2022 Results

East Riding Union of Golf Clubs
Senior Championship

Cave Castle Golf Club
Friday 20th May 2022

An overcast day with a gentle breeze and the threat of showers greeted the 74 participants as they drove into the lovely Cave Castle grounds.

East Riding President, John Illingworth hosted the day at his home course and manned the desk throughout with assistance from his better half, (his own words), Alison.

A maturing and ever improving course, set up in excellent condition, played difficultly throughout the day and the early mark was set by Andy Lockwood (Hessle) who posted a solid 75 (3 over par) in the first group of the day.

This was the only score under 80 posted by the rest of the field until the final few groups when Trevor Loten (Kilnwick Percy) came in with a fine 78 and the 3 players in the final group were left trying to match or better Lockwood’s early target.

The later starters had the worst of the weather with several heavy, but brief, squally showers throughout the afternoon.

Richard Norton (Beverley & ER) equalled the best front 9 of the day with a 1 over par 38 with Alan Wright (Ganstead Park) 39 - 1 shot back.

Andy Woodhead (Hessle), defending champion, playing in the same group was off the pace and it was not to be his day.

A turnaround started on the 10th - which must be one of the toughest par 4’s in the Union and had only seen 2 pars all day.  Alan birdied the hole and Richard bogeyed to exchange places.

Alan extended his lead to 3 when he birdied the 15th and Richard dropped a shot on the 16th. A 3,3 finish saw Norton close the gap, but Alan finished with a back 9 of 34 for a total of 73 to Richard’s 74.

A fine finish to a good day.

Rod Shimwell (Beverley & ER ) in the over 70’s category shot an excellent 81 and Steve Mews (Brough) in the 60-69 category a 84 to win the age group Gross prizes along with Andy Lockwood in the 50-59 age category.

Many players struggled on the tough course but the Net prizes in the various categories were led by Paul West from Kilnwick Percy GC with a best net of the day 67.

Thank you to the Cave Castle GC owner Steve Hoggarth, Club Professional, Steve Mackinder along wth the catering staff and greenkeepers for hosting a great day. There was welcome praise from the players for the course and venue.

Thanks also to our starter Andy Pittaway who as always is a great help on the day.

The next event is the Millennium Championship Final this Saturday 28th May hosted by Sutton Park GC.

Entry is now also open for both the East Riding Amateur Championship on the 19th of June at Beverley & ER and the East Riding Open Championship on the 17th July at Burstwick GC.

Full results are as always on the East Riding Howdidido page here. A full list of prize winners are below and vouchers will be distributed.

Dave Greenwood
Competition Secretary

 

Overall

Pos.

Player

Club

Gross

Champion A. Wright Ganstead 73
2nd R. Norton Beverley 74

 

Category A (50-59)

Pos.

Player

Club

Score

1st Gross A. Lockwood Hessle 75
1st Net E. Drew Cave Castle 71 (Bk 9)
2nd Net J. Burns Cave Castle 71

 

Category B (60-69)

Pos.

Player

Club

Score

1st Gross S. Mews Brough 84
1st Net P. West KP Club 67
2nd Net C. Woodcock  Boothferry 68

 

Category C (70+)

Pos.

Player

Club

Gross

1st Gross R. Shimwell Beverley 81
1st Net P. Lappin Cave Castle 69
2nd Net R. Wicks Burstwick 73