Club news


14/10/2021 – Yorkshire Rabbits Fowler Trophy

This is the Bradley Rabbits pool of players that entered the Yorkshire Rabbits Fowler Trophy. As you can see  Bradley Park were successful winners and runners up for the first time in the history of the competition. It is the first time that the same club reached the final going,  back 71 years. Well done to all. A great achievement!

Mr President


14/10/2021 – Greens Report

Here is the Greens report for October.  Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.

October Greens

14/10/2021 – Ladies Annual Dinner and Presentation 

Here is a report from Lady Captain, Pam Flaherty describing a fun and successful night.

Bradley Park Ladies Dinner report


26/08/2021 – Lady Captain’s Away Day

Following a very successful and enjoyable day last Thursday, our Lady Captain, Pam Flaherty has written a report which is attached here:

Away Day Report 2021

23/08/2021 – Greens Report 

Here is the Greens report for August. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report Aug

05/08/2021 – Bradley Park Junior Open – August 4th 2021

Here are the results from yesterday’s Junior Open.  Well done to all the competitors and thank you for taking part.

Junior Open Results

02/08/2021 – Bradley Park 4AM

Hi everyone,

Please find attached results of the Bradley Park 4-AM held on Sunday 25th July.

We had a fantastic entry for the competition, with 160 golfers representing 26 golf clubs and including 20 ladies.

Congratulations go to Andy Bemrose, Jim Hemmings, Gareth Marsden and Pete Fuller from Bradley Park, Meltham and Castlefields golf clubs who won with 96 points and on a back-9 count back of 49 points against 48 points for the second placed team.

Thank-you to all those who supported the day and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Alan Riley

Rabbit Captain, Bradley Park Golf Club

Bradley Park 4AM Results

20/07/2021 – Greens Report

Here is the Greens report for July. Please contact Gary Ward if you have any queries.

Greens Report July21

20/07/2021 – Richard Kaye Social Cup 

Hi everyone,

Please find attached a summary of all the winners and prizes from the excellent Social Cup that took place last Saturday.

Thanks to all of you who entered, 90 was a fantastic turnout.

Huge thanks go to Bob Balcam, Alison Dobson, Julie Kaye, Rebecca Subham, Royce Subham, John Fromings and Alan Riley for their help in organising and running things on the day.

Once restrictions are fully eased we will have a Welcome Back to Golf social event, supported by Mr Captain, Madame Lady Captain and the Rabbits Captain, whose competition evenings have been disrupted by the pandemic.

Thanks again for all your support.

Richard Kaye
On behalf of your Social Committee

2021 – Richard Kaye Social Cup Winners and Prizes

22/05/2021 – Bradley is a Safegolf Club

Message from Annette Bird, Club Welfare Officer

I am delighted to announce that Bradley Park has been awarded the SafeGolf accreditation which is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people as well as adults at risk.

I ask all members to support Mick Hanson and his Junior Organising team to ensure that our juniors are encouraged and supported out on the course and to report any concerns you might have about the welfare of these young people who we hope will become the future of our club. You can read our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures on the club website (follow the read more link at the bottom of this communication) and once the clubhouse reopens, I will be placing information on the noticeboards in the changing rooms.

Message from Mick Hanson, Junior Organiser

As Bradley Park Club Junior Organiser, this accreditation can only help us moving forward. It gives the parents and guardians of our very young junior members the confidence that they are entrusting their children to a club that takes the safety and wellbeing of their children very seriously.

Message from Phil Smith, President

It is great news that our golf club has achieved this award; it has required dedication, commitment and teamwork. We at Bradley Park Golf Club are good at this, and there is no finer example than that of the Junior Section. The safe environment has been created and established to allow our 20+ Juniors to flourish and develop their skills. However, SAFEGOLF practices applies to all golfers whilst on the Bradley Park Golf Club site, so please can all members be aware of these and feel free to report anything that goes against these practices to Annette Bird our Welfare Officer or Tom Wild, Course Professional.

Annette Bird
Welfare Officer, Bradley Park Golf Club

22/05/2021 – Greens Report

Here is the Greens report for May. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report May

01/05/2021 – Greens Report

Here is the Greens report for April. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report april21

22/03/2021 – Greens Report

Here is the Greens report for March. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report March 2021

22/03/2021 – Safeguarding Policies

Please see the attached to read our current Safeguarding Policies. Any queries please contact Annette Bird.

Club Member Information

BPGC Children and Young People Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

BPGC Safeguarding Adults Policy final

20/01/2021 – Greens report

Here is the Greens report for January.  Any queries please contact Gary Ward

Greens Report Jan 21

15/11/2020 – Greens report

Here is the Greens report for November. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens November 20

26/09/2020 – HHDUGC Scratch Team Championship at Crossland Heath Golf Club

It is with great pleasure that we can announce Adam Walker, Jack Pearcey and Aaron Schnacke won the HHDUGC Scratch Team Championship Best Net Salver on Sunday 20th September, with a net team score of 210: –

Aaron Schnacke 74/74, Adam Walker 66/67, and Jack Pearcy 73/69.

Adam won the best individual gross with 66 gross.

The team also achieved the second-best gross team score of 213. However, as they can only win one prize, the runners up spot went to Halifax Bradley Hall Golf Club with a gross team score of 219.

What a fantastic performance and I’m sure everyone in the club will join us in congratulating Adam. Jack and Aaron.

Alan Riley
On Behalf of the General Committee

26/09/2020 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for September. Any queries please see Gary Ward.

Greens report 24th Sept

27/07/2020 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for July. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.


10/07/2020 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for June. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report

07/06/2020 – Greens report 

Attached is the Greens report for May. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report 2nd June

21/05/2020 – Re-opening of Bradley Park

I am sure you are all looking forward to the re-opening of our golf course and want to be out playing again. Please read the attached welcome back pack for information:


20/05/2020 – May Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for May. Please contact Gary Ward with queries.

Greens report-WPS Office19may-1

17/05/2020 – today’s photo update

14/05/2020 – More course photos

Here are photos from today:

13/05/2020 – Course photos

Here are some photos that show the progress made today in getting the course ready for play:

13/05/2020 – COVID – 19 update

Hope you are all staying safe and keeping well.

Following a meeting of the COVID-19 Committee this evening, at which Tom gave a valuable update on progress made by himself, his team and KAL, below is some key information:

• KAL is currently focussing on the health and safety aspects of the return to golf and has a plan, supported by a set of detailed procedures, that require sign-off by Kirklees Council.

• Specific COVID-19 training will be taking place tomorrow morning, Wednesday 13 May, for all Bradley Park Greenstaff and work will commence on bringing the course back to standard in the afternoon. Tom mentioned that maintenance on the course had stopped to prevent golf from being played whilst the course was closed.

• KAL is aiming for the course to be playable as soon as possible and there are meetings this week to finalise and walk through the full roll-out of facilities at Bradley Park. The intention will be to resume competitive golf at the earliest opportunity.

• Work continues to adjust the fixture list and finalise recommendations to set subscriptions at a level that reflects the amount of competitive golf available in 2020.

The COVID-19 Committee will meet again with Tom on Friday night when more detailed information will be available and we expect to provide a full communication over the weekend.

Thank-you once again for your ongoing support and resilience during these difficult times.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the golf course in the very near future.

Phil Smith (Club President), on behalf of the COVID – 19 Committee

02/05/2020 – COVID-19 FAQs update

Here is the latest document of FAQs:

BPGC FAQ – 29 April 2020

09/04/2020 – COVID – 19 FAQs update

Here is the latest document of FAQs:

BPGC FAQ – 7 April 2020

31/03/2020 – COVID – 19 FAQs

Attached is  list of FAQs which we will keep up to date as the situation develops.

BPGC FAQ – 30 March 2020-1

23/03/2020 – COVID – 19 update

Bradley Park Golfers,

 Thank-you for your continued support of and cooperation with the COVID-19 Code of Practice.

We have just received notification from the Professional that, with effect from the close of play on Monday 23 March 2020, Bradley Park Golf Course and all associated facilities will be closed until further notice.

 We are working with Tom during this difficult time and are establishing a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list.  In order to support Tom, I would ask that any questions you have are directed to and answers will be published via regular updates to the FAQs.

 As more information becomes available, we will let you know as soon as we can.

 Phil Smith


Bradley Park Golf Club

21/03/2020 – COVID – 19 Code of Practice

Please find attached a Code of Practice, which has been agreed with the Professional and will allow golf to continue at Bradley Park.

It is important that we all adhere to the code despite the slight inconveniences, to assure risks associated with the current health emergency are minimised.

Stay safe and enjoy your golf.

BPGC COVID-19 Code of Practice

19/03/2020 – COVID – 19 update

Here is an update from the club secretary, Alan Riley. Please take the time to read it and stay safe everyone.

Draft Communication 20200318

09/02/2020 – Burns Night

Bradley Park Burns Night was Held at the Holiday Inn Brighouse on 25Th January 2020. Another good turnout with around 100 people in attendance. The evening started off with Mr Captain doing the Ode to the Haggis, the first Captain to do all eight verses of the Ode from memory, he did a brilliant job. The hotel then delivered the Burns Night meal and we were well looked after by all the staff. Psychoslinkys again delivered two great sets and the dance floor was rocking most of the evening.

Thanks to all who supported the night and lets look forward to 2021.

17/11/2019 – Ladies Dinner

A successful ladies dinner took place on Friday 11th October. Thanks have been received from all visiting Lady Captains. The room looked lovely and Lady Captain gave thanks for help in organising the evening. A presentation of trophies took place to winners through the season with Lucie Hallas winning the Golfer of the Year prize. Here are some photos from the evening:

13/10/2019 – Personal Liability Insurance

We are pleased to advise you of a new benefit provided by England Golf. Please read the attached documents for information.




13/10/2019 – September Greens report

Issues discussed:
Member mentioned that fence to left of 2nd had collapsed and this might be where public get in on bikes. Greenstaff aware of broken fence and are repairing the hedge. Bikes getting in lower down by 14th.
Verti-drain machine booked for 8th October and will go ahead during next week weather permitting.
Wet weather continues to cause issues with access for mowing etc.
Greens meetings now every other month for winter but issues can still be raised in between meetings by contacting Gary Ward.
Next meeting 19th November 3:30pm.

11/09/2019 – Fusion of East & West Bollywood Night

Everyone is invited to this event taking place in the clubhouse on Saturday 28th September. It has been organised by one of our Lady members, Selina Hafiz and will be hosted by herself and Richard Kaye. More information can be seen on the poster here and in the clubhouse. Please support this exciting event.


30/08/2019 – Richard Kaye Social

We had quite a few regulars on holiday, even so the event was again well attended on and off the course with 11 teams taking place (88 players).
Alan Riley and his team all wore loud shirts on the course and they certainly brightened the course up in the morning.
Shaune was at the club all day sorting out the speed putting for the Captain’s Charity. Thanks to all who helped raise £90.
The Clubhouse in the evening was well attended. It was bright with all the loud shirts, everyone joined in with the presentation, band, food & raffle and it made for a good night.
The band Lizzy & the Crescendos joined us for the first time and they did a great job.
A big thank you to all who helped and supported this event. I am already planning next year when hopefully the event will be back to early July.
Kind regards
Richard Kaye

24/08/2019 – August Greens report

Here is the Greens report for August. Any issues, please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report August 2019

13/08/2019 – Lady Captain’s Away Day

My Away Day on Wednesday 24th July was at Low Laithes Golf Club Ossett. It was a beautiful and very hot day so was lovely to eat our meal afterwards on the
shaded patio area. Sue won 1st prize and Annette B the 2nd prize.
Two friends who used to be members at our club also came along –
Helen Byrne and Sue Ketchion who some of you will know. I really
enjoyed myself and being with friends for a game of golf and meal
is always a great way to spend a day out.
Best Wishes
Sheila Harrison (Lady Captain)

13/08/2019 – Mr Captain’s Day

After a stressful Friday evening and early Saturday morning the day could not have gone much better.
The support I received from Dicky and his entertainment committee was invaluable in the build up and during the day.
I also received great support from family and friends during the day allowing me to relax and enjoy my day and to get out on the course ensuring everyone was fed, watered (beer and prosecco in many cases) and enjoying their golf.
There was some great golf and congratulations to the section winners Linda Bemrose, Michael Edwards, overall winner Lloyd Jackson and all other prize winners.
Thanks for the generosity of the members of public teeing off prior to the main event and to all our members playing. This generosity throughout the day meant I was able to raise an incredible £1389 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and over £300 for the Social Committee.
Once again thanks to everyone involved who contributed to a fantastic day I will never forget.
Mick Hanson (Mr Captain)

30/07/2019 – July Greens report

Please see below for the July Greens report. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


09/07/2019 – June Greens report

Please see below for the June Greens report. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


01/07/2019 – Championsip weekend

Thank you to everyone who stayed for the presentation yesterday.
Lucie Hallas did the double and won the Ladies Club Championship and the Jubilee Cup.
Pam Flaherty was runner up and Linda Bemrose 3rd.
The 22 to 54 H/C prize was won by Darren Terry.
The 8-15 cup :- 3rd was Andrew Rawson, runner up Martin Anderson, winner Andy Stringer.
The Rabbits trophy:- 3rd was Hugh Shannon, runner up Michael Shelton, winner John Fromings.
The JW Taylor Millennium Crystal – 3rd was JC Woods, runner up Andy Stringer (on count back), winner Darren Terry.
Club Championship:- 3rd was Ricky Hemingway, runner up Phil Fullwood, winner Danny Moville.
Well done to all the winners.
Karl Schnacke won the luxury hamper. Thank you to the ladies section for putting this together.
There were 15 2’s and winner’s details have been posted in the main locker room.
Linda Bemrose (Competition Secretary)


01/07/2019 – Rabbit and Lady Captain’s night

Following 2 successful days of competitions for Mr Rabbit Captain (Ben Page) and Lady Captain (Sheila Harrison) which had lovely weather, lovely refreshments at the gazebo and saw Mr Captain (Mick Hanson)  playing golf with a ladies team wearing ladies pink shorts, there was a presentation on Saturday 22nd June. The evening also included a quiz for both captains with questions about BPGC. Lady Captain won by one point and she was presented with  trophy. This was a new addition to the evening which included audience participation and was well organised by Richard Kaye and Royce Subham. A tradition to continue next year. A good evening was had by all. Well done to all competition winners.

15/06/2019 – Rabbit and Lady Captain’s night

An evening of presentations from Rabbit Captain’s Day and Lady Captain’s Day competitions will take place on Saturday 22nd June starting at 8pm. Everyone is welcome, golfers, family and friends. Please come along and support Ben and Sheila on their special night where they will go head to head in a quiz. Food, a raffle and music are also included. The attached poster gives more information.

2019 Rabbits and Lady Captain poster

02/06/2019 – May Greens report

Issues discussed:
  • Benches not out yet. Dave to look at getting them out this week.
  • Discussed areas between greens and bunkers which continue to be a problem area in terms of wear and damage. Members are again asked to walk around bunkers where possible. Hoops or similar barriers would add significant time to the mowing in summer but might be of benefit during the winter period when alot of the damage is done. Dave to look into and order appropriate items.
  • Discussed using coloured posts instead of paint to define penalty areas. After discussion with other greens staff decision taken to continue with regular painting.
  • Member suggested a viewing platform on 14th to allow players to visually check it clear rather than rely on the bell. Dave has concerns about this for a number of reasons, cost, H&S, and if it would work but will discuss.
  • There has been an issue with two locals who were seen just hitting balls towards greens, asked to leave but they had caused significant damage to and around 18th green. Members asked to keep an eye out and report to shop if they are seen.
  • Significant issues with the irrigation system over the last 6 weeks or so. Contractors were here 3 days trying to fix it and more work is needed but it currently works.
  • Greens and surrounds to be fed again this week, course continues to improve.
    New staff member to start July 1st.
  • Next meeting 25th June
Comments and ideas to please.

21/05/2019 – Ladies v Rabbits

The annual Ladies v Rabbits match took place on Saturday 11th May. The Rabbits were hoping for a reversal in fortunes after a barren five year spell in this hotly contested event. This however looked in doubt after the initial two matches were tied but strong performances in the remaining matches ensured the Rabbits were victorious.

Particular mention to Lloyd Jackson & Cliff Froggett who amassed 45 points in their
fourball and to Sheila Braithwaite and Joe Akhtar winning nearest the pins.
A big thank you to all those involved- the day being rounded off with a traditional cream tea.
Despite the inclement weather a great day was had by everyone.
Ben & Sheila

05/05/2019 – Captain’s Away Day

The Captain’s Away Day took place at The Oaks, Selby, where 44 members attended on Friday 26th April.
The day was a resounding success and Mick (Mr Captain)  and myself would like to thank all those who attended and the Rabbits Committee members who helped organise the day.
Winner  Richard Rogers 37 Points
Second Andy Stringer 37 Points
Third      Mick Hanson 36 Points
Fourth    Paul Walton 35 Points
Ben Page (Rabbits Captain)

27/04/2019 – April Greens report


Out of bounds posts noted to be missing and unclear. Dave will look at providing more to identify the boundary more clearly. OOB line has been weedkiller already to help with this.
Hazard lines in red and yellow paint have been done and just a matter of having to redo them now and again. Gary to discuss if the alternative of using coloured posts would be more efficient.
Drop zones on 13 and 17 to be marked as per last couple of years. These only apply while playing those two holes.
Ladies v Tigers match on 11th May, request for tees to be placed close to the yellow and red posts passed on to Dave who will ensure this happens.
Greens were top dressed on 16th April. Just need warmth for growth now. Greens have not been helped by failure of irrigation system, electrical fault means system is not working and staff are hand watering, expected to be fixed this week.
Golf club members are still available to help out on the course should this be allowed as per previous offer.
Next meeting 21st May
Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions to:

04/04/2019 – KAL statement on the course

The following statement relating to the potential future development on Bradley Park Golf Course has been released by KAL having been authorised by Kirklees Council:

Bradley Park Golf Course is open for business as usual and KAL are not expecting any material changes to the course for at least the next 2 years.

The detailed longer-term plans for the Course need to be developed, with KAL and Tom Wild, the Golf Professional at Bradley Park, looking to work with the Council to progress these over the coming months. As and when more details are known this information will be shared with customers.”

03/03/2019 – Green’s report

Attached is the Green’s report for February.

greens report feb19

29/01/2019 – Burns Night

The Club held it’s annual Burns Night celebrations at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse on Saturday 26th January 2019.

There was a great turn out of 133 enjoying the evenin. After the usual opening sing song, Mr Captain did his Ode to the Haggis.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the meal cooked by the new chef. The mega raffle went down well with some brilliant prizes on offer, probably the best yet.

Psychoslinkys got the room rocking and the dance floor was full all night.

A big thank you to all the people who helped to make the evening a success. Bookings are already being taken for 2020.

Richard Kaye

27/01/2019 – Mr Captain’s and Mr Rabbit’s Captain’s Away Day 2019

Attached are posters with details of Mr Captain’s and Mr Rabbit Captain’s Away Day. Please support your Captains in this fantastic golf day.

away day 2019 – the oaks

07/12/2018 – Ladies Christmas meal

Seventeen ladies went for their annual Christmas meal on Friday 7th December to Pregos in Brighouse this year which was organised by our Lady Captain, Annette Bird. We enjoyed as mix of festive and Italian food, one or two drinks and lovely company. The evening ended with Secret Santa putting us all in the mood for Christmas.

17/12/2018 – December Greens report

Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Dec 18

02/11/2018 – Vacancy for Competition Secretary

With effect from the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March 2019 there will be a vacancy for the role of Competiton Secretary.

As the Competition Secretary is an Officer of the Club anyone who is interested in taking on the role must have been a Club member for at least 3 years. You must be nominated by 2 Club members who have been Club members for at least 12 months.

The Competition Secretary is elected by the members present, entitled to vote, and voting, at the AGM. The Competition Secretary holds this role for a 3 year term.

However, because of the work involved at this time of year (Fixture list/Handbook) it is important that the Committee begins to find a replacement as soon as possible.

Sincere thanks must go to the current Competition Secretary , Michael Waddington, for all his hard work over a number of years.

If you are interested in this post, please contact me before the 18th November, prior to our next Committee meeting.

Sandra Shillito

I can be contacted by telephone – Home 01484 917180, mobile 07908862621 or email –

17/10/2018 – Ladies Dinner

The ladies had an excellent evening of food, entertainment and company on Friday night. Lady Captain, Annette Bird was joined by her fellow Captains and around 40 members and friends from the club. Her guest speaker was our past Captain and Past President Derek Broadbent who spoke with interest, passion and emotion about his wonderful musical career. Derek was then ‘entertained’ by our rendition of the ‘Floral Dance’.

Lady Captain and our Competition Secretary,  Linda Bemrose presented winners  from the golf season with their trophies. These included:

Linda Bemrose – Jackson cup, Nett eclectic Silver Salver and the Ronald Shillito Gross eclectic (double winner for the 2nd season).

Lucie Hallas – Championship and Jubilee Cups, Committee cup, Accumulated under 60s 18 hole Stablefords, Golfer of the Year.

Sheila Harrison – 24 and over cup.

Pam Flaherty – Accumulated over 60s 18 hole Stableford, Ladies Matchplay knockout.

Sheila Braithwaite and Sarah Pickett – Ladies Pairs knockout.

14/10/2018 – Junior Presentation Evening


An evening of awards and firsts for our Junior section saw trophies presented and triumphs reviewed at a packed clubhouse last Friday.

For Kayla Lewis and Matthew Pickett it was a first season at Bradley Park. By the end of the year both had made first appearances in Huddersfield Halifax Union Order of Merit events. Matthew won his first prize, runner up in the Dewsbury 9 hole challenge. Vinnie Washington won his first President’s Trophy as well as a string of Skills Challenges and made the shot of the year. It takes a good deal of skill to bounce a golf ball across the pond at the second and finish on the green! 

Junior Captain Gabriella Child won her first Ladies major, helped the Ladies thrash the Rabbits in the annual fixture in May and made her first gross ‘two’ during the summer. Kayla Lewis didn’t have to wait as long for her first real birdie, making a two in only her second ever stroke play round at Bradley!

Michael Edwards made his first ‘eagle’ at the par 5 fourteenth at Saddleworth in August, won two Rabbit stableford competitions and finished the year playing off a 14 handicap. He’s in his first term of a BTEC Sports course with golf as his specialist subject – we’re expecting a single figure handicap next year.

Connor Crossley, who turns 18 this December, leaves the section having won his first Membership medal and after four years of resolute performances in league, knockout and Order of Merit golf. He was the first recipient of the new Special Achievement Shield – awarded in recognition of his fighting spirit in league golf in 2018.

Tom Wild presented his trophy to Kayla Lewis for her hard work in coaching sessions with Joe Lester.

Matthew Pickett won the Nicholson Trophy for the best 28+ handicap golfer.

The Bob Kemp Trophy, for winning the Order of Merit went to Michael Edwards.

Golfer of the Year, decided after long debate, went to Gabriella Child in recognition of her wins in the Ladies Rose Bowl, performances in Rabbits vs Ladies and the Pro-Captains’ Challenge. 

In her closing speech Gabriella thanked Tom and Joe for the fabulous support that the pro-shop team have given us over the year – on course, on the range and for their generous sponsorship of the club Junior Open Day. Joe’s coaching has had a huge positive impact on every junior’s game this year.

She also introduced Michael Edwards as the Junior Captain for 2019 – he’ll have a tough act to follow.

We have a brilliant set of juniors, who garner praise about their ability and attitude wherever they play. They are supported by an enthusiastic group of adults, parents and relatives. Special thanks go to Linda Bemrose for her work with the League team, and to our President Sandra Shillito, Derek Broadbent  and to everyone who has helped with on course sessions, sponsorship or transport.

We’ve had a summer to remember and 2019 isn’t that far away. If you know anyone with youngsters of any age interested in taking up golf contact Cliff Froggett – we’re already recruiting for next season!

10/10/2018 – Greens report

Here is the September Greens report. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.

Greens September 18

17/09/2018 – Seniors Open results

Please find the results of our Seniors Open held on Tuesday the 11th September . Thank you to all that took part in the event and supported Bradley Park. Well done to all winners.


17/09/2018 – Winter Social 2018 – 2019

It is that time of year again when the Winter Social golf begins on Fridays. This is open to all sections of the club. For more details and dates see the attached poster.

BPGC Winter social 2018-2019 poster

15/09/2018 – Midnight Memory Walk

Lady Captain, Annette Bird and Lady President, Sandra Shillito along with Sandra’s grandson, Vinnie took part in the Midnight Memory Walk to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice raising around £850. Both our Club Captains are supporting Kirkwood this year and would like to thank members, family and friends for their continued support.

09/09/2018 – August Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for August. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.

Greens August 18

25/08/2018 – Lady Captain’s Away Day

On Wednesday 25th July, Lady Captain, Annette Bird,  held her Away Day at Shipley Golf Club. It was a glorious day which started with some serious clothes shopping when we arrived followed by bacon sandwiches and coffee to fuel us for the game ahead. Nineteen ladies supported Annette who had organised everything, from our teams to a fantastic halfway where she had provided a much needed glass of Bucks Fizz, homemade cakes, quiches and other nibbles. Annette presented the winners (Sandra, Sarah,  Diana and Sue) with lovely baskets of golfing goodies following a 2 course meal of chicken and strawberries.

All in all it was an excellent day. A huge thank you to Annette from all the Ladies.

30/07/2018 – Proposed Housing Development – notice to members


A) The overall Kirklees Local Housing Plan has NOT YET been approved.
B) Bradley Park has NOT YET definitely been included in the Plan.
C) Even if Bradley Park were to be included in the final approved Plan, there are still a number of hurdles to be cleared before part of the Course would be closed.
The Current Position


29/07/2018 – Richard Kaye Social Cup and Loud Shirt night 

The day took place yesterday with members playing golf in very mixed weather, from sunshine to thunder to high winds. Richard, as always organised a fantastic day culminating in the prize presentation at night.  The room was packed with members, family and friends supporting Richard and they enjoyed hot beef sandwiches and chips and were entertained by the band, Park Life. Simon Day won the loud shirt competition for the second consecutive year even though virtually every member wore highly patterned shirts and tops. The overall winners from the golf were presented with their trophies by Richard.  Well done to our Lady President,  Sandra Shillito and to Ricky Hemingway.

Thank you Richard for his time and hard work organising a superb day and night.


26/07/2018 – July Greens report

Attached is the Greens report. Any queries, please see Gary Ward.

Greens July 18

24/07/2018 – Mr Captain’s Day

A message from Mr Captain:

I just wanted to say a big thank you for your tremendous support last weekend and I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did.
For those of you who don’t know, my nominated charity for 2018 is Kirkwood Hospice and over the weekend we managed to raise £1650.00 which is a fantastic amount of money.
Well done and once again a big thank you.
Graham Hollingdrake

10/07/2018 – Tournament of Champions


JEBSON CUP—Michael Waddington and Phil Fullwood

BOGEY COMP–Oliver Barstow

SILVER JUBILEE—Stephen Midgeley






Michael Waddington (Competiton Secretary)

01/07/2018 – Ladies success

Four of our lady members, Annette Bird, Sue Malins,  Pam Flaherty  and Jean Longbottom played in a Texas Scramble at Outlane GC on 14th June. It was an unbelievably windy day and Outlane being where it is meant that conditions were extremely difficult.  Good drives were turned into very average ones and club selection was a bit of a lottery.

The combined handicap of our team was 87 and we played off 10%, 8.7. The team combined well and managed to par or birdie a number of holes. Our final score was 66.3 and this proved it be the winning score. The ladies enjoyed a very social supper after and received M & S vouchers at the presentation.

Well done Bradley Park.

Pam Flaherty

01/07/2018 – Richard Kaye Social

This takes place on Saturday 28th July and as always will be a fun packed day and night.  Please support Richard on this day by playing in a team and by attending at night when you can bring along family and friends.

Richard Kaye Social 2018

01/07/2018 – Captain’s Weekend 

Mr Captain’s weekend begins on Saturday 14th July with Captain’s Day Medal Competition. There are plenty of prizes on offer for the day and there will be a BBQ and drinks to keep us going after the 10th. Entertainment follows in the evening where we will be entertained by the fantastic band, Psychoslinkys after the prize presentation, along with a supper. Please come along and bring family and friends to support Mr Captain.

The day after, Mr Captain has organised a Team Am Am Am Am. Anyone can enter this, members and non members and teams can be mixed. Mr Captain invites everyone to join him for a drink after and to watch the World Cup final.

Please click on the link to see more information.

Captains Day Poster 2018

01/07/2018 – Kirkwood Hospice Summer raffle

The raffle raised £61 and the winner is Stuart Eakin. Thank you to all who supported this.

Lady Captain – Annette Bird

25/06/2018 – Mr Rabbit Captain’s Day

Thank you to everyone who took part – having played the course today I can understand why so many were singing the praises of the course – a big hats off to the green keeping team. Thanks also to the team that set up the gazebo and everyone who donated prizes or food. If you didn’t get any of Annette’s bakewell tarts it’s too late now – I’ve got the last one with a cup of tea. Make sure you are there for her Lady Captain’s day on Saturday 18th August when I’m sure there’ll be a grand selection at the halfway house.

The prize winners are as follows:

Gents Div. 1:

1st – Ben Kaye, 2nd – Paul Kaye

Gents Div 2:

1st – Lloyd Jackson, 2nd – Ian Kaye


1st Linda Bemrose, 2nd Sheila Harrison

Prizes will be presented at the evening event on 18th August.

Nearest the pin winners:

2nd – Joe Akhtar , 6th – Stephen Midgley, 13th – Harry Belafonte, 17th – Barry Martin. £25 will be paid into your pro-shop account within the next 10 days.

2’s winners – Six players made a two, four of whom entered the competition:

Joel Marsh, Paul Kaye, Karl Schnacke,Martin Anderson. £30 will be paid into you pro-shop account in the next 10 days.

Card draw:

£50 prize – Sheila Braithwaite, £25 prize – Roger Pearson.

Free round of golf for 4 at:

Flamborough Head Golf Club – Karl Schnacke

Helsby Golf Club – Ian Kaye

Keighley Golf Club – Martin Anderson

Low Laithes Golf Club – Ben Page.

Well done to everyone.

Cliff Froggett

06/06/2018 – Ladies Open Day

To see today’s winners and photos, please go to the Events page and Ladies Open.

06/06/2018 – Greens report

Below is the Greens report for June. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


24/05/2018 – Captain’s Charity 2017

The 2017 Captain, Mr Phil Smith, had the pleasure of presenting a cheque to the Forget Me Not Community Fund raiser, Shamaine Armstrong.

 Bradley Park held numerous events throughout the year and great support came from the members.

 £2090 was the total raised and the Forget Me Not were very happy with the donation. This will help with the fantastic work they do for families throughout the district.


23/05/2018 – Ladies v Rabbits

The Ladies took on the Rabbits in glorious sunshine on Saturday 19th May. After a fun day with plenty of great golf followed by a cream tea, the ladies conquered the rabbits 5.5 to 2.5. The Rabbit Captain, Mr Cliff Froggett presented the trophy to the Lady Captain Annette Bird. Well done ladies!

(Linda Bemrose)


04/05/2018 – Car Treasure Hunt (Family social) – postponed until later in the year


04/05/2018 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for April. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


07/04/2018 – The Forget Me Not Charity

Congratulations and well done to the winning team in the Texas Scramble.

A great turnout and this brings the total raised for the Forget-Me Not Charity to £1910.39 in my term as Captain.

To everyone who has contributed, may I thank you for helping me raise this amount.

Thank you and well done. I will present a cheque in the coming week or so to the charity on our behalf.

Phil Smith.

06/04/2018 – Pro/Captains Challenge, Sunday 8th April

I am hoping that the weather allows the above competition to go ahead. The format is a 4 person team with 2 to count on each hole and all 4 to count on the par 3’s. £5.00 entry per person with all the proceeds going to Kirkwood Hospice.
A competition desk will be manned to take your entry fees and 4am scorecards will be available.
In addition I would advise that complimentary coffee and bacon butties will be available in the club house from 8 a.m.
There is also a competition to guess the combined driving distance of Tom Wilde and myself on the first hole. We will be teeing off at 9.34 and it costs £1.00 per guess (guess as many times as you like) with 50% of the proceeds going to the winning guess and 50% to my charity.
Weather permitting I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
Graham Hollingdrake
Bradley Park Captain 2018

06/04/2018 – Club Charity Texas Scramble

We raised £275 for Phil Smith’s Charity –  The Forget Me Not charity.

The winners with a total of 54 were Karl Schnacke, John Flaherty, Tony McCullagh and Paul Folan. Congratulations to them.

Thanks to all who participated


Michael Waddington

31/03/2018 – March Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for March. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


04/03/2018 – Texas Scramble – Sunday 1st April

The club charity Christmas Texas Scramble which was postponed in December has been re- arranged to Sunday 1st April.

Please can we support the Forget Me Not trust and blow away our winter blues at the same time.

It is a chance to put together some great teams both from a social point and also a competitive one as was shown at Christmas before it was cancelled.

The amount raised for charity here could put the total up to £1800.

Enjoy and good luck to you all.

Mr Captain.

27/02/2018 – Burns Night

 A great night was had at the annual Burns Night Dinner at the Holiday Inn Brighouse with 111 members, friends and guests enjoying a traditional Burn’s Night supper.

 The evening was kicked off with Nathan (Scottish Piper) followed by Mr Captain who sang ‘500 Miles’ and also did the Ode to the Haggis.

Following the meal, Psychoslinkys played two spots and the dance floor was full all night.

 Thankyou to all who supported the evening. Every year seems to get better and better.

Already taking table bookings for 2019.

Richard Kaye

 27/02/2018 – Housing Development update

Click on the link below to read the Huddersfield Examiner article about the latest with the Housing Development following the hearing last week:

27/02/2018 – Handicaps 2018

1. The Annual Handicap Review process has been completed. This has resulted in 24 handicap changes and these are displayed in the locker room on the new Master Handicap List. (also should be published on “How did I do”)
2. From Jan 2018 there are two new handicap categories for men Cat 5 is 29 to 36 and Cat 6 is 37 to 54. Upward adjustments will remain at 0.1 and downward adjustments will be 0.5 for Cat 5 and 0.6 for Cat 6.
3. Handicap increases above the previous 28 limit will be automatic.
4. The “c” annotation for Competition Handicaps applies to all six catagories.
5. Players receiving Initial Handicap Allocations are also allocated a “c” status.
Paul Kinghorn

17/02/2018 – Huddersfield Town signed Premier League football shirt

Shirt donated by Huddersfield Town, signed by a number of players including:

 Williams, Mounie, Lolley, Schindler, Palmer, Malone, Smith, Whitehead, Payne, Coleman, Green, Hadergonaj, Quaner, Kachunga.

 Any funds raised will go to the Captain’s Charity (The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice).

 Bids please, to Mr Captain at his email (

 The highest bidder will be announced at the start of the golf season.

 Thanks in anticipation of you support.


31/01/2018 – Housing Development update

There is an update from committee on the Home page of the website along with a link to contribute to help support the fight against Kirklees Council and their plans to build 1500+ homes on Bradley Park.

23/12/2017 – Family Christmas Party


The Family Christmas Dinner was held in the clubhouse on Saturday 16th December 2017. Festive fun was had by all, plenty turned out in bright Christmas hats & clothing. Well done to Tom McGarrell who wore a brilliant Christmas shirt.

 Everyone joined in and enjoyed the family games. The present game saw people moving all over the clubhouse hunting down new gifts for their table.

 Everyone sang the 12 days of Christmas (twice) with people in great voice.

 Thanks to all who attended & supported the night although it’s a shame we didn’t have many club members in attendance. You missed a fun packed evening.

Richard Kaye

08/12/2017 – Texas Charity Christmas Scramble

Why not take a break from Christmas shopping and put a 4 person team in the Texas Charity Christmas Scramble on Sunday 17th December? Ladies get 5 courtesy shots, one tenth handicap and non members can play so you can  bring along a guest.

The cost is £5 per person for a good cause.

Hope the weather is kind. We look forward to seeing you on the course and in the club house afterwards.

Mr Captain

29/11/2017 – November Greens report

Attached is the Green’s report for November. Please contact Gary Ward with any queries.

Greens Report – November

29/11/2017 – Club Presentation Evening

The Club Presentation evening took place in early November with many club members receiving prizes and trophies after speeches from various team Captains and before an excellent raffle and disco. Here are the winners of the Club Championship and Harrison Cup.

Men's winners

29/11/2017 – Ladies Presentation Dinner

A very well attended Ladies dinner took place in October to celebrate the achievements of some of our golfers through the season. Sandra Shillito was our Lady Captain’s guest speaker and she entertained us with tales of her driving days. We had the pleasure of inviting the Captains from other clubs who told our Lady Captain that they thoroughly enjoyed their evening and the welcome that Bradley Park gave them. Here are some photos of our winners receiving their trophies from Carlyn and one of Linda Bemrose displaying her trophies as Golfer of the Year for a well deserved second year running.

Lady Captains 2017

Dot Haigh

Annette and Pam

Sandra Shillito

Lucie Hallas

Linda Bemrose

11/11/2017 – Rabbit’s Race Night


The whole family is invited to the Race Night on Saturday 18th November. We hope you’ll come along and enjoy a fun evening with plenty of excitement as our guest commentators whip proceedings into a frenzy and our junior jockeys battle it out for a mountain of chocolate!

Cliff will be selling horses at Presentation Night  even if you can’t make it on 18th have a fiver ready – you could win a prize.

Bring the kids, grandkids, friends, neighbours – there’s no admission cost – and have a fun evening.

The first race is 7:30pm prompt and there will be even races. Prizes for owners and all jockeys under 5ft 6in

05/11/2017 – Presentation Evening

The Club Presentation Evening takes place next Saturday, 11th November. All prize winners from the year will be awarded. Please refer to the email from Michael Waddington to see if you are on the list of prize winners. If you are unable to attend please contact Michael in advance. All members, family and friends are invited to support and celebrate the achievements of the winners. There will be food, a luxury raffle and disco on the night.

2017 Presentation Night

05/11/2017 – Lady Captain’s Away Day

The Lady Captain, Carlyn Wiltshire invited all the ladies to an Away Day on the 27th July to Woolley Golf Club. It was well attended and a fun day out starting with a bacon sandwich and coffee breakfast. Lady Captain kindly presented all ladies with a goody bag of small golfing accessories:-)

Woolley is a deceivingly tricky course and the ladies had an additional weather sandwich to further impede them consisting of layers of heavy showers and warm sunshine with a side of rainbows!

Everyone had a great time and the day was completed with a full old fashioned English Afternoon Tea of homemade goodies accompanied by a couple of glasses of Italian prosecco!

The winners on the day were Mary Workman, Lisa Driver and Linda Bemrose.

Lady Captains away day 2

Lady Captains Away Day 1

 Lady Captains away day 3

Lady Captains Away Day 4

Lady Captains Away Day 5

14/10/2017 – Captain’s Charity update

Great news! Thanks to your support we have so far generated £1073 for the Forget Me Not Children’s Charity during my term .

Thanks to all who donated a pound on the Membership Medal competition day which along with the proceeds from the Charity box from the bar this generated £145.22.

This is a great local cause and your support continues to be  fantastic .

Well Done and thank you

Phil (Mr Captain)

03/10/2017 – Ladies Golf Clothing sale

Lady Golfer

Inviting all ladies – members and non-members to our Golf Clothing sale on Tuesday 24th October. The cost is £5 which includes a free glass of wine. Please see the poster for details:

Lady Golf Wear Bradley Park

Please bring along friends. We look forward to seeing you all there.

03/10/2017 – Winter Social 2017 – 2018

Hi folks

Seems like only yesterday we were putting away the galoshes and winter woollies but now the nights are drawing in and the shorts are back in the loft for another year.

The good news is that we’re starting the Winter Social early – first competition will be this Friday 30th September. The format remains the same, meet for coffee from 11 onward and play 10 holes from 12.

Pete has done a splendid poster that’s attached to this with all the details. We look forward to seeing you this week and throughout the autumn and winter.



BPGC Winter Social 2017- 2018

03/10/2017 – September Greens report

Please see the attached. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


17/09/2017 – HHDRGA League

In the HHDRGA League, Bradley Park had some tough fixtures to play in 2017. All our opponents were 9 hole golf courses with a lot of travelling involved. Unfortunately we have been relegated to the lower division D.

We need more club Rabbit members to take part in this competition.

I would like to say thank you to all the Rabbits that entered into the League matches: Paul Kinghorn, Ben Page, Trevor James, Peter Higham, Richard Rodgers, Club Captain Philip Smith, Rabbit Captain Robert Balcam, Melvyn Bathgate, Alain Riley and David Singleton.

In 2018 Bradley Park will be playing against the following clubs: Elland GC, Ryburn GC, Saddleworth GC and Halifax Ogden GC.

Tom McGarrell (Rabbit League Captain 2017)

17/09/2017 – Seniors Open

Unfortunately, due to a waterlogged course, the Seniors Open on Tuesday was postponed. The event will now take place on Tuesday 26th September.

Details are the same and there are still places available. Please contact Keith Waddington to confirm tee times.

05/09/2017 – Casino Night


We look forward to seeing all members, family and friends at the Casino Night on Saturday 23rd September. Come and take your chances on the roulette table, at blackjack and craps. This is an excellent, fun evening for everyone. Tickets are on sale behind the bar for £5. Please see following for more information.

Casino night 2017

26/08/2017 – August Green’s Report

Please see the attached. Any queries contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report – August

27/07/2017 – Rabbit Captain and  Lady Captain Social Night

See the oster below for information of what will be a fun social evening for members, family and friends. Please support your Rabbit Captain (Bob Balcam) and Lady Captain (Carlyn Wiltshire) for what will be an excellent, entertainment packed evening.

RC and LC Social Night 2017

26/07/2017 – July Greens Report

Please see the attached for the Greens report. Any queries or suggestions, please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report – July

26/07/2017 – Richard Kaye Social Cup

After getting off to a wet start the 13 teams enjoyed some great golf and weather as the day went along. Plenty of prizes on offer kept everyone interested all the way round.

Richard Kaye Social 2017

Richard Kaye Social 2

 A big thank you to the competition Sponsors:

 HP Plumbing Services  –  Circle Golf  –  Holiday Inn (Brighouse) – Tom WildDel Sol Heating EngineersPortal Financial Planning Ltd.

The clubhouse was full in the evening with people wearing very bright loud shirts. Some brilliant shirts made it difficult to choose a winner. In the end the winning shirt was awarded to Simon Day who had a white shirt with streaks of paint on it.

The band Bootylicious made their first appearance at the club and they worked hard to keep people entertained all evening.

 Well done to all the prizes winner’s on the day. The Trophy winners were:

 Men’s champion Paul Stringer 43 points and Ladies Champion Carlyn Wiltshire (Lady Capt.) 39 points.

Richard Kaye Social 3

 A huge thank you goes to Richard Kaye for organising this superb day!

26/07/2017 – Harrison Cup

Twenty-seven players entered this gruelling 36 holes competition. The morning round produced some excellent scoring led by Ben Kaye who shot a fabulous 69 for 64 nett, followed by Phil Fullwood with a 72 for 67 including a little mishap on the 17th- otherwise he would have been a lot closer. In a group at third place sat our Captain Phil Smith with 69 nett.
Going into the afternoon some of us were playing for pride but  some still fancied catching our leaders. The afternoon produced some explosive golf led by Graham Hollingdrake who shot a 70 for 63 and Adam Taylor who shot a 71 for 65. These scores produced a nail biting finish but our first round leader Ben Kaye with a 74 for 69 managed to prevail by one shot.
Congratulations to Ben on his third Harrison Cup win.
Harrison Cup winner
Harriosn Cup winner 2
Our top 4 were:
1 Ben Kaye 64 + 69 = 133
2 G Hollingdrake 71 + 63 = 134
3 Adam Taylor 71 + 65 = 136
4 Philip Fullwood 67 + 71 = 138

Well done to all who competed.

(Michael Waddington)

26/07/2017 – Rabbits v Ladies

Rabbits v Ladies 2017

It is the match we wait for with anticipation every year… and definitely my favourite!Why? Because it is not only a strongly fought competition where the reputation of either side is at stake, but also a great fun day out with loads of banter no matter who wins.

It was evenly matched this year with no shot advantage for the ladies and a distance equaliser of the rabbits driving off the white tees. We started bantering over bacon butties and it continued until the last scone was buttered & jammed….
In between the eating & bantering some really good golf was played. The final score was 4-2 to the lady golfers. What a nail biter this year has been! I was privileged to be a part of such a great effort from the ladies.
Well done to the Rabbits for fighting hard… well done the ladies for some amazing golf!!
(Lady Captain – Carlyn Wiltshire)

01/07/2017 – Mr Captain’s Day

Thank you to all who attended and supported my Captain’s day. At the hut, £211.41 was donated for my charity, the Forget – Me -Not trust and £47.41 was donated through the Captain’s bunker. I hope everyone enjoyed their day as I did.

Eighty-three players took part and the men’s winner was Bradley Haywood with 68 and the ladies winner was Sheila Harrison with 36 points.

The division one winner was D. Moville with 70, division two, R Subham with 70 and division three H. Dews with 69.

We had nearest the pin winners and fun prizes for golf hats extraordinaire.

Thanks to DCS Dust Extraction Services, Premier Coaching and Acorn Asbestos Solutions for their sponsorship.

Once again thank you to all who helped make this a very enjoyable day and evening.

Phil Smith (Mr Captain)

Mr Captains 2017 (2)

01/07/2017 – Greens Report for June

Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report – June

08/06/2017 – Ladies Open Day

After a wet few days, the weather for Open Day turned out to be bright and sunny. The golf was therefore enjoyed by all.

Results for Ladies Open Day – Wednesday 7th June 2017
1st Prize with a score of 132
Eileen Hogan              Dewsbury
Linda Dyson                Dewsbury
Vivien Learie               Dewsbury
Helen Chappelow        Dewsbury
2nd Prize with a score of 136 (on countback)
Elizabeth Nicholson          Woodsome Hall
Linda Whitwam                 Crosland Heath
Carol Dudley
Jane Armitage                  Marsden
3rd Prize with a score of 136
Janet Longbottom            Crow Nest
Barbara Horrocks            Crow Nest
Jackie Turner                  Crow Nest
Tracy Helliwell                 Crow Nest
Nearest the pin on the 11th – Linda Whitwam – Crosland Heath
Nearest the pin on the 13th – Sheila Braithwaite – Bradley Park
Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone who played today for their support of our Ladies Open Day.

28/05/2017 – Casino Night – date change

Please note that due to various reasons the date of the Casino Night has been changed to Saturday 23rd September. Please keep a look out for further details about this evening on the website and in the club house.

28/05/2017 – Greens Report – May

Please see the attached for the Greens report. Any queries, contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report – May

23/05/2017 – Club Away Day

The Bradley Park Away Day was held on 26th April 2017 at Hillsborough Golf Club, just outside Sheffield.
The course is set quite high in the hills and the weather was cool and breezy – with a little of the “all four seasons” element to it.
A total of 32 members attended split roughly equally between the three categories of the competition, namely Tigers, Rabbits and Seniors. The general consensus was that the course was tight, but fair and the greens were good considering the time of the year.
The scores for the prize money places were extremely close with count-back required to identify the Overall Winner and also to determine the Leading Tiger. The Overall Winner, who collected the Trophy and winners purse was Paul Stringer (37 points) who pipped the “bookies favourite” Alan Brown (37 points), who took the purse for the Leading Senior. The Leading Tiger was Graham Hollingdrake (36 points) and the Leading Rabbit was Melvyn Bathgate (35 points).
Ken Harrop demonstrated that devotion to practice pays off by collecting both nearest the pin prizes – one being only 9 inches ( in old money) away from the pin! The winner of the “nearest the pin in 3 shots” prize on the “short” ( near 600 yards 18th) was Steve Barraclough.
The tote feature again proved popular and the spoils for first and second past the post were shared six ways.
Congratulations to all winners.
Thanks to all who played and those who contributed in any small way to the organisation of the day.
Away Day
Bob Balcam, Rabbits Captain

30/04/2017 – ABBA Murder Mystery Night

The club house was packed with a sell out audience for the ABBA Mama Mia Murder Mystery night last Saturday. An enjoyable night was had by all as can be seen from the photos. We were entertained by the actors from Laughlines, whilst tucking into our 2 course meal. A disco with classic tunes ended the evening with many taking to the dance floor.

Abba 1










30/04/2017 – Mr Captain’s Day

Mr Captain’s Day takes place on Saturday 20th May. Mr Captain has organised a day packed full of golf competitions, novelty competitions, including fancy, colourful hats and evening entertainment. Please come along and support Phil and his chosen charity. It would be great to see the club house full of members in the evening. Please click on the link below to see the poster.

Captain’s Day 2017

23/04/2017 – April Greens report

Please see below for the April Greens report. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.

Greens Report – April

17/04/2017 – Lady Captain’s Charity forfeit

Lady Captain, Carlyn Wiltshire has chosen the pond on the 2nd hole as her charity forfeit for Dementia UK. See the attached poster for further details:

Charity forfeit

17/04/2017 – BPGC 4BBB

Club four ball better ball medal play was played on Sunday 16th April. 20 teams took part and there were a  few outstanding scores with Tony Kelly & Paul Walton 3rd with 64. The top 2 finished on 63 and the result could not have been closer going down to a back 3 count back and the winners were Rodger Dandridge and Paul Stringer. Second place went to Steve Turner & Amsal Mansaf.

Thank you to all teams that played.

10/04/2017 – Pro/Capt Challenge Sunday 9th April

We were treated to glorious weather and the Club house was full of members and guests enjoying a coffee and sandwich. Our Captain Phil Smith teed off at 9.30 watched by a healthy crowd willing him and Tom Wild to hit it the distance they had bet on. The distance in the end of the combined drives was 442 yards- the winner was Trevor James.

21 teams took part in the event and the winners with a grand total of 94 points were Joe Lester, Josh Lester, Martin Shaw and Joel Marsh. The Pro/ Capt team consisting of our Captain Phil Smith, Pro Tom Wild, Sandra Shillito and Junior Captain Rhys Haywood scored a very creditable 89 points. This score in the end was bettered by 3 teams .  Phil‘s chosen charity The Forget Me Not Trust will benefit to the tune of £500 from entrance fees, guess the drive and Phil’s donation.

A big thank you to all who took part and made this a very successful day.

The following people scored a 2 and will receive …£8 each

1. Phil Smith

2. M Calvert

3. S Turner

4. E Riley

5. K Waddington

6. S Lindsey

7. M Cox

23/03/2017 – Super Saturday

Everyone is welcome to Bradley Park Golf and Social on Saturday 8th April:

Super Saturday

23/03/2017 – Winter League Final Results

Winter League

Winners – Hugh Shannon and Cliff Froggett – 45 points

Runners up – Karl Schnacke and Roy Suddick – 43 points

6 teams played

Winter League Plate

Winners – Paul Stringer and Roger Dandridge – 41 points

10 teams played

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all competing teams.

22/03/2017 – Captains bunker 2017

Mr Captain has chosen  the bunker on the right hand side of the green on the 3rd hole as his charity bunker. He asks that on entry into the bunker, please can members donate a voluntary 50p into the collection barrel which is placed on the bar in the clubhouse. The money raised over the season will go towards Mr Captain’s charity, the Forget Me Not trust.

22/03/2017 – Pro/Captains Charity Challenge

Please see the attached for details of this challenge and other events on the day.

Pro Captains Challenge 2017

22/03/2017 – March Greens Report

Greens Report March 2017

Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.

19/03/2017 – Winter league update

Please see below a link to the latest standings in the winter league competition:

Winter league 12.03

2017 Knock Out Comp’s

A reminder to all members that the closing date is 26th March, so if you want to play please sign up asap.

Friday Social

Last weeks results for the Friday social as follows:

Results of WS 18 held on Friday 10/03/17

1st Peter Higham – 22 points

2nd Don Levitt – 21 points

3rd Alan Brown – 20 points (count back)

09/03/2017 – 2017 AGM

Would all members please take note that the Club’s A.G.M. is to be held in the clubhouse on Thursday, 16th March 2017 commencing at 8.00 p.m.  All members are very welcome and it is hoped that as many members as possible will come along to this meeting.

Help for new members:  As the new season gets under way, we would
like to create a list of members willing to take new members out on the
course and mark their cards for handicap purposes.  In addition to
helping new members to obtain their handicap, this is also a great way
for them to meet and integrate with existing members.  If you are
willing to help in this way, please add your name to the list which is
now up in the locker room (New Members board).

05/03/2017 – Another Brilliant Burns Night by Rebecca Subham


05/03/2017 – Friday Social Golf

Results for 24th February:

1st – Tom McGarrell 23 points

2nd – Hugh Shannon (count back)

3rd – Harry Belafonte 21 points

26/02/2017 – England Golf Handicapping

From January 1st 2017 England Golf require players to return all scores in competitive golf in Non-Qualifying Competitions away from the players home clubs, to assist handicap committees with handicap reviews.

These scores will not directly affect a players handicap, but will be used as supporting evidence of performance when it comes to a handicap review.

Individual scores or Team results must be returned in all Singles, Am-Am and 4BBB with the exception of Texas Scrambles, Foursomes and Greensome competitions or casual rounds.

Information to be recorded:

Date of competition, format (inc Handicap Allowance), Venue/Course, Tees used, SSS of course, names of playing partners (if a team/pairs event), score returned.

Failure to return these scores by the player could result in the loss or suspension of handicap under clause 24.1.

Any queries please contact Paul Kinghorn (Handicap Secretary).

26/02/2017 – Golf Club minutes

If any member would like to see the Golf Club committee meeting minutes any month, please contact the Club Secretary.

26/02/2017 – Friday Social Golf

Results for last week: 1st – John Gryckiewicz 24 points, 2nd – John Wood 23 points (count back), 3rd – Phil Smith 23 points. There was a total of 16 entries. Well done to Peter Higham for organizing the results.

Super 6 standings below:

Nme Total
1 Harry Belafonte 14 134 279
2 Peter Higham 15 130 290
3 Phil Smith 12 128 230
4 Trevor James 13 125 242
5 John Wood 8 125 162
6 Gary Ward 12 121 219
7 Graham Hollingdrake 7 121 139
8 Ben Page 7 119 133
9 Cliff Froggett 12 118 213
10 Mick Hanson 8 118 141
11 Tom Mc Garrell 15 116 228
12 Barry Workman 12 116 202
13 Derek Broadbent 9 113 162
14 Alan Brown 14 111 238
15 John Gryckiewicz 6 110 110
16 Roger Pearson 7 104 116
17 Don Levitt 7 101 109
18 Bob Balcam 6 91 91

26/02/2017 – February Greens Report

Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


14/02/2017 – Race Night

Thanks to all those who supported the Rabbit’s Race Night on Friday 10th February. It looks as if we will have raised around £150 for the section to support our competitions, friendlies, league and cup matches throughout the summer. Whether you were there on the night or supported us by purchasing a horse we appreciate your generosity.

The lucky winners are as follows:

Race 1 – Brown Sauce owned by Mick Cox

Race 2 – Howe’s He Do It owned by Tom McGarrell

Race 3 – Millionaires Golf owned by Adam Mclachan

Race 4 – Hoof Hearted owned by Marie

Race 5 – Phil Yer Boots owned by Trevor Riley

Race 6 – A Nett Birdie owned by Sue Malins

Winners should contact Cliff Froggett for their prizes – everyone gets a litre bottle of spirits, but it is first come first serve – Gordons, Smirnoff or Bacardi…

Cliff Froggett





14/02/2017 – Presentation Evening

The postponed Presentation Evening from November (due to the club refurbishment) took place on Saturday 4th February. The club house was packed with many winners and also many non winners who had come along to support others. Michael Waddington (Competition Secretary)  and Sandra Shillito (Ladies Competition Secretary) kept the evening flowing with well organised programme which also included team reports from the seasons team captains.  Many members received prizes but the Men’s Major Prize winners were:

Club Champion – Danny Moville, Harrison Cup – Graham Hollingdrake, Webster Wilson – Ricky Hemmingway, JW Taylor Millenium Cup – Michael Waddington, Windle Cup – Mick Riley, Broadbent Davison – Andy Stringer and Phil Smith, End of Season Finale – Michael Waddington.

Ladies Prize Winners included:

Ladies Champion, Jubilee Cup and Golfer of the Year – Linda Bemrose, President’s Trophy –  Sandra Shillito, Richard Kaye Social Cup – Lucie Hallas, Professional’s Prize – Carlyn Wiltshire, Mixed Greensomes – Sarah and David Pickett.

The evening was rounded off with lovely hot beef sandwiches and chips and a raffle organised by the social committee which included some excellent prizes. Thank you to everyone who donated towards this.

Well done to all prize winners and good luck to everyone for the next season.




29/01/2017 – ABBA Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Mamma Mia Murder Mystery Night


The Social Committee have organised an excellent ABBA Murder Mystery Night with the entertainment given by the national company, ‘Laughlines’. The evening, on Saturday 22nd April will include the entertainment and a meal. The time and cost tbc very shortly. Please keep an watch out here and in the club house where you will be able to sign up for the evening. Please bring along friends and family. Further information about the evening can be seen by clicking on the link below.


29/01/2017 – Family Race Night


All members, family, friends and jockeys under 4 feet tall are invited to the Rabbit’s Race Night on Friday 10th February. This is an excellent night of family fun . Entrance is free with a tote on all 7 races with the first race at 7:45pm. Food will be available at the bar. You will all have the opportunity to buy a horse at next Saturdays Club Presentation Evening.

Please come along and support the Rabbits.

29/01/2017 – January Green’s report

Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


03/01/2017 – Housing Development update

As you are doubtless aware Kirklees Council has so far not taken the
golf course at Bradley Park out of its Local Plan for possible housing
development despite the large numbers of objections against the
allocation posted in the public consultation earlier this year. We wish
to update you on the current situation.

The draft Publication Local Plan has now been issued and a second and
much shorter consultation period has recently taken place and this
elapsed on 19th December.  In the meantime, the Club has engaged the
services of a planning consultant to represent its interests during the
next phase of this saga, which is a review of the Local Plan by an
independent Government Planning Inspector. There remains a slim chance
that the Council might, even at this late stage, remove Bradley Park
from the Local Plan as a result of the representations made during the
present consultation.  However, on past form this seems unlikely.  The
draft Publication Local Plan is due to be submitted by the Council to
the Inspector in March, and the Inspector will in due course hold a
review of the Plan at which our planning consultant and some committee
members will be involved. The Inspector’s hearing takes the form of a
round-table discussion, at which the Club will be able to put forward
its objections to the Plan. It has always been thought that the
Inspector’s hearing is likely to prove our best chance of success.  We
still consider that we have a strong series of arguments to put forward
at that time, based on various planning considerations including our
view that the Council has not shown a clear case that Bradley Park is
surplus to requirements nor has it offered an equivalent replacement
facility : these are required pre-conditions for the development of an
open space/sporting facility under the National Planning Policy
Framework to which the Council must adhere.

We cannot say when the Inspector’s hearing will take place, but it may
well be towards the end of next year.  Our planning consultant informs
us that the Inspector’s decision is unlikely to be published until
approximately 9 months after the hearing.  It seems that it could
therefore be up to 2 years  from now before the Inspector’s decision is
finally known.

I trust that this up-date is informative.  We will inform members of the
date of the Inspector’s hearing as soon as we know it.


Nick Howe (Hon. Secretary BPGC)

03/01/2017 – Club Presentation Evening

A reminder to all that the re-arranged Presentation Evening takes place on Saturday 4th February with a new starting time of 7.30pm. If any prize winner is unable to attend, please can you inform Michael Waddington at least a week before to ensure there is no loss of prize.

03/01/2017 – Christmas Texas Scramble

Congratulations to the winners Steve Turner, Amsel Mansaf, Trevor Riley and Eric Riley with 56.5.

£241 was raised for charity. Well done all participants.

03/01/2017 – Family Christmas Party

The newly refurbished club house was packed to the rafters on Saturday 17th December for the annual Christmas Party attended by over 90 members, families and friends. The evening began with a vocal rendition of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ with some unusual actions taking place. This was followed by a 3 course carvery before Derek and Richard entertained with various events for children and adults and a seasonal quiz. The games were interspersed by a keenly participated raffle with a twist. Everyone was after the possible golf club package which turned out to be tins of sardines (ha ha!!) Everyone had an fun and entertaining evening. Thank you to Derek Broadbent and Richard Kaye for providing an excellent start to the Christmas festivities.

18/12/2016 – December Green’s report

Attached is the Green’s report for December. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


18/12/2016 – Lady Captain’s Charity

Throughout the year, Lady Captain, Sheila Braithwaite has organised events such as a Fashion Show and Lady Captain’s Day to raise money for her chosen charity, Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The photo below shows Sheila, Sandra and Tina presenting a cheque for a fantastic £900 to Angela Mahandru, the Community Fundraiser from Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


27/11/2016 – Presentation Evening

The Club Presentation Evening will take place on Saturday 4th February 2017 with a new start time of 7:30pm. Please refer to page 31 of the club handbook for the procedures for this evening.

06/11/2016 – Captaincy update

Following the resignation of our Club Captain, Gordan Moffat below is a welcome from our new Club Captain:

Hello from our new Club Captain
First of all can I take this opportunity to wish our past Club Captain Gordon Moffat and his family every success and happiness in their new lifestyle abroad. This change in Gordon’s circumstances has meant that as current vice captain I was offered the role of club Captain. I accepted and I am honoured and  feel very privileged to carry out this role at such a fantastic golf club. We have a tremendous course, a refurbished clubhouse on its way, a great professional and his team and a very helpful steward-we also have a very enthusiastic, helpful ,competitive  and friendly membership that is represented through our club officials and a very  hard working and experienced committee .These attributes will go along way to making sure golf is played at Bradley Park for many years to come .So, enjoy your winter golf, please continue to support our social functions and encourage new members. We are not going anywhere soon so enjoy your golf and I am sure the course will continue to be one of the finest around.
Phil Smith

06/11/2016 – Ladies Dinner and Presentation

On Friday 14 October, the Ladies section celebrated their annual dinner and presentation evening. This was a well supported evening with around 40 ladies in attendance to support our Captain, Sheila Braithwaite and to welcome her Captains from other golf clubs. Below are photos of Lady Captain presenting our prize winners with their trophies. The overall Golfer of the Year is always a surprise and announced on the night by our Competition Secretary, Sandra Shillito. This year the winner was Linda Bemrose. Well done to her and all the other prize winners.









06/11/2016 – 2015 Rabbit Captains Event

The Rabbit Captains of 2015 attended a golf event at Dewsbury Golf Club on the 6th October. Eleven past Rabbit Captains attended from Fixby, Woodsome Hall, Meltham, Crossland Heath, Longley Park, Outlane, Elland, Dewsbury, West End and Bradley Hall along with myself from Bradley Park. It was won by myself with 37 points and this will be an annual event so the winner holds the event the following year so in 2017 the competition will be at Bradley Park.


The picture above shows me receiving the trophy from the past Rabbits Captain of Fixby Mich Dearman .

An enjoyable day was had by all and £70 was donated to the charity for Parkinsons Disease.

02/10/2016 – Lady Captains and Rabbit Captains Evening

Over 50 individual prizes and trophies were presented at Bradley Park Golf Club on Saturday 17th September at the end of Rabbit Captain’s Day. Rabbit Captain, Trevor James, congratulated winners and complimented Kirklees Active Leisure and the Bradley Park greenkeeping team for having the course in excellent condition. Prize winners on the day included Phil Fullwood in Division 1 (0-15 handicap), Mike Glover in Division 2 (16-28 handicap) and Joan Birks who was the runaway winner in the Ladies section.

Lady Captain, Sheila Braithwaite, presented prizes from the Lady Captain’s Day competition held on Sunday 11th September. The Ladies section was won by Lisa Driver, with prizes for Bob Balcom, Mark Ramsden, Karl Schnacke and Martin Shaw in the men’s competition. She also presented prizes to Gabriella Child and Damien Cockcroft for their successes in Junior competitions during the season.

Trevor James then presented prizes for the competitions run by the Rabbits’ Section during the season. Major prizewinners included Peter Fuller – Singles Knockout Trophy, Roger Pearson and Paul Kinghorn – Pairs Knockout Shield, Mick Cox – Rabbits’ Trophy. The Buck Rabbit Trophy, awarded to the best high handicap golfer of the season, went to Tom McGarrell.

The evening included excellent singing entertainment from Alicia Brady, hot beef sandwiches and a raffle.Charity donations made during the day came to over £150 and will be shared between Kirklees Hospice and Help For Heroes. Trevor James also presented Derek Broadbent, the Club President, with a watercolour picture of the clubhouse painted by long standing club member and local artist Tony Brady.


02/10/2016 – Greens report for September

Attached is the Greens report for September. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward. Any thoughts and feedback are always welcome.


02/10/2016 – Huddersfield and Halifax Junior Order of Merit 2016


02/10/2016 – Presentation Evening, 12th November 2016

The club Presentation Evening has been postponed due to the refurbishment of the club house taking place. A new date will be arranged for the New Year.

11/09/2016 – Rabbit League final places 2016

First I would like to thank all the members who put the time in to play in the league  2016:Clifford Froggett, Philip Smith,Trevor James (Rabbit Captain), Peter Higham, Roger Pearson, Donald Levitt, Robert Balcam ( Vice Rabbit Captain), Paul Kinghorn, David Singleton, John E Smith, Tom McGarrell (League Captain ).

Huddersfield      40    points  promoted to section A

Marsden             27.5 points  promoted to section A

Meltham             26.5 points  stay in section B

Queensbury        23    points  stay in section B

Hebden Bridge   23    points  relegated to section C

Bradley Park       10    points   relegated to section C

Rabbit League Season 2017

Bradley Park will  be in section C playing against Hebden Bridge, Castlefields, Longley Park and Elland.

I would like to see more Rabbits playing in these game instead of the same members every year. The majority of club members are Rabbits so when the club lists are published next year please support the club.

Tom McGarrell

30/08/2016 – Rabbits and Lady Captain’s Presentation Evening

All members, including guests are invited to this evening on Saturday 17th September starting at 8pm. It is a chance to attend a social event and support the two Captains, Trevor James and Sheila Braithwaite. There will be a presentation for both the Captain’s Days which are taking place on Sunday 11th September for Lady Captain and Saturday 17th September for Mr Rabbit Captain. Please support these two days. The evening will continue with entertainment provided by the superb Alicia Brady and hot beef sandwiches and chips. As always there will be a raffle which donations will be gratefully received.

Both Captains look forward to welcoming and seeing many members and guests on what will prove to be an excellent evening.

30/08/2016 – Greens report for August

Attached is the Greens report for August. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


27/07/2016 – Cabaret Night on Saturday 3rd September – now postponed until 2017


Everyone is invited to our next cabaret night held by Laughlines – Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! Get your dancing shoes on as Mamma Mia Murder Show is dancing it’s way into Bradley Park. Join top tribute band Abbasolutley Abba and zany host Melvynstar bright for an evening of mayhem, fun, laughter, murder, comedy and intrigue. The cost is £30 per person which includes a 2 course meal and an evening of entertainment. Please sign up in the gents locker room or contact the Golf Club to reserve places. More information in the attachment:

Gimme! Gimmie! Gimmie!

27/07/2016 – Team Results

Juniors – In the Junior League we played Huddersfield at home on 1st July and lost 3 – 1. A great win for Rhys against some tough opposition. We played Woodsome away on 8th July and lost 3 – 1. Well done Joe on a great win against a single handicapper and thank you to Sandra and Amsal who stood in for me. We finished 3rd in the yellow division, one point behind Huddersfield – well done.

Ladies – Yorkshire Ladies: In the ADP on the 25th June we played Forest of Galtres away and lost 2 and halved one. We have now completed all our matches and finished 25th out of 50 in the league.

Ladies – Evening League: Against Outlane we lost 2.5 to 0.5 but the ladies enjoyed the evening.

Handicap – The season is now completed and Bradley Park Handicap team have maintained their position in Division 1 finishing 3rd in the league behind Willow Valley and Crow Nest. Graham Hollindrake and Gordon Moffatt have been playing excellent in the Union Foursomes and we are through to the semi-final to be played at the end of August. Recent results:

Bradley Park v Castlefields won 7 – 1, Bradley Park v Willow Valley lost 6 – 2, Bradley Park v West End won 7 – 1.

Foursomes – Bradley Park v Meltham won 3 & 2 and progressed to the semi-final.

Rabbits – 5th July Hebden Bridge away lost both games, 12th July Hebden Bridge at home won both games, Marsden home and away to come. With good results the Rabbits can remain in Division B.

Seniors – 24th June at Dewsbury lost – 0 points, 15th July Oldham at home won 8 – 0, 22nd July Meltham at home drew 4 – 4.

27/07/2016 – Greens Report

Attached is the Greens Report for July. Any queries, please speak to Gary Ward.


Information about the care of bunkers and lists of members responsible these can be seen in the attached document. Ladies are to be added shortly.


08/07/2016 – Team Results

Scratch Team – Outlane (H)  won 6 – 2, Hanging Heaton  lost 2 -6.

Handicap Team – Castlefields (A)  lost 3 – 5, Outlane (H)  won 8 – 0, Willow Valley (A)  lost 2 – 6, West End (A) won 5 – 3. The team are 3rd in the league having played all the tough away games. The Handicap team was leading the Union event before the course closure took place. Completion update next month. In the Foursomes event, both teams went through round 1. In round 2 BP1 progressed to round 3 and BP2 were knocked out.

Ladies – West End, won 2 – 1, Bradley Hall (A) lost 0 – 3 but the course was in excellent condition.

Ladies ADP League – Forest of Galtres (H) halved. Currently the ladies are 9th in the league of 50 clubs.

Juniors – Woodsome Hall (H) drew 2 – 2, Elland (A) won 3 – 1, Longley Park (H) won 4 – 0. The Juniors are top of the Yellow division.

Rabbits – Fixby at home has to be replayed due to the weather, Fixby (A) lost both games. Next fixture is Hebden Bridge away.

02/07/2016 – A Night of Fabulous Fashion – Thursday 28th July (Sold out. Entry by ticket only)

The Ladies invite all members, friends and family to a Fashion Show on Thursday 28th July at the Golf Club with money raised going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Tickets are on sale at £5 each which includes a glass of wine. Please see the poster for more information on the evening and about where to purchase your tickets.

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02/07/2016 – Greens Report for June

Any queries please see Gary Ward. Also once again, can we ask that we are doing our bit to keep the course in the best possible condition by raking bunkers, replacing divots and repairing pitch marks.


12/06/2016 – Team results


April ADP Results:
Played away at Rudding Park on the 9th April,  won 2 – 1. Linda won 6&4, Pam won 4&3, and Sheila Harrison lost 3&2.

Played Calverley at home on the 16th April, lost 2-1. It was a hard task for the Ladies  as they all had to give away shots. Linda won 6&5 having to give 10 shots, Pam lost 3&2 and had to give 3 shot, Sheila Braithwaite lost 3&2 and had to give 8 shots.

Played Rudding Park at home on the 30th April, we won 3 – 0. Linda won 8&7, Pam won 3&2 and Sandra won 6&4.

Played Calverley away on the 21st May, we lost 3-0. Sarah lost 7&6, Pam lost 5&3 and Sheila Harrison lost 3&2. It was a tough match away from home.

Evening League:

Played against Huddersfield Golf Club on 9th May. Unfortunately we lost 2 – 1.
Played against Todmorden at home on 18th May, which we won 2 – 1.


Played Elland at home on 4th May and won 4-0.
Played Longley Park away on the 6th May and drew 2-2.
Played Huddersfield away on 16th May and lost 3-1. It was a very tough match and Rhys after going 3 down came back with some brilliant golf to win 2 & 1. Joe took it to the 18th in his match and just lost out but they all played some great golf.
We currently stand 2nd in the league just behind Woodsome.


Played Willow Valley away and  lost 7-1.
Played Castlefields at home and lost 5-3.
Played Crow Nest at home and lost 6-2.
The next game was against Outlane at home where we obtained our first win of the season —Report to follow next month.


Played Crow Nest at home and Graham Hollindrake won 2 & 1. A solid performance level through 10 holes before pulling away for comfortable victory.
Barry Martin halved. He was 5 down at the turn before pulling back to level by 15, lost 16 but a great birdie on 18 to secure a half.
Adam Mchlachan won 1 Up. He was 1 up by 16 and held off for a good win in his first game for the handicap team A.
Andy Bemrose lost 2 & 1. Return of the former captain. He did not have the greatest of luck, a 3 putt on 9 had him go from potentially level to 2 down. He kept plugging on but never recovered.


Played Meltham at home and Lost 2 and 1 and Halved also
Played Meltham Away Lost 2up and 4 and 2.

Played Queensbury Home Won 2 and 1 and Halved
Played Queensbury Away Lost 2up and 2 and 1.


Played Saddleworth away 6th May obtained 4 points.
Played Hanging Heaton 13th May obtained 3 points.
Played Oldham 20th May obtained 3 points.
Played Meltham away 27th May obtained 2 points.

12/06/2016 – Ladies Open Day

This years Ladies Open took place on Wednesday 8th June in sunny warm weather and was a successful event. Thank you to all involved with organising the event and helping on the day. The winners were:

128 – Julie Starkie, Carol Pygott, Debbie Fisher & Madeline Armitage from Kingwood.

2nd – 129 – Linda Bemrose & Lisa Driver from BPGC,  Judy Vickerman & Andrea Wallis from Crosland Heath.

3rd – 132 – Annette Jowett & Annette Bird from BPGC, Jan Murray from Outline and Lizzie Nicholson from Woodsome Hall.

Nearest the pin in 2 on the 11th – Lnda Bemrose BPGC.

Nearest the pin on the 13th – Christine Robinson from Northcliffe.

25/05/2016 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for May. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


25/05/2016 – Mr Captain’s Day and Night

Mr Captain’s Day and night is fast approaching, taking place on Saturday 4th June. Please sign up to play golf during the day, taking part in the military theme and in the evening bring along family and friends to support Mr Captain in his fun packed evening. For further details open the link below.

Mr Captains Day

07/05/2016 – Casino Night


Following the Ladies v Rabbits next Saturday, the Casino Night which is organised by the ladies will be taking place. The evening starts 8pm and tickets are now available from behind the bar at £5 each which includes your casino gambling chips. There are excellent prizes for the winners. During the evening there will be the Winter Greensomes and the Ladies v Rabbits presentation. Those in attendance will receive extra shots for the Texas Scarmble the day after.
Please come along with friends and family to support the Ladies section and this event.
We are also asking members to kindly donate prizes for the evening and these can be left in the office or given to committee members before 8th May.
The committee look forward to seeing you all there.

24/04/2016 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for April. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


24/04/2016 – Mr Rabbit Captain’s Away Day

Mr Rabbit Captain's Away Day 2016

The photo above shows some of the sun drenched members who attended Mr Rabbit Captain’s Away Day held at Shipley Northcliffe Golf Club on Wednesday 20th April. Trevor James enjoyed his day as did the members in what was the warmest day of the year so far. There was a good turn out from the Tigers, Seniors and Rabbits with Mr Captain and Mr President both in attendance.

There was a cause for celebration as Bob Balcam scored a hole in one on the par 3 4th hole with a stunning 6 iron. The winner was Phil Smith with 36 points.

Trevor would like to thank all participants and may the sun continue to shine.

Phil Smith

07/04/2016 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for March. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.


13/03/2016 – Cabaret Night

After the huge success of the ‘Fawlty Towers’ nights in 2014, the Social Committee have organised an ‘Only Fools and Horses’ night to take place on Saturday 23rd April in the clubhouse. The cost of the evening is £29.95 which includes a 3 course meal hosted by Derek Trotter (Del Boy) and entertained by Rodney and Uncle Albert. This will be an hilarious evening brought to life by a critically-acclaimed cast of professional actors.

Below is a poster with further details. To make sure you don’t miss out on a place, please sign up on the list in the clubhouse as soon as possible.

Del Boy poster

13/03/2016 – Friday Golf Social

We managed to play golf on Friday 11th March on a lovely, warm afternoon in fine weather for a change. We had a good turn out of 17 club members.

The winners were: Dennis Fitzpatrick with 24 points, Graham Hollindrake 23 points, Peter Higham 20 points, Lee Pickup 20 points, Harry Belafonte 20 points.

Friday 18th March will be the last meeting of the winter social for 2016.

Tom McGarrell

13/03/2016 – Golf subscription reminder

Subscriptions will be collected in the clubhouse on Saturday 2nd April between 12 noon and 2pm and on Sunday 3rd April between 2pm and 4pm and again at the same respective times on the following Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th April. It is hoped that these new collection times will assist members. Alternatively, you may post your subscription to Nick Howe at the Golf Club. Please enclose a large SAE for return of a new handbook and a signed copy of the invoice. Please DO NOT SEND CASH through the post or ask the professional staff, stewardess or bar staff to accept payment of your fee.

If you do not intend renewing your membership please inform Nick Howe. Any member who has not paid by 6pm on May 1st 2016 may be deemed to have resigned.

28/02/2016 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for February. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.


28/02/2016 – Friday golf social

On Friday 26th February 11 members turned up to play on a fine day where the course was good to firm. The winners were:

Bob Balcam and Graham Hollindrake with 22 points and Harry Belafonte with 21 points.

There are only 4 more meetings this year: 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March.

Tom McGarrell

07/02/2016 – Friday golf social

The last time the social golf was played was 18th December, and today (Friday 5th February) we got out on the course. The weather was a bit cold and overcast but we braved the mud to have an enjoyable game.
Winners today were:
Harry Belafonte with 24 points over 10 holes
Chris Fawcett      with 18 points
Alan Brown           with 17 points.
We are intending to run the social golf every Friday  until the 18th March. The first tee off is a 12pm again depending on the weather. All those intending playing should contact the pro shop and check that the course is open.
Players are requested to be at the club by 11.30am.
Tom McGarrell

07/02/2016 – Club response to the consultation

The Club has submitted its RESPONSE TO THE CONSULTATION.   This has been submitted to Kirklees and a copy of the full document is attached.  We are proposing to send this to every Kirklees town councillor and to the Huddersfield Examiner and the Yorkshire Post, amongst others.  We hope that members will feel that our consultation document is sufficiently robust.


31/01/2016 – Visit of Barry Sheerman MP to BPGC

Barry Sheeman, MP, visited Bradley Park Golf Club on the morning of Saturday 30th January. At a meeting in the club house, Mr Sheerman was accompanied by Councillors Ken Smith and Amanda Pinnock, two of the councillors for Ashbrow ward in which the golf course is situated. Also present were a number of Bradley Road residents as well as Bradley Park members. Mr Sheerman had come at the invitation of local resident Mr Michael Schofield, who had contacted him expressing concern over the proposed development of Bradley Park golf course. Following an introduction by Club President, Mr Keith Waddington, Mr Sheerman and Councillor Ken Smith took part in a question & answer session, responding to questions and points raised by club members and residents present. Mr Sheerman declared himself to support the campaign to keep the land at Bradley Park for use as a golf course rather than for housing. He expressed concern over the possible loss of a valued and affordable sporting facility and stressed the importance of participation in sport. His view, in essence, was that, whilst he appreciated the need for more housing in the area particularly for the elderly and the younger generation, he considered Bradley Park to be an inappropriate place for housing. He encouraged the residents and Bradley Park members to continue the campaign to save the course in a constructive but firm manner, and also emphasised the importance of maintaining lines of communication throughout the campaign between the Club, the residents, the local councillors and other interested parties (including himself).

Barry Sheerman visit

31/01/2016 – Greens report

Attached is the Greens report for January. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


26/01/2016 – New Constitution

At the Golf Club AGM on the 21st January, the members present voted unanimously to adopt a new constitution for the Club. The new constitution was explained to the members present by the Club Secretary. A copy of the new constitution is now displayed in the main locker room. Any member who wishes to have a copy of the new constitution may contact the Secretary, Nick Howe who will be happy to supply a copy.

24/01/2016 – Fantastic achievement – Bradley Park hits the mark with National golf award!

Bradley Park have been successful in achieving the England Golf award – Golfmark, thanks to a lot of hardwork from members of the committee and in particular Linda Bemrose. Below is a press release giving details of our achievement:

GolfMark Press release

The presentation took place on Monday 18th January and pictures of this are here:

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24/01/2016 – Kirkwood Hospice presentation

During the year, Lady Captain, Sandra Shillito and the ladies raised £280 for Sandra’s chosen charity. Here is Sandra presenting a cheque along with an extra £100 donated by the Rabbits section to a representative from Kirkwood Hospice.

Kirkwood Hospice presentation

09/01/2016 – Christmas Celebrations 2015

The Ladies section and the Club held two Christmas events in December. The first was the Ladies meal, held again at Bellinis in Brighouse organised by our Lady Captain Sandra Shillito. Eighteen ladies attended and an excellent night was had by everyone with all taking part in our Secret Santa.

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On Saturday 19th December a packed room of members, family and friends enjoyed a fun night of games organised and run by Richard Kaye and Derek Broadbent. The evening started with everyone singing and acting out, ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ followed by an excellent Christmas meal. The evening progressed with games for children and the adults, a musical quiz and a raffle which at times became a little’competitive’ and heated. Here are some photos showing the fun everyone had.

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07/12/2015 – Christmas Texas Scramble

This competition on Sunday 13th December is open to all members of the club plus friends from other clubs. Money raised is for charity.

4 person teams
3 drives minimum per person
10% of combined playing handicap
All Ladies receive 5 courtesy shots
Entry fee £5 per person
Book own tees times

Lets support this event and we can use the publicity to promote our great Club.

07/12/2015 – Save Bradley Park

The consultation period has been extended until February 1st 2016. We continue to urge people to log into the Kirklees portal and voice their objections in order to save Bradley Park.

23/11/2015 – Save Bradley Park campaign

On this cold and frosty Saturday morning, members of the junior section, parents and committee members dropped around 1000 leaflets into properties and Bradley Road and the surrounding area. This has had a positive effect already with a number of residents signing onto the Kirklees portal expressing their concerns.

Leaflet Drop photo

03/11/2015 – Housing Development threat

By now, most of you will have read the Huddersfield Examiner articles or heard from others about a possible housing development at Bradley Park golf course.  The committee is anxious that members of the Club and indeed members of the wider public should be made aware of the following matters:-

  • These are not new proposals.   The first Examiner article makes it appear as if this is a new “bombshell” which Kirklees Council has suddenly dropped. As Parnell Reilly is reported as saying in one of the newspaper articles, talk of possible development plans has in fact been around for several years. These so-called proposals have been mentioned from time to time in committee. It is thought that the matter is only now receiving the prominence which it is because the newspaper has latched onto the recent re-issue of the Council’s Local Plan identifying those areas where housing development could, not will, be carried out.
  • These are not definite proposals.   The Council has identified a great number of different and varying sites across Kirklees where land might be released for housing. That is all that has occurred so far – nothing more. The new plan actually identifies over 200 separate sites. It is true that the land occupied by the golf course is included in that provisional list of 200 possible sites, but a closer look at things reveals many factors which may mean (as Parnell clearly believes) that development proposals at Bradley Park will come to nothing. Apart from it being green belt, there are many factors militating against housing development on this site, including its location partially on a former tip, the electricity pylons, the Kirklees Way, the proximity of the M62, the implausibility of affordable housing in this area and its established use as a popular golf/footgolf complex.
  • These are not imminent proposals.   Despite the impression given by the Examiner, even if Bradley Park is ultimately included in the housing proposals, this is a long way down the track. As we understand it, there will be consultations following which proposals will be submitted to central Government some time in 2017. There is plenty of time to mount a case in support of keeping the course open. There is much we can do. KAL has already come out strongly in favour of keeping the course open and we are confident that, should it become necessary, Bradley Park would receive massive support not only from the local golfing community (including the District & County Unions) but also from the general public – and probably from the Examiner itself.

In short, housing development on Bradley Park golf course is neither a certainty, nor even a probability, but it may perhaps become a possibility at some future time. The Club committee therefore does not wish to over-react to the present furore, but it does wish to reassure all its members that it is keeping a close eye on developments, intends to be involved along with KAL in the consultation process and will be fighting to ensure the future of affordable and enjoyable golf at Bradley Park.  In the meantime, your Committee intends to continue in its present efforts not only to update the Club’s profile but also to grow the Club both in terms of numbers and quality of golfing and social events.

Nick Howe (Club Secretary)

16/10/2015 – Winter Social Golf

Twenty club members took part in the Social golf today on a nice afternoon with some high scores posted for 10 holes. In first place was Ben Page with 24 points and in joint second place were Chris Fawcett and Graham Hollingdrake with 23 points.

This is turning out to be a popular Friday afternoon outing where club members are meeting with members they do not normally see on the course.

Tom McGarrell

15/10/2015 – Seniors Open results

The results of the Seniors Open are as follows:

41 points – Mike Kirk & Colin Dickens – Woolley Park GC

40 points – John Ruttle & Billy Keenan – Bradley Park & Longley Park GCs

39 points – Roger Pearson & Matthew Russell – Bradley Park & Corssland Heath GCs

38 points  (back 9 countback with 2 others) – JC Woods & Mike Sunderland – Bradley Park & Todmorden GCs

Nearest the pin on the 6th – Mike Kirk – Wooley Park GC

Nearset the pin on the 17th – Sid Ruttle – Outlane GC.

Thank you to everyone for taking part.

03/10/2015 – September Greens report

Below is the Green’s report. Please contact Gary Ward if you have any queries.


03/10/2015 – Winter Social Golf

The Rabbit’s Section had it’s first meeting of the Winter Social Golf with 12 club members taking part. The winner was Mick O’Hara with 22 points, second was Dennis Fitzpatrick with 20 points and joint third with 19 points, Barry Workman and Nick Howe. A very good afternoon was had by all.

The next game will be held on the 16th October and is open to all Bradley Park Golf Club members. Meet at 11am for coffee and bacon sandwiches (at own expense). The entrance fee is £3 and the first tee off is 12pm from yellow markers for gents and red markers for ladies. It is an individual stableford playing off a full handicap. Games will be played in either a 4 ball, 3 ball or 2 ball and may be mixed depending on numbers attending. The fee collected will be split between 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. We look forward to seeing members.

Tom McGarrell

23/09/2015 – Competition updates

The next 3 players through to the Grand Finale are: Ben Kaye, Jordan Taylor, Rhys Haywood. The draw for the Medal Winners, Grand Finale and October medal will take place on Friday 25th September at 12:00. Any members names not on the entry sheet will not be in the draw where there will be no preferences given for times.

The 2s from the Membership Medal competition paid £20 each to: P. Kaye, C. Froggett, J. Harrop.

The Bogey competition can be played as a 4 ball and a poster will be displayed with the rules.

23/09/2015 – HHDUGC Junior Open Order of Merit

HHDUGC have run a series of Junior Open Competitions with an additional incentive of eight clubs working together offering both Congu and Club handicap juniors the opportunity to participate. Michael Edwards (pictured) is Bradley Park’s non-congu winner at the recent event run at West End Golf Club. The additional competition has been very successful as all clubs have had an increase in attendees.

Well done to Michael!

23/09/2015 – Steve Brook trophy

Congratulations to the winners of the Steve Brook trophy – D. Harrison, R. Pearson and K. Harrop with 73 points.

09/09/2015 – Vacancy – Competition Secretary

After sterling work as our Competition Secretary, Michael Waddington has indicated his wish to stand down from the post at the end of the current club year, March 2016. Accordingly, the club is looking for a member of at least 12 months’ standing to take over from Michael as Competition secretary from April 2016 onwards. This is normally a 3 year post. Michael has confirmed that he will prepare the competition calendar for 2016/2017 and also be available to assist his successor in all aspects of the job throughout that year’s golfing season. The post comes with the benefit of an annual honorarium.

If you are interested, please post your application through the office letterbox in the Gents Locker room or send it to:

Nicholas C.W Howe, Secretary Bradley Park Golf Club, 49, Mountjoy Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield, HD1 5QG or email to :

Interested members are requested to submit applications by 20th September.

09/09/2015 – Medal Winners Qualifiers

The members below have qualified for the Medal Winners Cup on Sunday 4th October. This will be a totally drawn competition. If any member is unable to play throughout the morning of the 4th please do not put your name down. Anyone cancelling will be subject to club procedures.

T Riley, P Fuller, B Martin, A Mansaf, T McGarrell, M Shelton, T Kelly, P Kaye, D Fitzpatrick, K Schnacke, A Edinborough, L Pilkington, M Cox, M Hanson, J Wyatt, H Belafonte, A Stringer, M Ramsden, S Turner, E Livingstone, J Harrop, D Dobson, P Walton, S Barraclough, M O’Hara, C Fawcett, A McCullagh, G Hunt, P Smith, A McLachan, J Taylor, P Stringer, L Pickup, P Kinghorn, J Gryckiewicz.

The following are current qualifiers for the Grand Season Finale:

L.Pickup, M Hanson, A Edinborough, K Hutchinson, A McLachlan, JP Cousins, R Haywood, E Riley, L Pilkington, B Martin, B Haywood, M Cox.

The same procedures as above apply.

Michael Waddington (Competition Secretary)

29/08/2015 – Bradley Park AM AM AM AM

Over 160 players from 20 Golf clubs across Yorkshire and Lancashire attended this years successful 4AM event. There was great support from South Leeds (24 players) and Heaton Park (16 players). Prizes were shared between visiting golf clubs and Bradley Park. Feedback from attendees was very positive.

Phil Smith (Rabbit Captain)

29/08/2015 – Rabbit Captain’s day and Rabbit Captain/Lady Captain’s night

Saturday 19th September is an exciting day for Phil Smith (Rabbit Captain) and Sandra Shillito (Lady Captain) as it is the Rabbit Captain’s competition during the day followed by a joint evening presentation and social for both captains. It is a chance for all members to play during the day for a variety of prizes and then come along at 7.30pm with family and friends to support the Captains. During the evening you will be entertained by a superb, female award winning vocalist, Alicia Brady. See the attached poster for more details about the day and night.

Rabbit Captain’s Day and Night 2015

Alicia Brady

29/08/2015 – Lady Captain’s Day

Lady Captain’s day this year is on Sunday 13th September. We  hope to see as many members as possible playing, both men and ladies supporting Sandra Shillito. There will be bacon butties, cakes and a little tipple at the hut with proceeds going to Kirkwood Hospice. The presentation of prizes will take place the following Saturday, 19th September.


29/08/2015 – Greens Report

See below for the August Greens report. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


29/08/2015 – Rabbits League results

The final results and position within the league 2015 are as follows:

Section B:

Bradley Hall 30 pts promoted to section A, Woodsome Hall 28 pts promoted to section A, Bradley Park 24 pts remain in section B, Meltham 23 pts remain in section B, Castlefields 23 pts relegated to section C, Halifax Ogden 22 pts relegated to section C.

The clubs in section B for 2016 are : Huddersfield, Queensbury, Bradley Park, Meltham, Marsden, Hebden Bridge.

Many thanks to all club members who played in the league competition. Next year we will gain promotion into the top section.

Tom McGarrell (Rabbit League Captain 2015)

26/08/2015 – Webster Wilson draw

The Rabbit Section will be running a desk on Saturday 29th August for the Webster Wilson competition. The draw can be found below:

Webster Wilson draw

26/08/2015 – Rabbit League matches

The last of the Rabbit League matches have been played and the results are as follows:

Bradley Park v Bradley Hall – won 3/2 and 5/4 gaining 5 points.

Bradley Hall v Bradley Park – lost 5/4 and a draw gaining 1 point.

Well done to Cliff Froggett in the last match at Bradley Hall on the 18th tee with the moon shining and no site of the green, for hitting the green 6 feet from the pin. I wish to congratulate all the Bradley Park club members for turning out for the league:

Paul Kinghorn, Phil Smith (Rabbit Captain), Roger Pearson, Trevor James (Rabbit Vice Captain), Colin Robinson, Donald Levitt, Bob Balcam, Nick Howe, Keith Waddington (President), Tony Brady, Cliff Froggett, Tom McGarrell.

The final league position will not be known until all the other clubs have submitted their results at the end of August.

Tom McGarrell (Rabbit League Captain 2015)

26/07/2015 – Medal competition

There will be a Medal competition for the men on Sunday 23rd August.

26/07/2015 – Rabbit League results

Bradley Park v Castlefields at home –  4/3 win and a draw gaining 4 points.

Castlefields v Bradley Park away – lost 4/2 and 3/2 with no points.

Our last 2 games against Bradley Hall GC are on the 4th and 11th August.

26/07/2015 – July Greens report

Please see the attached for the Green’s report. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.


17/07/2015 – Lady Captain’s Away Day

I held my Away Day at Woolley Park Golf Club on the 17th June. We didn’t have glorious sunshine but it was mainly warm and dry. Seventeen ladies including myself came and we enjoyed the course which was in lovely condition. Bacon butties was followed by the golf and then a two course meal. Woolley Park were excellent hosts and couldn’t do enough for us.

The winner was Nancy Willingham, followed by Sue Malins and Pam Flaherty.  Additional prizes went to Sheila Braithwaite and Lisa Driver.

A big thank you for the bouquet of flowers and for all coming and sharing this special day with me. I hope you all enjoyed your small bag of goodies.

Sandra Shillito

Lady Captains away day 3

Lady Captains Away Day

Lady Captains away day 2

02/07/2015 – Junior Introductory Membership

For the months of July, August and September 2015 there is an Introductory Membership offer for Juniors. Please see the attached poster for details.

Introductory Junior Membership

27/06/2015 – Team results for June

Yorkshire Ladies ADP: Home V Thirsk and Northallerton won 2.5 – 0.5. With one match to play Bradley Park ladies are top of the table.

Ladies Evening League: Away V Crow Nest lost 4 – 0.

Junior League: Home V Bradley Hall 4 – 4 draw, Home V West End 6 –  2 win, Home V Dewsbury 8 – 0 win.

Handicap team: Away V Castlefield lost 6 – 2, Home V Outlane drew 4 – 4, Away V Bradley Hall lost 7 – 1, Home V Willow Valley, lost 6 – 2.

Scratch team: Home V Elland won 8 – 0.  On the 21st June the team came 8th in the championship meaning they stay up for next season.

Rabbits league: The second match  away V Ogden lost 6/5 and 3/2 gaining 0 points and home V Ogden won with 1 up and lost 3/2 gaining 2 points. In the third match against Meltham won at home 3/1 and 4/2 gaining 5 points and won at home with 1 up and ;lost 8/7 gaining 2 points.

23/06/2015 – Richard Kaye Social Cup

This fantastic full day event takes place on Saturday 11th July with the individual stableford and various  competitions being organised for the day followed by an evening of entertainment with a band, the brilliant Vital Signs, food and a raffle. Loud shirts are encouraged in the evening. If members could kindly donate raffle prizes this would be appreciated. We hope to see a club house packed with members at night for what is always an excellent evening. Please see the poster in the clubhouse for more details.

Richard Kaye Social 2015

23/06/2015 – Membership Surveys

There is a final call for members to complete and return their membership survey form which they would have received with the AGM/renewal notifications.  These forms and the views expressed in them do provide the club with very useful information and it would really be appreciated if those who have not completed a survey form would take a few minutes to do so.

14/06/2015 – Ladies Open Day

We held our Annual Ladies Open Day on the 3rd June and were delighted to have 31 teams taking part.   The weather was dry if a little cold but didn’t spoil a wonderful day. Thanks go to everyone who helped on the day.

The Winners were Anne Martin and Mary Workman from Bradley Park with Pat Hand and S Rawlinson from Ryburn with a score of 136. In second play were Annette Jowett from Bradley Park with three ladies from other clubs, M Hawkyard, G Fielding and J Murrey with a score of 137. In third place were a team from Crow Nest, C Hampson, V Whitehill, M Widdup and J Langfield with a score, after a countback of 138.

Nearest the pins were won by H Jacques from Cleckheaton and E Henderson from Queensbury.

14/06/2015 – May Thewliss’s 90th birthday

One of our ex Lady Members was 90 at the end of April and her family held a party for her at the Golf Club.  Her family asked for any members to attend and the following members were present – Mr Captain, Andy Bemrose, Lady Captain, Sandra Shillito, Donald and Sheila Harrison, Jennifer Childs, Dot Haigh and Pat Bricklebank. We collected from the members and were able to give her a Post Office Voucher for £50 along with a plant and a card.   It was a very enjoyable evening and she was very surprised by the number of people who came.

Mays 90th

14/06/2015 – Membership Surveys

Would those club members who have not yet done so,  please complete and return the membership survey form which they would have received with the AGM/renewal notifications.  These forms and the views expressed in them do provide the club with very useful information and it would really be appreciated if those who have not completed a survey form would take a few minutes to do so.  Also, don’t forget that there is a prize draw for all forms returned.  If you have misplaced your form and would like a spare copy, please ask the club secretary Nick Howe.  Thank you to all those members who have already returned their forms.

29/05/2015 – Draw for Mr Captain’s Day

Below is the draw for next Saturday, Mr Captain’s Day. A reminder that there is a rugby theme for the day and a full night of entertainment will follow. Please support Andy Bemrose on his day.


23/05/2015 – Silver Jubilee Texas Scramble

Congratulations to the following 2 teams who claimed winning prizes in last Sunday’s Texas Scramble:

G. Ward, K. Hutchinson, L. Bemrose with 58.16 and M. Hanson, C Ruttle, M. O’Hara with 60.16.

23/05/2015 – Ladies V Rabbits

Congratulations to the Ladies. The ladies were outright winners as a keenly fought contest was followed by an enjoyable after match tea and scones and a drop of alcohol. Plenty of banter took place regards the contest and all players were thanked for their efforts from Phil and Sandra. The result was 4.5 to 1.5. The presentation followed in the evening at the Casino Night.


Phil Smith (Rabbit Captain)

23/05/2015 – May Greens Report

Attached is the Greens report for May. Any queries please contact Gary Ward.


17/05/2015 – Rabbit League

The following matches for the HHDRGS were played on the 5th and 12th May:

Home match V Woodsome Hall GC on May 5th – Trevor James and Phil Smith won 7&6, Tom McGarrell and Donald Levitt lost 4&3.

Away match V Woodsome Hall GC on 12th May – Roger Pearson and Nick Howe won 2&1, Cliff Froggett and Keith Waddington lost 4&2.

Bradley Park have 5 points with 6 holes up, one more than Woodsome Hall.

Well done to all players.

Tom McGarrell (Rabbit League Captain)

17/05/2015 – Silver Jubilee Cup

Congratulation to Kevin Hutchinson, the winner of the Silver Jubilee Cup with a net 64 on a count-back. The Division 1 winner was Steve Turner – net 64, Division 2 was Cliff Froggett with 68 and Division 3 was Mick Cox with 76.

04/05/2015 – Rules Evening

The club is hosting a Rules Evening in the clubhouse on Friday 22nd May at 7pm. The evening is entirely free and takes the form of an interactive demonstration (not a lecture or a seminar) by 2 rules “experts” from the Yorkshire Union. The demonstration is designed to highlight real situations which can arise during a round of golf. It is hoped that the event will appeal not only to those who are relatively new to golf but also to “old hands” who think they know the rules but still find themselves having to consult their rule books from time to time.

The presentation is likely to last about 1.5 to 2 hours and the presenters will be happy to take any questions on any points on the rules of golf that may arise. We think this will be a user-friendly, enlightening and helpful evening and all are welcome.

04/05/2015 – Badger Trophy

Congratulations to Adam Edinborough on winning with 39 points. His handicap has been reduced slightly.

Michael Waddington (Competition Secretary)

04/05/2015 – Away Day at Worksop Golf Club

The feedback from all the attendees said that the Bradley Park Away Day was a huge success! The day took place at Worksop Golf Club and 40 club mŷembers in attendance. The weather was dry and sunny and the course was great. The greens were quick and tricky and the approach shots to the greens were the key to success.

There was 4 nearest the pin winners – Mick Hanson, Gary Ward, Cliff Froggett and Phil Smith. Third place went to JC Woods with 33 points, 2nd place to Mick Hanson with 33 points and winner of the Tony Brady trophy was Andy Stringer who returned 34 points.

The picture shows Andy and fellow members of Bradley Park overlooking the 18th green.

Worksop photo

Phil Smith (Rabbit Captain)

04/05/2015 – District Madam Captains and Vice Captains 2015

Bradley Park Golf Club Ladies Section hosted the get together of the District Madam Captains and Vice Captains of 2015 on Wednesday 15th April. All nine Lady Captains were in attendance with eight Vice Captains. This dinner is an excellent way of the Vice Captains meeting for the first time and arranging other outings throughout the year before they become Lady Captains.

One of the Lady Captains said how much she had enjoyed the evening and how it had made her think how we have all moved on from the same event last year when we didn’t know each other and how we are now all friends and comfortable with each other.

After our two course meal Sue very kindly presented me with a birthday cake which was the following day.

Sandra Shillito (Lady Captain)

04/05/2015 – Ladies Golf Trip to Bridlington

The sunshine on the east coast was waiting for nine ladies who went on the Bridlington Golf Trip staying at Carnaby in the Manor Court Hotel as we have done for a long number of years.

The first day saw us play at Hornsea Golf Club with the winner being Linda Bemrose, followed by Filey Golf Club on the Thursday. The winner that day was Sandra Shillito. On the final day we played at Bridlington Belvedere with Nancy Willingham lifting the prize that day.

Good golf, good weather, good food and the odd glass of wine was enjoyed by all. A big thank you goes to Annette Jowett for organising it all. The hotel is already booked for next year!


Sandra Shillito (Lady Captain)

04/05/2015 – YRGA

The following represented the club in the preliminary round of the YRGA Fowler Trophy:

Cliff Froggett and Michael Phillips played against Filey GC away and Tom McGarrell and Rob Balcom played against Elland GC at home winning through to the first round.

In the Mellor Trophy, Tom McGarrell and Michael Phillips played against Crosland Heath GC at home and Phil Smith and Trevor James against Castlefields GC away winning through to the 1st round.

Well done to all players.

22/04/2015 – Ladies Yorkshire ADP report

On Saturday April 4th, the ladies played their first Yorkshire ADP League match at Bracken Ghyll. Well done to Sandra Shillito, Sue Malins and Linda Bemrose who took part and came away with 1.5 points for a win, a draw and a loss respectively. A great comeback from Sue after being 4 down at the turn.

On Sunday 19th April we played away at Scarcroft and came away with 2 points. Well done to Linda Bemrose, Sheila Harrison and Pam Flaherty for 2 wins and a very narrow loss for Pam on the 18th. This was a great effort as Pam played a young, low handicapper, Linda had to give 14 shots and Sheila as usual put in a good winning round.

The next game is on Saturday 25th April at home to Scarcroft.

Linda Bemrose

22/04/2015 – Member Surveys

The committee kindly requests that the survey forms be returned as soon as possible as the information is required for the Golf Mark application.

22/04/2015 – Club 4BBB

Congratulations go to P. Stringer and B. Smith, the winners of the 4BBB which took place on Sunday 19th April. They won with 38 points on a countback from A. Stringer and P. Smith.

19/04/2015 – Away Day at Worksop Golf Club

For information about the day and the draw please click on the link below.

Copy of Golf away day

19/04/2015 – Norgate Trophy

If any member is interested in playing in this Rabbit’s event, please contact Cliff Froggett.

19/04/2015 – Message from the Competition Secretary:


19/04/2015 – Pro Captain’s Challenge

Fourteen teams entered the Pro Captain’s Challenge on Sunday 12th April with the Captain’s team of Mr Captain – Andy Bemrose, Lady Captain – Sandra Shillito, Club Pro – Tom Wild and Graham Hollingdrake scoring 79 points. This total was beaten by 2 teams only. Well done!

The winners were a ladies team consisting of : N. Willingham, C. Wiltshire, L. Hallas and S. Braithwaite. Congratulations to these!

Winners of the 2’s were: L. Hallas, G. Hollingdrake, S. Shillito, T. James.

29/03/2015 – Casino Night


We are holding a Casino Night on Saturday 16th May. Everyone is welcome! Please see the link below for full details:

Casino Night BPGC Poster

29/03/2015 – Winter League final results 2014/2015

After a high scoring final round, A. Mansaf and S. Turner triumphed as eventual winners with 41 points after a countback from G. McDonald and K Schnacke. Congratulations to Amsal and Steve and commiserations to Gary and Karl. Here are some more results:

3rd – P. Folan & J. Flaherty 40 points

4th – M. Riley & A McLachlan 38 points on a countback.

15/03/2015 – Winter League update 2014/2015

Congratulations to all those who have reached the final which takes place on Sunday 22nd March. The tee times are as follows:

8.30 D Fitzpatrick & A Edinborough v K Waddington & T Riley (marker)

8.37 M Riley & A McLachlan v G Hollingdrake & O Barstow

8.45 G McDonald & K Schnacke v A Mansaf & S Turner

8.52 J Flaherty & P T Folan v M Waddington & A Taylor

Good luck to everyone!

15/03/2015 – Greens report

Please see the link below for the March Greens report. Any queries, please contact Gary Ward.


06/03/2015 – Club AGM on Thursday 12th March

All members should now have received by now their notification of the Club’s AGM to be held in the club house  at 8pm preceded at 7.30pm by the Rabbits’ Section AGM. We really hope to have a good turn out to the AGM this year. With the transfer of course management to Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) last year and the Club’s recent application for the new upgraded GolfMark accreditation, these are interesting times for our Club. If you would like to find out more about these issues, please do come along to the AGM.

We have a hard-working committee dedicated to promoting the interests of the Club and it’s members. If you feel you would like to contribute more directly to that aim, perhaps you might also consider standing for election yourself to the General Committee. There is a notice in the main locker room about this. Fresh ideas are welcome!

We hope to see as many members as possible at the AGM.

6/03/2015 – Important message from the Club Secretary re. KAL renewals

Our Club Secretary has, this week, spoken with KAL regarding various points to do with season ticket renewals and the outcomes can be read of the attachment below.


31/01/2015 – Winter League update 2014/2015

The leaders are still J. Flaherty and P. Folan. Can anyone beat their total?

Copy of winter league 2014 & 2015 (3)

31/01/2015 – Greens Report

The Greens report for January has been released. Any queries contact Gary Ward.


22/12/2014 – Christmas Texas Scramble

Congratulations to Messrs  Clegg, Hutchinson, Taylor and Schnacke on winning the Texas Scramble. Details are attached. We raised £320 which will go to the Forget Me Not Children’s Charity.

Thank you and may I wish you all the best for Christmas & the New Year.


Christmas Charity Texas Scramble 2014

22/12/2014 – Ladies Christmas meal

The ladies section enjoyed their festive night out at Bellini’s Italian restaurant in Brighouse kindly organised by Lady Captain, Linda Bemrose.  Everyone had a good night taking part in a secret santa and welcoming a new member Carlyn Wiltshire.

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02/12/2014Winter League update 2014/2015 & the Christmas Texas Scramble

Having played all their games, the current leaders with 246  points are J. Flaherty and P.Folan.

Copy of Winter League 2014 & 2015 running total(2)

Just a reminder that the 14th December will a Winter League free zone as it is the Christmas Texas Scramble. We raised £305 last year and hopefully we can beat this total this year. Please organise your teams and tee times.

27/11/2014 – Greens Report

The Greens Report for November  has been released by Gary Ward. Any queries or questions please contact Gary at


25/11/2014 – Winter League update 2014/2015

Some games have now been played with the early leaders being R. Suddick and G. Hunt. To view the latest results, click on the attachment below.

Winter League 2014 & 2015 (November)

25/11/2014 – Presentation Night

The highlight of the calendar year is Presentation Night, the Oscars of Bradley Park Golf Club. This event does not come together easily so first a few thanks to:

  • Steve Barraclough, our Treasurer, who sorted out all those lovely vouchers for the winners.
  • Roger Pearson and Tom McGarrell for sorting out the prize table.
  • The Captain and President for their opening speeches and passing out of the trophies.
  •  Madame Lady Captain for presenting the Ladies & Mixed Prizes and providing a little merriment on the way.

However, the biggest thanks goes to my co-host Sandra Shillito, not only for helping me with the prize presentation, but for also putting up with my constant changes as people pulled out at the last minute (next year a few days notice would be good as we have to keep altering the scripts).

Finally, a big thank you to the members that did turn up and receive their awards and to the lads and lasses who gave speeches to congratulate both themselves and their opponents.

The Club house was packed and the buzz of anticipation was great. There was just one problem- what time did we start? I was of the opinion it was 7.30, but no, the handbook clearly stated 8.00- so we all waited patiently for the last few to arrive.

The introduction by the President was shorter than normal (someone must have had a word) and the celebrations began.

The big winners on the night were Gary Ward, Roy Suddick, Paul Kaye, Mick Cox, Adam McLachlan and Amsal Mansaf. Congratulations to all of you, but also a big well done to our new Club Champion Mick O’Hara, who was a very deserved winner on the day. It will be interesting to see if he can defend that title next summer.

Michael Waddington

Competition Secretary

25/10/2014 – Greens Report

The Greens Report for October  has been released by Gary Ward. Any queries or questions please contact Gary at


25/10/2014 – Winter League 2014/2015

The Winter League starts tomorrow. There are preferred lies throughout the course. Can players please sign in the book in the Pro Shop and after the round clearly place the number of the opposition on the card.

winter league 2014 & 2015

20/10/2014 – Rabbit’s Committee Shield

On Sunday 19th October the annual Rabbit’s Committee Shield was this year held at Bradley Park GC. Well done to Bradley Park who won by 3 games to 1. The return match will be played at Bradley Hall GC in October 2015.

The following played:

Steve Barraclough & Philip Smith 49 points – Won

Tom McGarrell & Cliff Froggett 45 points – Won

Paul Kinghorn & Roger Pearson 36 points – Lost

Donald Harrison & Simon Starkey 37 points – Won

The game was played with fairly good weather apart from the strong wind and the leaves flying across the greens when trying to putt but the rain stayed away with only a couple of light showers. A very good day was had by all.


20/10/2014 – Presentation Evening 2014 – Saturday 8th November

Please see below for a list of prize winners and information on procedures for the evening.

Bradley Park Presentation Evening

20/10/2014 – HHDRGA Rabbit’s dinner and Presentation

On Friday 17th October, the Bradley Park Golf Club Rabbit’s League team attended the annual dinner and prize presentation at Longley Park GC. Attending the dinner were Keith Waddington (Club President), Steve Barraclough (Rabbit Captain), Philip Smith (Vice Rabbit Captain), Tom McGarrell (League Captain), Roger Pearson, Donald Harrison, Paul Kinghorn and Trevor James. The presentation of the Section C Champions Trophy and Shield was made by the President of HHDRGA Mr Steven Shaw to the Rabbit Captain Steve Barraclough. The evening was enjoyable with good company, good food and entertainment provided by Mr Ken McCoy.

The Rabbit’s League will be playing in section B in 2015 against the following clubs:

Woodsome Hall, Meltham, Castlefields, Bradley Hall, Ogden

Let’s carry on the excellent play in 2015 and move up the sections again.


06/10/2014 – Medal Winners and October Medal draw.

Please see the draw below for this coming Sunday.

Copy of Medal Winners and October draw 2014

26/09/2014 – Competition suggestions

The Competition and Handicap committee are looking to review the calendar of competitions for next season and are asking for your suggestions. Further information can be found in the attachment below.


24/09/2014 – Rabbit & Lady Captains Presentation

Saturday evening saw this annual social evening hosted in the clubhouse with an enjoyable occasion had by all.  On the night there were presentations for the Rabbits competitions held through the summer plus the Rabbit and Lady captains competitions.  A couple of pictures from the night can be seen below:

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20/09/2014 – Membership Medal

The draw for the Membership Medal has been made and can be found here:

Membership Medal

Senior Open

A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by members and visitors alike at the recent Seniors Open where BPGC members in particular but together some fantastic performances.  Results as follows.

Winners – Colin Robinson &  Mike Phillips 40 points (Back three countback 8 points)

Second place –  Richard Badrock & Fred Leek (Castlefield GC) 40 points

Third place – Phil & Bernard Smith 39 points (Back nine countback 22 points)

Fourth place –  Dave Mitcheson & Dave Middleton (Bradley Hall GC) 39 points

Nearest the pin 6th hole – 57 inches Neil Birks (Merltham GC)

Nearest the pin 17th hole – 15 inches Fred Leek (Castlefields GC)

27/08/2014- Super Rabbits

The rabbits league team are the Divison C champion’s 2014!!!  For the second year running promotion has been gained and we will be promoted to Divison B for 2015.

As Rabbit league team Captain I wish to congratulate the following on a job well done: Keith Waddington, Paul Kinghorn, Rodger Pearson, Philip Smith, Donald Levitt, Colin Robinson, Trevor James, Harry Belafonte.

Tom McGarrell

22/08/2014  – Greens Report

Following discussions with the greens staff please be aware of the following information:
It is intended to start the hollow tining of the greens on either W/C 22nd September OR W/C 29th September. This is obviously weather dependant and I will confirm the date as soon as I know.
This is necessary work to maintain and improve what have been excellent greens this season and the earlier it takes place the better in the long run for the condition over winter and into spring.
It is hoped that by selecting these dates it will maximise the effect on the greens and minimise the impact on competition golf, although some disruption is inevitable.

Those fortunate enough to be playing knockout finals may wish to bear these dates in mind.

Gary Ward

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