Matlock Golf Club win prestigious Taskers Plate

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Matlock Golf Club have capped a fantastic season by achieving a high profile regional six counties success with a resounding victory in the Taskers Plate Trophy, held at Wollaton Golf Club

The prestigious competition for men over 50 years of age has been competed for throughout the season, involving over 1,000 players and golf clubs from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Sheffield and Staffordshire, culminating in the final.

The competition’s aim is to support junior golf development in the counties of participating clubs.

As a result, junior players have attended skills and technical training, fitness sessions, golf psychology, match practice and some individual coaching sessions.

Matlock D, captained by Ian Greaves throughout the season, played Cosby A from Leicestershire in the final, securing a formidable 5 to 2 victory.

This was even more convincing as Cosby went into the final as champions from the previous year.

The winning team collected their prizes at the evening dinner and the final presentation.

The team consisted of Richard Hayes, Tony Booth, Andy Brown, Mark Blackwell, Paul Edwards, Ian Waite, Maximllian Sharpe, Tony Cox and team captain Ian Greaves.

Matlock Golf Club’s Gary Huckerby said: “Thanks also go to players who played throughout the competition who were unable to be present for the final.

“We also congratulate member Nick Russell who recently shot a costly hole in one on the eighth hole.”