THERE were some excellent scores in the monthly medal at Settle over the weekend.
Division One went down to the wire, with the in-form trio of Patrick Daley, Craig Dinsdale and Steve Bennett all probably feeling they had done enough to have collected the prize.
However, it was Daley with an impressive (82-13 = 69) who once again just pipped Dinsdale by two shots to take the medal.
Bennett's 79-06 = 73 gave him the lowest gross score of the day.
Division Two was even closer, with John Holliday just holding of the chasing pack. His 91-18 = 73 gave him a one-shot victory over Ian Plimmer, John Thompson and Bob Lyall.
Daley's round also meant that he became the new holder of the Birkbeck Cup.
With the course now playing extremely well, Settle will be hoping for a good turnout for the Paul Dutton Memorial Cup.
Ghyll Golf Club's Slater Centenary Trophy was won by Steven Greenwood with a score of 70-4 = 66.
Division One winner: Danny Blackmore (74-7 = 67); Division Two: Matthew Heald (82-12 = 70); Division Three David Bowker (87-20 = 67).
The three-man team open was won by Ghyll’s Seahan Grace, Carl Nevison and Dave walling with 75 points. Second was Green Haworth’s P Swan, N Shorrack and T Dillon with 74 points and third Ghyll’s David Taylforth, Anthony Fisher and Andy Wilkinson with 73.
Skipton Golf Club captain Steve Pickard held his annual prize day.
Division One winner was John Eyre with 41 points thanks in the main to an excellent front nine holes. This gave him a two-point victory margin over a group of four players: Jeremy Eaton, Rob Windle, Gordon Whinkup and Darren Carlos.
Division Two produced a similar result , Matthew Jones, Paul McGowan, Andy Wilson and Graham Smyth all finishing with 37 points but the winner, two points in front, was former captain Andy Guest.
Skipton’s Scratch team are now in desperate need of points after their latest match away to league leaders Shipley ended in an 8-0 defeat. The Skipton outfit are now anchored firmly to the foot of the table with games running out. The 8-15’s team faired a little better winning 5-3 at home to Howley Hall, with wins for Alan Breckon and Alan Speak.
The Eaton sisters, Lucy and Milly, both had a taste of golf at the highest level playing in the Womens Amateur Championship at St Enedoc in Cornwall, a course which boasts to have the largest bunker in the country!
In a field over a hundred strong, Lucy finished a creditable 55th on a total of 163, just six shots off the halfway cut mark, with Milly a further five shots back.