Outlane pair revel in sunshine

Halifax / Huddersfield alliance golf match at Outlane Golf Club.'John Morris. Outlane
Halifax / Huddersfield alliance golf match at Outlane Golf Club.'John Morris. Outlane

Forty nine pairs enjoyed glorious sunshine at Crow Nest Park yesterday in the first of 12 Halifax-Huddersfield Winter Alliance golf meetings this season.

Outlane’s Eddie Casper (10) and John Morris (18) made the most of the warm, dry conditions to head a tightly-packed field at the Hove Edge club with 42 stableford points.

Early starters at 8.36 am, they picked up 22 points on their first lap of well-manicured course and 20 second time around.

Consistency was the key with two and three point returns from 17 of the 18 holes.

Home club players Chris Mowl (2) and Richard Langley-Webb (10) chased them home in the am-am section with 41 points - a score matched by three combinations who shared first place in the pro-am section.

West End’s Darren Arber, the new Alliance president, had a respectable 38-point return partnering Mick Holroyde (10).

The next event is at Dewsbury on Thursday, October 16.

Pro-am: 1= R.Lambert Pro & E.Pearson 19 (Crosland Heath) 41; 1= G.Moore Pro & P.Ratcliffe 5 (Hanging Heaton) 41; 1= A.Walker Pro & A.Schnacke +2 (Ind. Huddersfield) 41; 4, P.Everitt Pro & N.Day 7 (Crow Nest Park) 39; 5, T.Wild Pro & L.Pilkington 1 (Bradley Park/Crosland Heath) 38; 5, T.Pollard Pro & J.Smith 0 (Bradley Hall) 38; 5, D.Arber Pro & M.Holroyde 10 (West End) 38; 8, N.P.Hirst Pro & M.Myer 11 (Dewsbury) 37; 8, R.Booth Pro & M.Travis 6 (Crosland Heath) 37; 10, J.Pearcey Pro & O.Shaw 5 (Bradley Park/Crosland Heath) 35; 11, D.Astin Pro & M.Webster 14 (Elland) 33.

Am-am: 1, E.Casper 10 & J.Morris 18 (Outlane) 42; 2, C.Mowl 2 & R.Langley-Webb 10 (Crow Nest Park) 41; 3, A.Hollingworth 13 & D.McAuliffe 18 (Crow Nest Park) 40; 4, D.Campbell 5 & M.Maude 5 (Meltham) 40; 5, D.Law 6 & M.Illingworth 15 (Meltham/Crosland Heath) 40; 6, R.Brady 13 & M.Campbell 7 (Crow Nest Park) 39; 7, R.Stimpson 12 & G.Brazier 11 (West End) 37; 7, R.T.Williams 12 & R.Pearson 18 (Bradley Park) 37; 7, R.Wimpenny 12 & S.Whitham 12 (Crosland Heath) 37; 7, R.Fairburn 7 & S.Sandie 5 (Bradley Hall) 37; 11, J.Turner 18 & T.Dow 20 (Crow Nest Park) 36; 11, K.Woolford 15 & I.Hunter 8 (Hanging Heaton) 36; 11, M.Bradley 14 & B.Isles 20 (Elland) 36; 11, J.Fish 5 & T.Hunt 4 (Meltham) 36; 15, J.Smith 14 & A.Mellor 14 (Longley Park/Outlane) 35; 15, L.Dyson 14 & M.Haigh 14 (Crosland Heath) 35; 15, M.Appleyard 6 & S.Hopkinson 6 (Bradley Hall) 35; 18, R.Johnson 16 & C.Holmes 7 (Meltham) 34; 18, A.Henderson 16 & T.Stead 13 (Outlane) 34; 18, K.Puckering 14 & R.Wilson 17 (Outlane) 34; 18, C.L’Estrange 12 & T.Hinchcliffe 14 (Crosland Heath) 34; 18, J.Sykes 12 & N.Brooks 20 (Castlefields) 34; 18, N.Hirst 11 & D.Knapton 11 (Outlane) 34; 18, C.Richards 10 & K.Weatherill 9 (Hebden Bridge) 34; 18, N.Paxman 8 & T.Baier 13 (Meltham) 34; 18, R.Turner 8 & D.Hughes 11 (Ind. Huddersfield) 34; 18, A.McMahon 7 & R.Towler 9 (Dewsbury) 34; 28, R.Badrock 15 & M.Wilson 20 (Castlefields) 32; 28, A.Crum 1 & M.Weston 9 (Dewsbury) 32; 30, D.West 20 & D.Phare 18 (Outlane) 31; 30, P.Heywood 11 & K.Bruce 20 (Marsden) 31; 32, K.Waddington 20 & M.Phillips 20 (Bradley Park) 30; 32, C.Whitley 10 & J.Crosland 6 (Meltham) 30; 34, J.P.Ford 18 & J.Dar 16 (Outlane) 29; 34, L.Hopkinson 4 & R.Pops 20 (Bradley Hall) 29; 36, H.Bailey 16 & R.Ely 20 (Dewsbury) 27; 36, H.Bradley 14 & S.Gledhill 20 (Elland) 27; 38, G.Ward 6 & M.Hanson 12 (Bradley Park) 24.

The National Alliance scheduled for next Monday at Rossendale GC in Lancashire has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

There were only 11 teams entered, including four from Halifax-Huddersfield, who will instead have an away-day competition at Sandburn Hall GC near York.