East Cheshire League finals produce the thrills
THE East Cheshire Ladies Leagues have involved hundreds of games in a six-month period with the aim of reaching finals day in the three categories.
Host club Prestbury had to travel to a neutral venue of Hale to play Warrington in their final as their Plate team had qualified for the final.
Back at Prestbury a high-quality A team final went to the wire of the 19th hole with Tytherington locked at 3-3 with Bramall Park.
Wins for Megan Burgess, Carole Ryder and Sue Hunter for Tytherington were matched by Park’s Donna McIntosh, Doreen Robinson and Barbara McDowell. Kim Mortimer (Tytherington) and Liz Robinson were level after 18 holes but Kim clinched victory on the first extra hole to win the trophy for the first time since 2008 and spark the team’s celebrations (top).
In the B team match between Hale and Alsager, Hale were always in control and won with plenty to spare.
Warrington were the winners at Hale and returned to Prestbury to collect the Plate from Cheshire captain Pauline Clegg.
A singles Stableford for Prestbury ladies had Josephine Harrison first past the post with 38 points, one more than Jae Bowers and Jayne Harrison.
Winter strokeplay at Davenport had David Bamford leading in division one with 66, one ahead of Craig Lloyd, Mike Rigg and Peter Beard. Top of the other two divisions were Graham Boon (68) and Peter Gorman (65).
It was close at Shrigley Hall in the monthly Stableford with Steve Brooks needing a cpo on 40 points to see off Joe Cassidy and Daniel Henshaw.
The first winter open at Shrigley Hall saw the Wilmslow-based team of Tony Rooney, Peter Phillips, Stuart Kirkham and Steve Cookson first past the post.
Also celebrating was Bollington-based star Oliver Taylor with a holein-one on the tricky parthree eighth hole.
Oliver used an eightiron to set up the 19th hole celebrations.
Shrigley has more opens and great value golf over the winter months. Contact Tim Hudspith on 01625 575757 for more details or to book your slot with the next Open on December 5.