Seniors Open 13th May 2021 (Results)
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Garforth G.C, Seniors Open 13th May 2021

Thursday was a very successful day for the Seniors Open Day at GCC. These events are only a success due to the hard work of the staff and volunteers.

This is the first Seniors Open Event during the Covid Crisis. This meant we could not do what we needed to do in previous Opens. We could not use any inside facilities for the bar and restaurant. The solution was to use the marquee for drinks and food. Just another problem to solve when the marquee blew down on Tuesday.

Step forward Julie and Shane to help feed and water the 176 Seniors.

We then had to protect the golfers with all the Covid restrictions. This was done by an array of volunteers:

Wendy Smith, Nancy Castle, Sandra Beanland and Doreen Young efficiency and charm on the reception desk (and a strong-arm persuading visitors to part with their money!)
John Knott, Charles Phillipson, Barry Jones as starters (2 shot penalty for Barry being late on the tee), Chris Thwaites, Steve Whatley and John Belt as marshals who ensured players knew where to go and adhere to Covid restrictions.

Ian Mackland and Ian Doughty as course marshals ensuring there were no complaints for slow play even though the buggy broke down.

Aidan Healey and the Pros to help with the cards and checking handicaps.

The office with Stuart and Vicky – a lot of work before and during the day.

The course is obviously not in its normal condition due to the cold nights and dry weather in April, then the high rainfall in May.

I was not expecting the normal high praise. However, the opposite was true. All visitors said their courses were suffering but praised the set up of Garforth course and condition of the greens, We have had messages posted on social media, and even better, we had 6 applications for new members.

Thanks once again to the army of volunteers who helped to make the day a resounding success during these very difficult times.

Our next 2 Opens are June 10th and August 5th. We will again be looking for volunteers and, hopefully, there will be less Covid restrictions.
Anyone interested in helping please contact the office. Ladies to contact Linda Mortimer (who will need extra volunteers to help run the half-way house.)


1st Place = Jason Swann, Andrew Smethurst, David Egerton, John Freeman (84 pts)

2nd Place = David Illingworth, GD Illingworth, Dr ML Smith, K Leah (83 pts)

3rd Place = Andrew Thornton, Richard Turner, Dennis Cooper, Steve Riley (82 pts, 42 pts back nine)

4th Place = Rob Holdsworth, Wayne Arnold, Mel Arrowsmith, S Henry (82 pts, 40 pts back nine)

5th Place = David Tear, Ramon Mansell, Andy Clough, Rob Wheeldon (82 pts, 39 pts back nine)

6th Place = A Fisher, Keith Greenway, Glen Batten, Keith Mitchell (81 pts)

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