Richardson was club captain in 2001 and has been a regular in England Golf Captains tournaments since then – alongside a large number of other Scarborough North Cliff past captains. “When we went to Southport and Ainsdale for the qualifier there were 10 captains from our club,” he said.
“We love it. It’s great value for money, even if you don’t win, and it’s really well organised. The nice thing with these events is that they are very friendly and there’s quite a bit of banter!”
Richardson arrived at the final playing off 11 and, after returning scores of 36 and 38 points, is anticipating that his handicap will be cut to eight, his lowest ever.