Golf Round Up- By Stretton Wright Club Professional and Assistant Nathan

Junior fundraising AM AM It was fantastic to see so much support for the Junior Fundraising Am Am.  The weather looked as though it was going to be nice as everyone set off in the 9 am shotgun start but from nowhere a few heavy showers caught some out and the temperature definitely seemed to drop.  26 teams took part and with some donations from a few members and with a few auction prizes a total of £1’275 was raised on the day.  The money raised goes not just towards our own Juniors at Hornsea but also to encourage new Juniors to the game by going into local schools.  Can I just thank all that played and donated prizes.  I must also thank all those that contributed very generously in the auction.  It really was a great day.   We have another swimmer!! lindsay-in-pond-11 It has happened again.  On Saturday Lindsay Ward became our latest member who mistook the 11th pond as a swimming pool!  Now his playing partners are not really letting on as to what happened but Paul Duckworth did have the chance to get a picture of Malcolm Train helping Lindsay out of the water.  I did hear that Paul was not too happy with Malcolm though as he was very quickly to Lindsay’s assistance and Paul only had chance to take a couple of pics and missed him fully in the water!  From what Lindsay told me it wasn’t as bad as it could have been as he elected to jump in feet first after feeling himself slipping whist taking his stance to play a shot near the waters edge!   Ladies Christmas Shotgun On Tuesday Hornsea Ladies Section organised a Christmas Shotgun Am Am with teams coming from all over Yorkshire.  The weather for the time of year was fantastic with some even playing in t-shirts.  It was also great to see many getting into the spirit of the event with some wearing Christmas hats and Christmas sweaters!  The winning team with a fantastic score of 87 points was a team from Hainsworth Park,  In the end 6 prizes were presented to the top 6 teams and from the comments on Facebook and Twitter it looks like everyone had a great time.   Seniors Don White Trophy The Seniors held their Don White Betterball competition last Wednesday and coming out on top with a fantastic score of 46 points was the newly appointed Seniors Captain Ron Wainman and our Catering Manager Paul Nelson  This is the 2nd year in a row that Paul has won the Don White Trophy.   Hull and District Alliance On Thursday 27th October Hornsea had a win in the Hull & District Association Alliance meeting at Hessle Golf Club.  Gareth Williams and Jim Jeffries did the business for Hornsea with a fine score of 9 under par.  Thursday 10th November took us cialis generique canada to Cottingham for the Hull and District Alliance.  Our first pairings out were Ady Rosindale and Paul Sellers with Sam Middleton and Mick Russell who scored 66 and 68 respectively.  66 would prove to be our best score with myself and Malcolm levitra or viagra better Train scoring 69, Stu Branton and Mark Cooke 67, Lindsay Ward and Dave Whitton 72 and our final pair Gareth Williams and Paul Lockwood ended up with a 70. Given the conditions I thought we may lose a couple of shots but nothing too damaging.  How wrong could viagra sans ordonnance I be with Hessle pair, Brian Drake and Steve Fairbank coming in with a 60?  This now leaves us 9 behind with 5 events left which with only one pairs score to count means we may need a bit of a miracle to catch this deficit up. Unbelievably 60 wasn’t good enough to take first prize with home course knowledge paying off for the Cottingham pairing of A Birch and W North, scoring 59.   East Riding Alliance This month’s alliance took us to Withernsea for a nice early 7:45 shotgun start in the cold and the wind.  Going into the event Hornsea tied 1 shot behind both Hessle and Heworth.  Malcolm Train and I were off the third tee and Steve Uzzell and Mark Cooke from the eight tee. Malcolm and I struggled on the front 9 turning in level but rallied on the back 9 to finish 5 under, 67. Steve with the a little help from Mark managed to score 68.  This was enough to overturn a deficit to Hessle and move in front of them by 1.  However in the afternoon shotgun Heworth managed a 67 to match ours but their other pair turned out to be the winning pair with a 62.  This now leaves us 7 shots behind Heworth which in the East Riding Alliance isn’t too many with both pairs scores to count.  The next East Riding Alliance takes us to Beverley with myself, Steve, Mark and Sam Middleton trying to gain a few strokes back on Heworth.   A note from the Chairman- Growing the Club Together We are very pleased to report that 2016 has been an excellent year for developing our playing membership numbers.  So far in this calendar year, we have welcomed 36 new adult members including 5 new female members, as well as 10 more juniors.   We are committed to growing the game in our community and have set ourselves challenging targets to attract new members including efforts to double the number of Ladies playing the game at Hornsea by 2020.   Promotion for the Ladies’ scratch team into Yorkshire Div 1 provides an added attraction to some of the region’s best players to be able to play on one of Yorkshire’s best courses.  The Men’s teams have also enjoyed great success over the recent past and we regularly provide players for East Riding and Yorkshire representative teams.   We continue to develop our coaching links with local schools and hope to develop our role in encouraging adults and juniors to take up the game as part of a ‘healthy lifestyle’.  The secret is now out – ‘golfers stay fitter and live longer’ (BBC research).  Our thriving and successful Senior Section is the living proof of that!   With our recent additions, our target of 500 members is now not too far away.  You can do your bit to get us there in the next year.  Don’t forget, as an adult member, your children or grandchildren (up to 13 yrs) automatically become junior members absolutely free, gaining access to Paul Gibson’s excellent coaching sessions, a handicap and a lifetime of activity and friendship outdoors in the fresh air.  It beats sitting watching TV or computer gaming! So let’s Grow the Game at Hornsea together.   Monday 7th November – Mixed Christmas Shotgun Open The Christmas Mixed Open Shotgun Am Am was played on the morning of Monday 7th November.  The course was in fantastic order with greens freshly ironed and rolling beautifully, bunkers raked and well-presented.  It certainly looked a picture, with many visiting golfers commenting on how well it was looking for November.  (Hence one definite newcomer and a number of other polite enquiries about membership on the day!)  An excellent effort by the winners, led by Christine Gregory, at -8, managed to see off the eventual runners-up – the Atkin family, and regular visitors the Duggleby – Brown combination in third place, by just one shot!   Ladies AGM and Presentationladies-cap Tuesday welcomed the majority of our Lady members for their Annual General Meeting and Prize Presentation.  The formal proceedings for the Ladies also took place with sincere thanks given to the outgoing Lady President, Julie Wright and outgoing Lady Captain; Caroline Barker.  Both ladies have given their time and support to many events throughout the year, for which the Ladies Section and Club are most grateful.  Congratulations to the new Lady President, Jo Roach and Lady Captain, Sarah Stonier.  Sarah will be ‘Driving In’ on Tuesday from 9 am.  Come along and give her your support if you are available.  

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