Yorkshire golf: Huddersfield GC members enjoy walk back in time to days of hickory-shafted clubs

Huddersfield GC staged a competition played with hickory-shafted clubs as they began their 125th anniversary celebrations. The lower picture shows Dr Husband, the club's president in June 1912, at the prize presentation for the Yorkshire amateur championship.
Huddersfield GC staged a competition played with hickory-shafted clubs as they began their 125th anniversary celebrations. The lower picture shows Dr Husband, the club's president in June 1912, at the prize presentation for the Yorkshire amateur championship.

HUDDERSFIELD GC got their 125th anniversary celebrations underway by taking a step back into the past.

Forty eight members took part in a hickory-shafted golf day, competing in a nine-hole Texas scramble.

Clockwise, from top left: Huddersfield GC president Charles Webb and captain Parnell Reilly with Yorkshire Ladies County Golf Association president Heather Cawdry; the club's honorary ladies' secretary Joyce Ironside; Rabbits' captain Ian Hill and captain Parnell Reilly.

Clockwise, from top left: Huddersfield GC president Charles Webb and captain Parnell Reilly with Yorkshire Ladies County Golf Association president Heather Cawdry; the club's honorary ladies' secretary Joyce Ironside; Rabbits' captain Ian Hill and captain Parnell Reilly.

Most members truly got into the spirit of the event by competing wearing period dress.

Club traditions were upheld with an after-competition meal of pie and peas.

Coming back up to date, 27-handicapper Joanne Folwell won the club's Ladies April Stableford Combined Competition with 34 pts, aided by four net birdies at holes three, five, six and 12.

Maxine Rowlands, who plays off 23, will rue a final hole blob that cost her the chance of tieing Folwell.

She finished two points back in second place having scored an impressive 19pts on the back nine with the help of net birdies at holes 11, 12, 16 and 17.

Fellow 23-handicapper Suzanne Loughenbury also amassed 32pts, but was placed third on a count back over the last six holes.