Close match for Men's Team masked by margin of defeat

On 19th August, the East Riding Mens’ Team took on the Sheffield Union at Hickleton, a quirky, tight course with small, fast and sloping greens. In the absence of several senior players, Matchplay Finalist, Steve Lynch, together with Jamie Bancroft (Boothferry) and Dan Swales (Cottingham Parks) made their debuts.

 

The result was a resounding victory for Sheffield by a margin of 28:8 but this scoreline was not a true reflection of the East Riding’s performance. In fact, at one stage in the afternoon, the Sheffield officials were feeling decidedly worried.

 

The morning foursomes had finished with Sheffield winning three matches to one with two games halved to give them an 8:4 advantage at lunch. Each game was closely contested, with no game failing to reach the 16th green. Once again Lewis Hunt & Rich Webster brought home maximum points to make their foursomes record: played 5, won 5. The pairings of Alan Wright & Jack Maxey and Rees Brown & Lewis Nicholls each secured a half.

 

Early on in the afternoon singles, whilst the middle four matches were all comfortably going in Sheffield’s favour, the top four and the bottom four were favouring East Riding by six matches to two, albeit only by the odd hole. It was this that caused some worries amongst the Sheffield officials but the tide began to turn in their favour in the later stages.

 

The closeness of the match is demonstrated in the fact that nine of the twelve matches finished on the 17th or 18th greens. Regrettably, East Riding were on the losing side in seven of these matches and came away with only two halved games from Rich Webster and Tom Duck. The only player to record a singles victory was Dan Digby, winning by 4&3.

 

Assuming he plays in the final game, Lewis Hunt will secure the Player of the Year Award, one year after winning the equivalent award in the Under 18s category. His nearest challenger, his foursomes partner, Rich Webster, will be unable to make up the deficit on the singles result alone, whilst Luke Robinson and Andy Woodhead would need maximum points to potentially tie for the title, should Lewis stumble.

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Hornsea and Brough win Division 1 & 2 of 2018 Scratch League!

Congratulations to Hornsea and Brough on winning their Scratch League Divisions for 2018. Great performances from both clubs to top the tables!

Division 1

Pos.

Club

(Home Night)

23 Apr

30 Apr

7 May

14 May

21 May

4 Jun

11 Jun

18 Jun

25 Jun

2 Jul

16 Jul

23 Jul

30 Jul

6 Aug

Tot.

1

Hornsea A

(Friday)

- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 20
2

Hessle A

(Weds'day)

2 - 2 2 0 2 2 - 0 2 0 2 2 18
3

Beverley A

(Friday)

0 2 1 0 2 2 - 2 2 2 0 2 - 17
4

Hull

(Tuesday)

2 2 1 0 2 - 0 2 0 0 -2 - 2 11
5

Boothferry

(Weds'day)

0 0 - 0 0 2 0 2 - 2 0 0 7
6

Scarb. NC

(Friday)

2 0 0 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0 2 4
7

Hessle B

(Friday)

0 0 -2 - 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 1

Division 2

Pos.

Club

(Home Night)

23 Apr

30 Apr

7 May

14 May

21 May

4 Jun

11 Jun

18 Jun

25 Jun

2 Jul

16 Jul

23 Jul

30 Jul

6 Aug

Tot.

1

Brough

(Tuesday)

1 0 2 - 1 2 2 1 0 - 2 2 0 15
2=

Cottingham

(Friday)

- 1 1 0 2 0 2 - 2 0 1 14
3=

Burstwick

(Friday)

0 1 - 0 2 1 -2  2 - 2 2 2 13
3=

Brid. Links

(Friday)

1 2 1 2 - 0 2 0 1 0 - 2 2 13
5

Beverley B

(Friday)

2 0 2 0 1 - 0 2 0 1 2 0 - 1 11
6

Hornsea B

(Friday)

0 2 0 2 0 2 - 0 1 -2 - 7
7

Ganstead

(Tuesday)

2 - 0 2 0 1 0 - 2 -2 0 0 -2 3

Another great win for the Under 18s against Harrogate Union

The East Riding Junior team cruised to another convincing win against away team Harrogate at Hessle Golf Club on 13th August. A score of 22-14 was earned with the final three matches clinching all six points from six to take them to a total of 22, well done lads!

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Alan Wright & Steve Lynch make it to the Matchplay Final at Ganton

Congratulations to Alan Wright of Hessle GC and Steve Lynch of Boothferry GC for advancing to the East Riding Union of Golf Clubs 2018 Matchplay Final!

 

The match will be played over 36 holes at Ganton Golf Club on Tuesday 28th August, and the proposed tee time for round one is 8:30am and round two 1:30pm.

 

Spectators are welcome and encouraged.

 

Good luck to both players for what promises to be a great final! 

Jack Maxey, George Davies, Charlie Milner and Tom Duck make it to the Junior Matchplay Semi Finals

Congratulations to Jack Maxey, George Davies, Charlie Milner and Tom Duck for getting through Round one and the quarter finals of the 2018 Junior Matchplay on Monday 6th August, some cracking golf was played in some close matches.

The semi finals and final will take place on the 23rd September 2018 at Hull Golf Club.

Round 1

Quarter-Final

Semi-Final

Final

Winner
Jack Maxey

Jack Maxey

(2 Up)

Jack Maxey

(6&5)

   
Harry Anderson
Kye Steventon

Luke Thornton

(3&1)

Luke Thornton
Dan Swales

Dan Swales

(4&3)

George Davies

(5&3)

Jacob Hodgson
George Davies

George Davies

(2&1)

Alfie Tidder
Charlie Milner

Charlie Milner

(3&2)

Charlie Milner

(1 Up)

 
Will Storr

Marco Masucci

Jude Tarbotton

(6&4)

Jude Tarbotton
Tommy Risker

Oliver Beckett

(2&1)

Tom Duck

(6&4)

Oliver Beckett
George Clark

Tom Duck

(3&2)

Tom Duck

East Riding men's team suffer narrow defeat at Brough

The sun was shining brightly as the Senior Team took on the Bradford Union at Brough on 5th August. And the East Riding’s prospects also appeared bright in the morning foursomes since, despite the pairing of Matty Raybould & Leigh Gawley struggling to compete against stiff opposition, all the other matches were going in the home team’s favour, making a sizeable lead at lunch a realistic possibility.

Andy Lockwood & Nick Raybould duly delivered a 4&2 victory, shortly followed by Rich Webster & Lewis Hunt, 3&2, who maintained their 100% foursomes record. However, fortunes began to change on the back nine and whilst Lewis Nicholls & Jack Maxey brought home a win by 2&1, the President, Andy Woodhead, playing with host club member Anil Panesar, saw a 2 hole advantage on the 14th tee, overturned to lose by 2&1. In the final match, Rees Brown & Joe Allenby, having been pegged back to all square on the 14th tee, eventually lost on the final green.

 

To say that the lunchtime scoreline of 6:6 was disappointing would be an understatement but the home team came out strongly for the afternoon singles, with five wins and a half out of the top eight matches. Andy Lockwood and Matty Raybould in the top two matches won by 3&2 and 2&1 respectively but Nick Raybould and Leigh Gawley both lost to even up the scoreline. Commendably, Nick from being 5 down with 7 to play put in a strong fightback, to take his opponent to the 17th green.

 

Then came strong wins for Lewis Hunt by 6&5 and Joe Allenby by 4&2, to be followed by two final green dramas with Rich Webster coming back from 1 down with two to play to win and Jack Maxey making birdie at the last to secure a half.

 

That put East Riding on 17 points needing one more win for victory. Unfortunately, it was not forthcoming as Bradford were dominant in all the remaining four matches, winning them all. So at the end of a closely fought contest, played in a good spirit, Bradford was victorious by 19 points to 17.

Junior team earn convincing win over Bradford at Driffield

The East Riding Junior team earned a fantastic win against away team Bradford at Driffield Golf Club on 3rd August. Almost a white wash with no losses and just one halved match!

Maxey wins Junior Championship for the second year in a row

 

It was a lovely summer's day for the ERUGC Junior Championship at Burstwick on Wednesday 1st August, with many of the players turning up in shorts in order to soak up some sunshine on their way around the par 70 track.

 

Out first were the low handicap trio of Hornsea's Jack Maxey, Scarborough North Cliff's Tom Duck and Cottingham Parks' Dan Swales, and as all three blazed irons straight down the middle of the dogleg first hole, it was obvious one of these boys may well light the course up in the benign morning conditions.

 

A total of 39 players were in the field, but a couple of notable names were missing due to other commitments including the Rob McLeish Trophy winner from the East Riding Amateur, Lewis Hunt.

 

As the first round progressed, word began to spread around the field that the reigning champion Jack Maxey was on for an extremely good score. As Jack stood on the tee of the tough 18th hole (index six, with Out Of Bounds left and right, and a looming water hazard) with a score of six under par, he needed a par or better to set a new amateur course record, but a two errors of judgement resulting in him hitting 5-off-the-tee showed just how cruel golf can be. A resulting quadruple bogey closed the round on a score of 2 under par (68), bringing the chasing field back into the mix.

 

Jack's playing partner Tom Duck carded a very solid level-par 70 to keep within reaching distance of the leader going into round two.

 

As the later players were finishing their first 18 holes the conditions just started to worsen ever so slightly, as temperatures dropped by a couple of degrees and the wind increased to around 15mph, so thoughts were that the second round would yield higher scores across the board - but this was not to be the case.

 

Into round two and players were becoming more settled with the course and notable afternoon rounds were posted by Dan Swales (72), Charlie Milner (73) and Alfie Tidder (74), but no players again could match Maxey's scoring with a second round 68 to finish on 136.

 

In the end Jack won the tournament by eight shots from Tom Duck on 144 and Charlie Milner on 148, showing that his course experience (having been a member of Burstwick for nearly a decade) and a level of talent that gets him in to the Yorkshire team were not to be reckoned with on the day.

 

The nett score winner was Jack Eastman with two very impressive rounds of 65+66 to post a total of 131, one shot ahead of Alfie Tidder and Luke Thornton. Great shooting from both Jacks!

 

Thank you to all of the junior golfers from the East Riding Union who played in the event, and well done to the Jack Maxey on retaining the title!

 

Thank you to East Riding Officials John Illingworth, Chris Clarkson and Phil Woodcock for organising and assisting on the day, and thank you to Alan Key and his staff at Burstwick for their excellent hospitality and beautifully presented golf course.

Gross Scores
Pos. Name Round 1 Round 2 Total
1st Jack Maxey 68 68 136
2nd Tom Duck 70 74 144
3rd Charlie Milner 75 73 148
4th Alfie Tidder 76 74 150

5th

Dan Swales 79 72 151
6th Jude Tarbotton 76 76 152
7th Tommy Risker 78 75 153
8th Luke Thornton 78 76 154
9th Kye Steventon 78 79 157
10th Oliver Beckket 80 78 158
11th Marco Masucci 78 80 158
12th J. A. Hodgson 78 80 158
Nett Scores
Pos. Name Round 1 Round 2 Total
1st Jack Eastman 65 66 131
2nd Alfie Tidder 67 65 132
3rd Luke Thornton 67 65 132
4th Jack Maxey 67 67 134

5th

Fredrick Bradley 67 68 135
6th Lloyd Bean 69 67 136
7th S. Blades 75 62 137
8th William Holborn 71 66 137
9th Marco Masucci 68 70 138
10th Tom Duck 67 71 138

Results of the Members Meeting Am-Am at Hornsea Golf Club

See the results below for the ERUGC Members Am-Am at Hornsea Golf Club on 26th July 2018. Well done to the winning team from Driffield with 48 points!

Pos. Names (Club) Score
1st R Patrick & L Roberts (Driffield) 48 pts - BB9
2nd J Backhouse & S Watt (Brough) 48 pts - BB9
3rd T Hemingway & J Bell (Cave Castle) 48 pts
4th P Mounfield & P Duckworth (Driffield) 46 pts - BB6
5th K Fitzsimons & M Jelic (Ganstead Park) 46 pts - BB9
6th C Fetchea & L Fratson (Driffield) 46 pts
7th A Pearson & T Clappison (Hornsea) 45 pts

Thank you to all that played, we will see you in 2019 for the next Members' event!

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British weather shows its teeth at the ERUGC Amateur Championship Sponsored by Storetec

The long hot summer decided to take a vacation for the East Riding Amateur Championship and the 67 competitors were treated to a more traditional English summer’s day. A cool and decidedly dank start greeted the 7.00am tee time but conditions were about to worsen. Winds lashing at up to 40mph and rain sweeping horizontally across the course removed the last, lingering vestiges of what might be deemed as an entertaining pastime.

 

It is a tribute to the quality of the golfers that they managed to complete the course in anything like a decent score. All had tales of woe to tell on what might have been but the universal comment was “I’ve never played golf in conditions like that”. It wasn’t surprising, therefore, that with further inclement weather forecast, the Championship Committee agreed to limit the Championship to 18 holes on the basis that it was, on balance, impractical to complete the full 36.

 

Luke Robinson (Hornsea), Lewis Hunt (Burstwick), Jon Samuel (Hull), Andy Lockwood (Hessle) and Simon Boddy (Scarborough NC) all posted 7 over par 80’s. Matty Raybould’s 82 contained 13 pars, 4 bogies and a quintuple 9, great golf apart from the first where Ganton’s gorse got its revenge in early.

For only the second time in its history, and entirely due to the conditions, the Championship was shared when Hull’s Ben Rozenbroek and Dave Tarbotton posted 79’s. The margins were small and the victors survived just a little better than their rivals.

 

Burstwick's Lewis Hunt won the Rob McLeish trophy as leading Junior in the event.

 

The net prize was won by Cave Castle’s Freer Boddy who finished with a net 76, just 3 over on a tough day.

 

The Union would like to thank Gary Pearce, the new Ganton Secretary and his team for their wonderful facilities and generous hospitality.

 

 

Thanks, as ever, to Competition Secretary Chris Clarkson for organising the event and ERUGC Hon Secretary John Illingworth for running the desk on the day.

Pos. Name (Club) Round 1 Round 2 Total
1st= D. Tarbotton (Hull) 79 - 79
1st= B. Rozenbroek (Hull) 79 - 79
3rd= A. Lockwood (Hessle) 80 - 80
3rd= L. Hunt (Burstwick) - Rob McLeish Trophy 80 - 80

3rd=

S. Boddy (Scarborough NC) 80 - 80
3rd= J. Samuel (Hull) 80 - 80
3rd= L. Robinson (Hornsea) 80 - 80
8th= M. Lamb (Ganstead) 81 - 81
8th= N. Raybould (Hornsea) 81 - 81
8th= M. Osborne (Hull) 81 - 81
11th= M. Raybould (Hornsea) 82 - 82
11th= C. Wilson (Hull) 82 - 82
11th= A. Wright (Hessle) 82 - 82
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