Results of the 2019 Senior Championship

At 9am sharp East Riding Past President and official starter, Stephen Wright got the championship underway on a bright and breezy day at Hessle GC. The first group out comprised of golf blogger Paul Fowler from Beverley & ER, Richard Callis from Cottingham and ERUGC Secretary John Illingworth. A field in excess of 90 which was once again up on previous years and testament to the work put in by President and Competition Secretary Chris Clarkson.

 

The serious golfing talent, however, was at the other end of the field. Last out at 14.00 was the marquee 3-ball of ERUGC Past President Andy Woodhead with fellow Hessle member Alan Wright and England Senior International Richard Norton. It was nearly a 2 ball as Wright made it to the tee with seconds to spare after misreading his tee time.

 

Scoring was challenging resulting in a tight leaderboard at half way. Woodhead was joined on 2 over par by Hessle’s Phil Scott and Ganstead Park’s Pete Curry whilst Norton and Wright were one shot back with Beverley’s Ian Goldie.

 

Into the back 9 there was all to play for. Scott made the first move with a birdie at 10 but a run of three bogeys from the 15th derailed his challenge as he shot 39. Curry couldn’t spice his game up and fell away with a 6 over 42. Goldie is probably still kicking himself after a bogey, bogey finish for 39 whilst both Norton and Wright took 38 for a total of 77 to tie Scott.

 

Last man standing though was 55 year old Woodhead who had 9 pars for an incoming 36 and an 18 hole total of 74. In the end a comfortable 3 shot win. It was disappointing that defending champion Jonathan Coggin, who returned his trophy, was unable to defend his title due to injury. He will be back to challenge at The KP Club in 2020.

 

In the age categories, evergreen John Robinson shot a gross 79 with an eagle on 18. There were many younger men envious of that finish. John Artymiuk dominated the 60 – 69 age category with an impressive net 72 whilst the loquacious Mike James once again played steadily to just miss out on the top net prize in the over 70’s category to Hessle Captain John Britton.

 

The presentation party consisted of ERUGC President Clarkson and Hessle Captain Britton. Hessle as ever was in excellent condition and Club Secretary Paul Haddon and his team did an outstanding job in making members and visitors alike welcome. Our thanks go to all of them.At 9am sharp East Riding Past President and official starter, Stephen Wright got the championship underway on a bright and breezy day at Hessle GC. The first group out comprised of golf blogger Paul Fowler from Beverley & ER, Richard Callis from Cottingham and ERUGC Secretary John Illingworth. A field in excess of 90 which was once again up on previous years and testament to the work put in by President and Competition Secretary Chris Clarkson.

 

The serious golfing talent, however, was at the other end of the field. Last out at 14.00 was the marquee 3-ball of ERUGC Past President Andy Woodhead with fellow Hessle member Alan Wright and England Senior International Richard Norton. It was nearly a 2 ball as Wright made it to the tee with seconds to spare after misreading his tee time.

 

Scoring was challenging resulting in a tight leaderboard at half way. Woodhead was joined on 2 over par by Hessle’s Phil Scott and Ganstead Park’s Pete Curry whilst Norton and Wright were one shot back with Beverley’s Ian Goldie.

 

Into the back 9 there was all to play for. Scott made the first move with a birdie at 10 but a run of three bogeys from the 15th derailed his challenge as he shot 39. Curry couldn’t spice his game up and fell away with a 6 over 42. Goldie is probably still kicking himself after a bogey, bogey finish for 39 whilst both Norton and Wright took 38 for a total of 77 to tie Scott.

 

Last man standing though was 55 year old Woodhead who had 9 pars for an incoming 36 and an 18 hole total of 74. In the end a comfortable 3 shot win. It was disappointing that defending champion Jonathan Coggin, who returned his trophy, was unable to defend his title due to injury. He will be back to challenge at The KP Club in 2020.

 

In the age categories, evergreen John Robinson shot a gross 79 with an eagle on 18. There were many younger men envious of that finish. John Artymiuk dominated the 60 – 69 age category with an impressive net 72 whilst the loquacious Mike James once again played steadily to just miss out on the top net prize in the over 70’s category to Hessle Captain John Britton.

 

 

The presentation party consisted of ERUGC President Clarkson and Hessle Captain Britton. Hessle as ever was in excellent condition and Club Secretary Paul Haddon and his team did an outstanding job in making members and visitors alike welcome. Our thanks go to all of them.

Overall
Pos. Name (Club) Total
1st Andy Woodhead (Hessle) 74
2nd  Richard Norton (Beverley & ER) 77
 
Category A (50-59 Years of age)
1st Gross Alan Wright (Hessle) 77
1st Net Ian Goldie (Beverley & ER) 78-4 = 74
2nd Net Phil Scott (Hessle) 77-3 = 74
 
Category B (60-69 Years of age)
1st Gross David Liversedge (Hessle) 80
1st Net John Artymuik (Cottinhgam) 92-20 = 72
2nd Net Rod Shimwell (Hessle) 80-5 = 75
 
Category C (70+ Years of age)
1st Gross John Robinson (Beverley & ER) 79
1st Net John Britton (Hessle) 91-17 = 74
2nd Net Mike James (Hull) 87-11 = 76