Ace for Greaves in Ogden Alliance

Former Halifax GC professional Dave Delaney, now at Bradley Hall, at yesterday's Ogden Alliance
Former Halifax GC professional Dave Delaney, now at Bradley Hall, at yesterday's Ogden Alliance

Halifax Golf Club’s claims to have made the course a little more forgiving in recent years were backed up by the scores in yesterday’s last Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance meeting of 2013.

In decent conditions, there were 19 nett eagles. West End’s Frank Greaves had a hole in one on the second and Woodsome Hall’s Chris Hanson had threes on both par fives.

Organisers were pleased with a turnout of 53 pairs, including 11 pro-am combinations.

After a cold, dry start, conditions were windier and with light drizzle at the end.

The greens were in good condition for the time of year and scoring was decent and very close in both divisions.

Two pro-am pairs scored 42 points with early starters Tom Wild and Gary Ward (8) of Bradley Park joined late on by Hanson and Bradley Hall’s Gary Shuttleworth (10).

A further three pairs were on 41 points and third prize was awarded to Simon Race and Tony Baier (13) of Meltham.

The leading three am-am combinations had 43 points and places were decided on a back nine count-back with Dewbury players taking first and third.

The winners were James Ward (scr) and Fred Speight (8). Second were Paul Hesselden (12) and Colin Walker (14) of Bradley Hall and third were Danny Hartley (1) and Robert Speight (4).

A further four pairs were on 41 points and another six were on 40.

The next Alliance is at Crosland Heath on Tuesday, February 18.

Scores - pro-am: 1 T.Wild Pro & G.Ward 8 (Bradley Park) 42 pts, 1 C.Hanson Pro & G.Shuttleworth 10 (Ind. Woodsome/Bradley Hall) 42, 3 S.Race Pro & T.Baier 13 (Meltham) 41, 4 A.Walker Pro & A.Schnacke +1 (Ind Huddersfield) 41,

4 N.Krzywicke Pro & J.Broadbent 13 (Halifax) 41, 6 G.Evans Pro & N.Day 7 (Crow Nest Park) 40, 7 D.Delaney Pro & S.Sandie 4 (Bradley Hall) 39, 7 D.Arber Pro & D.Bradley 11 (West End) 39, 9 D.Astin Pro & S.Frewin 12 (Elland/Hebden Bridge) 38, 10 T.Pollard Pro & M.Appleyard 7 (Bradley Hall) 37; 11, R.Lambert Pro & S.Burns 8 (Crosland Heath) 36.

Am-am: 1 J. Ward Scr & F.Speight 8 (Dewsbury) 43 pts, 2 P.Hesselden 12 & C.Walker 14 (Bradley Hall) 43, 3 D.Hartley 1 & R.Speight 4 (Dewsbury) 43, 4 J.Smith +1 & S.Smith 4 (Halifax) 42, 4 H.Bailey 14 & T.Hall 16 (Dewsbury) 42, 4 L.Pilkington 2 & O.Shaw 7 (Crosland Heath) 42, 4 D.Stafford 1 & F.Greaves 1 (Todmorden/West End) 42, 8 P.Doolan 15 & J.Perks 7 (Marsden) 40, 8 K.Weatherill 9 & C.Richards 11 (Hebden Bridge) 40, 8 M.Campbell 8 & R.Langley-Webb 9 (Crow Nest Park) 40, 8 S.Hopkinson 7 & R.Fairburn 7 (Bradley Hall) 40, 8 T.Gerrard 6 & G.Gerrard 10 (Halifax) 40, 8 N.Burkett 1 & C.Lander 1 (Halifax) 40, 14 M. Powell 15 & N.Griffith 20 (West End) 39, 14 N.Hirst 11 & D.Knapton 12 (Outlane) 39, 14 M.Dempsey 10 & P.Newey 13 (Ind.Huddersfield) 39, 17 R.Berry 16 & D.Campbell 5 (Meltham) 38, 17 S.Whitham 11 & R.Wimpenny 13 (Crosland Heath) 38, 17 B.Cassidy 10 & M. Atkinson 12 (Outlane) 38, 17 P.Walker 7 & P.Reynolds 13 (Outlane) 38, 17 G.Booby 6 & D.Senior 9 (Hebden Bridge) 38, 17 J.Lawton 5 & S.Beeby 5 (Outlane) 38, 23 M.Holdsworth 11 & A.Hirst 13 (Bradley Hall) 37, 23 A.Wallis 10 & S.Hitchinor 8 (Crosland Heath) 37, 23 M.Armitage 8 & A.Tyndall 20 (Bradley Hall) 37, 23 C.Holmes 5 & D.Law 7 (Meltham) 37, 27 A.Henderson 18 & D.Phare 16 (Outlane) 36, 27 S.Ward 14 & I.Pearson 20 (Dewsbury) 36, 27 R.T.Williams 13 & R.Pearson 16 (Bradley Park) 36, 30 R.Sharp 20 & P.Davis 20 (Outlane) 35, 30 C.Hoyle 13 & R.Hutchinson 20 (Hebden Bridge) 35, 30 P.Heywood 11 & K.Bruce 20 (Marsden) 35, 30 J.Caine 4 & E.Battye 2 (Crosland Heath/Bradley Park) 35, 34 J.Harper 14 & B.Auckland 19 (Meltham) 34, 34 J.Crosland 8 & R.Johnson 15 (Meltham) 34, 34 I.Saxton 6 & S.Hanley 17 (Meltham) 34, 37 D.Makin 17 & E.Sechi 16 (Outlane) 33, 37 B.Martin 12 & B.Workman 12 (Bradley Park) 33, 37 A.Curley 6 & J.Horner 14 (Dewsbury) 33.