JOHN Beaumont’s President’s Day was the highlight of another busy week at Otley Golf Club.

The wet conditions experienced by the early players improved as the day went on and the majority of the 161 competitors enjoyed the refreshments provided at the halfway house.

At the presentation and buffet meal, the president, presented a total of 12 prizes and thanked everyone for their raffle entries that had raised in excess of £380 for the Captains’ Charities.

President’s Prize: 1 A Thompson 42pts, 2 R Toft 41pts.

Division One: M Grimmitt 38pts.

Division Two: D Howarth 39pts.

Division Three: G Ballinger 41pts.

Seniors’ Prize: G Jones 40pts.

Junior Prize: D Clark-Coates 34pts.

Longest Drive: D Clark-Coates.

Nearest the Pin: D Farrington.

Ladies Division One: G Mowat 40pts.

Ladies Division Two: M Mowat 28pts.

Ladies Division Three: H Grantham 28pts.

A quite exceptional round by Sion Blears enabled him to win the Midweek


The six handicappers nett 67 was two better than Tim Johnson in second place.

The Yorkshire Union Second Division Team Championship was played at Wheatley Golf Club and the Otley team of Craig Bradley, Will Bradley and George Muscroft fell agonisingly just short of a promotion spot to the First

Division Team Championship.

The team finished seventh, two shots behind the final automatic promotion place meaning that the Club will start next year’s campaign in the second division.

Disappointing as this was, the team produced some excellent golf and their 36 hole scores were: Craig Bradley 74 + 78, Will Bradley 77 + 75; George Muscroft 76 + 68 Total=448

It was a case of a mother and daughter show in the Ladies’ Stableford


Daughter, Gillian, scored a quite exceptional 40 points to win Division One with her mother, Margaret Mowat, winning Division Two and Helen Grantham taking Division Three.

Results – Division One: 1 G Mowat 40pts, 2 S Wilyman 30pts, 3 J Ettenfield 28pts.

Division Two: 1 M Mowat 28pts, 2 S Snow 28pts, 3 J E Hall 24pts.

Division Three: 1 H Grantham 28pts, 2 M Parker 25pts, 3 D Wren 18pts.