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Dewsbury District Golf Club  Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Scoring was very good in ideal conditions at the Pinnacle course with outstanding scores for all the prize winners.

First out in the morning were Dewsbury assistant James Ward and partner Fergus Barron (3) whose 46 points looked unassailable until 3 hours later it was surpassed by James's boss Nigel Hirst partnered by Dewsbury Captain Mike McGrath (13) on 47 points. Nigel commented that it was the best performance by an amateur partner he could remember at about 8 under net par. The winning Pro-Am card included an eagle by Nigel on the par 5 eleventh and 8 net birdies for Mike. The runners-up had 7 birdies for James.

It was evident that very good golf would also be needed to win the Am-Am with early scores in the 40's and a fine 46 points carded by Oliver Shaw (4) of Crosland Heath and partner Oliver Hague (11) of Bradley Hall looked a sure winner. However, last out Mike Dempsey (11) and Pete Newey (17), independent members from Fixby, came in with 47 points for the win. Pete had two net eagles at the consecutive par 5's to go with the pairs 7 net birdies. Oliver Shaw had a gross eagle at the 11th to go with their 8 net birdies.

In all there were 15 net eagles, 9 of them coming on the par 5's. The competition was played in near ideal conditions with a light breeze and occasional sunshine. The course was very good with the receptive greens having a good speed for this time of year, the ball rolling out very well.

Last week we sent two 10 man teams to the “National Alliance” at Chesterfield Golf Club but could get nowhere near the winning score of the Manchester Alliance.

The next Alliance is at West End Golf Club on Tuesday 30 October.