Capstone & Harrison Hinchliffe Open Weekend
Glossop Golf Club’s Open Weekend took place in glorious sunshine last weekend and was extremely well supported by local businesses, visiting golfers and members alike.
Harrison Hinchliffe Accountants and Capstone Financial Management, both based in the town, sponsored the club’s flagship event for the third year in a row.
Harrison Hinchliffe’s Founding Partner, Clair Harrison, led a team of her colleagues selling raffle tickets over both days to raise funds for two great charities, Willow Wood Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. As a result of their efforts, and with a contribution from the golf club, the sum of £2,000 was divided equally between both charities. Clair commented, “It’s great to be actively involved in our local community. We’ve had a wonderful weekend and the fact that we have raised so much money in just two days tells you all you need to know about Glossop Golf Club”.
Andrew Williamson, Director of Capstone Financial Management, added, “We are delighted to sponsor Glossop Golf Club again and to have helped to raise money for charity. Being actively involved in the local community and being able to invite clients and friends to this event is very important to us".
The competition itself was spread out over two days and prizes were awarded for various categories. Glossop’s steward, Stuart Heard, and Kwei Ping Restaurant’s Linda Lieu, from Denton Golf Club, took the Best Member and Visitor award, scoring 40 points, Nicki Spacey and Roger Myatt, Doncaster Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper, took the prize for Best Mixed Team, coming in with 41 points, and the Best Visitors’ title went to Jane and Derek Shiels from Knaresborough Golf Club, also on 41 points. The Best Saturday score of 42 points came from Glossop’s Eddie Frost and his partner Steve Hewitt from Leigh Golf Club, whilst Sunday saw 43 points from Glossop’s Captain Elect, Steve Toft and Laura Richardson from Beauchief Golf Club in Sheffield, taking the honours.
The runners up in the overall race to win the weekend’s main prize, the Centenary Salver, with a score of 43 points, were Colin Booth and Tony Connell, but the salver went to Dave Statham, pictured receiving the trophy from Glossop’s Captain, Nick Minns, and Kevin Fletcher, who posted the weekend’s highest total with 44 points.