SKIPTON Golf Club’s first trophy competition of the year, the New Year Cup, saw a larger than usual field compete on a course in excellent condition despite the time of the year.

Leading the First Division was Chris Howick on 40 points, which included three birdies on the front nine holes.

However the best score on the day and overall winner was Robert Watson in Division Two . His score of 43 points gave him an emphatic victory.

After a solid first nine holes, he improved things with a birdie at the tenth and this coupled with a string of three pars to finish proved too good for the rest of the field.