Graczyk continues fine form at Captain’s Day

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South Cliff Golf Club celebrated their Lady Captain’s Day last Friday and the first surprise of the day was that it didn’t rain.

Fortunately, this was one of the few golfing dates that lady captain Chris McMahon has not had to re-arrange since taking up her captaincy in November.

In the stableford competition for the Lady Captains’ Prize, Ewa Graczyk (20) continued her excellent year as she waltzed away from the rest of the field winning by a six-point margin. Despite recording a no score on the 12th hole, she posted 41 points and saw her handicap reduced to 19 as a result.

Sally Waggitt (12) won the Silver Division with 36 points, Carole Hartley (22) claimed Bronze One with 32 points and Elizabeth Ricketts (35) won Bronze Two with 27 points.

Also in the prizes were Anna Mollon (20) with the best front nine, Karen Blake (27) had the best back nine, Glenis Hoskins (23) was nearest the pin on the 14th and Sheila Thorpe (20) won the putting competition.

After a very welcome break at the halfway house for sandwiches and cupcakes, the day continued and was finished off with a post competition Pimms followed by a delicious meal served by Barbara and her catering staff.

The last item of the day was the announcement that Kate Owen will be the new lady vice-captain elect.

Johnson impresses at junior stableford

Recently and in perfect conditions for golf, 14 very talented South Cliff Juniors competed for this year’s first Monthly Stableford.

Each junior was welcomed onto the tee with applause from the gallery. The Division A competition was played over 13 holes from the red tees.

Club captain Steve Powell wandered around between groups being entertained by the skills on display.

Ten-year-old Amy Staveley came in with an amazing 35 points, only to be beaten later in the day by Jai Johnson with an incredible 37 points.

In gross medal play terms, Johnson carded (66), second was Amy Staveley and Tommy Risker (72).

 Division B saw four players compete over seven holes from the red tees.

Niranne Hodgson came out on top with 16 points, closely followed by Ben Staveley with 14 points.

Division C (four-hole shortened course) was won by Phoebe Philps with 16 points, narrowly ahead of Poppy Nicholson with 10 points.

All players and parents gathered in the clubhouse afterwards for a short presentation where captain Steve Powell awarded several prizes.

Rob out-foxes rivals to lift the King Cup

The King Cup, an individual medal format, was contested at Filey Golf Club on Sunday and there were some excellent scores posted on a good day for golf.

A strong field turned out for the prestigious competition but no one could catch the winner Rob Foxton (15) after he set the benchmark at net 64 or seven-under-par.

A great score that could have been even better as Rob played fantastic golf off his handicap for 16 holes but had double bogies at both the ninth and 18th.

Nevertheless he had already done enough to lift the Trophy, while Leigh Franks (4) posted a brilliant one-under-par gross for a net 66 to claim second on the countback from Mike Pitchforth (10) also on that score.

Franks was one over on the front nine with two birdies and three bogies but stormed back in two-under gross to just edge it.

There were 15 players who equalled or bettered par, three of them Dennis Frankish (16), Paul Pritchard (11) and Linden Gray posted net 67s and another three James Pinder (8), Ainsley Scott (6) and Liam Sugden (6) were all on net 69.