Sunday 21st October, saw the finals of the 2018 Taskers Trophy Competitions, at a very sunny Beeston Fields Golf Club, hosted there for their first time, saw some familiar teams return to the finals; Lutterworth in the Trophy Final, runners-up in 2017; Branston, winners of the 2017 Burtoft Trophy, returning to defend their champions title, alongside Uttoxeter who have previously won the Trophy and Plate in recent years. Taking on these familiar finalist teams were newer finalist team names, Lees Hall has only been competing in the ladies Inter-Club for 2 years and this year made it to the final, and Mapperley who always enter a vast number of teams had now made the finals of the competition.
After their final battle the results of the 2018 Taskers Trophy Competitions are;
Uttoxeter C win the Taskers Trophy having played Lutterworth, winning 4-3
Branston win and retain the Ian Burtoft Trophy beating Lees Hall, winning 4-3
Uttoxeter A win the Taskers Plate, the competition for Gents teams knocked out in the first round of the Taskers Trophy, having battled against Mapperley, result 6 -1
All finalists participants were all presented with mementos of their day. The winning teams were presented with the Trophies for their respective competition along with mementos at the prize presentation hosted by Mike Crawford, representing our sponsor Taskers UK.
Following the prize presentation, funding was presented to participating county unions and associations, Nottinghamshire, Leicester & Rutland, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Sheffield & Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire, all for the development of Junior Golf in their counties. This year 100% of all entry fees has been given back to grassroots junior golf development. Further reports will be posted in the forthcoming weeks and months and counties complete their funding applications.
Thanks were also given to Beeston Fields Golf Club, for providing a well-conditioned course, the excellent hospitality and catering provided by all the club. The committee always seeks to host the final and semi-finals at neutral courses.