Scarborough lady golfers shine at Flamborough

From left,  the three winners at Flamborough & District Past Lady Captains Association's spring meeting, are from left, North Cliff's Jenny Wray - division 3, South Cliff's Irene Smith - division 2, and North Cliff's Mary Ryan - division 1.
From left, the three winners at Flamborough & District Past Lady Captains Association's spring meeting, are from left, North Cliff's Jenny Wray - division 3, South Cliff's Irene Smith - division 2, and North Cliff's Mary Ryan - division 1.
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Scarborough lady golfers won all three divisions when Flamborough & District Past Lady Captains Association held their Spring Meeting and AGM at North Cliff Golf Club on Monday.

As usual the event was well supported with the ladies playing in an individual Stableford competition in three handicap divisions, followed by a meal and then the AGM.

Division one was won by Mary Ryan from South Cliff with 34 points, second was Janet Howes also from South Cliff on 31 points and third place was taken by Bea Haycock from Bridlington with 29 points.

The winner of division two was again a South Cliff member, Irene Smith took the prize with 29 points, followed in second place by C Clarke of Kirkbymoorside on 28 points with K Marshall from Whitby in third place on 27 points.

Jenny Wray of North Cliff used her local knowledge to claim first place in division three on 29 points, Pat Brown of Filey posted 25 points to finish second and Barbara Sleightholme of Whitby took the third prize with 24 poins.

The Secretary of the Asscociation Anne Walker of Bridlington Belvedere closed proceedings by thanking North Cliff for hosting the day and complimented the club on its course, staff and the excellent catering

North Cliff Ladies Section held their first open day of the year on Thursday the format was Am-Am stroke play and 35 teams from as far afield as Pontefract, Hull and Teesside entered the event.

The competition got underway in good weather but the early starters had the best of it as the mist closed in later on.

A local team from near neighbours South Cliff took first prize, Wendy Hope, Claire Thompson, Sue Vasey and Tina Waterall combined well together to produce an excellent score of 151.

The winners finished three shots clear of the ladies from Pontefract C Shaw, J Ludwell, S Carol and K Hetherington who finished on 154.

Another South Cliff team claimed third prize Mary Ryan, Maureen Jamieson, Janet Howe and Moira Cooper on 156 just edging out S Austin, A Wilde, A Sellers and A Bartle from Hainsworth Park on the back nine countback.

The Skarthi Trophy for the team with the best gross score (176) went to the Pontefract ladies team who added this prize to their second spot in the nett score section, to make it a very good day out for them.

Competition Organiser Margaret Germaine commented on the positive feedback from the visitors who were all delighted with the day, the course, plus the hospitality and friendliness of the club and catering staff.

The first of this seasons Scarborough Fixings Medal competitions took place at North Cliff on Wednesday and 86 members entered.

Division one was won by Jake Scutt (3) with a nett 71, Scutt played very steadily only dropping one shot to par on each nine for a gross 74.

Barry Lukehurst (9) also only dropped one shot going out but dropped a few coming back and had to settle for second spot on nett 71 losing out on the countback.

Simon Smith (14) posted the best score in division two at nett 68 despite dropping five shots to par over the last four holes.

His nearest challengers in the division were Mark Nockels (11), Simon Monsey (13), Luca Masucci (10) and Danny White (11) who all finished on nett 72.

The lowest score of the day came in division three with the fast improving Brian Messruther (27) making the news again, this time with a nett 67.

Ian Couch (24) tried hard to catch Messruther but came up just short with a nett 69.

Two other players in this divison broke par Nick Moore (18) and Graham Toulson (26) shooting nett 70 and 71 respectively.