Wednesday 11th July 2018 was not just about England agonisingly losing out on a place in this year’s World Cup Final but it was a day Fulford GC became packed with York’s best senior golfers.
This years Senior Championship presented challenges similar to the Benson & Hedges as course conditions have become dry, burnt and bouncy which for some seemed appealing, but feedback suggests that it is the toughest the course has played in years.
With a total of 137 competitors the competition was split into 2 divisions. Division 2 was won by Geoff Scott (Heworth) who believe it or not hit the first ball of the day. Geoff’s 40 points was enough to hold of Ray Cooper (Forest Park), Ian Bainbridge (Fulford) and Peter Ford (Forest Park). Well done Geoff.
Steven Simpson held onto to division 1 for some time before David Leaf (Fulford) posted an unbeaten 41 points. Martin Pickles (Fulford) and Jim Ross (Sandburn Hall) both posted 40’s with countback putting them first and second in the division, with Michael Dand (Malton & Norton) and Steve Daniel (Fulford) settled for fourth and fifth places with 39 points.
Congratulations to David Leaf – York Union 2018 Seniors Champion.
Another positive from the day was the noticeable change in the pace of play. The final group took 3 hours 48 minutes to complete 18 holes. If only we had an incentive of England playing in a semi-final after every event 😊