HALIFAX  HUDDERSFIELD & DISTRICT GOLF ALLIANCE

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2013 - 2014 SEASON SUMMARY

Event

Pro-Am  Winners

Am-Am  Winners

Hanging Heaton

Gareth  Moore / Paul Ratcliffe

Hanging  Heaton

Nick Hirst / Dave Knapton

Outlane

Adam Walker / Aaron Schnacke

Ind.Huddersfield

Meltham

Jack Pearcey /  Gordon Moffat

Bradley  Park

Aaron Schnacke / Rob Turner

Ind. Huddersfield

Gareth Evans / Nick Day

Crow  Nest Park

West End

David  Delaney / Clive McFadzean

Bradley  Hall

David  Rollinson / Graham Brazier

West  End

Dewsbury

Nigel  Hirst / Jason Weston

Dewsbury

Simon Whitham/ Richard Wimpenny

Crosland  Heath

Halifax

Tom  Wild / Gary Ward

Bradley  Park

James Ward / Fred Speight

Dewsbury

Chris Hanson / Gary Shuttleworth

Ind.  Woodsome / Bradley Hall

Crosland  Heath

Lee Shepherd / Chris  Lander

Stadium Golf /  Bradley Hall

Chris Holmes / Roy  Johnson

Meltham

Bradley Hall

Rob Booth / Josh  Bailes

Crosland Heath /  Bradley Hall

Jamie Smith / Andy  Shaw

Bradley Hall

Outlane

Gareth Evans /  Richard Langley-Web

Crow Nest Park

Dave Mitcheson /  Peter Ford

Bradley Park /  Outlane

Bradley Park

Gareth Evans / Rob  Gee

Crow Nest Park

Steve  Hopkinson / Declan Wadcock

Bradley Hall

Nigel Hirst / Jonathan Binns

Dewsbury

Tom Wild / Gary Ward

Bradley Park

Ryburn

Gareth Evans / Mark  Campbell

Crow Nest Park

Howard Bailey /  Trevor Ball

Dewsbury

Page Trophy

Gareth Evans

Crow Nest Park

James Smith

Halifax

Roger Heap Cup



Tim Copley

Ryburn

Comp

Club

HH

MEL

WE

DEW

OGD

CH

BH

OUT

BP

R.P.

P.T.

Total

01-Oct

15-Oct

05-Nov

14-Nov

26-Nov

18-Feb

04-Mar

06-May

01-Apr

15-Apr

29-Apr

G. Evans*

Crow Nest Park


10


3

3

8


10

10

10

10

64

N.P. Hirst

Dewsbury

6

6

8

10




6

10

3

8

57

T. Wild

Bradley Park


2


6

10



8

10

8


44

D. Delaney

Bradley Hall


6

10

8

2

5


6




37

D. Arber

West End

5


2

3

2

5

2


5

3


27

J. Pearcey

Bradley Park


10


6



5


2

4


27

A.Walker

Ind. Huddersfield

10


6


6

3






25

R. Stansfield

Bradley Park



5



1

8


2


6

22

S.Race

Meltham


6

3


6





6


21

C. Hanson*

Ind Woodsome Hall





10

8






18

T.Pollard

Bradley Hall

4

2

4




5

2




17

G. Moore

Hanging Heaton

10





3






13

J.Lester

Crosland Heath






1

6


5



12

R. Booth*

Crosland Heath






1

10





11

D. Astin

Hebden Bridge




4






6


10

L. Shepherd

Ind. (Stadium)






10






10

D. Chapman

Outlane








6




6

N. Krzywicki

Halifax





6







6

N.Reeves

Ind. (Stadium)


6










6

J.Hill

Bradley Park









5



5

R. Lambert

Crosland Heath




1



2





3

Nigel Hirst has won the Order of Merit Prize which is limited to club pros and assistants

Club

HH

MEL

WE

DEW

OGD

CH

BH

OUT

BP

R.P.

TOTAL


01-Oct

15-Oct

05-Nov

14-Nov

26-Nov

18-Feb

04-Mar

06-May

01-Apr

15-Apr


Dewsbury

41

40

41

39

43

42

38

41

40

44

409

Crosland  Heath

45

39

36

41

42

41

41

41

40

39

405

Bradley Hall

34

38

42

37

43

42

46

41

40

39

402

Outlane

45

40

39

37

39

42

41

40

38

38

399

Meltham

41

42

41

34

41

44

43

33

39

40

398

Crow Nest  Park

39

40

39

33

40

43

37

44

40

43

398

Bradley Park

35

40

39

35

42

39

41

43

40

39

393

West End

38

35

45

34

39

42

39


39

35

346

Hebden Bridge


40

37

28

40

34

36


32

38

285

Marsden


35

38


40

42

37

39


31

262

Hanging  Heaton

43


40



41

40

30

36


230

Halifax



40


42

40

38


34


194

Longley Park

35



28


36



28

29

156

Elland



34

34


36

31




135

Castlefields

34

35

32

29







130

Ryburn






32




38

70

Todmorden







38




38

West End.


Another close result saw Bradley Hall’s David Delaney & Clive McFadzean (5) winners of the Pro-Am on 42 points from  Nigel Hirst & Carl Smallpage (7) of Dewsbury on 41 points.


Runaway winners of the Am-Am were the home club pair of Dave Rollinson (11) & Graham Brazier (13) with 45 points which included a dropped point in each half and a net eagle on the long par three 15th. A back nine count-back gave second place to Jimmy Caine (4) & Ed Battye (2) of Crosland Heath & Bradley Park from John Crosland (8) & Robert Whiteley (10) of Meltham on 41 points.


The course had recovered very well from the rains that forced a week’s postponement. The greens were excellent as usual although very soft. Play was from the back of the white tees. There was early mist, overcast then showery in early afternoon, brightening later. Winds were light and gusty.


There were 13 net eagles recorded, four on the 2nd, 3 on the 11th, two on the 3rd.

Dewsbury District


A convincing win for the home club pro and Captain, Nigel Hirst paired with Jason Weston (5) scored a very good 39 points, the highlight being a net eagle on the long par 3 16th by Weston. In second place were David Delaney and Paul Hesselden (12) of Bradley Hall on 37 points.


An even more convincing win for Crosland Heath’s Simon Whitam (11) and Richard Wimpenny (13) with an outstanding 41 points in a round that finished as the light faded. Winning a count-back for second were Mathew Russell (19) and Ed Pearson (17), also of Crosland Heath, on 38 points from Danny Hartley (1) and John Awork (8) of Dewsbury.


The course was quite wet with very soft greens which were true and quick for the time of year. The course in the wind was probably as difficult as it can be. It was fine, dry and sunny but with a strong wind.


Because of the conditions it was not going to be a quick round but five and a half hours is unacceptable. In future we will be recording start and finish times of each pair and anyone shown to be causing delay will be penalized.


Halifax.


Hole-in-one by Frank Greaves


There was very good and close scoring in both divisions and a welcome improvement in the pace of play from the last event. Frank Greaves of West End scored a hole-in-one on the second, a very rare occurrence in an Alliance. Chris Hanson eagled both par fives and there were 19 net eagles in total (not counting those on the 12th ).


There very good entry of 11 Professionals and a total of 53 pairs, a full entry for the limited daylight.


It was cold and dry at the start but getting windy and with light drizzle at the end.


The course was generally dry, greens not too soft but speed and breaks a little inconsistent but very good for end of November. Play was generally from the forward tees and the par fives were down-wind.


Leading the Pro-Am with one of the first cards returned were Tom Wild and Gary Ward (8) of Bradley Park with 42 points who were joined on the same score by late starters Chris Hanson and Gary Suttleworth (10) of Ind. Woodsome Hall & Bradley Hall. A further three pairs were on 41 points and third prize was awarded to Simon Race and Tony Baier (13) of Meltham.


In the Am-Am  the first three places tied on 43 points and were decided on a back nine count-back. Winners were James Ward (scr) and Fred Speight (8) of Dewsbury, second were Paul Hesselden (12) and Colin Walker (14) of Bradley Hall and third were Danny Hartley (1) and Robert Speight (4) of Dewsbury. A further four pairs were on 41 points and another six were on 40.

Crosland Heath


After weeks of wind and rain we had quiet dry day for the first Alliance of the year and the scoring reflected this. 46 points gave clear win in the Pro-Am to Lee Shepherd and Chris Lander and the Am-Am was won with 44 points by Chris Holmes and Roy Johnson.


The fairways were dry and although the greens were soft they were quite good. The bunkers, most of which were flooded the day before, had been raked to make them playable. Play from the forward winter tees helped scoring, particularly on the longer holes. It was generally dry with occasional sunshine and showers and very light wind.


Pro-Am: A fine win for Lee Shepherd and Chris Lander (1) of Stadium Golf and Bradley Hall with 46 points, an eagle and 6 birdies for Lee and a 2 net birdies for Chris. A tie for second place on 43 points between Garreth Evans and Barry Seymour (13) of Crow Nest Park and Chris Hanson and Garry Shuttleworth (10), Ind Woodsome Hall and Bradley Hall


Am-Am: A good win for Meltham’s Chris Holmes (5) and Roy Johnson (15) with 44 points, a net eagle and 6 net birdies but a dropped point on the first hole. There were 6 pairs with 42 points and on count-back second were Brent Ashton (14) and Darren Cooper (14) of Outlane, third were Mike Appleyard (7) and Steve Hopkinson (6) of Bradley Hall and fourth were Steve Wilkinson (13) and Keith Ellis (14), also of Bradley Hall.

Bradley Hall.


A good entry of 14 Professionals and a total of 62 pairs competed over a very wet Bradley Hall course with some casual water on some fairways but the greens were quite firm but holding, playing very well for winter. The day started cold, wet and breezy but dry and warmer with less wind in the afternoon.


In the Pro-Am it was a close result for first and second with Rob Booth of Crosland Heath partnered by Josh Bailes of Bradley Hall (6) coming out on top with 45 points. This was Josh’s first game of the year and he contributed half the points including a net eagle on the 3rd hole. In second place on 44 points were Rob Stansfield of Bradley Park and Crosland heath’s Luke Pilkington (2) while third place went to the Crosland Heath pairing of Joe Lester and Oliver Shaw (7) on 41 points.


In the Am-Am we had a remarkable score of 46 points for Jamie Smith off plus 1 and Andy Shaw off scratch produced a clear win for the home club pair, Josh contributing 6 birdies and Andy an eagle and 3 birdies. A better back nine gave second place to David Campbell (5) and Robert Berry (16) of Meltham from Jake Smith (13) and Andy Mellor (13) of Longley Park and Outlane, both with 43 points.

Outlane.


The Pro-Am was won by Gareth Evans and Richard Langley-Webb (9) of Crow Nest Park just edging Tom Wild and Gary Ward (8) of Bradley Park thanks largely to the chip-in net albatross on the par 5 twelfth hole.  Gary Ward had a net eagle on the par 4 second and Enzo Sechi net eagled the par 4 tenth.


The Am-Am was won by Dave Mitcheson (13) and Peter Ford (18) of Bradley Park and Outlane from a three way tie for second. This was resolved on back nine count-back in favour of Steve Hopkinson (6) and Alliance President Mick Appleyard (7) of Bradley Hall. Net eagles were achieved by Mark Campbell, Lenny Campey, Dave Knapton, John Lawton and John Morris.


It was a bright sunny day with occasional cloud and a cool breeze instead of the heavy rain that caused the abandonment of this fixture last March. The course was dry, the greens good but not yet perfect. There was plenty of grass on the fairways and the rough very lush and resistant.

Bradley Park.

Close scoring with the course playing very long, as it usually does in early spring, produced ties in both sections.


 In the Pro-Am there was a very close result with three tied for first place on 40 points. Tom Wild and Gary Ward (8) of Bradley Park, Nigel Hirst and Jonathan Binns (6) of Dewsbury and Gareth Evans and Rob Gee (5) of Crow Nest Park. A net Eagle by Gee on the 18th was the only real highlight on a day when consistency was the key.


 In the Am-Am first place went to Steve Hopkinson (6) and Declan Wadcock (17) of Bradley Hall on count-back from Trevor Williams (13) and Ed Pearson (18) of Crosland Heath with 40 points. A five way tie for third on 39 points was resolved on count-back in favour of Dave Mitcheson (13) and Donald Harrison (13) of Bradley Park. Again the highlight was a net eagle on the 18th by Wadcock as consistency was the feature on all the leading scores.


 A very grey start to the day but cleared by mid morning leaving a fine sunny hot afternoon with no wind.


 The course was very wet with some casual water on some fairways, preferred lies through the green and all bunkers were GUR. The greens were very soft allowing target golf but were quite bumpy due to footmarks. Play was from the back tees and with no run on the ball the course played very long and the pins were also in quite difficult locations.


 We had a reasonable entry of 11 Professionals and a total of 52 pairs.


Ryburn.


The Ron Parkinson Trophy was won by Howard Bailey and Trevor Ball of Dewsbury District G.C. by one point from Gareth Evans and Mark Campbell of Crow Nest Park G.C.


There was clear win in the Pro-Am for Gareth Evans and Mark Campbell (8) of Crow Nest Park G.C. with 43 points. They had a slow start with bogies on the first two holes but more net birdies than pars from then on. Mark contributed the bulk of the points. In second place on 39 points were Tom Wild and Barry Workman (12) of Bradley Park G.C.


An even better score of 44 points  won the Am-Am for Howard Bailey (14) and Trevor Ball (16) of Dewsbury District G.C. A birdie on the difficult par 3 opening hole and a net birdie on the second got them off to a fast start and a net eagle on the tenth led to the 8 under par score. In second pace on 40 points were Ian Saxton (6) and Roy Johnson (15) of Meltham G.C.

Halifax.


Jamie Smith wins the Page Trophy and Tim Copley the Roger Heap Cup. The Colin H Swain Trophy was won by Gareth Evans and the Emmie Smith Trophy by Crosland Heath.


Dense fog delayed the start by 75 minutes but had fully cleared by late morning leaving a warm sunny day with only very light wind. The course was in fine condition although not yet up to summer standard.

Page Trophy won by Halifax member Jamie Smith with a handicap of plus one returning two rounds of 67 gross, 68 net, for a 4 under par net total of 136. A tie on 138 resolved by back 18 count-back in favour of Ryan Greenwood of Elland (71+67) off scratch from Paul Marsland of Crosland Heath (67+71) off 13.


Colin H Swain Trophy for best Professional won by Gareth Evans of Crow Nest Park with 71+71 for 142 narrowly from Nigel Hirst of Dewsbury District with 73+70 for 143 with Rob Stansfield of Bradley Park the only other completing the course.


The Emmie Smith Team Trophy went to Crosland Heath with a total of 433 scored by Ade Wallis (9), Oliver Shaw (7) and Simon Whitam (12).


Best Gross prize went to Adam Crum (1) of Dewsbury with 74+70 for 144, best morning round prize went to Rod Speight (4) of Dewsbury with 67 net and best afternoon round to Noel Ward (15) of Crosland Heath with a superb 64 net.


The Roger Heap Memorial Cup was won by Tim Copley (14) of Ryburn with a net 68 on count-back from Brian Moroney (16) of Outlane with Clive McFadzean (5) of Bradley Hall in third with 69.