Valley retain title in runaway style

Willow Valley's winning team'''IMG_0941.JPG     winning team from Willow Valley GC from the left Steve'Butcher, Shaun Helliwell, Steven Wood and Chris Sweeney
Willow Valley's winning team'''IMG_0941.JPG winning team from Willow Valley GC from the left Steve'Butcher, Shaun Helliwell, Steven Wood and Chris Sweeney

Willow Valley were easy winners of yesterday’s Halifax-Huddersfield Handicap Team Championship at Dewsbury District GC.

Their quartet of Chris Sweeney, Daniel Waddington, Steven Wood and Jeremy Bakes had a total of 333.

They beat the 22 other competing clubs by at least 16 shots - surely one of the wisest margins in the history of the event.

Outlane were a distant second with Crow Nest Park third.

Willow Valley were retaining the title, having won from Hanging Heaton at Bradley Park 12 months ago.

They took 10 shots more on that occasion and Sweeney and Wood were also in their winning team then.

Result: 1, Willow Valley 333 (C Sweeney 79, D Waddington 80, S Wood 84, J Bakes 90; 2, Outlane 349 (S McKenzie 79, R H Patrice 86, D Cooper 92, M Walker 92); 3 Crow Nest Park 351 (G Owen 85, C Wood 86, S Brown 89, M Ashton 91: 4, Marsden 351 (K J Beaumont 84, S Mozley 85, P Heywood 89, A Haywood 93); 5, Huddersfield 354 (D Fox 85, A Russell 86, S Henbest 88, A Marlow 95); 6, Todmorden 354 (W Duckworth 86, M J Brown 87, G Jones 90, G P Duckworth 91); 7, Crosland Heath 355 (N C Hibbert 82, T Murphy 90, S Whittaker 91, P A Land 92); 8, Bradley Park 356 (G Moffat 84, A Taylor 85, M. R. Hanson 87, R Suddick 100); 9, Longley Park 356 (K Booth 86, S.C Ruta 86, R Armillei 90, R B Stacey 94); 10, Dewsbury District 357 (M Weston 83); 11, Halifax 358 (S Willis 86, N Wade 89, T Reidy 91, A Anderson 92); 12, Ryburn 360 (D Brady 85, J Burton 87, T Copley 94, N Hesselden 94); 13, Hanging Heaton 360 (S Wailes 87, J Ratcliffe 89, S Colquhoun 91, O Broadbent 93); 14, Halifax Bradley Hall 363 (R A Pilkington 84, D Vickerman 89, T Greenwood 92, A Nicholson 98); 15, Meltham 365 (D J Buckley 85, S Cooper 86, A Bate 93, T Hellawell 101; 16, Queensbury 366 (P Cheesbrough 88, K Galloway 91, J Ritchie 93, P Nolan 94); 17, Lightcliffe 369 (M Peel 82, I Mason 85, P Marshall 98, E Kokans 104); 18, Hebden Bridge 373 (C Gee 87, C Richards 92, Sam Scholes 92, Steve Scholes 102); 19, West End 375 (G Abernethy 87, P Russell 92, J Mellor 94, J Naylor 102); 20, Saddleworth 377 (T Isaacs 84, S Hanson 96, G Godwin 96, D Taylor 101); 21, Woodsome Hall 381 (R E Prince 87, I Cooper 91, M.R Wood 101, A Latif 102); 22, Elland 385 (M Tooby 88, L Neimantas 94, M Bradley 96, R Bradley 107); 23, Castlefields 472 (D Jennings 85, D Brown 92, R Badrock 94, A Bottomley NR).

Individual nett: 1, G Moffat Bradley Park 69.