STEETON golfer Max Berrisford, who is a member of Skipton Golf Club, missed the cut of a major England Golf tournament for amateurs held at Alwoodley Golf Club in Leeds.

Berrisford, 18, shot 77 and 75 in the first two rounds of the Brabazon Trophy, finishing at 10 over par and missing the cut by six strokes.

Yorkshire 16-year-old Ben Schmidt, Rotherham Golf Club, won the tournament with a score of 271, which was 13 strokes under par.

* Skipton Golf Club’s scratch team has gained promotion to the Fourth Division of the Yorkshire Team Championship.

Playing at Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club, team members Chris Payne, Gavin Stocker and Rob Windle finished joint second with a total combined score of 461, Payne shooting 76 and 77, Stocker 73 and 74 and Windle 79 and 82.

The scratch team, which also includes Keith Airey and Max Berrisford, now moves on to Fourth Division team championship round at Scarcroft Golf Club, on Wednesday, June 12.

* A brand-new VW car will be driven off by one on-the-ball golfer who is skilled – or lucky enough - to bag a hole in one at a competition at Skipton Golf Club.

The car is the star prize in a four-ball better-ball stableford competition to be staged as part of the club’s annual open day on Sunday, July 14, which is organised by the Rabbits section. The chance to win it comes courtesy of Cross Hills-based Skipton Volkswagen.

The hole in one competition will be limited to 50 entrants with a maximum 28 handicap and 90 per cent handicap allowance.

It will take place on the 138-yard par 3 12th hole.

Open day cash prizes will also be up for grabs for holes in one at any of the other par 3s at Skipton.

Online bookings for the competition can be made at

* A strong field turned out at Settle Golf Club over the weekend with competitors looking to get their hands on the Millennium Trophy.

The in-form Stephen Robinson had a disappointing front nine and despite a run of seven consecutive pars on the back nine could only manage a final score of 31 stableford points.

After a slow start, club captain Mike Elstub still managed to set the early pace with a competitive 34 points.

Unfortunately, he ultimately paid the price for a wayward tee shot on the final hole, as late starters Andrew Mills, and Mark Vickery produced the best two rounds of the day.

Mills had an excellent 19 points on the front nine and 17 on the back, but this was eclipsed by Vickery, whose four pars and a birdie over the back nine enabled him to finish with a final score of 39.