Peter steps in to help drive club forward
Barnard Castle Golf Club
FORMER club captain Peter Holliday has taken over as secretary, expressing a desire to ensure the smooth running of the club in difficult times.
“I have a passion for being involved and the role will certainly provide that fix for me,” he said.
“Like all golf clubs, we are suffering from reduced membership, so rising costs present a problem. But everyone employed at the club or elected on to any of the committees is working hard to make the changes that are needed.
“I look forward to being involved in that process and feel sure that with the support of the membership we will achieve good things.”
Peter retired from the North East Ambulance Service after 29 years' service, his final role being paramedic/station officer.
He joined the club in 2007 after receiving golf lessons for his 55th birthday.
In his 12 years as a member he has served on all committees and was senior captain before being club captain two years ago.
He is also the current senior section treasurer.
The Winter League began on Saturday with the top 14 players scoring 40 points or more, led by 24-handicapper Richard Pallister with 47. He finished three ahead of Peter Matthews and Graham Gill.
Dylan Pallister won on Sunday with 42 points, one ahead of Michael Laybourn and Alastair Dinwiddie.
Also on Sunday, Nick and Sue Seddon recorded their second win in the fourth and final Hall Trophy event with 45 points. Second in the mixed greensome were another husband and wife team, Peter and Carole Holliday with 41.
Other results: Blind Pairs Charity Stableford: Geoff Wall /George Wearmouth 78; Craig Hamilton/Colin Parry 75; Jonathan Emmerson/Andy Moorhouse 74.
Thursday Stableford: Neal Hallimond 43; Rod Overy 41; David Sparrow 39.
Seniors: Len Kennedy No 10: Ross Law 41; Keith Jones 40; Peter Holliday 40.
Ladies Waltz: Janet Graham/ Jo Linsley/Sue Stevens 69; Barbara Yorke/Margaret Melrose/Patricia Page 68.
A pair of golfers from the club have missed out on success in the prestigious Daily Mail Foursomes after getting knocked out in the last 16, at Slaley Hall, in Northumberland.
Mark Parvin, who plays off six, and 13-handicapper Malcolm Craig lost 3&2 to Parkstone's Paul Harding (nine) and Rhys Francis (three).
A spokesman for the event organisers said: “Mark and Malcolm did really well to get as far as they did in this competition as more than 119,000 golfers set out to reach the finals at Slaley Hall. Hopefully, they will succeed in going further in 2020.”