The Ilkley Golf Club Scratch Team have been crowned champions of the Harrogate & District Union Scratch League for 2018 after winning their final match of the season at home to Bedale Golf Club.
Going in to the last round of matches, Ilkley were top of the table, but any one of five clubs could still win the league. The Ilkley team knew that only a win against Bedale would suffice with the other clubs waiting to capitalise on any mistake. There was even the possibility of ‘match points’ determining the outcome of the league title if one of more teams were tied at the top.
However, a fantastic performance from the Ilkley players secured a clean sweep victory of 8 points to nil and secured the Club their 6th Scratch League title since the competition was introduced in 2003.
Congratulations to the Captain, Iain Whitaker, Scratch Team Captain, Ed Cowan and all eight players that have represented the Scratch Team this year.