DERRICK ARDEN: South Cliff ladies on top form

South Cliff Golf Club ladies competition winner Judy Craft
South Cliff Golf Club ladies competition winner Judy Craft

South Cliff Golf Club ladies competed for three division trophies this week.

The competition format required the ladies to play two rounds, the first played in normal medal format.

The second round was also played as an eclectic medal recording any improvement in scoring on each hole to count towards an eclectic total calculated as a nett score off ¾ handicap, all straightforward and with the following results.

Silver Division – The Sylvia Dosser Trophy winner was Sheila Thorpe with a nett 73, runner-up on the back nine countback was Janet Howes who finished on nett 73.25 (Bk 9).

Bronze 1 Division – The D.M.Chapman Cup was claimed by Judy Craft (pictured above) with a nett 74.25 and the runner-up also on a back nine countback was Sue Negus on nett 74.5.

Bronze 2 Division – The Queen Elizabeth Cup was taken by Brenda Rose on nett 75.75 the runner-up was decided by yet another back nine countback with Ann Wrigglesworth taking it with a nett 76.

The East Riding Union under-18s team chalked up their second win of the season away at Wilton Golf Club against the Teesside Union.

This was an emphatic performance with the ERU taking all six of the morning foursomes to lead by 12 points to nil at lunch.

The mayhem continued in the afternoon when they won eight and halved one of the 12 singles games to leave the overall winning margin of 29 points to six, their biggest win for some considerable time.

Young Michael Patterson of North Cliff continued his great run of form winning his foursomes, in tandem with Connor Todd of Hessle, by 5&3 he then demolished his opponent in the singles by 5&4.

The next ERU under-18s match is at Forest Park Golf Club versus the York Union on August 4.

Members not wishing or able to play in the North Cliff 36 holes Championship competed in an extra medal competition on the Sunday.

An excellent round played by Dave Raybould (3) whose level par 72 nett 69 was too good for the rest of the field.

Neil Galway (10) was the only other player to get close when he carded a nett 71 for second place. Third-placed Gary Kirkham (18) came in with a nett 74