IN THE SWING: Golf round-up with Derrick Arden

Ann Eley won Division One of the Challenge Cup at South Cliff
Ann Eley won Division One of the Challenge Cup at South Cliff

Derrick Arden rounds-up the week's big golfing stories for The Scarborough News.

Eley nets division one victory at South Cliff

Eleanor Patterson collected the Whittaker Cup at North Cliff

Eleanor Patterson collected the Whittaker Cup at North Cliff

It was a busy week for the South Cliff ladies when they competed for five cups. The Challenge Cup was first up, played over two medal rounds played in the week and in two divisions.

The Division One winner was Ann Eley (18) with rounds of net 76 and 78 for a 154 total, runner-up was Caroline Woodhouse (19) net 83 and 78 for 161.

Division Two was won by Karen Blake (26), who finished with net 81 and 82 for 163, with runner-up June Syrett (26) just one shot adrift on net 85 and 79 for 164.

The Carisbrook Trophy was decided over a medal round and played for by the Silver Division players, the winner was Ewa Graczyk (20), who posted a net 74, runner-up Caroline Woodhouse (19) was just a shot shy with a net 75.

Pat Palmer was the winner of the Kelley Veteran Salver

Pat Palmer was the winner of the Kelley Veteran Salver

The Bronze first division handicappers competed for the Heselton Cup and Sue Negus (27) took first place with her net 74 with runner-up Sandra Massender (25) closing on net 78.

The White medal round played for by the Bronze second division was won by Ann Wrigglesworth (31) with a net 76, holding off runner-up Gwen Dixon (30) on net 79.

North Cliff ladies were also in action and there was a significant first win for the immediate past lady captain Eleanor Paterson (25), who collected the prestigious Whittaker Cup for the best two round eclectic medal score of net 69.

Christine Toulson (31) took second place just edging Denise Holmes (20) on the back nine countback after both had finished on net 72.

The Kelley Veteran Salver was won by Pat Palmer (19) with a net 79 after a countback from runner-up Brenda Easton (17).

Joan Rippon (22) claimed the Gladys Sheppard Rose Bowl when she carded a net 77 that meant Pat Palmer (19) had to settle for second place on this occasion on net 78.

The Ewing Cup winner was Christine Toulson (31) with a net 80 with Sue Bower (33) finishing as runner-up on net 86.

South Cliff Rabbits host superb event

South Cliff Rabbits hosted their annual Open AM-AM team event in perfect conditions.

A total of 148 golfers from all over Yorkshire and the north of England competed for a prize table with a value of over £1,000.

Each team consisted of four players of any handicap with the best two scores to count on each of the 18 holes.

Scoring was high and the winners on the day with 95 points were a team from College Pines, closely followed by a team from Low Laithes Golf Club near Wakefield with 93 points.

Prizes also went to Aldwark Manor, Skidby Lakes and a combined team from North Cliff/Kirkbymoorside .

Nearest the pin prizes went to players from Driffield, Wike Ridge and Bingley and the 18th fairway had a prize for the straightest drive off the tee which was won by Aldwark Manor member A Derbyshire.

Rabbit captain Huw Roberts said “It was a fantastic day with such a big entry from so many different clubs.

“I have to thank the Rabbits’ committee for their hard work in putting on such an event.”

Ellard overcomes chill in medal success

North Cliff members contested medal competition on Sunday and it was run in conjunction with round six of the Master Golfer series.

In the morning the weather was disappointing with rain and mist allied to a chilly breeze but the afternoon improved making play a little easier.

Dave Ellard (6) copied the weather in so much as he had a bit of a struggle early on but finished strongly, one under gross for the last six holes, to post a net 73 to claim first place in Division One.

Division Two proved to be a runaway win for Howie Moore (14) when he posted a net 66 this despite carding three double bogies, the rest of his round was excellent.

Another net 66 gave Danny Stubbings (26) his first win in Division Three.

Stubbings also saw his handicap reduced to 24 in the process as a result of some very good play.

Gary Hancock (25) had a better back nine than Dennis Wilkinson (17) to take second spot after both had posted net 69s.