In The Swing: More than 130 set to tee off in South Cliff Classic

Nick Borthwick of GT Garages with South Cliff secretary Shaun Smith and the car on offer for a hole-in-one
Nick Borthwick of GT Garages with South Cliff secretary Shaun Smith and the car on offer for a hole-in-one

This weekend sees the playing of the South Cliff Classic. Now in its 10th year the competition attracts entries from not only across the UK but from as far afield as Bahrain and the USA.

This year’s competition has attracted an entry of more than 130 golfers, competing over two days to decide this year’s champion.

Dave Butterfield

Dave Butterfield

With the South Cliff course in excellent condition scoring is expected to be low, and, as an added bonus there is a £15,000 car on offer for a hole-in-one on the short 14th hole on Sunday.

There is also £2,000 of prizes for those at the top of the leaderboard come Sunday night.

Brilliant Butterfield wins Division One

North Cliff members were out in force at the weekend to contest the Centenary Cup played in tandem with round seven of the Master Golfer competition.

The winner of Division One was Dave Butterfield (6), who set the best score of the day with a net 67.

Butterfield played some excellent golf and was level par gross for the outward nine that included birdies at the third and seventh holes.

He set off the back nine with two pars but then took six at the par four twelfth but steadied himself and completed his round with five pars and a birdie to claim the cup.

Adam Jackson (6) finished in second place after posting net 69 with a purple patch of three consecutive birdies at seven, eight and nine.

Third place went to Jamie Boyer (3), who carded a gross 73 for net 70.

In Division Two Steve Edeson (13) finished with a net 69 to just edge it from Steve Speight (11) also on net 69 on the countback.

The 17th hole proved decisive as Steve Edeson birdied the hole, while Steve Speight took five.

Neil Galway (11) handed in a net 71 to take third place in the division.

Neil Dobson (22) made a net 69 to win Division Three by three clear shots from Shaun Lofthouse (24) second and Steve Sheader (22) who both had net 72s.

Waggitt secures Medal and Trophy double delight

The South Cliff Ladies took part in a competition with a difference this last week.

On Tuesday they played a Medal and the results were as follows: Silver division: 1st Sally Waggitt (12) net 71 which reduced her handicap to 11, 2nd Gloria Pickering (13) net 73, 3rd Janet Howes (17) net 75; Bronze 1st division 1st Sheila Thorpe (20) net 72, 2nd Chris McMahon (27) net 73 (Bk 9), 3rd Glenis Hoskins (24) net 73; Bronze 2nd division 1st Gwen Dixon (31) net 73, 2nd Brenda Foreman (32) net 76, 3rd Elizabeth Ricketts (35) net 79.

Then came the unusual bit, on Friday the ladies turned out again and played another medal, but only scored on a hole if it was an improvement on their Tuesday score for that hole.

Also they then calculated the second round on 9/10 of their exact handicap to determine the winners of three trophies.

The Sylvia Dosser Trophy played for by Silver Division was won by Sally Waggitt (11) with a net 64.56, runner-up Gloria Pickering (13) had a Net 70.48.

The Doris Chapman Cup played for by Bronze 1st Division was claimed by winner Sandra Massender (26) with a Net 67.05, runner-up Sheila Thorpe (20) had a net 67.55.

The Queen Elizabeth Cup played for by Bronze 2 Division was won by Gwen Dixon (31) on net 72.55 with runner-up Brenda Foreman (32) finishing on net 73.93, we are informed it was an enjoyable day but a bit complicated.


Apologies to Filey Golf Club and David Bradshaw, who we reported as the winner of the Town Cup last week.

The scores printed were correct, but we were unaware that the three tied at net 68 would be involved in a play-off and not placed according to the count back method.