Yorkshire golf: Home player Richard Dixon wins Banning Cup at Tinsley Park

TINSLEY Park's Richard Dixon made local knowledge count as he won the Banning Cup played on his home course.
Richard Dixon, 2016 winner of the Banning Cup.Richard Dixon, 2016 winner of the Banning Cup.
Richard Dixon, 2016 winner of the Banning Cup.

The five-handicapper scored net rounds of 65 64 for an impressive 129 total.

Phoenix's Sheffield Union player Jordan Perry lifted the JL Ledger Trophy awarded to the competitor with the lowest gross aggregate with rounds of 71 66.

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The competition is a 36-hole stroke play event and is open to any member of a club that is affiliated to the Sheffield Union of Golf Clubs, with a handicap limit of 12.

Among those competing in the event, sponsored by Crucible Sales & Lettings, was the Sheffield Union's president Dennis Clarke, of Bondhay.

The trophy was presented in 1921 by Capt Fred W Banning to be played for as an annual 36-hole competition under medal and handicap conditions.

It attracted 76 competitors when it was first played in October 1921 and the inaugural winner was 24-year-old Stanley Jessop, a Darnall man and a Tinsley Park member - who had only been playing golf since June of that year and never received any coaching - with scores of 66 and 70 net.