b'Having overcome the demands of the previous hole, the 3rd is a par four out of the top drawer. Two magni cent trees adorn each side of the fairway demanding bulls-eye accuracy from the tee, to set up position for the approach to the sloping green which nestles in the shadows of the old estate boundary wall. Contestants Left to Right: Bill Shackland, Syd Scott, Dai Rees and Norman Van NidaThe course is par 72, with a standard scratch rating of 72, and really does offer an enjoyable test for both the novice and experienced golfer. Its reputation continues to grow and has now become a regular venue for prestigious regional competitions. This is a tribute to the greens staff who skilfully maintain the course at an exceptional level of presentation year round.Norman Van Nida tees off from the 1st tee (note trousers tucked in socks)1950s Bedale Ladies Team versus Masham.Left to Right: Mrs Palphramand, Mrs Newton, Miss Park, Mrs Trewhitt, Mrs Bode, Mrs Simpson.'