Tigers gain revenge in Castlefields’ Ryder Cup

Throughout the golfing calendar, players at Castlefields Golf Club in Rastrick have been competing in various competitions leaving them with an order of merit placing.

The competition between top 10 “Tigers” (handicaps of 15 and below) competing and the “Rabbits” (16 and above) took place last Sunday using the Ryder C up format which was won last year by the Rabbits.

Five matches took place in the morning session with the Tigers taking an early lead winning three, drawing one and losing the last for a 3.5 to 1.5 lead going into the singles matches in the afternoon.

There were great performances from pairings Adrian Megson and David Bartliff, pictured above, along with the wildcard pairing of Richard Badcock and injured Brighouse Town footballer Will Tolley, whose pairing was a master-stroke from the Tiger captain Badcock despite Tolley’s initial reservations.

The afternoon started brightly for the Rabbits with some magical golf from Neil Wood in the opening match leaving Daz Brown psychologically battered and bruised, and this set up an afternoon fightback by the Rabbits.

The fightback was soon brought to a halt though with solid performances from Damian Lynch and David Bartliff, who both won their respective matches to leave the Tigers in a solid position.

Lyndon Barraclough then ensured an unassailable lead for the Tigers by beating Brighouse Town Development Team manager Charles Tolley.

Mr Dependable, Richard Badcock, then won his match to record a famous revenge victory for the Tigers.

Mr Badcock thanked all players from both sides for a competitive day.