BRIGHT sunshine greeted the contestants as the Birdies, Eagles and Albatrosses played a number of competitions for the trophies and prizes at Otley Golf Club.

Will Hughes had a great day picking up two trophies for having both the best gross and best nett score.

Colin Ayre, who was organising the event for the last time, did a great job, ensuring the participants were kept safe during play and also during the prize giving.

There was also a putting competition on the practice green before the presentations took place.

Helen Grantham, women’s vice captain, thanked the players, organisers and helpers on a successful event.

Clara Agnew took home both Birdies competitions, the nine-hole and putting, and Joe Wade repeated that feat in the Eagles.

Hughes won the Albatrosses 18-Hole Competition, while Zac Ayre was narrowly the best putter, after a sudden death play-off.

The AC Bradley Trophy for the largest handicap reduction over the course of the season went to Ben Grimmitt following an amazing run of form.

The new junior captain will be announced in due course.

With it being Colin’s final year, the club are actively seeking a new junior organiser.

If you are interested in helping, get in touch via the office.

Also, held on the same day was the second Sky Junior European Open qualifying event with a field of 36 players from Otley and around the rest of the UK.

Junior captain Mark Hughes completed an excellent day by winning the additional prize of qualifying for next year's European Junior open event at Low Laithes.

Tournament Director for Sky Fred Moghadam said: “It was great to be back at Otley Golf Club for the second time this season.

"We saw some excellent golf in the beautiful Autumn sunshine. Thanks to all the players and good luck to those that have qualified for the finals in Spain."