2023 adds to Rotherham Golf Club's success story
The club with a storied pedigree, including 2016 Masters Champion and eight-time winner on the European tour Danny Willett, 2019 men’s and boys Amateur Champion Ben Schmidt and Jonathan ‘Jigger’ Thomson, famous for his hole-in-one at the 2021 Open at Royal St Georges, has had some news kids on the block excel over the summer and early autumn.
The club won the Sheffield Union Team Championship, Sheffield Union Division 1 league title, Sheffield Union Turner Shield, Yorkshire Union Team Championship, Yorkshire Senior Team Championship and had an England Senior Home International triumph and a third-placed finish in the England Team Championship.
The team squad included Jack Whaley, Charlie Daughtrey, Lucas Martin, Lewis Hollingworth, Richard Bee, Craig Billups, Dean Longden, Brandon Perry, Jamie Harrison, Peter Daughtrey, Peter Chadwick, Dave Sanby, Gary Sykes and Richard Jones.
Founded in 1903, Rotherham Golf Club was designed firstly by Sandy Heard and refined by James Braid, putting it in the category of clubs like the Kings & Queens Courses at Gleneagles and Carnoustie, all crafted by the famed designer.
It has a full membership with a waiting list but out of only 423 male and female playing members, it makes this year’s successes on the course even more outstanding.
Sometimes described as a "hidden gem,” it is likely that the success of this season on the Thrybergh venue will attract more people to see what’s “in the water” at the course.