Yorkshire golf: Trevor Clark quickly finds measure of Keighley GC par-3 with an ace

Just six weeks in and new Keighley GC member Trevor Clark has a hole-in-one to his name on the course, at the 11th.
Just six weeks in and new Keighley GC member Trevor Clark has a hole-in-one to his name on the course, at the 11th.

TREVOR CLARK has only been a member of Keighley GC for six weeks, but has already made an impression thanks to a hole-in-one.

Clark was a member of Riddlesden GC for 36 years before the club's recent demise.

"Unfortunately the club folded in January this year after 88 years," said Clark. "It was a very sad time for all involved with the club, but times move on and Keighley Golf Club have made us ex-Riddlesden members feel very welcome."

An 11-handicapper, Clark found the cup with his tee shot at the 125-yard par-3 11th hole using an eight-iron.

It was his fifth ace, the others being achieved at four different holes at Riddlesden - numbers two, six, 10 and 12.

"I’ve won a few club competitions over the years, but nothing major," added Clark, modestly. "As I’m now 65 my best days are probably behind me, but I still like to compete and enjoy the banter on & off the course."

PGA North have appointed Alex Roland as captain.

"It's a great honour and I'm thrilled to bits," said the Hawarden professional, who also serves as club manager, secretary and oversees the green staff.

But he will still find time to play and fulfil his obligations as captain.

"The club are delighted and aware that I will be away quite a lot,but they're happy with that," added Roland, who started his career as assistant to Alan Thompson at Heswall.