TREVOR Scothern was the toast of the senior members of Skipton Golf Club at their annual lunch and prize presentation.

The 80-year-old from Barnoldswick picked up the trophy for the Rabbits match-play championship for the second time.

His first victory was 27 years ago and his latests triumph made him the oldest winner in the competition's history.

A ten-handicap golfer in his prime, Scothern currently plays off 23.

He received the match-play champion’s claret jug from club captain Danny Hughes, who also presented other trophies, along with president Graham Huntrods, retiring treasurer Stuart Chambers and club professional Peter Robinson.

Arthur Taylor Competition, club knockout comp for seniors: 1 Andrew Hodgson, Addingham, 2 Jonathan White.

Dick Stalard Trophy, best three aggregate scores from the six seniors summer qualifying comps: 1 Ash Pell, Skipton, 118pts, 2 Bill Simpson 113pts.

Seniors Winter Pairs, Greensome pairs knockout: 1 Bob Lyall, Gargrave, and Clifford Lawson, Embsay, 2 Richard Spencer and Andrew Smith.

Absent Friends/4 club competition, individual full handicap stableford: 1 John Breckon, Barnoldswick.

Professional’s day for seniors, full handicap stableford: 1 Stuart Fairest, Bradley, 2 Ron Whalley, 3 Clifford Lawson, 4 Chris Boulton.

Captain’s Day for seniors, full handicap stableford: 1 Tim Eastwood, Sutton-in-Craven, 2 Mick Hirst, 3 Alan Ramsey, 4 Jonathan White.

President’s Day for seniors, full handicap stableford – Division One: 1 Steve Pickard, Earby, 2 Derek Cooper, 3 Mick Hirst. Division Two: 1 Jeremy Sands, Skipton, 2 Roger Moore, 3 Leigh Dixon.

Nearest the pin: David James, Barnoldswick.

Rabbits Jubilee Trophy: Ross Adley.

The annual Whisky Walk competition, an in-house seniors’ competition sponsored by Ilkley’s Joe Johnson, one of Skipton’s senior members, saw all five winners receive spirit-raising bottles.

They were Joe Johnson and Ross Adley, Cowling, with 38 points, followed by Ted Charlesworth and Bob Lyall on 35, Peter Jowsey and Tony Smith, 33, Richard Spencer and Jonathan White, 31, and Alex Shields and Paul Grey, 30.

Senior section chairman Bill Simpson paid tribute to the work of retiring treasurer Stuart Chambers, from Eastby, for his sterling work over many years.

At the post-lunch annual meeting Alan Parker was elected to the role, with Bill Simpson, Neil Wallace and Richard Spencer re-elected chairman, secretary and seniors competition secretary respectively.

The chairman noted that the number of senior members supporting section competitions was on the wane and he appealed to more of them to rally round and take part.