Nick aiming to take Tythy one step better this year
THE draw for the Manchester Alliance Inter Club Knock Outs, the biggest of their kind in the country, have been made and Tytherington will be looking to win the Dunham Forest Trophy which features the club professional and six top amateurs in exciting singles matchplay format.
In 2014, led by professional Nick Holmes (right), Tythy reached the finals day for the first time in the club’s history, only to lose 5-2 in the final to Bramhall.
Nick said: “It was a great day for the club. In the morning semi-finals we beat Northenden but Bramhall proved too strong in the final, drawing on the experience of being runners-up in 2013.
“There are more than 100 teams in the competition so to reach finals day is a great achievement.
“We have been drawn in the preliminary round at home against Whittaker from Rochdale and a win there will take us through to the last 64.”
The draw featuring other local clubs includes Poulton Park against Macclesfield, while Davenport and Styal are through to round one with byes.
In the City Glass Men’s Foursomes the preliminary round includes: Davenport v Heaton Moor; Alderley Edge v Regent Park; Romiley v Shrigley Hall. Through with byes are Macclesfield, Styal and Tythy.
Macclesfield ladies played an 11-hole Roll-up and lady captain Anita Hall won Division One with 18 points and Jill Higgins was on top form, posting a fine 23 points to take Division Two.
The Thursday Stableford at Shrigley Hall had Howard Rowley in charge with 36 points from Charles Green (35) and John Wilkinson, Steve Wells and Mary Berry (all 34).
The Winter League at Shrigley produced a string of good scores led in by Peter Duffy with 41 points, ahead of Alan Pengelly and Darren Whittaker.