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On behalf of myself and the executive Committee of the Halifax Huddersfield and District Union of Golf Clubs, I would like to welcome you to the 2024 season Inter Club and Inter District competitive golf.

I have been elected to serve as your president for this year which I see as a tremendous honour and privilege, it is also a great accolade for my home club Longley Park for me to undertake this role as I have become the first Longley Park member to serve as President in the Union’s long history.

I would like to thank my good friend Iain Pearson for the assistance and advice he has provided me with as I prepared for the role and congratulate him on an excellent year as President in 2023.

I would also like to offer my congratulations to Ian Thomas from Halifax Golf Club who is now the Union President Elect.

The Halifax Huddersfield District Union of Golf Clubs was formed on the 12th of March 1947. In 1947 the programme of inter club consisted of three competitions, together with a small number of inter district friendlies.

The Union has now increased from the original 18 clubs to 23. Two leagues, Scratch and Handicap, each with 4 divisions, one junior and a development league. It also organises a hugely popular winter alliance the HHDGA. Which stages 12 competitions running from October to May.

The union is responsible for promoting 10 different competitions for scratch, handicap, and junior golf, together with a further 6 knockout match play tournaments. There are 8 Yorkshire District Unions.

The HHDUGC has Senior and Junior representative teams which compete in an Inter District league against the other Yorkshire District Unions. These competitions strive to maintain the original 1947 objectives of promoting competitive golf and friendship between the member clubs and Union Districts.

I would like to wholeheartedly thank the member clubs who so generously allow us to use your facilities, your ongoing support is immeasurable.

I would also like to thank the players for their dedication, assistance and the time they give to the union.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to thank our sponsors for their continued generosity and without support many of the activities and achievements of the Union would not be possible.  

The Union Executive Committee is comprised of members from various clubs who dedicate a lot of their time ensuring the Union operates in a professional manner.

I would personally like to thank them for their endeavours.

Finally, I wish all players within the Union an enjoyable and successful year. I look forward to watching you play throughout the year.


Anthony Kendall

President HHDUGC