BRADFORD Union president Charlie Cox paid tribute to captain Martin Gaffney during their annual dinner at the Midland Hotel.

Gaffney, who was among those to pick up silverware as matchplay champion, led the team to fourth place in the Yorkshire Inter-District League.

It was his second term at the helm following the retirement of long-serving Tim Wade and Cox said: "Martin did an absolutely fantastic job flying the union flag.

"He couldn't always pick from a full squad but some good young players have come through."

Coming to the end of his term in office, Bracken Ghyll member Cox said: "I have loved every minute of it."

Senior vice-president Graeme Anderson, of East Bierley Golf Club, is due to succeed Cox this year, with the union's annual meeting taking place at Shipley tonight.

Shipley took pride of place in the prize-giving as Division One Scratch League champions, with their player Jamie Mountain also collecting his Bradford Amateur Strokeplay trophy.

Yorkshire Union past president Jonathan Plaxton spoke at the dinner, hailing last year as one of the best the county has ever had.

Captained by Darryl Berry of Bradford, the men's team were crowned Northern Counties League champions, while there was national success for the boys and seniors.

Plaxton also gave a reminder that grants of up to £500 from the Yorkshire Union were available to apply for, highlighting that Bradford, Bracken Ghyll and Northcliffe had made use of funding.