Ja­cob rapidly climb­ing golf’s lad­der

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

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 su­san.forster@tis­cali.co. 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.

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