Keith Hayton chips out of the bunker during the 2019 Bill Mann Trophy match
Golf for York Rotarians
Friendly and informal golf events are arranged through the year for Rotarians from all three clubs in York. These are invariably followed by evening social events for the golfers and their partners at the 19th hole.
Tournament and Trophy results
President's Cup 2020
A Covid-friendly pod of six alleged golfers congregated at Fulford Golf Club on Monday 20th September in the last days of the summer’s sunshine.
Keith Hayton, David Impey and Mike Sullivan made up the first 3-ball with Dennis Adamson, Tom Jackson and Steve Burton the second. As ever the golf was its usual mixed bag of great drives, duffed seconds, long puts sunk and tiddlers missed – all of which having to be deeply discussed in great detail in the 19th afterwards.
The ‘nearest the pin’ prize on the 5th was unclaimed as no player managed to get the ball on the green in one; the ‘longest drive’ on 15th modestly won by Steve!
Mike Sullivan metamorphosed into David Jesper when the golf was over, the former unable to stay for the meal, the latter standing in for President Kevin to present prizes [strange to appreciate we have a ‘working’ President these days].
New chef Christian served up an excellent Steak pie & chips followed by generous apple crumble and custard which all seemed to well enjoy.
David J then invited to present prizes and it was recalled it was he, at David Sweeney’s behest, had presented the exceeding grand trophy in 2011. Apparently David found it stored away and whilst un-engraved had a plaque indicating his father had won the cup from the NE Railway Horticultural Society for his prize blooms in the 1940’s – an excellent example of up-cycling to its present usage.
It was good to report all 6 golfers had in excess of 20 Stableford points. Results:–
1st place Dennis Adamson 31 wins the Presidents Cup 2020.
2nd place David Impey 27
3rd place Steve Burton 26
Upcoming Events 2020
Shouksmith Trophy 2019
Presented by Tom Shouksmith in 1933 during his Presidential year and played for annually at selected golf clubs in the area. The format was changed to a singles knock-out competition in 1981.
The Thompson Plate Presented by David Thompson in 1987 and is played for by the 1st round losers in the Shouksmith Trophy
To see the Shouksmith draw, and results, click here
To see the Thompson Plate draw, and results, click here
Bill Mann Trophy 2019
The 2019 event took place at York Golf Club Strensall on Sunday 18th August
Photos of the event and evening dinner can be seen here
Winner: Steve Cluderay (38pts)
Runner Up: Mike Harrison
Longest Drive: Phil Thake
Nearest the Pin: Steve Cluderay
President's Cup 2019
The President's Cup was held at the Fulford Golf Club on the 29th May 2019
The weather was kind and despite the attendance being slightly lower than usual for a number of reasons, the quality shone through with some very good scores.
Winner: Mike Sullivan
2nd: Dennis Adamson
Longest Drive: Dennis Adamson