IT’S been a busy summer so far for Julian and Michelle Hadala at the Barge in Brighouse. As another football season approaches the couple are once again sponsoring Brighouse Town FC as well as supporting many other sporting teams that operate from the pub.
The Barge Golf Society is now in its third year with 28 members. Julian and Michelle have just kitted them out with golf shirts with the Barge logo.
The society had its first competition at Bradley Park in April which was won by John McEwan. Their second competition was played at Wike Ridge in May and won by Keith Wells and the third competition was at Rudding Park, Harrogate, last month.
The next outing for the society will be a competition at Woodhall Hills on July 28.
“The lads have a great time and we have had the opportunity to play some fantastic courses,” said Julian.
There was a recent trip to Las Vegas for Julian and Michelle when they attended a family wedding there.
While there they visited many of the well-known hotels and took the famous trip to the Grand Canyon via helicopter which also flies over the Hoover Dam.
While in Caesar’s Palace hotel the couple had the opportunity to meet boxing legend turned film star Mike Tyson. Julian bought a pair of his shorts and a glove and had Tyson sign them. They also met American illusionists Penn and Teller.
“It was a great trip. We went to Michelle’s brother’s wedding in one of the famous little white chapels in Las Vegas,” said Julian.
Last weekend a group of 40 regulars headed out on an organised trip from the pub for a day at the races in York - a great day was had by all.
Tonight (Thursday) at the pub the jam session is with Mick Brown and the Psychoslinkys, on Friday The Circles return and on Saturday evening rock covers band Rock Solid will be on stage.