Men’s Captains Report –
It was good to be part of the final’s day, both supporting the players and refereeing. There are still a couple of the matches left to play due to certain players being involved in more than one final. John Gunn our competition chair has reported on the winners and runners up, my thanks John for keeping everyone focussed.
Internally we have managed to have a couple of mixed matches, with a team Texas scramble and a very competitive Ladies Vs Gents, I was delighted that the Captain and Lady Captain, supported by the Vice President Carol Outhwaite and husband Rob managed to win the mixed Texas, by 4 clear shots! And equally delighted that the ladies managed to steal a victory.
Externally I succeeded in playing a number of Captains matches, Headingley home and away, Selby and Otley at home. The match against Otley is played for the Centenary trophy initiated by past captain Peter Croft in 2006. Unfortunately we were narrowly beaten in 4 very competitive matches.
I also managed to play in the Pro/Captain event, this year at Fixby, Huddersfield Golf Club. Dean and I started well on the front nine with 21 points, sadly the back nine beat us up a bit. Of course there is always next year to look forward to!
We held a junior open, which coincided with our finals day, this event was very well attended and all credit to Andy Jones for his presence, support and excellent organisation.
We are nearing the end of the competitive season and work starts in earnest on bunker renewals, the new pond on the 18th and renovation work on the 3rd /16th to effect better drainage. This will cause an element of disruption, so please be patient and bear with us. This will put the course in a better place for the start of the new season 2021. Ian Hawkyard and Kyran Lilley are doing a great job.
Remember - swing slow, play well, enjoy your golf.