Yorkshire golf: Alison Tracey wins prestigious Wrightson Trophy at Huddersfield GC

Huddersfield GC lady golfer of the year Alison Tracey, right, with Sue Ramsbottom, left, winner of the Seniors and Second Division Trophy, and lady captain Jean Gee.
Huddersfield GC lady golfer of the year Alison Tracey, right, with Sue Ramsbottom, left, winner of the Seniors and Second Division Trophy, and lady captain Jean Gee.

ALISON TRACEY is Huddersfield GC's lady golfer of the year following a superb season in which she won the Florence Pickles and Challenge Trophies and placed runner-up in the Winter and Summer 11-hole events and the Wee Vase competition.

She received the prestigious Pat Wrightson Trophy at the ladies' presentation evening at Fixby, which was attended by more than 80 members along with visiting lady captains from Meltham, Bradley Park, Marsden, Woodsome Hall, Crosland Heath, Dewsbury and Longley Park.

Trophy winners at Huddersfield GC's ladies' presentation evening at Fixby.

Trophy winners at Huddersfield GC's ladies' presentation evening at Fixby.

Ladies' secretary Joyce Ironside invited lady captain Jean Gean to present the trophies, 29 in all, with octogenarian Ann Crowther taking home the Senior Ladies Veterans and nine-hole trophies.

Sue Ramsbottom, Val Gothard and Kathryn O'Hara also took two trophies apiece, but were bested by Pat Wrightson and Cathy Burger, who each stepped forward on three occasions.

Lady vice captain Liz Roberts did an excellent job of officiating proceedings and lady captain Jean Gee introduced all her visitors before the dinner, and it was clear the visiting captains had a wide range of talent for among them were a dentist, violinist cyclist, pilot and an OBE.

Guest speaker was club member Sue Maddocks, who has prepared bouquets for Princess Anne on two occasions as well as flowers for Westminster Abbey at the Order of the Garter Service in 2014, which was attended by the Queen.

She has also competed four times in the Chelsea Flower Show, winning one silver and three silver gilt medals.

Full list of winners

Winter 11-hole: Amanda Hill; Frozen Fingers: Pat Wrightson; Florence Pickles: Alison Tracey; Ladies Foursomes: T Jeffries & J Elam; Diamond Jubilee: Anita Mandl; 24-30 Handicap: Peta Oxley; Rabbits Trophy: Eva Lambert; Senior Trophy: Sue Ramsbottom; Junior Trophy: Megan Clarke; Summer 11-hole: Kathryn O'Hara; Challenge Trophy: Alison Tracey, Carrie Barker, Brenda Parker; Midsummer Bowl: Cathy Burger; Wee Vase: Linda Mallinson; Second Division Trophy: Sue Ramsbottom; Four Club: Val Gothard; Four Ball Better Ball Trophy: A Tracey and H Benson; Veterans Trophy: Linda Smith; Senior Ladies Veterans Trophy: Ann Crowther; Grannie Trophy: Joyce Ironside; Putting Cup: Chris Bullock; Millennium Bowl: Pat Wrightson; Harry Huth: Megan Lockett; Silver Salver: Claire Greenwood; Bronze Salver: Pat Poole; Nine-hole Competition: Ann Crowther; Calcutta: Carin Scrader; The Durrans Trophy: Cathy Burger; Stableford Trophy: Fiona Miller; Hordern Casket: Cathy Burger; LGU Quaiche: Maxine Rowlands; Sue Johnson Trophy: Val Gothard, Meg Brierley; Best Gross: Pat Wrightson and Megan Lockett; Armitage Bowl: Jess Hoskings; Green Trophy: Alison Graham; Pat Wrightson: Alison Tracey.

Hessle GC's Christmas better ball competition needed a countback to decide the winners after two pairs returned a score of 64.

Andy Challis and Ray Dawson took first place from Andy Marshall and Rich Roantree, with Tony Pickering and Jeff Taylor placing third on 66.

Division One of the club's weekend Christmas individual Stableford also ended in a tie, Darren Sharpe placing first ahead of Peter Thorne after both men totalled 37pts. Steve Fairbank was third, two points further adrift.

Tony Johnson was an emphatic winner of Division 2 with 41pts, five clear of second-placed Ian Millington and third-placed Darren Abbey.

Thursday's Christmas individual Stableford saw Peter Cutland best Paul Rutterford on countback (both 40pts ), Darren Moore a point back in third.

Division 2 winner was David Lambert (41pts), two ahead of Shaun Kavanagh who in turn was two clear of Chris Shepherd.