Presidents Update: October, 2019

 
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Welcome to the October 2019 newsletter. It has been a busy summer celebrating our 125 anniversary and our final event, the national 125 stableford competition took place on Saturday 21 September. We now await the results from the other participating clubs to see who won the overall competition.

On Thursday 19 September the club hosted the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs members day. The weather certainly played its part with a glorious day of sunshine. We have had excellent feedback from Martin Greaves the county member’s secretary, thanking the committee for hosting the event, greens staff for their excellent course presentation and catering staff for their service and support during the course of the day. Everything was described as first class and a great day to complete the county members season.

On Friday 20 September the club hosted the annual golf match between Cleveland Police and Saltburn GC to compete for the Alan Duffy memorial trophy. It was a very competitive game which resulted in Cleveland Police retaining the trophy for the fourth successive year. Alan was a serving Police Officer in Cleveland Police who was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in 1996. It is a privilege to host the match in honour of Alan. Thank you to Colin Gibson (Wilton GC) and George Atkinson for organising the event and helping to raise £160 for our Captain’s charity.

On Wednesday 25 September the executive committee held a member’s open meeting to discuss the forthcoming soil deposit project for the practice ground area, details of the meeting will be posted on the member’s website in due course. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to attend.

It has been a busy month for competitions and congratulations to the following members:

• Centenary Oak 4BBB won by dad and lad Tony and Stephen Henderson.

• Sillars Foursomes won by Andrew Smith and John Dowson.

• Singles Scratch won by Dan White

• Presidents Plate Trophy won by Tony Harding

• Forster Cup Trophy won by Cliff Horner

Finally, I ask members and visitors to take extra care when teeing off down the first fairway. There have recently been a number of incidents of golf balls being driven into residents’ properties and causing damage. We MUST try and reduce the number of incidents for the consideration of our neighbours.

Charlie Bell - President

 
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