Congratulations to Hull, Scarborough North Cliff and Brough on qualifying for the Junior League Final at Ganton Golf Club on Sunday 15th September!
|2||Scarborough North Cliff||5||10||5||0||20|
The Hull Golf Club trio of Jacob Hodgson (7 hcap), Will Borman (16) and Samuel Frankish (20) competed in the Yorkshire Inter-District Union Junior Club Championship at The Wath Golf Club on Sunday 14th July 2019, and shot fantastic scores of 32, 37 and 37 points respectively to win the Championship by three ahead of Harrogate GC!
They will now go ahead and represent Yorkshire in the England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa on 12th & 13th August 2019.
Well done lads!
Sunday 14th July 2019 will long be remembered in the annals of sporting history; at Lords, England won the ICC World Cup in dramatic fashion; at Wimbledon, Djokovic overcame Federer in an epic men's final; and at Hornsea, Alan Wright led the East Riding Men's Team to victory on his 200th appearance.
It was fitting that Alan should assume the captaincy for the match against Harrogate Union, almost 40 years to the day since he made his debut for the team. But, in contrast to his contribution of nil points in 1979, his foursomes half and singles win helped East Riding to an emphatic win this time.
Hornsea was in fine condition but a strong northerly wind made for difficult playing conditions and the players were sorely tested to hold the green downwind and to get the ball close to some tight pin positions.
Harrogate were first to gain the advantage, with four of their pairings recording a two hole or more advantage at the turn but the East Riding pairings of Luke Robinson & Matt Raybould and Nick Raybould & Andy Lockwood both turned 4 up and were to close out their games by 3&2 and 6&5 respectively. Captain Wright, partnered with Jack Maxey, managed to pull back their halfway deficit to gain a half but the remaining matches were lost to give Harrogate the lunchtime lead.
Foursomes score: East Riding 5, Harrogate 7
With the top half of the of the afternoon singles comprising four Hornsea members and two ex-members, East Riding aimed to get a commanding lead early on but if that failed, there were two more local players in the anchor roles, should the match go to the wire.
The first part of the strategy paid off - but only just, as the top five games all came to the final green. Fortunately, East Riding won three of them through Robinson and the Raybould brothers and Lockwood halved his match. There were then wins for Captain Wright, Tom Duck and Rich Webster to leave East Riding needing one more point for victory.
It was a long wait for those on the clubhouse terrace (and others following proceedings on Twitter) before Lewis Nicholls appeared on the 18th fairway and secured the necessary point with a 1 hole win, as his opponent cut his approach onto the practice putting green and out of bounds. Tom Broadley and Leigh Gawley were soon seen walking in, having secured their wins with holes to spare.
Singles score: East Riding 19, Harrogate 5
Overall score: East Riding 24, Harrogate 12
With maximum points on the day, Nick Raybould moves to the top of the Order of Merit on 25, with Leigh Gawley and Luke Robinson on 24, Tom Duck 22 and Lewis Nicholls 20.
The next match is against Halifax & Huddersfield at Fixby (Huddersfield) on 4th August.
The 2019 Storetec Amateur Championship was played at Ganton Golf Club (1st round) and Brough Golf Club (2nd round), and featured some of the Union's best golfers.
The first round was played on Sunday 30th June at Ganton where conditions were beyond difficult, with wind gusting to more than 30mph throughout the day. The field of 71 players found the course very challenging to say the least, with many scoring over 90 and even 100.
Leading scores in the clubhouse after the first round were Steve Lynch (74), Tom Duck (77), Nick Raybould (78) and Jamie Gregory (79), fantastic scoring for the conditions.
Going into round two at Brough a week later and the weather was much more benign, which meant that plenty of players had an opportunity to catch the leader.
In the end Steve shot a very solid score of 72 (total 146) to fend off the nearest challengers Alan Wright (149) and Nick Raybould (149) to take the title, a formidable two rounds of golf well deserving of the championship. Congratulations Steve!
|1||Steve Lynch (Boothferry)||74||72||146|
|2||Alan Wright (Hessle)||81||68||149|
|Nick Raybould (Hornsea)||78||71||149|
|4||Andy Woodhead (Hessle)||81||69||150|
|5||Andy Lockwood (Hessle)||80||70||150|
|6||Matty Raybould (Bridlington)||84||67||151|
|7||Tom Duck (Ganton)||77||74||151|
|8||Andy Crawford (Cottingham Parks)||81||73||154|
|9||Jamie Gregory (Ganton)||79||76||155|
|10||Ben Borman (Hessle)||87||69||156|
|11||Tony Hill (Ganton)||82||74||156|
|12||George Davies (Scarborough NC)||84||74||158|
See below for the starting times for first round the Amateur Championship at Brough Golf Club on Sunday 7th July 2019:
|Tee Time||Name||Club||Handicap||1st Round Score|
|8.10||Peter Britt||Beverley & ER||12||124|
|David Jacobs||The KP||11||105|
|8.20||Steve Fulstow||Cottingham Parks||9||103|
|Chris Hyam||Cave Castle||8||101|
|8.30||Chris Winter||Cave Castle||10||100|
|Jordon Bowes||Ganstead Park||1||98|
|Joe Singer||Cottingham Parks||10||95|
|9.10||Chris Clarkson||Bridlington Links||10||97|
|John Bell||Cave Castle||12||95|
|9.20||Lloyd Bean||Cottingham Parks||8||93|
|James Thompson||Cottingham Parks||9||92|
|Dan Swales||Cottingham Parks||3||90|
|Steve Dale Jr||Withernsea||1||88|
|Chris Ingle||KP Club||5||86|
|James Halford||Cottingham Parks||5||85|
|Matt Raybould||Bridlington Belvedere||1||84|
|10.40||George Davies||Scarborough NC||4||84|
|11.00||Andy Crawford||Cottingham Parks||4||81|
East Riding travelled to Catterick for their third match to find a quirky course with multiple dog-leg holes, changes in elevation, and small fast running sloping greens, where even a six foot lag putt was problematic. Add in the fact that none of the players had seen the course before and most pairings were untried due to a couple of absentees, meant that the morning foursomes would be no walk in the park.
And so it transpired as Teesside took a commanding lunchtime lead, with the only East Riding win coming from Hornsea pair, Leigh Gawley & Tom Broadley, 1 up, whilst Team Manager, Andy Woodhead, playing with Cottingham's Dan Swales, secured a half. The other Hornsea pair of Luke Robinson & Nick Raybould were unlucky not to gain points, as their opponents holed a 20 foot birdie putt across the final green to win 1 up, after Luke had all but holed out for birdie from a greenside bunker.
Foursomes score: Teesside 9, East Riding 3
With a mountain to climb, East Riding needed a fast start and they got it in spades, as match after match came in, adding points to their tally. Five wins and a half were recorded from the top seven matches as Luke Robinson, Nick Raybould and Andy Lockwood all won 1 up, Leigh Gawley romped home 7&5, Tom Broadley won on the 17th and Tom Duck secured a half.
At that point, East Riding were leading by a couple of points but the fightback faltered and died, as Teesside won four of the remaining five games, with Dan Swales the only winner from the East Riding tail. Withernsea's Steve Dale, on debut, having lost narrowly in the foursomes, found himself two up at the turn in the bottom match but was unable to hold on, losing on the final green.
A closely contested match saw ten of the eighteen matches finish on the final green, with a further six concluding on the 17th.
Singles score: Teesside 11, East Riding 13
Overall score: Teesside 20, East Riding 16
Leigh Gawley, with another maximum, moves to the top of the Order of Merit table on 19 points, followed by Nick Raybould on 18, with Tom Duck and Luke Robinson a further point behind.
The next match is against Harrogate Union at Hornsea GC on 14th July when it is anticipated that Alan Wright will make his 200th appearance for the Men's Team. Why not come along and give Alan the reception he richly deserves.
See below for the starting times for first round the Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club on Sunday 30th June 2019:
|8.00||Steve Dale Jr||Withernsea||1|
|Matt Raybould||Bridlington Belvedere||+1|
|Jordan Bowes||Ganstead Park||1|
|Philip Wright||Beverley & ER||3|
|Andy Crawford||Cottingham Parks||4|
|Dan Swales||Cottingham Parks||3|
|George Davies||Scarborough NC||4|
|Theo Blake||Beverley & ER||4|
|Ian Goldie||Beverley & ER||4|
|10.00||Chris Ingle||KP Club||5|
|Chris Berry||Beverley & ER||5|
|10.30||James Halford||Cottingham Parks||5|
|James Thompson||Cottingham Parks||9|
|Chris Hyam||Cave Castle||8|
|11.20||Joe Singer||Cottingham Parks||10|
|Chris Winter||Cave Castle||10|
|Chris Clarkson||Bridlington Links||10|
|11.30||Steve Fulstow||Cottingham Parks||8|
|11.40||Lloyd Bean||Cottingham Parks||8|
|David Jacobs||The KP||11|
|John Bell||Cave Castle||12|
|Peter Britt||Beverley & ER||12|
See below for the draw for the third round of the Matchplay! Good luck to all players.
The first named player plays the match at his Home Club.
Responsibility for arranging and playing their matches lies with both players.
PLEASE DO NOT DELAY ORGANISING YOUR MATCH.
All matches are to be played and the result sent to the Match-play Secretary by:
SUNDAY 14th JULY 2019
at the latest.
Matches not completed by the specified date, both players will be eliminated.
|Match||Home Player||Club||Away Player||Club|
|1||Andy Lockwood||Hessle||v||Ben Borman||Hessle|
|2||Keith Williamson||Hessle||v||Chris Wilson||Hull|
|3||Chris Berry||Beverley & ER||v||Theo Blake||Beverley & ER|
|4||Jack Maxey||Hornsea||v||David Tarbotton||Hull|
|5||Nick Raybould||Hornsea||v||Simon Boddy||Scarborough NC|
|6||Lee Chapman||Ganstead||v||Alan Wright||Hessle|
|7||Tom Broadley||Hornsea||v||Neil Burnley||Beverley & ER|
|8||Dan Swales||Cottingham||v||Chris Hyam||Cave Castle|
The first home match of the season was held at Boothferry GC on 9th June and it probably felt like a home match for the visitors, York, as the Club was, until recently, affiliated to the York Union.
East Riding soon established a firm grip on the morning foursomes with the top five matches all reaching the turn two holes or more to the good. None of these games would progress beyond the 15th green, giving East Riding 10 points with wins from Luke Robinson & Matt Raybould (6&4), Jack Maxey & Alan Wright (5&4), Nick Raybould & Leigh Gawley (7&6) and Andy Woodhead & Phil Scott (4&3).
The final match, featuring Boothferry members, Steve Lynch & Jamie Bancroft, was a close-fought encounter with never more than two holes in it. However some deft chipping and inspired putting saw the York pair prevail on the final green.
Foursomes score: East Riding 10, York 2
In order to get back into the match, York needed a fast start in the afternoon singles and, despite East Riding taking the top match through Luke Robinson (4&3) it looked possible with York winning the second and fourth games and coming back strongly from 3 down to only 1 down with two to play in the third game. However, Jack Maxey held on to win that match on the final green and with that the York challenge collapsed, East Riding winning all but one of the remaining eight games.
Nick Raybould, Leigh Gawley and Steve Lynch all ran riot on the back nine to close out their matches by 5&4, the same scoreline achieved by Jamie Bancroft who won his opening five holes. Lewis Nicholls, Tom Duck and Andy Woodhead all won on the 17th green, the latter rounding off a winning run of five consecutive holes with a chip-in.
Singles score: East Riding 18, York 6
Overall score : East Riding 28, York 8
The team was well supported during the day by the President, Chris Clarkson, the President Elect, John Chambers, the Men's Team Administrator, Howard Palmer, the Starter, Steve Robinson, the Secretary, John Illingworth and former Presidents, Steve Thornton, Stephen Wright and Edward Clark. Also present were Mrs Chambers and Mrs Wright, together with a posse of Boothferry members following their own.
Thanks to all the supporters and others involved, especially to Chris Mowforth and the Boothferry Club for hosting the event.
Tom Duck and Lewis Nicholls head the Player of the Year table with maximum points (14) with Nick Raybould on 13, followed by Leigh Gawley, Luke Robinson and Andy Woodhead on 12.
The ERUGC Junior Team Championship was one of four competitions incorporated into Driffield's Junior Open held on Thursday 30th May 2019; the other events being the Junior Open itself, The East Riding Alliance Weston Cup and a Daily Telegraph Qualifier.
The players contributing to Hull's win were Jude Tarbotton, Charlie Milner and George Clark and Hull now go forward to the Yorkshire final at Wath Golf Club on Sunday, 14th July.
|1||Jack Eastman||81-16 = 65|
|2||Lilly Anderson||108-39 = 66|
|3||Cooper Beck||79-13 = 66|
|4||Spencer Richmond||93-26 = 67|
|5||Ben Gillyon||93-26 = 67|