Local knowledge helps visitors take top spot

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For the fourth year running, Flamborough Head Golf Club was proud to host the Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity competition

This packed AM AM Stableford competition, played in summer sunshine, was a shotgun start, with two to count on the majority of holes, three to count on holes nine and 11, one only on hole four and all four to count on holes 15, 17 and 18.

With the greens in excellent condition and the balls running well on the dry fairways the game was expected to attract some high scores and it did not disappoint.

Winners with a superb score of 103 points was the Handelsbanken team who arrived on the day a man short but Flamborough member, John Holroyd, stepped in at the last moment to make up the numbers.

With his team mates of, Phil Walker, Ian Jenkins and Alan North, who all played very well, Holroyd was able to give them the benefit of his course knowledge which, no doubt, helped them to victory.

The winners were presented with their prize by local organiser for the Guide Dogs, Derek Wardle with his guide dog Kibo.

In second place were Stuart Bray, Rob Everton, Shane Turner and Chris Thompson with a score of 96 points and behind them in third place with 93 points was the Ideal Cleaning team of Phil and Ian Taylor, Andy Marchant and Keith Jones.

The event was organised and sponsored by Chris Breeze, managing director of DCJ Group Insurance Services from Chesterfield.

Following the prize giving, he was fulsome with his praise for the course and the work put in by Robert McCabe, head greenkeeper, and his assistant Scott Cooper, the club’s catering staff and all those whose help made the day a success.

The sponsors, together with all the golfers who played and had spent so generously on raffle and tombola tickets, had helped to raise £1,444 on the day for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.