The summer holidays creep slowly towards us and then proceed to rush by in a blink, so here we have July and August teamed up in a bumper results edition from the ever busy Drax Golf Club!
The highlight of the July programme was Kevin Harrison's Captains Fun Day with nearly 100 players revelling in the occasion! This was a mixed competition with members and their guests enjoying delights such as 3 Mulligans and a goody bag. The day was enriched by the presence of the Captain's wife and sister in law hosting a superb halfway house. The big winner was former member Sue Randall whose 41 points put the rest of the predominantly male field in the shade!
July also saw the ever popular Senior Open which was won by the Thorne duo of Martin Shaw and Richard Blake. Thorne also provided the winner of this month's Senior Cup in Ken Williams. The Senior Medal was won by Snaith's John Tate. The club likes to spread the trophies around the region and Selby provided the winner of both the prestigious President's Trophy in Dave Minto, and the Station Manager's Cup won by Kevin Kozicki. The quirky Yellow Peril competition was won by the persistent Neil Tams. The annual Jubilee Pairs competition was clinched on countback by the last-minute pairing of Craig Shelton and Matthew Forde who pipped Phil Skilbeck and Neil Alexander.
July's Medal winners were led by Dave Lawson whose nett 60 took Division 3 honours. Other winners in July were Tex Williamson, Neil Alexander, David Gisbourne, Ian Mileham and the consistent Richard Blake. They were joined as Medal winners in August by the familiar faces of David Minto and Neil Tams as well as a new name in Martin Rusling and regulars on the winner’s roster in Colin Taylor, Kevin Hudson and Peter Greenwood. Senior Captain David Littlefair, of Goole, continued his impressive form with victory in August's Senior Cup and Greg Pickston added to his season's haul in the Senior Medal.
The biggest prize in August is the John Scott Cup and former Captain Garryk Slaywe clinched the trophy in style, pipping current Captain Kevin Harrison on countback! The corresponding competition for Rabbits, the Barlow Cup was also won on countback, with a return to form, by Club Chairman Roger Elliott who shaded out that man David Littlefair with the better back nine!
There is a great opportunity to play this gem of a course as September sees the return of the Autumn Open for all gentlemen golfers on the 23rd. The final month of the season also hosts the 36-hole Club Championship on the 17th, the denouement of the season's knockout competitions, and all the Medal Finals. For details please visit the club website.