Garry edges president to reign at Macc
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