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John Masiak hosts great Presidents Day

Tuesday 16th July 2024

All 12 clubs represented at Pike Hills in Texas Scramble

York Union President John Masiak held a highly successful Presidents Day at Pike Hills on Sunday.  28 players representing all 12 clubs in the York Union along with President elect for the Yorkshire Union, Martin Greaves. It was a very close match between all 7 teams (playing a Texas Scramble format).  All teams scored level par or under and 6 teams had a net score below 60 !  The handicap adjustment ensured that Steve Wood, Mark Mattison, Dennis Jones and Nigel Jones prevailed with a great score of 57.55 ! 

Well played everyone - the round was played in great spirit and it was a fantastic day to mark John's year as president.

 

Miller wins scratch comp (Thompson Trophy) as Heworth claim Crossley and Fletcher Trophy's

Sunday 7th July 2024

Fulford's Jamie Miller shot 72 at Kirkbymoorside to win the Thompson Trophy, as Jim Batt Jr (Heworth) claimed the Crossley Trophy after a hole in 1 ! Dean Wharton (also Heworth) wins Fletcher Trophy.

Kirkbymoorside hosted the triple medal competition of Thompson (best Gross), Crossley (best net WHS 12.4 and below) and Fletcher (best net WHS 12.5 and above).  The course was in good condition with arguably some of the most interesting tee shots in the whole of the York Union - but it certainly wasn't playing easy with no-one able to beat par net or gross. 

Jamie Miller hit 3 birdies in the first 10 holes to claim the best Gross of 72 - Jamie Bancroft (The Oaks) matched his birdie at the 2nd - but ended up 2 shots back on 74.  Jimmy Batt jr took the Crossley Trophy with a best net score of 69 including a hole in 1 on the 6th !  Mark Dunsmore (Kirkbymoorside) claimed runner up spot with an impressive 7 pars in the last 11 holes. Dean Wharton (75) pipped Heworth team mate Ian Dodsworth (76) for the Fletcher Trophy. 

A big thanks to Richard and James at Kirkbymoorside for their support in the build up and on the day - and to Gavin Crusher (Kirkbymoorside captain) for Starter duties. 

Next up: 

17th July AM-AM at Tadcaster on (only 5 tee times left) - lots of positive talk about what great condition Tadcaster is in

24th July Seniors Championship at Sandburn Hall (78 people signed up already !!!) 

28th July Open Championship at  Pike Hills - for our best golfers !

Hopefully see you on the course soon ! 

Comp Sec Laurence 

Carol Simpson wins YU Ladies Amateur Championships at Forest Park by 3 shots

Sunday 30th June 2024

Emily Attwood wins Silver Trophy, Natalie Taylor claims Bronze Trophy as countback determines winners in close contest.

Carol Simpson from Malton & Norton won a clear victory in the York Union Ladies Amateur Championship at Forest Park - despite losing a ball on the first !  She recovered well from an opening 7, recording 7 consecutive pars at one stage, to beat Emma Kilvington (York) by 3 shots with Wendy Jackson (Malton & Norton) finishing 3rd a further 3 shots back. 

Emily Attwood (Sandburn Hall) claimed the Silver trophy for best net score in division 1 from Pat Hague (M&N) on countback.  Both players scored a net 73 - but Pat had a stunning net 32 - unfortunately it was on the Front 9 - so Emily claims the trophy with some very consistent golf.

The Bronze trophy was also decided on countback - with Natalie Taylor from Forest Park just pipping Julie Smith from Pike Hills by one shot on countback after they both finished on impressive net 70's.  

There was an excellent atmosphere on the terrace after the round with John Masiak (York Union President) and Steve Wood (York Union Vice President) joining to watch the groups come down the 18th. 

There were also plenty of compliments on the course - with many thanks to Forest Park for hosting the day, Rich Rogerson for taking on Starter Duties and to all the competitors for their participation ! 

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up - vouchers are on the way !





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