Park pairs take Alliance spoils

Alliance Golf at Bradley Park, Huddersfield. Mike Phillips, Dave Knaton, Nick Hirst and Keith Waddington.
Alliance Golf at Bradley Park, Huddersfield. Mike Phillips, Dave Knaton, Nick Hirst and Keith Waddington.

Players from host club Bradley Park topped both sections at yesterday’s first Halifax, Huddersfield and District Golf Alliance meeting of the winter season.

The club close to the Calderdale/Kirklees boundary usually holds its event in early spring and the course was in excellent condition despite recent rain.

The pro-am was contested by only three pairs with Bradley Park’s Tom Wild and Gary Ward (8) scoring 42 points and edging out Tom’s assistant Josh Lester and Ben Kaye (5) by one point.

The am-am was even tighter with three pairs on 42 points, Michael Hanson (10) partnered by new Bradley Park greenkeeper Joel Marsh (9) won on a back nine count-back, thanks to two nett eagles in the last three holes,

Clubmates Graham Hunt (8) and Barry Workman (15) were second and Jonathan Binns (5) and Fergus Barron (3) from Dewsbury were third.

Only 52 players took part and officials are hoping for better support in later events.

The next Alliance is at Meltham next Tuesday.

Pro-am: 1, T.Wild Pro & G.Ward 8 (Bradley Park) 42 pts; 2, Josh Lester Pro & P.Kaye 5 (Bradley Park) 41; 3, S.Race Pro & R.Bruce 9 (Meltham) 37.

Am-am: 1, M.Hanson 10 & J.Marsh 9 (Bradley Park) 42; 2, B.Workman 15 & G.Hunt 8 (Bradley Park) 42; 3, J.Binns 5 & F.Barron 3 (Dewsbury) 42; 4, N.Hirst 11 & D.Knapton 12 (Outlane) 41; 4, L.Pilkington 1 & Oliver Shaw 6 (Crosland Heath) 41; 6, N.Paxman 9 & T.Baier 13 (Meltham) 40; 7, J.Smith 14 & A.Mellor 12 (Outlane) 39; 7, D.Oldham 11 & J.Crosland 10 (Meltham) 39; 7, G.Hollingdrake 8 & G.Moffat1 4 (Bradley Park) 39; 7, I.Saxton 6 & T.Dyson 12 (Meltham) 39; 11, P.Smith 20 & A.Stringer 9 (Bradley Park) 38; 11, M.Russell 20 & E.Pearson 17 (Crosland Heath) 38; 13, M.Dempsey 12 & P.Sellen 14 (Ind.Huddersfield) 37; 13, M.Keenan 12 & M.Clowery 13 (Longley Park) 37; 15, M.Maude 3 & D.Hallas 9 (Meltham) 36; 16, R.Wimpenny 12 & S.Whitham 13 (Crosland Heath) 35; 17, K.Waddington 20 & M.Phillips 20 (Bradley Park) 34; 18, R.Johnson 18 & C.Holmes 7 (Meltham) 33; 19, G.Simpson 18 & M.Simmons 20 (Marsden) 32; 19, C.McFadzean 5 & C.Rollings 16 (Bradley Hall) 32; 21, R.Johnstone 14 & F.Parker 13 (Meltham) 31; 21, P.Bramhall 10 & P.Kelly 15 (Meltham) 31; 23, A.Hirst 14 & M.Robinson 20 (Bradley Hall) 22.