Schools Tee-Off In New Tournament At Skipton Golf Club
Junior golf was alive and kicking at Skipton Golf Club recently when over 30 students – both boys and girls – from various schools across the region took part in an inaugural tournament staged towards the end of term.
The idea came from Skipton member Sam Steward, who is also a master at the town’s Ermysted’s Grammar School.
In the individuals, girls champion was Lily Dunn, of Prince Henry’s GS, Otley, with Evie Graves, of Ilkley GS, finishing runner-up. Boys champion was Oliver Cage, of Prince Henry’s, and runner-up Huey Cunningham, of South Craven School.
Team champions were the Prince Henry’s B team and runners-up Ilkley, with the Prince Henry’s C team third and South Craven fourth.
A standalone competition, the Ermysted’s Open, was won by Matt Brooks, Mark Nelson claiming the runners-up slot.
Prizes were presented by SGC committee member Jim Fox and ladies captain Carolyn Murphy.
Jim said: “Thanks must go to Sam for organising the whole event. We hope he can see his way into repeating the competition next year. Many thanks also to Sylvia Eastwood, who is in charge of our junior section, for financing the refreshments, and to Tash and her catering team for their hard work on the day.”