Woodsome Hall Golf Club held their annual dinner, in the clubhouse on Saturday 12th October 2019.
It was well attended and all enjoyed a very good evening. The President of the Yorkshire Union, Kevin Tucker, was unable to attend due to illness, but his place was taken by Jonathan Plaxton, a Past President. He spoke well and said that the Yorkshire Union was very appreciative of the welcome they had received when they held the Yorkshire Amateur Championship at the club during September. He also outlined the success of the Union and that Woodsome had some very good players - he especially mentioned Lilly Hirst, who recently won the Halifax Huddersfield District Unions Junior Matchplay championship.
The Woodsome Captain Tony Parker gave a speech setting out the club’s successes during the year so far and how humble he was to be the Captain of the Woodsome club.
The Final speaker was Darren McDonald, who entertained the attendees with his wit and magic.
NEW COUNTY LADIES DIVISION ONE SCRATCH TEAM CHAMPIONS
Woodsome Hall Ladies beat Huddersfield Ladies at Harrogate in the final of the Yorkshire Ladies County Golf Association's Division One Scratch Team Championship to curtail their local rivals' five-year reign.
It also ended a 25-year wait for Woodsome Hall since they had previously held aloft the Silver Trophy.
The Woodsome Hall Ladies initally played a semi-final in the morning against Ganton, which was won on the 19th hole in the concluding game. Huddersfield beat Wakefield by the narrowest of margins in their semi-final.
The afternoon's final involved the two sides featuring a mixture of experienced players and youngsters of great promise.
Melissa Wood, of Woodsome Hall came out on top 2&1 in the opening match against her Yorkshire team-mate Hannah Holden, and the champions trailed by two when Lily Hirst beat fellow 16-year-old Jess Hosking on the 19th.
Huddersfield fielded two Yorkshire Veterans Ladies Golf Association county players in the next two matches, with Huddersfield's Pat Wrightson losing by one hole to Woodsome's Anne Taylor when her putt for a half lipped out at the last. Anne's daughter Emma was then beaten 2&1 by Veterans captain Huddersfield's Sandra Paul.
When Woodsome's Pamela Blake overcame Claire Roberts 3&2, Woodsome Hall had the fourth point they required to claim the trophy. The other two matches between Woodsome's Molly Lumley - (whose handicap has dropped from 18 to 8 this summer) and Huddersfield's Harriet Richardson, and Woodsome's Beth Prince and Huddersfield's Anita Mandl were called in.