Golf: Doncaster and Hickleton celebrate Danum Cup success

Hickleton ladies
Hickleton ladies

Doncaster and Hickleton claimed victory in the two Danum Cup competitions staged at the Bessacarr-based course, writes Steve Hossack.

The host club saw off the challenge of Wheatley and Doncaster Town Moor to retain the men’s trophy.

Doncaster junior Josh Berry (73) shot the best gross score with Simon Causier winning the Division Two competition.

Hickleton, pictured, maintained their dominance of the ladies’ competition when lifting it for the eighth time since first being invited to take part 11 years ago.

Hickleton recorded a gross total of 549 with Wheatley totalling 563 and Doncaster 573.

Hickleton’s Debbie Henery carded the best gross score (80) in the silver division with Doncaster’s Anne Moore (97) topping the bronze division.

The Hickleton club hosted its Ladies’ Invitation Day on Sunday with the better-ball stableford being won by Janet Hallatt (Hickleton) and Linda Bacon (Wheatley) with a score of 42 points.

Janet Crosby (Hickleton) and Rachel Waldby (Wheatley) were runners-up on 40 points.

P Cole and S Bodle (44 points) took the honours in Wheatley’s men’s Invitation Day.

G Munro and M Torde (43) were runners-up with N Harvey and T Glover (43) finishing third.

David Smith (41 points) won Thornhurst Park’s monthly stableford with three points to spare over the chasing pack led by Colin Woodhouse (38) and Roy Smith (37).

Alan Hughes (gross 98 net 70) proved the man to beat in the club’s weekly medal.

Chris Frost (gross 93 net 71) pipped Dennis Cartwright (gross 94 net 71) on a better back six.

Stuart Sanderson (gross 97 net 69) won the club’s Father’s Day Medal from Lee Wootton (gross 88 net 70) and third-placed Rob Shields (gross 96 net 72).

Ian Strickland (net 63) led the way home in Thorne’s Wednesday medal. Phil Wragg (66) finished runner-up with Tony Garth (67) claiming third spot.

Strickland (net 69) had to settle for second spot behind winner Ken Williams (net 64) in the club’s Seniors Summer Cup. Ivan Hanks (69) was third.

Strickland (net 71) returned to winning ways in the Saturday medal. Mark Guest (72) was his nearest rival with Charlie Webb (74) taking third spot.

Paul Liddle and Ken Williams (56) claimed the club’s doubles crown. Steve Tomlinson and Sam Gray (58) were runners-up.

Andy Gray and Justin Dickerson (44 points) won the club’s Invitation Day competition.