White Rose triple crown

Yorkshire ended the golfing year with a fantastic hat-trick in national events – taking the women’s, boys and seniors titles as the men’s team narrowly missed out on the champion county crown.

The men’s team did hey did however have the consolation of winning the Northern Counties League Championship again.

The boys powered their way to victory in the English Boys County Championship Final beating Berkshire and Buckinghamshire before thumping Oxfordshire 7-2 in the final day’s title decider at Northamptonshire County Golf Club.

Team manager Philip Woodcock said: “The boys have done really well and I am absolutely chuffed.”

There was a nailbiting finale to the English Women’s County Championship as Yorkshire beat Gloucestershire 5-4 with the last putt on the 18th green at North Devon.

Nicola Slater rolled her ball from behind the green to within six inches of the cup to confirm her 1up win and Yorkshire’s victory – and the celebrations began as her teammates bowled her over.

Olivia Winning cradled the trophy and remarked: “This is the only one I’ve ever wanted, I’d give up all my other wins for this.” That’s some statement from an international who has twice won the Scottish Open title and helped England to European gold.

The third leg of the hat-trick came when Yorkshire won the English Senior Men’s County Championship for the first time after a rollercoaster ride 5-4 triumph over Warwickshire at Goswick, in Northumberland.