Played at Springhead Park Golf Club on Saturday 2nd September 2017
On a bright and sunny late summer day the final championship of the season took place at the Willerby Road course, Springhead Park.
In contrast to the ER Open Championship, the Millennium Championship was moved from June last year to September, which may account from entrant numbers falling from 54 at Hainsworth last year to 38 in 2017.
I am certain that the prize presentation was also down on numbers with only three competitors attending together with our secretary John Illingworth, who was on the competition desk throughout the day, myself and the President Elect Andy Woodhead who covered for the absent Steve Thornton who had a late call up for Bradford City!
The division 1 winner, Chris Ingle from The KP, with a very creditable score 37 points beating Chris Wilson of Hull GC on the back nine with 20 points compared with 17.
Undoubtedly the star performance of the day came in division 2 from Matty Walker of Scarborough NC who scored a magnificent 42 points off a 12 handicap – well done Matty! In division 3 Jordan Todd from Burstwick GC was the winner with 40 points from runner up James Layton of Hessle GC on 39; again excellent scoring on the day.
In closing, the comments that came from the players were all positive about the course and the organisation of the event, and I was particularly amazed by the amount of the field who had not played Springhead Park before.
Many thanks to John Illingworth again for all of his hard work, professionalism and knowledge of the handicapping system and also to my son Chris who helped me set up in the morning clear up in the evening.
Well done everyone!
For those who don't know about the Millennium Championships, it is open to all 24 member clubs in the Union, who run their qualifying events at various times during the year. Each club provides a qualifying player from each of the three divisions and they are invited to play the final at no extra cost to themselves.
|Division 1 (Plus to 9)|
|1st||Chris Ingle (The KP)||37 pts|
|2nd||Chris Wilson (Hull)||37 pts|
|3rd||Andy Giles (Burstwick)||33 pts|
|Division 2 (10 to 17)|
|1st||Matty Walker (Scarborough NC)||42 pts|
|2nd||Chris Long (Driffield)||35 pts|
|3rd||Ollie Wilkes (Ganstead Park)||35 pts|
|Division 3 (18 to 28)|
|1st||Jordan Todd (Burstwick)||40 pts|
|2nd||James Layton (Hessle)||39 pts|
|3rd||Darrel Slingsby (Hornsea)||32 pts|