PETER FENTON, who was crowned English strokeplay champion when as a member at Fixby he claimed the Brabazon Trophy at Royal St Georges in 1996, has made a comeback with his former club Cleckheaton pay off handsomely.
He rediscovered his appetite for golf after spending some time out of the game competitively following an unsuccessful spell as a professional, rejoining Cleckheaton this season to make a big impact on Bradford Union events.
He topped that off by winning the Union matchplay championship, beating Baildon’s Ian Martin 2&1 at Bingley St Ives and becoming one of the few to have won such titles with different unions.
His matchplay victory, added to a high finish in the Bradford strokeplay, has earned him the Jim Wade Trophy for the best cumulative finish in those tournaments and confirmed him as Bradford’s Golfer of the Year.
Fenton progressed through the semi-finals by 3&2 against James Firth (Baildon).
Alex Keighley tied third in the Ryder Cup Wales 2010 WPGA event at Little Aston on two over par 74, a shot back from joint winners Katy Edwards (Ross on Wye) and Tracey Loveys (Bigbury).
The Fixby assistant, who picked up £93, tied third in Order of Merit behind Loveys and Edwards.
Woodsome Hall teenager Thomas Goodair is in the Yorkshire Under 18 coaching squad working with county coaches Graham Walker and Steve Robinson at The Oaks, York.
John Eyre, the Woodsome Hall pro, again has charge of a regional boys coaching squad at his club.
Though Adrian Ambler (Walton GC) and Aran Wainwright (Mid Yorkshire) made a big challenge for the title, local interest in the Skycaddie PGA Fourball championship supported by Footjoy at Forest Pines ended after 36 holes.