Marsh and Schnacke produce memorable President’s display

LLightcliffe Golf Club, ''Top row L to R Jane Killian, Louise Turner, Sue Holdsworth, Carolyn Whitwam, Julia Sunderland.''''Bottom row L to R Sarah Wickens, Ashley Durman (Vice Captain), Vicky Holden. Jean Tattersfield (Captain)
LLightcliffe Golf Club, ''Top row L to R Jane Killian, Louise Turner, Sue Holdsworth, Carolyn Whitwam, Julia Sunderland.''''Bottom row L to R Sarah Wickens, Ashley Durman (Vice Captain), Vicky Holden. Jean Tattersfield (Captain)

THE President’s Prize at Huddersfield Golf Club took place last week with a mixed field of members participating.

The day belonged entirely to an awe-inspiring performance by Nick Marsh and Aaron Schnacke.

The competition for the President’s Prize and Angus Smith Trophy was a Greensome stableford. For the non-golfers this means players played as a two-man team and took the best drive on each hole before then playing alternate shots.

Marsh and Schnacke had a combined handicap allowance of plus-3.They finished with a staggering 43 points to win by two clear points. During there exhibition quality golf round they had two eagles at the club’s 14th and 18th holes and carded a round with no score over a four on any hole. Had they been playing a medal round they would have recorded a gross 61.

This performance shows the quality, skill and consistency of both men and was a superb performance .

Other results –2nd: T Short and S Robson 41 pts, 3rd: P Booth and G Booth 40 pts; Nearest the pin 8th: N Taylor; Nearest the pin 11th: S Ramsbottom

n The Crow Nest Park Golf Club Ladies were a busy lot this past weekend.

On Sunday 10 ladies played in the Crow Nest Park Ladies Championship medal competition, the equivalent to the men’s Crow Nest Cup.

The ladies played for the Claret Jug, the penultimate major of the year and it was a closely-fought competition.

This year’s winner was on form Elaine Mackie with a nett score of 71, sealing her first Major.

“It’s been a long time coming,” she said.

Carole Hampson was second with a nett score of 72 and winner of the lowest gross with 85. In third place was Lady Captain Diane Higgins with a nett score of 73 on countback, Kathy Hitchcock taking fourth place on countback also with 73.

Some of the Crow Nest Park ladies took part in a gruelling 13 mile night walk from Halifax town centre at midnight on Saturday night along with more than nine hundred glow in the dark walking enthusiasts to help raise funds for the Overgate Hospice in Elland.

The ladies finished at 5am on Sunday morning.

Lady Captain Diane Higgins and Tara Higgins walked the six-mile walk and, in total, the Crow Nest Ladies alone raised over £1,300.

n Lightcliffe Golf Club Ladies qualified second out of the 112 clubs who entered the YLCGA Team Championship.

The top four teams play a semi-final in the morning and the winners play the final in the afternoon.

These matches were played at West End GC, Halifax, last Thursday.

The top qualifiers were Thirsk & Northallerton GC and they had to play Moortown GC, while Lightcliffe faced Wath GC from South Yorkshire.

Moortown beat Thirsk & Northallerton and Lightcliffe had a very tight match against Wath – with two of the seven matches going to the 21st hole – before they eventually lost out.

The final was between Moortown and Wath. It was another tough match but Moortown won 4-3.