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Grafton Morrish Northern Qualifier 2017

 

Once again the OH scratch golf team travelled to Huddersfield Golf Club in mid May for the North region qualifier for the annual Grafton Morrish Trophy.

 

Despite some last minute changes to the team, captain Jonathan Clark was able to take a strong line up to Fixby Hall with three experienced and well matched pairs. On a bright but breezy day however, a team total of 71 stableford points was a little way off the pace, with Sedburgh the leading qualifier with 83 and three further schools tied on 78. It is only the second time in nine years that the team has not gone on to the finals at Hunstanton in Norfolk.

 

 

 

Pictured (left to right) are: Matthew Limb, Ian Jones, Anil Panesar, Ian Stephenson, Jonathan Clark and David Page.

 

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OH Association Golf Major - Wednesday 28th June 2017





The OH Golf section is open to all Old Hymerians who are members of a recognised golf club.

DATE: Wednesday 28th June 2017
VENUE: Hull Golf Club, Kirkella
TIME: Tee reserved 3.00 - 4.20pm, Food 7.30pm, Trophies 9.15pm

COMPETITIONS:
Scr--16 Hcp          CHAMBERS CUP          (Holder: John Canby)

17 -- 28 Hcp          PALMER CUP               (Holder: Edward Clark)

 

                             SCRATCH CUP             (Holder: Ian Jones)

Over 65's              VETERANS CUP           (Holder: David Hider)

 

PLEASE RESPOND WITH AVAILABILITY TO:
JS Canby
'Richmond'

Westella Road

West Ella

East Yorkshire

HU10 7SD

 

07734 560 300

 

jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk

Scr--

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Grafton Morrish Trophy Finals 2016

 

 

After an eleventh hour call up due to the late withdrawal of Bradford Grammar School, Hymers took a new look team down to Norfolk for the Grafton Morrish finals in October 2016. The event brings together 48 Public Schools Old Boys Golf Association finalists for three days of scratch foursomes’ competition over the links of Hunstanton and Royal West Norfolk (Brancaster).

 

Hymers faced a tough task in round one against fellow qualifiers from the North region in Sedburgh. Captain Jonathan Clark partnered one of 2014’s star performers Anil Panesar in the opening match. Despite being four down after six holes, they battled back around the turn, but simply ran out of holes, going down eventually on the 16th green.

 

Match two paired Tim Atkin with Henry Kilpatrick who was making his debut at the finals. The two cousins played some spectacular golf against a strong Sedburgh pair and a birdie at 16 levelled their match. Unfortunately a lost ball at 17 and a three putt at the last cost them the win which would have put Hymers level as the anchor match involving Matthew Limb and debutant David Page was also reaching a thrilling conclusion. Best of friends since school in the 80s, they gelled really well and following a poor start came back from two down to edge ahead with three holes to play. Gutsy pars at both 17 and 18, including a miracle Limb chip from through the back of the last green, kept their noses in front to win by one hole. In the end, a 2-1 defeat was hard to take, but hopes were high for the stableford competition the following day.

 

Nearly all of the schools not advancing to Hunstanton on the Saturday, returned to Brancaster on day two for the Solihull Salver. Despite playing into a stiff wind over the opening holes which made pars hard to come by, all three pairs put together some excellent scores to return a team total of 79 points which placed them 5th of the 28 schools. Unfortunately, only the top four qualified for Sunday’s Committee Bowl, which left the team ruing the two missing points which would have got them into the semi-finals to match the achievements of 2012 and 2014.

 

It was great to see new faces in the team playing to such a high standard and representing the school with such distinction. Anyone interested in getting involved in OH golf in general and/or with a single figure handicap, should contact Jonathan Clark by email jonathanclark@humbersidefire.gov.uk

 

Pictured above (left to right): Anil Panesar (2003-10), David Page (1978-86), Henry Kilpatrick (2004-11), Jonathan Clark (1980-90), Tim Atkin (2002-09) and Matthew Limb (1978-88)____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Grafton Morrish Northern Qualifier - Sunday 15th May 2016

 

 

  

 

Hopes of a swift return to the national finals at Hunstanton in October were dashed on 15 May when the Old Hymerians scratch golf team narrowly missed out at Huddersfield Golf Club. Some excellent scoring on a calm day on the Pennines had Hymers an agonising one spot out of the qualifying places.

 

The pack was shuffled this year and two new pairings were tried out. Anil Panesar led off with team captain Jonathan Clark and carded 29 points in the tough scratch foursomes format. Last year’s top scorers Ian Jones and Ian Stephenson carded a solid 24 points and Tim Atkin and Matthew Limb birdied the last for a battling 23. The story of the day seemed to be six very cold putters on woolly greens which were slower than they looked. The Hymers total of 76 points would have been enough to qualify every year since 2009, but many of the other schools also found their form in the benign conditions. Leading qualifiers were Bury with an impressive 89 points. Sedburgh, Bradford, Birkenhead, Bolton and Trent will be joining them in Norfolk in the Autumn.

 

Qualification takes place in eight regions in the Spring and the Hymers score would have comfortably qualified at all of the other English venues this year. Hymers will be classed as one of the ‘best non-qualifiers’ and be on standby in the unlikely event of any withdrawls before the finals.

 

The recent successes of the current school golf team bodes well for the future of the Grafton Morrish team and hopes are high of getting back to the finals next time.

 

Pictured: Back row left to right: Anil Panesar, Jonathan Clark, Ian Jones

Front row left to right: Tim Atkin, Ian Stephenson, Matthew Limb

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OH Association Golf Major - Wednesday 29th June 2016.

The OH Golf section is open to all Old Hymerians who are members of a recognised golf club.

Their next annual golf competition will be the Old Hymerians Golf Major.

Date : Wednesday 29th June 2016.

Venue : Hull Golf Club, Kirkella

Times :Tee reserved 3.00pm to 4.20pm (Food available from 7.30pm)

There are 4 different trophies to play for:

  • Chambers Cup ( Scr-15 Hcp)          - Holder:    Phil Downing
  • Palmer  Cup (15-28 Hcp)                 - Holder:    Chris Dawson
  • Scratch Cup                                     - Holder :   Mark Bentley
  • Veterans Cup (Over 65's)                - Holder:    Guy Slater

If you would like to take part please contact John Canby on 01482 633302 (mobile: 077345 60300) or via email jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk  for more information.     

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OH Annual Golf Competition - Wednesday 1st July 2015

Two dozen Old Hymerians met at Hull Golf Club on 1st July 2015 for the annual summer fixture playing for the four golf trophies. There was some excellent scoring on a warm evening on the immaculate Kirk Ella layout with some familiar faces taking home the silverware.

 

Phil Downing took the 1st division Chambers Cup with a superb 38 points with last year’s winner Jonathan Clark back in second place. The 2nd division Palmer Cup was won with a best of the day 42 points by Chris Dawson, with David Fox taking the runners up slot. The Kenneth Clark Veterans Trophy was won by Guy Slater with 35 points – 3 clear of John Gosnold and the Scratch Cup was successfully defended by professional Mark Bentley with a solid 74 gross.

 

John Canby organised the event superbly once again, but the numbers were disappointingly down on recent years. The event is open to any Old Hymerian, regardless of handicap (although they must have an official one) and is a great chance to meet up with old friends, play one of the finest layouts in the region and experience the famous fish and chips in the splendid clubhouse!

 

Anyone interested in playing in future events should contact John on (01482) 633302 or at jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk

 

 

Pictured (left to right) are the evening's winners: Mark Bentley, Guy Slater, Chris Dawson and Phil Downing.


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OH Association - Golf Section

The OH Golf section is open to all Old Hymerians who are members of a recognised golf club.

Their next annual golf competition will be the Old Hymerians Golf Major.

Date : Wednesday 1st July 2015 

Venue : Hull Golf Club, Kirkella

Times :Tee reserved 3.00pm to 4.20pm (Food available from 7.30pm)

There are 4 different trophies to play for:

  • Chambers Cup ( Scr-15 Hcp)          - Holder:    Jonathan Clark
  • Palmer  Cup (15-28 Hcp)                 - Holder:    Gerard Toplass
  • Scratch Cup                                     - Holder :   Mark Bentley
  • Veterans Cup (Over 65's)                - Holder:    Chris Dawson

    If you would like to take part please contact John Canby on 01482 633302 (mobile: 077345 60300) or via email jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk  for more information.                            

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Update on the Grafton Morrish Tropy - October 2014

For the 6th year running a team of six Old Hymerians represented the school at the Grafton Morrish Trophy in Norfolk last week. They lost 2-1 at Hunstanton to eventual winners Sherborne, with top pair Anil Panesar and Richard Youden winning their match 7&5.

 

In the Solihull Salver, despite the worst of the conditions at Royal West Norfolk, a team total of 70 stableford points, including the second best score of the day from Tim Atkin and Jonathan Clark with 28, saw Hymers into the semi-final of the Committee Bowl.

 

This was the second time in three years that Hymers had reached this stage, having lost on the first extra hole in 2012. Great golf from Ian Jones and Chris Pyle tied the match with Uppingham, after Atkin and Clark had lost at the 15th and Panesar and Youden had halved the top game. This meant another nailbiting play-off, which Anil and Richard had a chance to win at the 19th. That slid agonisingly by the hole and Uppingham progressed to the final with a brave par four at the second extra hole.

 

Some great performances from all three pairs on two tough courses against high class opposition. Well done to all concerned and we wish Richard Youden well as he moves to the USA shortly to take up a new job with a NASCAR team.

  

   Left to right: Ian Jones (1972-82), Richard Youden (1991-01), Jonathan Clark (1980-90),

             Tim Atkin (2001-09), Anil Panesar (2002-10), Chris Pyle (1994-01). 

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OH Annual Golf Competition - Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Around 30 Old Hymerians met at Hull Golf Club on 2 July 2014 for the annual summer fixture playing for the four golf trophies. On a humid evening on the immaculate Kirk Ella layout, the greens were fast and tricky to many of the players, but the scoring was excellent.

 

Chris Dawson (OH President 1988) took the Veterans Trophy (over 65) with an excellent 36 points. Gerard Toplass continued his fine recent run in this event by taking the Palmer Trophy (handicaps 17-28) with a best of the day 42 points. The final two trophies came down to a final hole shootout between Mark Bentley and Jonathan Clark who played with Grafton Morrish scratch team regulars Ian Jones and Matthew Limb. Mark took the gross prize on the back nine with a 74, and Jonathan was left with the Chambers Cup (scr-16) with a 40 point tally.

 

John Canby organised the event superbly again and commented on how great it was to see so many new and young faces, especially the Adam Franks group. Anyone interested in playing in future events should contact John on (01482) 633302 or at jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk

 



Pictured above are the winners; Chris Dawson, Mark Bentley, Gerard Toplass and Jonathan Clark
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Off to the Grafton Morrish Trophy Finals for the 6th successive year!

It is destination Norfolk once again later this year for the Old Hymerians scratch golf team. For the 6th successive year, the team qualified at Huddersfield Golf Club and will take their place in the Grafton Morrish Trophy finals at Hunstanton and Royal West Norfolk which take place in the first week of October. 

Played over a gusty Huddersfield course with tricky greens, the three foursomes pairs managed a total of 71 points which placed them 5th of the 14 schools. Amongst the other Northern qualifiers were Ampleforth and Bolton, whilst Bradford, St Peter's and Pocklington missed out! 

With two low handicap absentees, this was a particularly satisfying result. Special mention must go to Ian Stephenson who has now clocked up 40 years playing in this event.

Still playing off a handicap of 3 at Ganton, Ian recalled his first appearance in the finals coincided with Harold Wilson's victory in 1974's second general election!

Together with Ian Jones, 'Stivvy' had one of the day's best scores which ultimately set Hymers on their way to the finals once again. 

Team: Ian Jones & Ian Stephenson, Chris Pyle & Richard Youden, Jonathan Clark (capt) & Tim Atkin




 

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OH Association - Golf Section

The OH Golf section is open to all Old Hymerians who are members of a recognised golf club. Their next annual golf competition will be the Old Hymerians World Cup.

Venue : Hull Golf Club, Kirkella

Date : Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Times :Tee reserved 3.00pm to 4.20pm (Food available frrm 7.30pm)

There are 4 different trophies to play for:

  • Chambers Cup ( Scr-14 Hcp)          - Holder: Gerard Toplass
  • Palmer  Cup (15-28 Hcp)                 - Holder: David Hider
  • Scratch Cup                                     - Holder : Ian Jones
  • Veterans Cup (Over 65's)                - Holder: Allan Craig

If you would like to take part please contact John Canby on 01482 633302 (mobile: 077345 60300) or via email jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk  for more information.                            

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Success in the Grafton Morrish Trophy

The Old Hymerians scratch golf team reached the latter stages of the Grafton Morrish Trophy for the first time since 2002 last week at Hunstanton in Norfolk.

Faced with a tough draw against Oakham, who beat Hymers in last year's Committee Bowl semi final, things looked tough after third pair Jonathan Clark and Phil Craig succumbed at the 13th in their foursomes match. However, in two high quality matches, first pair Anil Panesar and Richard Youden prevailed 3&1, to leave Ian Jones and Matthew Limb to also close out their match on the 17th for a 2-1 overall victory.

This was the team's first win in the main draw for 11 years and set up an all Yorkshire clash with Ampleforth who had won the Northern qualifier at Huddersfield in May.

Some excellent scoring again saw the top two pairs victorious to get through to Saturday 2-1 in a match which came down to Limb holing a nervy three footer on the 18th green. In gusty conditions on the Norfolk coast, Hymers were up against Berkhamstead in the last 16. With Panesar and Youden maintaining their 100% record, Hymers just needed one more win from the other two matches. Despite leading early on, Clark and Craig were eventually beaten leaving Limb and Jones to battle it out for a place in the quarter finals. Their valiant effort ended at the 17th, but this was the most successful week in terms of wins and progress in anyone’s memory.

Merchant Taylors went on to win the competition, but Hymers now know that there is a strength in depth to the squad which is more than capable of competing in this high quality field. Once again new friendships were formed and the team were a credit to the school both on and off the course.

Back row from left: Ian Jones (1972-82), Richard Youden (1991-2001), Anil Panesar (2002-11)
Seated from left: Phil Craig (1981-90), Jonathan Clark (1980-90), Matthew Limb (1979-88)

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The OH Golf section is open to all Old Hymerians who are members of a recognised golf club. They meet once a year, at Hull Golf Club, Kirk Ella. There are 4 different trophies to play for - the Scratch Cup (lowest gross score), Veterens Cup (over 60) and two handicap cups (0 to 13 and 14 to 28).

Contact Edward Clark (01482) 659297 or John Canby (01482) 633302  jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk for more information.

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The OH Golf section is also a member of the Public Schools Old Boys Golf Association, and enter a team in their annual golf tournament, under the Hymers banner. For the fourth year running a team of old boys representing Hymers College qualified for the national finals of the Grafton Morrish Trophy.

The Hymers College Scratch Golf Team travelled down to Norfolk in early October to take part in the final, with the annual scratch foursomes event played over the classic links of Hunstanton and Royal West Norfolk (Brancaster) Golf Clubs.

Hymers qualified for the semi-final but unfortunately lost to Oakham in a sudden death play-off. The Hymers team members were: Mark Bentley, Richard Youden, Tim Atkin, Matthew Limb, Jonathan Clark (1980-90) and Ian Jones (1972-82)

If any single figure players are interested in playing please contact Jonathan Clark jgclark@jgclark.karoo.co.uk

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Annual Golf Tournament - 2013

Around 30 Old Hymerians gathered at Hull Golf Club on July 11th 2013 to contest the annual golf trophies.  The weather was muggy and the Kirk Ella course was running hard and fast which made scoring trickier than organiser John Canby had expected.

The winner of the Scratch Trophy was Ian Jones with an impressive gross 74.  The Chambers Cup (scr – 16 handicap) was won by Gerard Toplass with 35 points, narrowly edging out Phil Downing on a countback.  The Palmer Trophy (17-28) went to David Hider, with OH golf stalwart Allan Craig picking up the Kenneth Clark Trophy for best veteran. Pictured from left to right are Allan Craig, Ian Jones, David Hider and Gerard Toplass.

 It is always great to see new faces, young or old, at the event, so special mention must be made of Mel Earle who saw mention of the event on the OH website and travelled the 170 mile round trip from Whalley in Lancashire.  Mel left Hymers in 1970 and had only recently signed up to be a member of the Association.  Let us hope that more golfers follow Mel’s example in future years.   

Contact John Canby on (01482) 633302 or email  jcanby@jcanby.karoo.co.uk for more information.

 

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