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On Mon August 12 2019, by proshop

Joint Captain's day

Saturday the 10th was our Joint Captain’s Day and while it was very windy and challenging golf conditions, thankfully we avoided the rain.

Jan and I were very impressed by how many members embraced the fun theme of the traditional cancer charity idea of “wear it pink” to show your support.

As you can see from the pictures this provided some eye-popping outfits on the course!

Thanks to your tremendous generosity donating prizes and buying raffle tickets, we raised £926 on the raffle during the day which was topped up by another generous donation on the night to total £1,006 for the event. This will be split 50/50 between Breast Cancer Now and Parkinson’s Nurse Training.

In the evening we had a superb BBQ provided by our Drink & Dine team and enjoyed two fantastic sets from our singer Racheal.

Jan and I would like to thank all our wonderful members who took part and contributed to the success of the day.

Dan Dean & Jan North

On Mon August 5 2019, by proshop

Schmidt claims Carris trophy next step US Amateur

Ben Schmidt

Ben Schmidt claimed his second major title of the season when he won the English Boys’ Under 18 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire.

He won the men’s equivalent for the Brabazon Trophy back in June and now he also has the Carris Trophy in his grasp after a hard-fought play-off victory over Spain’s Rodrigo Martin.

Schmidt had to do it the hard way after dropping three shots to par over the first five holes before recovering to post a level par 72 and finish tied with the young Spaniard on five-under par 283.

Martin holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd green to tie with Schmidt but on the first extra hole carved his tee shot into the trees on the right of the fairway and ultimately failed to get up and down from the edge of the green for his par. Schmidt hit a wedge to 20-feet and two-putted for a winning par.

As many of you are aware, Ben is playing in the US Amateur at Pinehurst golf club in a few weeks, this is obviously going to be very costly. We as a club were going to use the Trick show to try and raise him some funds to help him on his way but unfortunately it was cancelled. 

If any member would like to help support Ben, we are taking collections in the shop. 

We've already had a couple of donations form a few members, Danny Willett has also donated to his cause as he understands the strain it can have on parents supporting their children. 

I think Ben will appreciate anything people can give. 

 

On Mon June 3 2019, by proshop

Quiz Night Success

Mayor

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A very successful quiz night was held in at the club on the 25th May. 105 people attended the charity fundraiser for the Rotherham Charity "Start a Heart". Around £2,000 was raised on the night, which will be used to purchase and install a defibrillator in Thorpe Hesley, which will have a plaque showing that it was funded by Rotherham Golf Club. The Mayor of Rotherham attended and was so impressed by our facilities she wants to discuss holding her charity golf event here next year and possibly holding meetings with other local mayors. The winning team in the quiz was captained by Phil Vernon and Bob Unwin and are shown celebrating their win.

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On Mon June 3 2019, by proshop

Schmidt storms to Brabazon title

 

Schmidt

 

Our very own Ben Schmidt became the youngest-ever winner of the Brabazon Trophy today, finishing on 13-under par and winning by five shots at Alwoodley Golf Club, Leeds.

Ben pips major winners Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel who were both 17 when they won the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play – one of the most sought-after titles in international men’s amateur golf.

Ben is the second successive Yorkshire player to win the Brabazon, following Nick Poppleton’s success in 2018 – and the third in the last four years.

A special mention goes to Charlie Daughtrey who played the first 13 holes in -10 for the week but had a slight problem with the last 6. Charlie finished at +2 for the week in a tie for 29th spot.

Well done to both Ben and Charlie who have done the golf club proud.

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