Yorkshire tee!

Knaresborough golfer wins Wirral Classic

Bob Warters's picture
Tue, 27 Sep 2011
Yorkshire tee!

Almost 200 golfers from Britain, Ireland and European took part in the second Wirral Classic over four courses in the north west of England and it was a player from Yorkshire who captured the overall prize with an average of nearly 39 points per round!

Enjoying almost perfect summer conditions on the links at Caldy, Heswall, Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) and Wallasey, Paul Bradley from Knaresborough accumulated 155 points - seven better than his nearest rival - Charles Herbert from Sale, to claim a Titleist Tour bag and a silver trophy.

Bradley had led from day one at Hoylake and herld the upper hand throughout with Patrick Loram , defending champion from Maxstoke Park claiming third place with 145 points and  Alan Percival, (Astbury Hotel), Tim Jones (Wrexham) and David Keen (Bramhall), sharing fourth on 142.

Nicholas Devine (Reddish Vale) aced at the 5th at Wallasey, while Gavin Caygill (Bishop Auckland) holed in one at Haylake's 13th.

The Women's event was won by Monica Pinfold from Tytherington who tied on 132 pts with Cath Rawthore from Sale but claimed the title with a better score in her final round.

The event was supported by local bars and restaurants - The Portrait House, the Wro and Sheldrakes - which served on-course refreshments while the Thornton Hall Hotel hosted a Welcome reception. Supported also came from Wirral Council, the Northwest Regional Development Fund, England’s Golf Coast, National Club Golfer and Titleist.