CATTERICK GOLF CLUB has been awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards ensuring the survival of the club during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.

In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through Covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.

The grant will allow Catterick Golf Club to ensure it can meet its financial obligations towards its staff, maintaining essential green-keeping equipment and keeping the course and club viable for full reopening.

Chairman Brian de la Haye said: “This grant is of enormous significance to Catterick Golf Club in helping ensure we can continue to maintain staff levels and facilities ready for our return to normal business as soon as circumstances permit. All sports clubs are struggling at this time and Sport England’s ability to intervene and help in our case has been absolutely crucial. With this help we look forward to welcoming back all our customers both past and new in the near future.”

Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s chief executive, said: “We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to Catterick Golf Club to help it through these extremely challenging times.”

Latest results: The ladies played in the Pringle Trophy and Medal 3: 1st and Div 2 medal winner Judy Stamp (32) net 74 on countback from 2nd and Div 1 medal winner Ruth Suffell playing off her new lowest handicap of 7, 3rd Margaret Suffell (26) net 75. The Tuesday team competition was won by Sue Marshall, Pat Weymes and Tracey Astwood with a great score of 83pts , 8 points ahead of 2nd place Sue Stevens, Val Carveth and Margaret Ferguson.

Pro Stableford: 1st Bikash Subba 41pts, 2nd Amar Suryabanshi 39pts, 3rd Gyan Dhenga 38pts.

The Claret Jug winner, Marinus VanderWalt (15) scored 3 birdies and five pars finishing on net 66 one shot ahead of 2nd Craig Haxell (12) net 67, 3rd John McCaffrey (6) net 69.

The Old Codgers stableford competition was won by John Kirkbride 36pts, 2nd Geoff Pooley 36pts, 3rd Alan Lovett 31pts.

The Bennion Putter competition winner was John Lupton 35pts, 2nd Keith Whitaker 34pts, 3rd Ron Bruce 33pts.