Age no bar­rier to suc­cess at Macc

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

A FULL field of play­ers en­joyed a su­perb day of weather for the Cap­tain’s Day at Mac­cles­field.

The over­all win­ner of Al­lan Stevens’ top prize was 82-year-old Bill Hop­per, who posted a stun­ning nett 66.

It’s the sec­ond time that Bill has won the com­pe­ti­tion, the last be­ing 18 years ago when Peter Heath­cote was cap­tain. Bill is pic­tured re­ceiv­ing his prize from cur­rent cap­tain Stevens.

Sev­eral other prizes were on of­fer with Dave Clewly win­ning the o55s, Josh Crum­lin the best gross, Dave Cle­ments best past cap­tain, Beau Gatward the over­all run­nerup, Grace Hick­son the ladies prize and Pa­trick Booth the se­niors prize.

Daven­port hosted a Der­byshire and Cheshire Ju­nior League match and a great re­turn of 64 from Archie Palmer (Bra­mall Park) took him clear of Thomas Sim­cock (66) and Mark Need­ham (68).

A Mon­day Stroke­play and Eclec­tic com­pe­ti­tion for Daven­port’s men had Phil Duffy on easy street with his 66 see­ing him well clear of Jim Thorn­hill and An­drew Bai­ley.

Daven­port ladies played a Beswick qual­i­fier Sta­ble­ford and lead­ing in the three di­vi­sions were Jil­lian Car­swell (34) points, Su­san Row­ton (36) and Sheila El­liott (30).

Brian Wil­liams was the main man in a Se­niors Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley Hall with his 35-pointer see­ing him home by a point from Der­ick Ash­ton and Don Far­quhar­son.

The big guns were fir­ing in the Thurs­day Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley led in by Oliver Plant with a huge 46 points from Richard Bur­row and Ge­orge Wright (both 42).

Prest­bury’s men played for the Ju­bilee Vase, won by Wil­liam Ather­ton with his 67 see­ing him home from Stephen Best (69). Michael Davis led a five­player log­jam on 71.

Prest­bury ladies played a ‘ ma­jor’ for the Maud Ba­son Tro­phy and the proud win­ner with 72 was Myra Pen­keth­man from Jane Cam­paigne (73) and Mar­garet Si­mons (75).

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