Captain’s weekend produces plenty of thrills and spills

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HUDDERSFIELD Golf Club’s captain’s weekend was held over July 2 and 3 with mixed weather on the Saturday but perfect conditions on the Sunday.

It was the turn of the men on the Saturday when 185 members took part with just 32 making the cut for the captain’s prize on the Sunday.

That was then followed by mixed pairs nine hole competition on Sunday afternoon.

The eventual winner of the captain’s prize was Nigel Myers and the runner-up was Louis Langfield.

The best gross 36 hole performance was Brad Tupman and the best gross 18 holes score was by James Skirrow.

Division One winner was Andrew Goldstein, Division Two went to Jim Murphy and Division Three John Pasicznyk.

Adrian Poole took the senior prize and Graham Smith the super senior prize.

The Fallon Course winner was Ralph Drummond and the professional prize was claimed by Nick Marsh.

Junior captain Kaylem Billy received the junior prize and the Charles Sutcliffe Trophy and the junior putting winner was Ryan Tempest.

As well as a great day of golf, in the evening the players and their families were treated to a performance by the David Edwards Trick Shot Show.

He engaged the crowd and got them involved, including the children, with a wide variety of tricks, clubs and impressions including a very good one of Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Edwards is widely regarded as the best trick shot artist in the business.

A former European Tour professional himself, he has now performed his show in over 50 different countries and can boast clients such as Ant & Dec, Rory McIlroy and Denis Taylor.

The show has been in demand at some of the world’s top events including The Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup, where he will be returning this September to perform in Germany.

n Anthony Hives and Chris Atkinson both represented Crow Nest Park GC in this year’s Trilby Tour qualifiers.

Hollins Hall was the venue for Hives, who had extremely challenging conditions on the day and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Atkinson had his good friend, Nick ‘Fivey’ Muffitt, on the bag to help keep him calm and offer his expert advice at his qualifying venue, Worsley Park in Manchester.

Atkinson was on fire over the first 12 holes, holding the joint lead, and held his nerve over the last six holes to post 35 points and book his place in the finall, which takes place at The Forest of Arden on Monday, August 29.

Club Captain Barry Seymour issued a rallying call to all members to turn out in force and support Chris in his efforts to claim the title for Crow Nest Park.

The Crow Nest Park Ladies held their first ever Tri-Am yesterday. It should have happened last year but torrential rain stopped play. The match was an eighteen hole Stableford played with full handicap.

Nineteen teams of three ladies took to the course throughout the day under glorious mackerel skies and great visibility. The greens were as fast as lightening and the blustery winds gave an almost autumnal feel.

Mme Lady Captain Gwyn Greenberry and Mandy Widdop from Crow Nest Park and Van Whitehill from Ogden were the first team to tee off in the morning and held the lead all day winning with 69 Stableford points.