Yorkshire clubs eye a second national title


Yorkshire’s Shipley and Whitby Golf Clubs are both eyeing a second national title in the English Club Team Championship.

Shipley won the inaugural event in 2015 and Whitby are the defending champions – and the two clubs have just led seven teams into the final from the regional qualifier at York Golf Club.

Shipley topped the table with 93 points, amassed by their new line-up of Sue Greenough, Richard Greenough, Jean Worby and Chris Worby.

Whitby took second place with 88 points, scored by last year’s winning quartet: Janet McGeehin, Siew Choon Tan, Bob Scott and Mike Coates (pictured © Leaderboard Photography).

Five other clubs also qualified for the final which will be played on Friday, 18 August at Woodhall Spa. It will be part of England Golf Week which features a series of finals during a five-day celebration of handicap golf.

They are:

Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club, Manchester, 87 pts – represented by Sue Rudman, Allan Rudman, Stephen Murray and Jean Kelly

Elsham Golf Club, Lincolnshire, 86 pts – represented by Polly Brettle, Jennifer Hedley, Richard Hedley and Robert Taylor

Harrogate Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85 pts – represented by Jenny Hill, David Jack, Susan Severn and Arthur Severn

Scarcroft Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85 pts – represented by Stewart Douglas, Jean Manson, Diane Bennett and Mark Squire

Waterton Park Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85 pts– represented by Karen Andrews, Glynn Andrews, Stuart Nice and Tracey Parker