Age no barrier to success at Macc
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).