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Lockwood and Morton in Club Championship success

Ladies Club Championship report


Yesterday the South Cliff Ladies competed in their 36 hole club championship. The scratch competition was won by Lady Captain Ali Lockwood reclaiming her title for the third time. She started with an excellent first round score of 82, going out in 42 and coming back in 40, which included a birdie 2 on the 17th and 6 pars. The second round proved more difficult with a score of 93, going out in 45 and coming back in 48 with 4 pars on her card. Runner up Kate Owen came in with a first round score of 93, followed up by a second round of 100. Finishing with a flourish, Kate chipped in for a birdie 4 on the final hole. The same players competed for the Committee Cup, a 36 hole handicap competition. Winner Melanie Morton claimed the trophy with a first round nett score of 71, going out in 48 and coming back in 52 including 4 pars. The second round once again proved more challenging with Melanie scoring a nett 81 but finishing on a high with a par on the final hole. The runner up was Lady Captain Ali Lockwood.

Burrows digs deep to retain Championship crown

Club Championship report


The torrential rain of the weekend of 6th August saw Scarborough South Cliff Club postpone their annual Club Championship competition to Sunday 13th August It proved a good decision as the weather was good for two rounds of golf despite a fairly strong wind The course was set up long and proved difficult as only three scores on the day were under par Paul Risker set the standard with a first round nett 69 and matched up with a second round level par nett 72 to take the Committee Cup for the best overall net score on the day The main competition was the Club Championship Callum Chaplin was first out and set the score of 76 gross which wasn’t bettered by anyone However last years Champion Sean Burrows was hanging on to his title and matched the score with a gross 76 Chaplin then led the field round again and matched his first round score with another fine 76 and waited for the rest to come in It was 18 year old Sean Burrows who just pipped him again with a great card of 75 which had 10 pars and 3 birdies to retain the Club Championship Picture shows South Cliff Captain Neil Thompson presenting the trophies

Steel shows his metal to take Classic Trophy

South Cliff Classic report


‘Last weekend saw the 17th playing of the annual ‘South Cliff Classic’. Members and visitors were greeted with an immaculately presented course but a strong gusty wind made for tough scoring. Setting the early pace on Saturday was Gary Dixon, his nett 70 looked like giving him the overnight lead until a pair of excellent nett 69's from defending champion Andy Noble and Andrew Harris saw them taking the top 2 positions into Sunday’s round. The best gross score of the day was a 75 by Club Champion, Sean Burrows. The prize for the best score by a player with a handicap index of 16.3 or above went to Phil Cappleman with a nett 68. The cut for Sunday's round was made at nett 78, this gave all the surviving 36 players a realistic chance of posting a low score and putting pressure on the last groups. That player was Matthew Steel, a superb nett 69 to go with his nett 74 from Saturday gave him a 2 round total of 1 under par, 143. As scores were posted, it became apparent that Matthew might hold on and take the trophy. With just 2 groups to finish it looked like only Zack Roberts, Gary Dixon, Sean Burrows or Andy Noble could deny Matthew. Zack posted a solid nett 74 to go with his first round 72 and a 2 round total of 146. Next in was Club Champion Sean Burrows, needing a nett 71 to tie, Sean managed another excellent round of nett 72, just 1 short of the lead. That left Gary needing a nett 72 and Andy a nett 73 to pip Matthew, neither could meet their target, this meant that Matthew was crowned as the winner of the 2023 South Cliff Classic. The best gross score of the day was posted by Shaun Smith with a 75, Jeff McDonald taking the 16.3+ prize with a nett 72. The ‘Plate’ competition which runs alongside the Classic was won by Rob Gretton with an excellent nett 66, the gross prize was won by Shaun Smith with a 2 round total of 154. The 16.3+ handicap index prize for higher handicap players was won by Phil Cappleman with a 2 round total of 146. GT Garages in Scarborough had provided a £20k car for any player making a hole in 1 on Sunday’s round, sadly no one managed the year hopefully! A full list of the winners can be found on the club website. Many thanks to Judy Locking, Ali Lockwood, Anita Arnold-Forster, Mary Ryan, Susan Negus and John Noble for manning the registration desk, acting as starters and witnessing the 'Hole in 1', the competition could not run without these volunteers! Regards Shaun