ANOTHER golfing Colcombe is making massive progress.
Following in the footsteps of grandfather Kenneth, father Michael and brother Matthew, Fixby Junior Open winner Adam Colcombe has reduced his handicap by a massive 10 strokes this year.
The 15-year-old Almondbury High student – who was Longley Park’s most improved player last year (it’s their presentations again on Sunday) – is down to eight following his win at Fixby and several other terrific rounds.
In the Open he carded a gross 74 off 11 and that included a five at the par three 17th, otherwise he would have dropped only one shot.
He won the best nett and best gross prize in that event and is hoping it might qualify him nationally in a competition for those carding the best rounds of the year in the county.
While Matthew – who is a three-handicapper and has Longley Park membership but play out of Huddersfield Golf Club next year – is in the Halifax-Huddersfield Union team, granddad Kenneth is a member at Dewsbury District along with Michael, who was Union champion in 1989 having twice won the Junior Matchplay (a title won by Matthew last year).