York Union of Golf Clubs


Fulford retain Team Championship title

Tuesday 19th September 2017

The Heslington outfit prevail in testing conditions at The Oaks...

Fulford held on to their Team Championship crown after prevailing in some testing conditions at The Oaks.

Heavy showers interspersed sunny intervals and made scoring difficult but the morning foursomes produced a superb 73 from Fulford pair James Cass and Ben Plaxton to put them on top going into the afternoon singles.

Even so, there wasn't much between them and York 'A', who were helped by their own fine foursomes score - a 74 from Tom George and Neil Ferguson.

In the afternoon, Rob Moore's 80 was followed by 73 from Damon Coulson, before the only sub-par round of the day - a 71 from James Cass - put Fulford out of reach. That score saw Cass collect the Issott Trophy for the best individual score on the day.

York 'A's best of the afternoon was 76 from Tom George and that kept them in second place. But Fulford finished 13 strokes clear.

Pike Hills 'A' recovered from a poor morning, which had left them in eighth place, as 74 from Lee Bond and Adrian Lount's 73 vaulted them up the leaderboard and into third.


Final four to showdown at Sandburn Hall in Union Matchplay finals day

Thursday 7th September 2017

Veteran Union player among those going for title on September 24...

York Union stalwart Jonathan Plaxton is among a fab four going for York Union Matchplay glory on finals day at Sandburn Hall.

Last year's Yorkshire Union President will meet fellow Fulford club mate George Robson in a clash of the generations at the Flaxton club on September 24 - as part of a day of thrilling action to decide the matchplay champion.

Plaxton has two Sandburn Hall scalps to his credit this year, having beaten both Bryan Wilson and Will Adamson 3&1 to reach the last four.

Robson, meanwhile, saw off Plaxton's son, Ben, in his opening match at the 19th hole. Now, following a walkover against Oliver Adamson, he will be looking to complete a father and son double.

In the other half of the draw, Mark Christie will take on James Pinkney. The latter defeated Lee Bond 4&3 in his last encounter, while Christie took a walkover from Malton & Norton's David Hague.

The two semi-finals start at 9am and 9.15am and spectators are welcome. The final will be played in the afternoon.

Fulford crowned Union scratch league champions

Thursday 7th September 2017

The Heslington club win division 1 but are pushed all the way...

Fulford have been crowned division one champions of the York Union of Golf Clubs' Scratch League.

The Heslington club whitewashed Kirkbymoorside 8-0 in their final match to take the title but were pushed all the way by York 'A', who finished only seven points behind.

Malton & Norton and Kirkbymoorside were relegated to division 2. Fulford's success was all the more remarkable given they lost two of their first three games.

In division two, Heworth lost 5-3 to York 'B' in their closing game but still were crowned champions - by just two points from The Oaks 'B', who beat Forest Park 6-2 to finish their season and will also be promoted to division one. 

The number of teams in each division (six and eight) will remain the same for 2018 unless the Union receives further entries or teams drop out.

If there are nine teams in division two then the team that finished third this year (Forest Park) will also be promoted to division one.

In the unlikely event there are two more teams than this year (making a total of 16), then a play-off will be arranged between Malton & Norton (fifth in division one) and York 'B' (fourth in division two) to decide which will be the eighth team in division one.

With the change to York Union competition entry requirements, all members with a CONGU competition handicap recorded on CDH may play in any York Union event next year, including the scratch leagues, if they meet entry requirements.

As long as their own club gives permission, this includes 5-day and similar classes of member as well as 'away' players. However, a player who is a member at two or more York Union clubs can only represent or enter competitions via their 'home' club - the club that maintains their handicap.

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