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Crosland Heath pair win at Boro

Crosland Heath pair take the honours at Middlesborough GC

What a great start to the season at Middlesbrough on Thursday – great weather, great company and a great venue to kick off our 2022 season. Bearing in mind the recent problems the club has encountered with worm casts and how they have affected specific holes,the comments coming back to me, have been excellent with regard to the course condition. That along with super support, help and service from the staff, made Middlesbrough Golf Club the perfect venue.

We had 172 golfers (86 pairs) competing over an extremely busy day. Some excellent scores were recorded and congratulations to the winners, father and son Simon Brierley and Max Brierley from Crosland Heath Golf Club. A long time stalwart of County Members, Simon was quick to credit his son on his performance and his new set of Miura irons.

As always the top five pairs collected prize vouchers:

1 Simon Brierley + Max Brierley Crosland Heath 46 (The top photograph shows Simon receiving his prize)
2 David Bain + Adrian Lamb Masham, Knaresborough 44
3 Tony Maplesden + Fredrick Morton Saltburn 44
4 David Munton + Ian Smith Bedale 44
5 Godfrey Fisher + Paul Darby Knaresborough, Otley 44

This year, at our betterball events, we saw the introduction of a best gross prize and this was won at Middlesbrough by Stuart Nice (Waterton Park) and Robert Cooper (Pannal). They both won a £50 voucher and, with a score of 69 off 4.6 and 4.2 repectively, it was a very respectable score indeed!

A special mention must go to another stalwart member County Member – John Britton of Hessle GC. John had a hole in one on the 158 yard par 3 seventh hole. The bottom photograph shows John being presented with a cut glass tankard. A great achievement and John kindly put a bottle of whisky on the bar for fellow members to enjoy a “wee dram”. Congratulations John.

Thank you and well done to all players.

I look forward to seeing many of you on 19th May at Waterton Park.

Following on from that event I will update you on on the order of merit standings – early days after 2 events!!

Thank you for your support.


Martin Greaves
County Members Secretary

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