In The Swing: North Cliff Charity Golf Day raises over £7,500

The winning womens team of J Brown, M Rennard, C Pybus and C Ellard
The winning womens team of J Brown, M Rennard, C Pybus and C Ellard

The recent Marie Curie Charity Golf Day at North Cliff turned out to be a huge success that raised in excess of £7,500 for the charity.

There was a great turnout of teams some from as far away as Warrington, Huddersfield and Selby but also many from the local area.

The mens team of J Earnshaw, M Moore, G Kirkham and N Dobson

The mens team of J Earnshaw, M Moore, G Kirkham and N Dobson

The winning gents team on the day in the two-from-four format was made up of N Dobson (22), G Kirkham (18), Joe Earnshaw (6) and M Moore (11) with a score of 89 points and a back nine of 46.

Two other teams equalled that score, M Botham (15), A Morris (14), K Vasey (18) and A Morris (14) with a back nine of 43 and P Petch (14), N Fell (5), G Hewitt (9) and R Johnson (9) - back nine of 41.

In the Ladies section the winners were J Brown (20), M Rennard (30), C Pybus (14) and C Ellard (5) with 68 points.

The biggest winner of the day was the charity when the raffle draw raised £1,705 that triggered a bank match contribution from Barclays of £1,000.

The evening prize presentation and entertainment went with a swing led by local legend Danny Wilde and the charity are now looking forward to adding over £7,500 to their coffers to help local people in the Scarborough area.

Many thanks to all those who contributed in any way but especially to the major sponsors The Vantage Motor Group (Toyota & Kia) and Lloyds Bank for the support.

Massender secures Helen Wilson Trophy

The South Cliff ladies with a handicap of 24 or above went out chasing the Helen Wilson Trophy.

This is quite a large division of the ladies’ section but Sandra Massender (26), even with a bogey on the 16th and a double bogey on the 18th, still managed to win the trophy with a net 77, two shots ahead of Karen Blake (27) who finished with a net 79.

In the monthly stableford Ewa Graczyk (18) shone yet again to win the Silver Division with 39 points, reducing her handicap again to 16. Second place went to Caroline Woodhouse (19) on 28 points and third was Sheila Thorpe (20) with 24 points.

The Bronze Division One winner was Sue Negus (27) 32 points with Moira Cooper (23) second on 31 points and third was Blake (27) with 30 points.

In Bronze Division Two, first place went to Gwen Dixon (31) 33 points, second was Elizabeth Ricketts (35) on 29 points and third was Judy Craft (28) on 22 points.

Ace Chapman’s nets hole-in-one prize

North Cliff committee member Tony Chapman recently became the club’s latest winner of a Hugo Boss watch with an ace at the par three seventh hole.

Chapman was rightly delighted with making a hole-in-one and is pictured proudly holding up his new watch.

North Cliff Juniors battled for the prestigious Shepherd Trophy this week and it proved to be a tight affair.

George Bell (13) posted a fine score of net 71, his round was not without the odd problem, but he kept a cool head and finished well only dropping five shots on the back nine to secure the trophy.

Bell’s finish was crucial as Matthew Walker (14) played very well and also posted a net 71, but dropped four shots over the closing three holes that cost him dear, as he lost out on the count back and had to settle for the runner-up spot.

The nearest challengers were Thomas Benson (12) and Nico Masucci (20), who both finished on net 74.