DEWSBURY golfer Bob Oldroyd has set a record.

Having joined Dewsbury District in 1963 as a 13-year-old, he went on to gain his first club honour by winning the Junior Knockout Trophy in 1968.

Then, 16 years later, Oldroyd beat all-comers to win the club’s Scratch Open Championship.

Now, to cap a remarkable sequence of titles, he has won Dewsbury’s Veterans Championship for over 55s – the first man in the club’s 119-year history to win all three.

Off the course he became the competition secretary from 1999 until 2004, while in 2005 he was elected club captain.

When he took his first junior title he was playing off a handicap of 20, which he reduced to five before winning the Scratch crown. As a veteran, he still plays off eight.

“I lost in the final of the Veterans last year, and I really focused on trying to win it this time, but it’s now much harder since the handicap system changed, allowing full handicaps to be used in matchplay,” said Oldroyd.

“I managed to beat our vice-captain and good friend Paul Jackson in the semi-final, despite having to concede 10 strokes, and then beat Tom Nicholson in the final.

“I’m delighted to have won all three titles – I believe it’s the first time it’s been done at the club.”