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Ganton Golf Club seeks new Secretary

9.27am 2nd December 2011 - People

Ganton Golf Club was founded in 1891 and is a private members’ Club, situated west of Scarborough on theYorkshirecoast.

Nestling in the Vale of Pickering, east of Yorkand a few miles from the coastal resort of Scarborough, a day at Ganton is a day to remember.

The terrain is sandy and gently undulating – a blend of links and heathland.  The fairways are firm and fast. The bunkers are cunningly placed and sometimes cavernous – and the greens are perfection, in summer and winter alike.

The architecture of the course is a tribute to some the most famous names in golf. Vardon, Ray, Braid, Taylor, Colt and MacKenzie have all contributed to make Ganton the unique challenge it is today. 

Their efforts have been rewarded many-fold, with the Club playing host to the Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the Amateur Championship and numerous other national and international events.

Sir Michael Bonnallack, Amateur Champion and Captain of the R&A, summed up Ganton well, “The journey from tee to green on every hole is one of the most enjoyable golfing examinations that a player is ever likely to experience.”

 The Club enjoys a proud history, having hosted many national and international events including The Ryder Cup (1949), The Curtis Cup (2000) and The Walker Cup (2003). Ganton is a classic inland links course and is a Top 100 golf course.

Due to the retirement of Paul Ware, the present Secretary, the Club is seeking a replacement for the position which becomes available in July 2012.

The closing date for applications: Friday 27th January   2012    

Ganton Golf Club


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  • mightyspyder

    The golf course at Ganton is the only one not on a coastline that may properly be called a links. Not links ‘type’, not links ‘style’, but links proper.

    No geology lecture intended, but a links course may only be found on a shoreline where ice-age glacial alluvium deposits carried by rivers have linked at their lowest point with the sand of the bay. Broad fertile deposits therefore were formed on territory previously under the ocean. Further aided by prevailing off-shore winds and storms, which would raise sand storms and thus aid in resurfacing, the links that we know today appeared like something out of Brigadoon to form uneven grassy land immediately behind the beach. This freak of nature is rare in areas with mild winters.

    Links are dotted around Britain’s island coastline. Strangely enough, and just to prove truth stranger than fiction, the one and only inland links, at Ganton in Yorkshire, now is all of 12 miles from the seashore. But there’s no mystery, for ancient records and more recent geological explorations have shown that, like all proper links, it was once under water; a prehistoric river bed with its jaws open to the ocean.

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