English Golf Courses

Garforth Celebrates 100 Years in Style

Club toasts centenary with fun-filled event

GOLF courses are not normally places where you would expect to hear lots of noise outside the occasional cry of ‘Fore!’ - but it’s a different story when you are celebrating your centenary year, like Garforth has been in 2013

As part of their year-long celebrations, Garforth organised a fun day that was held on the first weekend in August and it proved a huge success. Over 1,000 people attended, with members bringing their families and friends to enjoy an afternoon in the sun to mark the club’s 100th year.

The course was closed for the day and the 18th fairway was decked out with stalls, a bouncy castle, children’s slides, rodeo and a penalty shoot-out, while a steel band entertained from the clubhouse balcony as guests enjoyed a free barbecue.

The club was helped by the Garforth Lions who provided a marquee and advice on the day with various other charities including Joseph Lillywhite and Friends of Barwick School attending to raise money for local causes.

Club captain Andy King was delighted with the success of the day and said: “We pride ourselves on being a friendly family club and we wanted this to be a fun day for the families of our members so that they could take part in our centenary.

“So many people have worked hard to ensure the day was a success so it’s brilliant that we have had such a successful day.”

There has been lots happening on the course at Garforth, too, as part of the club’s centenary year. It hosted the Yorkshire Golf Team Championships in late August and the prestigious MacKenzie Medallion Golf Tournament in September.

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