Two of Huddersfield’s best lady golfers have helped Yorkshire lift the Northern Counties Golf Champion title.
Nicky Buxton of Woodsome Hall and Fixby’s young Megan Lockett were in the Yorkshire team which beat Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and Lancashire to claim top spot last week at Bishop Auckland.
The competition was held over five days and consisted of three foursomes matches in the morning and six singles in the afternoon.
The other Yorkshire team members were Charlotte Austwick (Fulford), Kirsty Beckwith (Alwoodley), Emma Brown – County Champion (Malton & Norton) – Sophie Godley (Lindrick), Megan Garland (Selby), Holly Morgan (Lees Hall), Rebecca Wood (Hallamshire) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham).
Yorkshire County Captain, Carole Waights, said: “We were well prepared and we all worked as a team, the girls were fantastic giving 110% every day.”
The team go forward to the English finals to be held at The Wilmslow Golf Club between September 16 and 20.
The Wednesday Society enjoyed beautiful weather and fine views over the Pennines as they played at Marsden in perfect conditions this week.
Winner of the First Division was Chris Holmes (8) of Meltham with 35 points. Runner-up was Jake Smith (13) of Meltham on 33pts. Second Division winner was John Sheard (16) Bradley Park 37pts, while runner-up was David Crowther (24) of Outlane on 35pts.
The Society are holding a day out at Howley Hall on July 3, followed by the next meeting at Bradley Park on July 10. All are welcome to attend.
Another Huddersfield golfer has won a designer watch for a hole-in-one in a club competition.
Longley Park player Michael Traverse, 59, scored his ace on the 168-yard, par-three 18th.
He wins a commemorative watch from BOSS.
The company are rewarding club golfers with a watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15 and October 31 this year. The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses the HowDidiDo website.