Jacob rapidly climbing golf’s ladder
STYAL Golf Club’s young star Jacob Oakley enjoyed a great season in 2014 when he reduced his handicap to 1.9 which saw him selected for the England Regional squad.
He also won a place in the Cheshire team for the Four Counties Junior Tournament at Wallasey Golf Club.
Jacob, 17, a student at Poynton High School, fell in love with the game at the age of 11 after being encouraged by his grandfather to take up golf.
Jacob said: “In 2014 I won the club championship at Styal and shot lots of under par rounds towards the end of the season.
“I have plenty of people I would like to thank for my progress in golf including my grandfather and parents for trying to get me to all the different places I need to be to progress my game.
“I also owe a massive thank you to Styal’s head teaching professional Simon Forrest for helping me on and off the course with all aspects of my game.
“Also I would like to thank Styal’s Director of Golf Glynn Traynor and everyone at Styal.
”For the near future my aim is to reduce my handicap to +1 and win a 36-hole scratch event and also to perform well in national events to try and get myself a WGGR by the end of the year.
“However, my longterm ambition is to play at the highest level on the European Tour.”
Styal Golf Club are again staging their successful golf day for the EC Hospice on May 14th.
The price is £80 per team (any combination male and or female) and for more details contact Susan Forster on email firstname.lastname@example.org. uk.
Saturday Stableford action at Styal had division one led in by James Lowe with an impressive 42 points, three more than Max Penney.
David Graham topped division two with 39 points from Lee O’Connell 38.
In a Sunday Stableford at Styal David Naylor was out on his own with 43 points from Terry Beckett and Kevin Moore, both 38.
Lee Rowland was equally impressive in a Styal Seniors Stableford with 40 points, three more than Paul Carr and Alan Trinick.
Styal ladies played a singles Stableford with ex Lady Captain Claire Whitney showing her class with 40 points from Enid Laverty 35.
Macclesfield ladies played a Team of Three Stableford with C Howard, A Sutton and L Monk clear winners with 74 points from G Whalley, M Milligan and a ghost 69.
Macc’s men played a Bill Blackledge Stableford with Tom Hollingworth winning a cpo on 33 points from Mitch Hodgson.
A singles Stableford for Davenport’s men had the divisions led in by James Tweedy 39 points, Dave Spibey after a cpo on 36 with John Weaver and Don Sutherland 37.
Davenport ladies played a singles Stableford as a Beswick qualifier and top of the divisions were Jillian Carswell 40 points, Annette Oliver 33 and Ros Mann 34.
Monthly medal action for Shrigley Hall’s men saw division one honours go to Daniel Henshaw with 68 from Peter Cartledge 72 and in division two Howard Stringer won with his 75 seeing him home from Sunil Mehta 76.