Witty’s delight at Riding win

Nort Cliff,golf champ ,Brian Witty 112952  picture  Richard Ponter.
Nort Cliff,golf champ ,Brian Witty 112952 picture Richard Ponter.

NORTH Cliff Golf Club are going from strength to strength after their fifth victory in six years at the East Riding Union Senior Championship at Hornsea

Brian Witty was successful in this year’s event shooting a round of 72 finishing four shots clear of his closet rival Ian Stephenson.

After being runner-up in 2004, 2007 and 2009, Witty finally became champion after he played some fantastic golf, beating 70 other competitors from over 26 member clubs to end as a comfortable winner.

Senior champion Witty said: “I played really well.

“I struck the ball well off the tee and was hitting greens in regulation.”

Following victories from Clive Duck and three from Ron Kelley, Witty became the fifth North Cliff winner at this event in six years, much to the delight of club secretary, John Barnfather,

Barnfather said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Brian and for the club, it is a reflection of the strength in depth we have at this golf club.”

He added: “Hornsea is never an easy course to play on and the conditions made it even harder on the day, the breeze and the constant drizzle made it very difficult for every competitor taking part.

“That’s what makes Brian’s achievements even more special.

“To win by that margin on such a difficult course in those conditions is truly phenomenal.”

It wasn’t just Witty that had success at the event this year from North Cliff, Barnfather himself shot a composed round of 80 gross to capture the 55-59 age group.

Group winner Barnfather said: “It was a steady round, I played level to my par, but obviously I’m delighted at being able to play some decent golf and pick up the victory.

“It shows just how well we are doing as a golf club, there is tremendous depth throughout.”