Successes of the season at Rudding Park

14 February 2014

What a season it has been for members of Rudding Park Golf Club.

Four members have won national competitions, one member became Harrogate District Union Ladies Scratch Champion and another pair reached the Bader Cup final.

Australian Spoons winners

Golfing partners Sandra Taylor and Jean Lamb from Rudding Park Golf Club scored a success for the North of England when they won the National Final of the Australian Spoons competition at Wilmslow during 2013.

Sandra and Jean
Golfing partners Sandra Taylor and Jean Lamb

The Rudding Park pair played to their handicaps of 15 and 18 on the front nine but found the last few holes on the inward nine challenging making it a nail biting competition. However they beat their nearest rivals by two points. A wonderful result.

National Seniors Pairs final

Congratulations to Bob Fawbert and Graeme Ogilvie as they were crowned National Seniors Pairs Winners in October 2013. Bob and Graeme drew an away match for the first round which proved difficult but they won 2 and 1 after a tough encounter. For the final at Staverton Park, Northamptonshire Bob and Graeme stepped up a gear scoring several birdies and winning the final outright during the crucial closing holes.

Alice Boothroyd’s Triple success

What a year for Alice Boothroyd, a graduate of Rudding Park’s Golf Scholarship. At 20 years old she has triumphed over more experienced golfers to be crowned Harrogate District Union Ladies Scratch Champion, Ladies Club Champion at Rudding Park and she also helped to lead her US college team, LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, to win back to back Championships in the North East Conference.

Alice Boothroyd, a graduate of Rudding Park’s Golf Scholarship
Alice Boothroyd, a graduate of Rudding Park’s Golf Scholarship

Bader Cup 2013 finalists

Leonila Waters, 2013 Lady Captain, alongside her golfing partner Stuart Hudson reached the final of the Bader Cup 2013 at Palmares Beach & Golf Resort. From the thousand golfing pairs who entered this national competition they came in sixth place in a close final with a fantastic front nine.

James King, Golf Manager at Rudding Park said: It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to support and encourage talented golfers. We are proud of the accomplishments of all our members in 2013 and we look forward to more success in 2014.

Main photograph Graeme Ogilvie and Bob Fawbert

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