MEMBERS at Bentham Golf Club recently got the season off to a tee with the Captains' Drive In.

Over 40 members took part in a nine hole competition with Neil Taylor and Cath Halstead winning the gents and ladies prizes, respectively.

Following the competition and a lunch, new captains Trevor Dobson and Jill Taylor took to the first tee for their drives, watched by over 50 supporters.

The following Saturday, a full field took to the course for the Opening Day Competition.

Phil Gerrie won this 18 hole individual stableford.

Junior member Tom Duke won the Division One prize, Dave Foster won Division Two and new member Jim Eccles took home the prize for Division Three.

Judy Lovett took the money for the ladies prize.

Ghyll Golf Club recently held its opening competition of the year.

With fantastic weather, a good course condition and a brilliant turnout, club captain Keith Whittingham could not have asked for better day.

Some respectable scores were entered in the Pairs Betterball Stableford, with the runners up, A Harling and B Cocker, scoring 44 points.

The winners, S Greenwood and C Naylor, just scraped the win by one point, scoring 45 points.

The competition season continued at Skipton Golf Club with the Men’s Bogey tournament.

Chris Simpson almost most made the perfect start to the season.

Having already won last week's Improvised Trophy, his four up total in Division One fell just one short.

John Breckon had the best score and was overall winner from Division Two on five up, one ahead of Simpson, David Jubb and Brook Coward.

In the Ladies Medal, Rita Richardson won the First Division, just one a shot in front of Janet Emmott.

Andrea Walker had a more comfortable win in Division Two being seven shots ahead of nearest challenger Kay Donoghue.

The senior section at Settle Golf Club found themselves without a fixture this week, so they were finally able to compete for their Christmas Trophy.

The majority of the competitors came in with good returns but it was club secretary, Peter Johnson, whose 34 stableford points proved good enough to hold off the remainder of the field and enabled him to get his hands on the trophy.

Geoff Garnett took second place just two shots behind the winner.

Fortunately, Johnson maintained his form when he teamed up with his brother-in-law, John Read, to compete in the John Moore Foursomes over the weekend.

Despite the occasional loose shot and the odd missed putt, the combination proved too strong for the remainder of the field.

Johnson and Read finished three shots ahead of their closest rivals, Peter Morton and John Terry.