Garry edges pres­i­dent to reign at Macc

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

MACCLESFIELD Golf Club cap­tain Garry Tom­lin­son is the King of the May at his club af­ter gain­ing valu­able brag­ging rights over pres­i­dent Jack D’Arcy.

The an­nual cap­tain’s team v pres­i­dent’s team at­tracted 76 play­ers, the best sup­ported for many years, in an en­joy­able shot­gun com­pe­ti­tion and Garry was de­lighted to see his team se­cure a nerve­jan­gling 24-23 win to give him brag­ging rights for the rest of his ten­ure.

Garry has been a mem­ber of Macc for 15 years with his cur­rent hand­i­cap of 18 and a best of 16.

He plays twice a week and his favourite hole at Macc is the 1th as it is his ‘birdie’ hole and his favourite course, other than Macc is the For­est of Ar­den.

His hob­bies, other than golf, are eat­ing and drink­ing and if he had to choose three other play­ers to be with him in a four-ball they would be Kylie Minogue, Ch­eryl Cole and his wife be­cause they are the three most beau­ti­ful women in the world!

Garry said: “My cap­tain’s char­ity is the Peter Al­lis Wheel­chair char­ity and my own per­sonal golf­ing high­light was hol­ing my sec­ond shot at Ast­bury from 240 yards.”

Macc ladies played for the Doris Neale Chal­lenge Cup and Ali­cia Sut­ton led in with 37 points from Ju­lia Dunne 35 and Judy Mut­ter 34.

A nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion for Macc ladies was taken by Grace Hick­son with 12 points, two more than Mar­garet Wil­liams and Joyce Ri­ley.

An in­di­vid­ual Stable­ford at Mottram Hall was won by Jim McAu­ley with 42 points, well clear of Mark Saun­ders, David Broad­bridge, Scott Good­man and Sam Sta­ple­ton, all 38.

Thurs­day Stable­ford ac­tion at Shrigley Hall had Charles Green romp­ing home with 43 points four more then Howard Rowley, Al Lloyd and Don Far­qua­har­son.

The Simister fi­nal and Sub­sidiary at Alder­ley Edge pro­duced a thrilling fin­ish with four play­ers locked on 36 points and get­ting the nod in the cpo was B Cum­mings from R Pin­dar, D Feather­stone and Peter Burns.

Medal ac­tion for Edge ladies had Kath Goodall in prime form with her nett 67 see­ing her cruise to victory from Anne Thorn­ber 73.

A se­niors Stable­ford qual­i­fier at Styal saw Alan Townsend as the main man with 41 points, three more than Steve Walker, Brian Dono­hue and Roger Row­land.

Wed­nes­day Stable­ford ac­tion at Styal had An­ton Barns­ley lead­ing in with 39 points from An­drew Ste­wart, Ivan Bloor and Howard Dick­son, all 37.

Medal play for Styal ladies had Aileen Holo­han on fire with a siz­zling 62 from Sue Grange 66 and Caro­line Ge­orge and Joan Boyle, both 68

Stock­port Golf Club’s as­sis­tant pro Danny Wardrop took a big step to­wards win­ning the Manch­ester Al­liance’s pro­fes­sional Or­der of Merit with a fine dou­ble at an ex­cel­lent Mar­riott Wors­ley Park ex­tend­ing his sub­stan­tial lead at the top of the OoM ta­ble.

The qual­ity of the venue at­tracted a top-class field and Wardrop tied in top spot in the in­di­vid­ual pro­fes­sional sec­tion with in-form Chor­ley as­sis­tant Andy Palmer with 40 points.

Then Danny and his dad Mike (Dids­bury), who leads the am­a­teur Or­der of Merit, led in the pro am sec­tion with 44 points ahead of Andy Palmer and Hor­wich’s Ken Ash­ton 43.

●● Garry Tom­lin­son

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