The Bainbridge Shield was presented by Hughie Orr, the President of the Harrogate Union, to Oakdale Second Team members  at the Harrogate Union Annual Dinner held recently at Pannal Golf Club.  Oakdale’s Second Team lost only one match during the year against Romanby to win the shield by seven clear points and for the fifth successive year and eight times in total in the twenty year history of the event.  Accepting the Shield, Vice Captain Tony Doveston acknowledged the work of the Union and also the commitment show by the Oakdale team players.

The second Seniors Awayday was held at Richmond Golf Club with five four-balls heading off into the unknown to play full handicap Stableford from yellow tees. Something about mist can help the wary golfer because the full dangers are often hidden allowing concentration without distractions on each shot. Nevertheless, the day was warm and the mist lifted after an hour.

Out of 20 players over five par 3 holes, there was only one two and that scored on 12th, aptly called “Little Demon”. A relatively short par 3, in estate agent speak it benefits from a large tree sitting in the line of fire. Congratulations to Club Captain Ken Richardson for this feat particularly impressive as he had just birdied the previous hole, a fiendish dogleg par 4.

Tales of derring-do and disasters combined to make the day most enjoyable and a great end to the Seniors’ season of  fixtures. Very well done to all players and we can certainly look forward with optimism to a really successful 2019 season.

Individual high score – up to 17 Handicap: Graham Whittington (13) with 42 points.
Individual high score – over 17 Handicap: Club Cpt Ken Richardson (23) with 40 points.
Team high score – 96 points – Bruce Light, Steve Richardson, Graham Whittington, Keith Askew.
Nearest the pins: on the ninth, Bruce Light; on the eighteenth, John Dobinson.
Twos: Club Cpt Ken Richardson.
Mystery pairing, drawn at random: Graham Whittington and Peter Wearmouth: total 79 points.
Lucky dip: David Eley

Men's Wednesday October Medal
Division 1

1st Graham Ball (6) 66
2nd Tony Brayson (10) 68
3rd Keith Burns (10) 68
Division 2
1st Lee Jones (13) 67
2nd Keith Askew (15) 73
3rd Michael Rein (18) 73
Division 3
1st Euan O'Hara (24) 71
2nd Steven Moss-Blundell (25) 72
3rd Bryan Johnson (22) 73

Ladies October Medal
Silver Division

1st Muriel Bradley (19) 74
2nd Olivia Lambert (16) 74
3rd Anne Jones (17) 76
Bronze A Division
1st Christine Schlegel (22) 72
2nd Paula James (28) 74
3rd Louise Eardley (21) 75
Bronze B Division
1st Simone Ladha (30) 80
2nd Sadie Smith (29) 85

Ladies 9 Hole
1st Jane Crosby 23 pts
2nd Dot Plummer 13 pts
3rd Jennifer Wirightson 13 pts