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Course conditions for September 27, 2016
Willow Valley Championship Course
Pine Valley Course
It turned out to be another great weekend of golf for the Willow Valley members, both at home and also away in outside competitions.
Our weekly Saturday Stableford was won by Shaun Helliwell with a score of 38 points. George Parkinson was the runner up, narrowly losing on countback with the same score. The second division seen Mark Budby take the honours with an excellent score of 40 points. Martin Howland was the runner up with an also impressive score of 39 points.
Sunday brought the September Stableford and an excellent turnout as always. Paul Williamson took the victory in the first division with 39 points. Jeremy Bakes was the next best with a score of 36 points. The second division was a much tighter affair with Richard Chamberlain pipping Chris Riley via countback. Both scored well with 39 points.
The club was also represented over the weekend in a number of outside competitions. Adam Turner and Steve Wood did incredibly well to win the Huddersfield & Halifax District Union Foursomes Championship on Sunday. The final took place at Halifax Ogden Golf Club on Sunday with our team defeating Outlane 2&1 over the 36 hole final. Furthermore, Mark Budby and Laurence Balmforth won The Mellor Trophy, beating the Marsden Golf Club team by a an incredible score of 9&7. A big well done to everyone involved!
Despite the winter-esque conditions on Saturday, the weekends turnout at Willow Valley was seemingly not dampened with over 90 competitive cards submitted. In harmony with the weather the results were also quite varied with the weekend producing 13 2’s and scores ranging from 5 better than the respective handicap right through to DQ’s & NR’s.
The Friday 9 hole competition saw Peter Donaldson win on a card playoff with 18 points. Well done Peter.
Saturdays competition produced drama with the first division winner disqualified and stripped of the title due to an unsigned scorecard, leaving Zia Khan to take the honors with a respectable score of 34 points. John Freeman claimed second with 30 points. The second division winner was Michael Conboy with 36 points beating Gary Whitworth into second place by three points. The tough scoring was mirrored by the course standard scratch which was elevated to one over par (73).
Sundays Medal competition had the largest field of the weekend and was witness to the unlikely introduction, for the time of year, of preferred lies on the closely mown areas. George Branch continued his form of producing sub-handicap scores with a nett 68 which was more than good enough to take 1st place and lowest gross score in the 1st division. This was closely followed by a score of 70 by Daniel Waddington. The second division was won by Willow Valleys own Karl “Larko” Larkin with an impressive 67 nett. Second place was claimed by Kali Shergill with an also excellent 68.
Well done to all the winners and thank you for your continued support of the club competitions.
Saturday’s Medal seen good scoring despite very tough conditions. M Tyas won the first class section via countback with a nett 70. The unlucky runner up was S Durkin. The second class section seen A Ahmed take the honours with a nett 69, beating R Irons into second place with a nett 71.
The August Stableford on Sunday had the biggest field of 2016 outwith the Majors. A big thanks to everyone for turning out and making it a very competitive day! S Butcher returned a total of 41 points to win the first class section. B Adamson was the runner up with an also excellent score of 40 points. C Adamson won the second class section with 41 points, beating Vice Captain Cassidy by a single point. The day resulted in a number of handicap cuts so well done to everyone that managed to achieve this!