SWALLOW HALL Golf Club lady captain Marian Grant aided cancer research at the Crockey Hill course this week.

Macmillan Cancer Research is her chosen charity for the year and players who find the water with their ball at her fundraising pond have been paying 50 pence for each errant shot.

On Captain’s Day, on Thursday, 50 golfers played a round, with Grant manning a half-way house for refreshments, with the day raising money for the cancer charity and Martin House Hospice.

Sally Millington, fundraising manager for Macmillan, said: “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and every penny that they raised through this event will help us to reach more people who need our support as they face one of the toughest fights of their lives.”


• CHARLOTTE Austwick missed out in her bid to qualify for the matchplay stages of the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship.

The Fulford member shot 82 and 89 during two rounds in tough conditions at the famous Royal St George’s Golf Club at Sandwich, in Kent - one of the rota sites for The Open Championship.

The top 64 went through to the matchplay rounds, which conclude today.


• THE time was right for a York golfer when he scored a hole-in-one during a recent club competition to be rewarded with a Boss watch.

Neil Warwick, 43, scored his ace on the 140-yard, par-three eighth at Flaxby Golf Club, and the six-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The luxury German brand is rewarding club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2014 after giving away £600,000-worth of limited-edition mementos in 2013.


• FLAXBY Golf Club professional Mark Moore has been awarded advanced professional status by the PGA in the latest round of accreditation for professional achievement and learning awards.