THE Lawrence Batley Seniors League’s 25th Anniversary golf competition was won by Meltham GC and Silkstone GC.
The clubs, represented by Malcolm Styring and Roy Johnson, and John Greaves and Stuart Byrom respectively, combined to win the event held in honour of the 25th anniversary of the formation of the league.
All 32 league clubs had two representatives playing in a shot gun start, with four man teams being formed by combining players from two clubs, and counting one score from each club to count on each hole.
Along with the competition, there was a lunch with Mr Bruce Firth speaking about the history of Lawrence Batley, and Mr Ken McCoy entertaining the golfers with stories and anecdotes.
The league was formed in 1987 with founding members Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Elland, Meltham, Mount Skip, Outlane, West End and Woodsome Hall, and by 1990 the league had expanded to 14 clubs playing in two sections.
The league continued to grow in popularity and numbers, and by the 1993 season there were 19 sides.
With the continual applications for entry to the league, in 1998 the league was divided into four seven-club sections.
By 2000 it was decided the league should not exceed 32 members and this was reached with the inclusion of Crow Nest Park and Wortley.