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31/07/18 Several updates have been made to the "Officials & Clubs/Member Club Contacts" and "Policies & Rules/Handbook" pages.....
Scratch, Handicap & Junior Sections (Leagues & Foursomes)
17/09/18 Scratch, Handicap & Junior Foursomes Final results added ... 13/08/18 Woodsome Hall's Junior League Play Off Final report added to "Junior Section", "Divisions" page... 29/07/18 Final Junior League results & play off qualifiers added... 23/07/18 Final Handicap League results added to relevant "Handicap Section" pages... 20/07/18 Final Scratch League results added to the relevant "Scratch Section" pages...
23/09/18 Scratch (J R Crawshaw), Junior & Senior Match Play Finals results added... 05/09/18 Seniors Championship results added... 27/08/18 Four Ball Better Ball Competition winners added...
YIDU Teams
10/09/18 6 Man Team Championship result added... 03/09/18 1st Team result v Teesside added, a stylish 25-11 win to finish the league season in 2nd place, plus League Table and Final Order of Merit updated ... 23/07/18 Junior Team 22-14 win v Harrogate added, to clinch the league title, plus League Table and Final Order of Merit updated...

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John Lawrence

(Marsden &

Bradley Park GC)

HHDUGC President 2018

Dear Member,

It seems a long time since in 1994 I responded to an article by Stan Townsend in the Examiner calling for volunteers to put something back into golf by getting elected to the Executive. To my surprise, I was elected, soon becoming involved in the Handbook, Annual Dinner and various positions in competitions, before taking over from Gary Blakely as Secretary in 1999. I subsequently assisted 20 Presidents and I now find myself one of THEM! I have no regrets.

Over the past few years, incoming Presidents have deliberated over their choice of Union Team Captain/Manager. Last year John Turner selected Frank Greaves and has done a great job to build a good relationship with him and foster a good feeling among the Team. I have asked John to carry on this good work into 2018 and extend his role to be responsible for all IDU Team matters, including Coaching etc. I am delighted to say that John has accepted the challenge. I believe putting IDU matters under one roof will provide great benefit to team performances. It will give stability and good feedback throughout the structure and provide solid support to the Junior management team of Tommy Ward and Chris Naylor, who with very limited resources have achieved much.

I congratulate Gordon Abernethy on being nominated President–Elect for 2018 (President 2019) and look forward to working with him and John Turner. Hopefully, 2017 will run smoothly into 2018 and bring with it some much deserved success in all fields.

Without the support of a hardworking Executive over the past 20 years, I would not be in the position I am today and I extend my grateful thanks to them all. I particularly thank all of our Sponsors for their generous support, as without them we would be restricted on many of our activities, not least of all team dress.

My greatest thanks, however, must go to my wife who has supported me in all my pursuits.

Let us all go forward into 2018 and promote this great Union of Golf Clubs.

John Lawrence, President 2018.


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