Dewsbury GC clean up silverware

Dewsbury GC clean up silverware

DEWSBURY GOLF CLUB cleaned up the prizes at the Halifax, Huddersfield and District Golf Alliance Page Trophy played at Halifax Bradley Hall.

Ashley Johnson claimed the main prize, the Page Trophy, following rounds of 68 and 69 playing off a handicap of six. 

Fellow Dewsbury District member Fergus Barron (three) finished runner-up with a total of 141 before assistant professional James Ward stepped up to collect the Colin H Swain Trophy for the best scores by a professional following rounds of 74 and 70.

The result also helped Dewsbury claim the overall club championship from 22 other clubs where the best scores from the 10 events throughout the winter count towards an order of merit.

The icing on the cake came when Dewsbury head professional Nigel Hirst secured the professional order of merit. He has played in every Page Trophy since 1971, winning the Swain Trophy five times, and had to finish in the top three to claim the title. 

The canny Hirst, who is set to retire at the end of the year which will mark 44 successive years at the club, took the team for a practice round the week before the event so they knew exactIy what to expect. 

He said: “To get a clean sweep at the Page Trophy, which marks the end of the winter alliance, is a fantastic achievement for the club. 

“I like to think of the lads who represented the club as my version of the Busby Babes as I have taught all of them from being youngsters.”

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