York Rotary Clubs' annual knock out golf competition for the Shouksmith and Thompson Plate Trophies, which are normally played over the summer months could not be held in its usual format this year due to Coronavirus. Instead, an 18 hole event was held at Pike Hills Golf Club on Sunday 23rd August, to decide the destiny of both trophies.
This was the first club golf event held since the sad passing of our golf organiser for many years, David Sweeney, and a tribute was made for all the work and organising he had done so well in the past.
Nine club golfers took part in the competition, held on a bright afternoon apart from one heavy shower, which did not dampen the spirits and enthusiasm. The golf was followed by a socially distanced meal in the club dining room, attended by the players, partners and supporters, making a total of 17, including President Kevin, who presented the prizes.
Results as follows:-
Winner of The Shouksmith Cup - Keith Hayton - 32 points
Winner of The Thompson Plate - Dennis Adamson - 31 points
In 3rd place was Tom Jackson with 27 points
Winner of best first 9 holes - Dennis Adamson - 21 points
Winner of best second 9 holes - Keith Hayton - 12 points.
Special Effort Award - a bottle of wine was presented to Frank Paterson, who was thought to be a Record Breaker, playing in the event at the age of 90. Well done Frank !!!