Congratulations to Hull, Scarborough North Cliff and Brough Juniors!

Congratulations to Hull, Scarborough North Cliff and Brough on qualifying for the Junior League Final at Ganton Golf Club on Sunday 15th September!

Pos. Club Played Won Lost Halved Points
1 Hull 5 12 3 0 24
2 Scarborough North Cliff 5 10 5 0 20
3 Brough 5 9 6 0 18
4 Cottingham Parks 5 8 7 0 16
5 Burstwick 5 4 9 1 9
6 Hornsea 5 1 13 1 3

Hull trio win Yorkshire Junior Club Championship at Wath Golf Club

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!

Double centurion, Alan Wright, leads Men's Team to emphatic win

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.

Steve Lynch wins the 2019 Storetec Amateur Championship!

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!



Name (Club)


Round 1


Round 2




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

Starting times for the second round of the Amateur Championship at Brough Golf Club on 7th July 2019

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
8.00 Gary Meadows Boothferry 6 NR
Paul Higo Hessle 7 NR
- - - -
8.10 Peter Britt Beverley & ER 12 124
David Jacobs The KP 11 105
Chris Murray Burstwick 7 103
8.20 Steve Fulstow Cottingham Parks 9 103
Gary Lynch Boothferry 10 NR
Chris Hyam Cave Castle 8 101
8.30 Chris Winter Cave Castle 10 100
Steve Bentley Brough 11 100
Jordon Bowes Ganstead Park 1 98
8.40 John Hunter Brough 10 99
Dan Smedley Hull 6 98
John Chambers Hull 12 NR
8.50 Chris Wilson Hull 6 97
Joe Singer Cottingham Parks 10 95
Paul Kaye Brough 6 96
9.00 Gary Robinson Hessle 6 96
Ioan Pearce Brough 5 96
Chris Berry Beverley 5 95
9.10 Chris Clarkson Bridlington Links 10 97
John Bell Cave Castle 12 95
Rich Barton Hessle 7 94
9.20 Lloyd Bean Cottingham Parks 8 93
Jon Giles Brough 9 94
Nick Taylor Hessle 7 93
9.30 Ben Thornham Hull 6 93
John Wilson Hessle 11 94
James Thompson Cottingham Parks 9 92
9.40 Phil Scott Hessle 4 91
Dan Swales Cottingham Parks 3 90
James Avann Brough 5 90
9.50 Mark Jenkins Brough 5 89
Steve Dale Jr Withernsea 1 88
Philip Wright Beverley 3 88
10.00 Theo Blake Beverley 4 88
Steve Sorrenson Burstwick 6 88
Dan Gibson Boothferry 5 88
10.10 Ben Borman Hessle 3 87
Jamie Bancroft Boothferry 4 87
Sam Dillon Driffield 3 86
10.20 Matt Moore Hessle 6 87
Chris Ingle KP Club 5 86
Rees Brown Hornsea 5 85
10.30 Ian Goldie Beverley 4 85
James Halford Cottingham Parks 5 85
Matt Raybould Bridlington Belvedere 1 84
10.40 George Davies Scarborough NC 4 84
Andy Jewitt Brough 7 84
Andy Woodhead Hessle 0 81
10.50 Tony Hill Ganton 2 82
Alan Wright Hessle 0 81
Martin Osborne Hull 1 82
11.00 Andy Crawford Cottingham Parks 4 81
Andy Lockwood Hessle 1 80
Jamie Gregory Ganton 1 79
11.10 Nick Raybould Hornsea 0 78
Tom Duck Ganton 2 77
Steve Lynch Boothferry 2 74

Heroic fightback falls just short as Men's Team lose to Teesside

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.


Starting times for the first round of the Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club on 30th June 2019

See below for the starting times for first round the Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club on Sunday 30th June 2019:

Tee Time Name Club Handicap
8.00 Steve Dale Jr Withernsea 1
Tom Duck Ganton 2
Matt Raybould Bridlington Belvedere +1
8.10 Nick Raybould Hornsea 0
Jamie Gregory Ganton 1
Alan Wright Hessle 0
8.20 Andy Woodhead Hessle  0
Scott Jackson Burstwick
Jordan Bowes Ganstead Park
8.30 Andy Lockwood Hessle 1
Dave Greenwood Boothferry 6
Martin Osborne Hull 1
8.40 Tony Hill Ganton 2
Philip Wright Beverley & ER 3
Sam Dillon Driffield 3
8.50 Rob Draper Burstwick 3
Andy Crawford Cottingham Parks 4
Steve Lynch Boothferry 2
9.00 Ben Borman Hessle 3
Dan Swales Cottingham Parks 3
Lee Webster Burstwick 3
9.10 Phil Scott Hessle 4
George Davies Scarborough NC 4
Theo Blake Beverley & ER 4
9.20 Rees Brown Hornsea 5
James Avann Brough 5
Ian Goldie Beverley & ER 4
9.30 Chris Wilson Hull 6
Jamie Bancroft Boothferry 4
Matt Moore Hessle 6
9.40 Kye Steventon Brough 6
Gary Hyde Bridlington 5
Nick Taylor Hessle 7
9.50 Steve Sorrenson Burstwick 6
Ben Herron Boothferry 5
Paul Kaye Brough 6
10.00 Chris Ingle KP Club 5
Ben Thornham Hull 6
Mark Jenkins Brough 5
10.10 Gary Meadows Boothferry 6
Gary Robinson Hessle 6
Chris Berry Beverley & ER 5
10.20 Dan Smedley Hull 6
Ioan Pearce Brough 5
Dave Thompson Burstwick 5
10.30 James Halford Cottingham Parks 5
Dan Gibson Boothferry 5
Josh Eccles Burstwick 6
10:40 - - -
- - -
- - -
10.50 Andy Jewitt Brough 7
James Thompson Cottingham Parks 9
Chris Murray Burstwick 7
11.00 Ben Gibbons Brough 6
Rich Barton Hessle 7
Will Storr Hull 8
11.10 Lee Warren Brough 6
Chris Hyam Cave Castle 8
Paul Higo Hessle 7
11.20 Joe Singer Cottingham Parks 10
Chris Winter Cave Castle 10
Chris Clarkson Bridlington Links 10
11.30 Steve Fulstow Cottingham Parks 8
John Hunter Brough 10
Gary Lynch Boothferry 10
11.40 Lloyd Bean Cottingham Parks 8
Steve Bentley Brough 11
John Wilson Hessle 11
11.50 Alex Foster Burstwick 11
David Jacobs The KP 11
John Bell Cave Castle 12
12:00 John Chambers Hull 12
Peter Britt Beverley & ER 12
Jon Giles Brough 9

The third round of the Men's Matchplay has been drawn!

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.




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.

For full details of all the Competition Rules please click here.


3rd Round

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

Men's Team top the YIDU table after Round 2

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.

Hull win again at Junior Team Championship

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.


Individual Results

Gross Scores
Position Club Score
 1 Tom Duck 72
2 Charlie Milner 73
3 Tommy Risker 76
4 George Clark 77
5 Kye Steventon 77
Net Scores
Position Club Score
 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