We are a golf society from The Sotheron Arms pub (Heppy’s), Hook, Goole, East Yorkshire.
If you stroke it, it will go in the hole…
We play for nine trophies during a year.
Five are full handicap stableford competitions and the player with the highest four scores from those five competitions wins the Garby Clark Trophy.
We play a Christmas Texas Scramble competition between Christmas & New Year, which is followed in the evening by a Race & Presentation night at Heppy’s to try and raise a few quid for the society.
There is a matchplay tournament called ‘You Know You Want It Matchplay Trophy’.
We play a yearly par 3 six hole competition called the You Like What You Like Par 3 Challenge when we play at Rudding Park Golf Club
HEAD DOWN FOLLOW THROUGH TROPHY
(ROUND ONE OF THE GARBY CLARK TROPHY)
Full handicap stableford competition. The name of the trophy came from a drunken day out at the 2001 British Open where we had five swift Kronenburg’s for lunch and then thought it would be funny to head out on the course and yell a golfing phrase at a player. The player in question was Mark McNulty and he had just knocked it out of bounds on the 17th when a drunken society member yelled out ‘Head Down Follow Through’. Apart from the ‘I’m gonna kill you stare’ from the caddy, he somehow got away with it.
GRIP IT & RIP IT CUP
(ROUND TWO OF THE GARBY CLARK TROPHY)
Full handicap stableford competition. The name of the trophy came from the same drunken day out at the 2001 British Open. The player on the receiving end was Duffy Waldorf and Duffy being American seemed to like the banter as another drunken society member yelled out ‘Go on Duffy, Grip It & Rip It’ as Duffy walked on the tea as he smiled, although he could have just been farting. Someone in the crowd did fart a short while later and it caused one member to cry.
(ROUND THREE OF THE GARBY CLARK TROPHY)
Full handicap stableford competition. The trophy came from before the society was reorganised in 2010 and was played as an annual stableford trophy. The trophy was first played for in 1999 and was played all the way up to 2010. It was called the Mid Iron Medal between 1999 and 2010.
LET THE BIG DOG EAT TROPHY
(ROUND FOUR OF THE GARBY CLARK TROPHY)
Full handicap stableford competition. The name of the trophy unsurprisingly came from the same drunken day out at the 2001 British Open. The player receiving it this time was Sandy Lyle as another drunken society member yelled out ‘Let The Big Dog Eat, Sandy’. Sandy seemed to like the banter as he smiled. Much later on in the afternoon five members of the society after several more Kronenburg’s and an argument in the beer tent with Alan Hansen, Alan Brazil and a Kevin Keegan look-a-like were ejected from the course by the police after one member climbed on top of a hot dog stand. I can only imagine the BBC were broadcasting this behaviour and Peter Alliss was saying these ‘fans’ are a disgrace.
(ROUND FIVE OF THE GARBY CLARK TROPHY)
Full handicap stableford competition. The name of the trophy comes as a nickname of Wayne Butler who donated the Head Down Follow Through and Let The Big Dog Eat trophies. The Curly Cup was bought out of the kitty funds but as Wayne had the two trophies already engraved we named the trophy after due to his generosity.
THE GARBY CLARK TROPHY
The player of the year annual trophy that is awarded to who scores the highest total number of stableford points from their best four stableford point totals in the five competitions above. The name of the trophy comes from the person who donated the marvellous trophy.
Keith Garby Clark.
RAY JESSNEY MEMORIAL TROPHY
Four man team texas scramble competition. When we make the draw for this trophy we play one low handicapper, one high handicapper and two players from the middle of the handicaps to try and make all teams as equal as possible. The trophy came from before the society was reorganised in 2010 and was played as an annual Christmas stableford trophy. The trophy was first played for in 1999 and was played all the way up to 2010. The trophy was renamed in 2018 from the Christmas Texas Scramble to The Ray Jessney Memorial Trophy as a mark of respect of the passing of former golf society member Ray Jessney.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT MATCHPLAY TROPHY
2015 was the first year of the You Know You Want It Matchplay Trophy. No explanation is required for why the trophy is named that way.
YOU LIKE WHAT YOU LIKE PAR 3 CHALLENGE
2015 was the first year of the You Like What You Like Par 3 Challenger. We played the first tournament at Rudding Park’s short six hole Repton course. This trophy might not be an annual trophy depending on which courses we play and if there is a short course we can play.
The trophy is named that way as we all like what we like!