EUROPEAN Tour debutant Chris Hanson was guest of honour as Bradley Hall opened their new driving range and Flightscope studio.
Stuart Naylor the Halifax-Huddersfield Union president and a long-standing Bradley Hall member, is especially delighted that the facilities will be available for the upcoming Yorkshire Inter-District Union League six-man team championship, which will be staged at the club next month.
The competition is allocated to a club situated in one of the eight competing regions on a rotational basis and Naylor says if each of Halifax-Huddersfield Union's 23 clubs was awarded the event on a similar system, Bradley Hall would only get to stage it once every 184 years.
"The top golfers from each region are brought together on this one occasion in the year to play golf in this format," said Naylor.
"Yorkshire-based unions at past events have been represented by players of the stature of Danny Willett, Chris Hanson, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Colin Montgomerie, Mark James, Lee Westwood, Howard Clark, Richard Finch and others.
"This year there will be a host of top class players on view - some perhaps potential stars of the future.
"Make a date in your diary, come along - and give our team a cheer."
He added: "This facility is a fantastic addition to Halifax Bradley Hall, especially being completed in time for the prestigious six-man scratch team event."
On the day of the range's opening, members were able to compare their own swing with that of European Tour player Hanson, of Woodsome Hall, using state of the art Flightscope technology.
Head PGA Professional David Delaney commented: "This facility has exceeded all our expectations and can only continue to attract more members, including beginners, to our golf club."
Huddersfield and Hanging Heaton meet in seniors final
Huddersfield and Hanging Heaton will contest the final of the Lawrence Batley Seniors League, a repeat of the competition's climax from two years ago.
Woodsome Hall succumbed 6-2 to Huddersfield at Hebden Bridge while in the other semi-final Hanging Heaton defeated Crow Nest Park 5-3 at Woodsome.
The final, along with the climax of the singles match play competition, will be staged on Friday, August 26 at West End, tee-off 12.15pm.
The regular season fixtures were completed with Dewsbury District’s 6-2 home win over Oldham., which move the victors off the bottom of the final Section C table.