Derbyshire’s oldest club celebrates

ANNIVERSARY: Pictured at Buxton & High Peak Golf Club's 125th anniversary gala dinner is President Brian MacNaughton, Lady Captain Cheryl Scowen, Captain Paul Waring, Lady President Christina Whalley and High Peak Mayor Pat Jenner. Photo: Martyn Cartledge, ASP Photography.

ANNIVERSARY: Pictured at Buxton & High Peak Golf Club's 125th anniversary gala dinner is President Brian MacNaughton, Lady Captain Cheryl Scowen, Captain Paul Waring, Lady President Christina Whalley and High Peak Mayor Pat Jenner. Photo: Martyn Cartledge, ASP Photography.

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DERBYSHIRE’S oldest golf club has celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Celebrations to mark the milestone at Buxton & High Peak Golf Club included a week of competitions for members and visitors, with over 500 competitors testing their skills against the course in some very testing conditions.

Steve Norton and his greenstaff battled valiantly to keep the course open and show its true splendour despite the adverse weather conditions.

The celebrations culminated in a gala ball at the Palace Hotel, attended by over 250 members and guests including High Peak Mayor Pat Jenner and the BBC’s Colin Sykes, who was the after-dinner speaker. There was also music by Purple Cloud of Funk and a disco.

Competition results

Sunday June 10 - Henriques Memorial: 1st, Simon Morris, 42 points; 2nd, Jamie Niblock, 42 points; 3rd, Chris Palmer, 39 points.

Saturday June 9 - 125 Members Stableford: 1st, Declan O’Dwyer, 35 points; 2nd, Garry Bagguley, 34 points; 3rd, Jamie Niblock, 33 points; 4th, Steve Leigh, 32 points; 5th, Danny Gee, 32 points.

Thursday June 7 - 4AM: 1st, Steve Wilson, Ken Phillips, Chris Heathcote, Mick East, 82 points; 2nd, Brian Walker, D Moss, Colin Brocklehurst, Mike McPhee, 78 points; 3rd, Paul Waring, Richard Mycock, Garry Bagguley, Peter Guess, 75 points.

Wednesday June 6 - 125 Seniors Open: 1st, Mr Harper & Mr Brookfield (Renishaw), 45 points; 2nd, Mr Wilcox & M Madern (Bury), 44 points; 3rd, Barry McQuinn & Peter Smith (Buxton & High Peak), 43 points; 4th, B Davidson & G Payne (Branston), 42 points; 5th, Rob Allen & John Barber (Buxton & High Peak), 42 points.

Tuesday June 5 - 125 Ladies Open: 1st, Cheryl Scowen (Buxton & High Peak) & Kim Bradbury (Cavendish), 43 points; 2nd, Joanne O’Dwyer (Buxton & High Peak) & Jane De Pee (Chapel), 43 points; 3rd, Alison Hodson & Gill Morris (Buxton & High Peak), 40 points.

Tuesday June 5 - 125 Junior Open: 1st, Daniel Van Helden (Trent Lock), 62; 2nd, Ben Foster (Macclesfield), 70; 3rd, Oliver Toseland (Cavendish), 71; 4th, Conner Baker (Cavendish) and Hannah Nadin (Buxton & High Peak), 71.