Captain, Mr Paul Cartwright, right, and County members' Secretary, Mr Paul Yates, left.
  • Mental preparation for the off
    Mental preparation for the off
  • Second Prize winners Messrs Spencer and Randerson receive their prizes from the Yorkshire County President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton
    Second Prize winners Messrs Spencer and Randerson receive their prizes from the Yorkshire County President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton
  • Another view of the Links
    Another view of the Links
  • Another view of the links
    Another view of the links
  • View of the Links
    View of the Links
  • County Members on the first tee at Cleveland Golf Club
    County Members on the first tee at Cleveland Golf Club
  • Messrs Fleming, Crabtree, Wheelhouse and Haywood on the first tee
    Messrs Fleming, Crabtree, Wheelhouse and Haywood on the first tee
  • Another view of the Links
    Another view of the Links
  • Away and down the first hole
    Away and down the first hole
  • Another view of the links
    Another view of the links
  • Messrs Taylor, Coverdale, Edwards and Summersgill on the first tee
    Messrs Taylor, Coverdale, Edwards and Summersgill on the first tee
  • On the first green
    On the first green
  • Another view of the links
    Another view of the links
  • Third prize winners Messrs Chatterton and Morrison receive their prizes from the Yorkshire County President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton
    Third prize winners Messrs Chatterton and Morrison receive their prizes from the Yorkshire County President, Mr Jonathan Plaxton