Inaugural Martin Green Memorial Golf Tournament

The inaugural Martin Green Golf Tournament in aid of Cancer Research UK took place at Fardew Golf Club in East Morton on Saturday 13 June and was a resounding success.

Inaugural Martin Green Golf Competition June 2015

The tournament was held in memory of Martin Green who died tragically of cancer last year at the age of 54.  Martin, originally from Howarth, was Faculty Leader of Physical Education and Sport at St. Mary’s.  The tournament was organised by Martin’s friend of 28 years, Mr Geldart.

Thirty six golfers enjoyed the day at Fardew, where Martin was a regular player, and over £800 was raised for Cancer Research UK.

Martin’s parents, Jean and Maurice Green donated a fabulous silver trophy for the competition. The inaugural winner of the ‘Stableford based’ competition was Sarah Davies from Ilkley who was clearly delighted with her success and the occasion.

“The day was wonderfully organised and supported. It was a great tribute to Martin and I am really honoured to be the first ever recipient of the Martin Green Memorial Trophy. Cancer Research UK is a charity that is very close to my heart. It really was a fantastic day that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.”


A wide range of prizes were also donated by the Green family and were eagerly contested:

Prize Winner
Martin Green Memorial Trophy, Winner Sarah Davies
Martin Green Memorial Trophy, Runner-Up Mr Smickersgill
Martin Green Memorial Trophy, Third Prize Mr Thornton
Best Net Score Mr Smickersgill
Best Gross Score Craig Thornton
Longest Drive Duncan Bairstow
Straightest Drive Paul Woodwiss
Nearest the Pin Dave Swann
Putting Competition Winners Miss Anderson and Mr Thornton

Martin’s mother and father, Jean and Maurice, attended the event with Maurice presenting the prizes.  Martin’s brother, Tim Green, also played in the competition.

“It was wonderful to see so many people involved; Martin’s family, colleagues, friends, students he taught and the parents of the students he taught. Martin and I loved playing at Fardew so there could have been no other venue for this very special occasion. Fardew is a ‘hidden gem’ of a course and I cannot thank Freddie and the staff at the club enough for all their help in staging the event. A small army of people helped make the day such a success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them for their tremendous support. The Martin Green Memorial Golf Tournament has been established and will become an annual event.”
— David Geldart, who organised the day

“On behalf of Cancer Research UK I’d like to thank Mr Geldart, St. Mary’s Menston and the golfers for all their support of The Inaugural Martin Green Memorial Golf Tournament held in aid of Cancer Research UK.

As you may be aware, Cancer Research UK receives no government funding and relies solely on the kind donations of fantastic supporters like yourselves. Thank you very much.”
— Emma Minshill, Cancer Research UK