Prestbury Golf Club’s grounds for celebration
PRESTBURY Golf Club joined three other UK clubs as winners of the prestigious 2015 Golf Environmental Project Awards, organised by the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI).
The Prestbury entry won a trophy and a Certificate of Excellence in the Environmental Project of the Year.
There were 163 clubs entering the competition, and of these 25 were considered good enough to reach the finals and merit a visit from the STRI adjudicator.
The Prestbury project attracted favourable attention after a threeyear programme to eradicate the invasive Himalayan Balsam plant from the golf course and its grounds.
This weed is particularly aggressive and fast spreading and suffocates all the native plants in the areas over which it can rapidly spread.
Having cleared this weed there has been a transformation in the woodlands of the course with the emergence of bluebells and other indigenous plant life and the resurgence of birds and small mammals into the area.
The latest Winter League match at Shrigley Hall needed a cpo on 37 points to see Joe Cassidy home from Ben Hancock with Charles Green, Ian Roebuck and Jez Hancock all on 35 points.
The draw for the 2015 Inter Club Seniors Team Match Play has taken place. It features: Macclesfield v Regent Park; Styal v Lowes Park and Davenport v Eaton.