Peter Wood - a stalwart of Yorkshire golf

Peter Wood - a stalwart of Yorkshire golf

16/03/2021

The PGA is saddened to report that Peter Wood, head professional at Bradley Hall Golf Club, Halifax, for almost 40 years, has passed away following a long illness.

Peter, who was 73, spent his entire career working in Yorkshire and was a familiar and respected figure among the golfing fraternity, not least as a result of serving on a variety of committees.

It was his ability as a player, however, that attracted national attention in the summer of 1966 when, aged 19, he led one of the most prestigious tournaments of the time, the Daks at Wentworth.

Having begun life as a professional by spending a year at Crosland Heath Golf Club, Huddersfield, Peter was then learning his trade at nearby Woodsome Hall under the guidance of Charles Hughes, a future PGA Captain.

He remained there for almost six years before spending another three-and-a-half as head professional at Silkstone Golf Club, Barnsley, and then taking on a similar position at Bradley Hall (above) where he spent 38 years until his retirement in 2012.

Peter is survived by Debbie, his wife, son, Jason, a former PGA Member who now lives in Australia, daughter Zoe and grandchildren Mel and Eva. The PGA extends heartfelt condolences to them and his other family members on their loss.

 

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