Mr Captain’s 5 Club Challenge – Sunday 9th September 2018
An update on my “5 club challenge”, raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Not quite on the same scale as Ben Fogle’s “Everest Challenge”, although Monday morning, my leg’s say otherwise!I set off from Woodsome around 07.45 with my wife Janet, arriving at Huddersfield GC around 09.10, where Madam Captain and I played the 13th guided by Club Captain Brad Tupman. I was joined by Garry Blakeley on the stage to Outlane GC via the Kirklees Way, arriving just after 11.00, where Madam Captain and I both made a 5 down the 1st.Next a little amble across the Colne Valley to Crosland Heath GC, again supported by Janet, arriving around 12.30, where Madam Captain and I played up the tough 4th. I was then joined by Charles Haygarth for the yomp round Crosland Edge to Meltham GC, arriving just before 14.00. We were met by Club Captain Mark Bailey who provided a wonderful lunch for all.Off down the 1st Madam Captain and I went (I made par!). Next the long stretch via Wood Nook, Magdale, Castle Hill back to Woodsome, accompanied by Ange Haygarth, Janet, daughter Sophie & Fitness Coach Josh Taylor. We arrived at Woodsome around 16.30, where a few members witnessed Madam Captain and I play the 18th.Total walking distance including golf 25.4 miles, for you “steppers”, that is a little over 55,000 steps!A big thank you to Madam Captain for keeping us all replenished with food and water via the “support vehicle”, my fellow walkers and all members for their generous donations made so far. To date the challenge has raised over £1000. Any further donations would be greatly received. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-valSteve ArmitageClub CaptainHuddersfield Golf Club Meltham with Captain Mark Bailey320 Yards to go! Last Stop Woodsome Hall We did it!
McGill Bowl Invitation Day - Saturday 14th July 2018
The McGill Bowl was presented to the club by Past Captain Mr T D McGill in 1949.
The present format is an invitational competition played as a 4 ball better ball stroke Stableford at 90% handicap.
The pairs taking part must have a Woodsome Member.
It was a wonderful day for golf but thankfully not too hot, 178 players took part. Paul McGill the grandson of the founder came up from the South of England to present the prizes. Also present was Ray McGill the son of Mr T D MGill.
The competition was run by the Clubs Professional John Eyre aided by his assistant Professionals. The quality of the golf was first rate with many saying that the course was in excellent condition with some of the best greens they had played on.
After the presentation there was a dinner in the Clubhouse.
Winners: 44 Points - Simon Farrar (WHGC) & Andrew Whitfield (Bradley Hall GC)
Left to Right: Ray McGill, Paul McGill, Simon Farrar, Andrew Whitfield could not be present and our Captain, Steve Armitage
2nd Place: 43 Points (Back 9 count back) - George Foster (WHGC) & Oliver Clark (Woolley Park GC)
Left to right: George Foster, Oliver Clark, Captain and Paul McGill
3rd Place: 43 Points - Philip Sawyer (WHGC) & Robert Berry (Meltham GC)
Left to right: Robert Berry, Ray McGill, Philip Sawyer, Captain and Paul McGill
4th Place:42 Points (Back 9 count back) - Joe Fielding (WHGC) & Andrew Collings (Wortley GC)
Unfortunately they could not attend the presentation.
5th Place: 42 Points - David Mitchell (WHGC) & Peter Thomas (Royal Birkdale GC)
Captain's Weekend - Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 2018
The competition was played in wonderful weather, the only exception was a 10 minute down pour during the first round.
There was an exceptional turnout with 198 players taking part with 60 making it through to the final day on Sunday.
This competition forms a major part of the Captains year, all competitors, everyone who took part and those who came to the prize presentation were thanked by The Captain, Mr Steven Armitage for making the weekend the success that it was. The Captain and his wife stayed overnight in the Dormy House on Friday and Saturday as it was a 6.30am morning start for the first round.
Congratulations to the following winners;
Winner Sean Mulcahy 15 66 + 70 136
Runner Up Chris Llong 6 70 + 70 140
3rd Place Ian Cooper 8 70 + 71 141
Best Gross Rob Scollick 2 71 + 76 147
Best 1st Round Nett Andy Green 10 66
Best 2nd Round Nett Andy Bridgewood 6 70
Best Senior David Mitchell 19 74 + 70 144
Best Junior Seb Crabtree 4 69 + 70 139
Winner: Sean Mullcahy Runner Up: Chris Llong
3rd Place: Ian Cooper Best Gross: Rob Scollick
Best 1st Round Nett: Andy Green Best 2nd Round Nett: Andy Bridgewood
Best Senior: David Mitchell Best Junior: Seb Crabtree
Yorkshire Veterans Ladies Golf Association Championship
Held at Woodsome Hall Golf Club on 1st to 3rd May 2018
After a very wet winter and very little golf played. The morning of the Championship arrived with bright sunshine and eagerly awaiting to play during the day were 97 ladies.
The 16 best gross scores were required to play in the match play over the next 2 days.
Also there was a Tri Am competition the next day for those players who did not qualify for the match play stages.
The winners of the TRI AM were Kate Morley (Crosland Heath) Sheila Selbie (Woodsome Hall) & Chris Lamont (Outlane) 73 and Runners up were Julia Smith & Chris Wright (both Rotherham & Diane Bennett (Scarcroft) 71.
On the morning of the match play we arrived at the course to very wet weather which cleared up and all matches went out on time. There were some very tight matches on the first day and the semi-finalists were Pat Wrightson, Sandra Paul (both Huddersfield) Alison Clark (Hull) & Carol Simpson (Malton & Norton).
The afternoon final was between Pat Wrightson & Carol Simpson, with some very good golf from both players and the winner was Pat Wrightson.
Congratulations to the winner: - Professor Pat Wrightson
Thank you to the members of Woodsome Hall for their support, especially Mr Captain Steve Armitage for being the Starter at the beginning on the 1st day and Mr Smith later. For the Vice President Mr Roger Ellis to come on the first day was very much appreciated.
Thank you all Woodsome Staff for all their work during the 3 days, the early starts ladies wanting food and drink at any time. I must not forget the Green keeping staff, who came in at the crack of dawn to prepare the course to be at its best.