Open is a big hit!

The winning team
The winning team

The fourth year of this very popular Steve Nichols Charity Open competition saw another packed field of golfers from far and wide at Ghyll.

Nichols again enjoyed playing and the general impression was that the course was in superb condition.

The winning team with a score of net 56.9 was Martin Robinson, David Cockell, John Dawson and Darren Berry.

Less than one shot behind in second place were Keith Whittingham, Gordon Whinkup, Liam Willigan and Pete Butterworth.

In third place were captain Steve Mortimer, Steve Mortimer Junior, Derek Hartley and Jack Farnhill.

Nearest the pin on the 4th. hole was Steve Mortimer junior, and nearest the pin on the 19th was David Taylforth.

After the presentation, the band Origin played and finished off what was a very full and enjoyable day.

Two of the organisers, Dave Walling and Tony Turner, who did a great job, were delighted with the response, as was everyone involved, and the charity, Bosom Friends will be sent a cheque for £700.

Still at Ghyll, and the Hunter Trophy, for juniors, over 36 holes, was played over the last two Saturdays in pretty awful conditions.

The winner, Emma Blades, has created some great history at Ghyll by being the first young lady to win a trophy since the juniors started in 1986.

She scored a net 59, and net 68 and was a very popular winner with all the lads.

The D. Robinson Memorial Trophy was held last Sunday, again in awful conditions, and the winner, with a wonderful round of net 69, was Tony Turner, playing off a handicap of 2.5.

The Division One winner was Ivan Shackleton, also with a net 69.

The Division Two winner was Ray Duckworth with a net 70, and the Division Three winner was Gordon Millar with a net 73.

In the Qualifier for the first Division Team Championship of the Bradford Union at Skipton, Ghyll came second with a total of 312 gross.

The four members of the very talented team were, Martin Robinson, David Cockell, Trevor Dickenson and Darren Berry.

Then the side, including Martin Robinson, David Cockell, Tony Turner, Andrew Harling, Trevor Dickenson and Steve Mortimer junior, won the Bradford and District Union of Golf Clubs’ 9-hole Championship on Sunday.

The team played superbly, and with four scores counting for each hole, they scored a gross 292, beating Rawdon by six and Bradford Moor by 10.

The individual gross and net scores were both won by David Cockell with 71 and 66.

The ladies at Ghyll played for the Slater Shield last Tuesday. It was won by Margaret Walker, fresh from her holidays.

Scoring 35 stableford points, and dropping a shot to handicap in the process.

Second was Susan Tattersall with 32 points and third was Rosemary Fort with 31 points.

Then on a pleasant Tuesday afternoon, 11 ladies with a handicap of 30 or over, played for the Thompson Trophy.

The runaway winner was Aine Hotham with a score of 32 stableford points, second was Mavis Ashby with 26, and third was Anne Preston with 24 points.

Susan Tattersall won the medal competition with a net 75.

The winning couple, going through to represent the ladies in the Coronation Foursomes, are Anne Maud and Patricia Wilkinson with 35 stableford points.