Course change ex­cites cap­tain

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

STYAL Golf Club’s new cap­tain Ivan Bloor is a con­stant pres­ence at his club and he is look­ing for­ward to his year in of­fice with great an­tic­i­pa­tion.

Ivan has been a mem­ber of his club for seven years and he puts be­ing made cap­tain as the high­light of his life in golf along with drop­ping his hand­i­cap from 20 to 14 in one sea­son.

He said: “Styal Golf Club is a club with a fan­tas­tic fu­ture. We are at the mo­ment in the tran­si­tion pe­riod from the old course to a new one.

“The new holes that have been built are now fully open and add greatly to the course’s qual­ity.

“If it was not for owner’s acu­men we would not be in such a good po­si­tion for the new sea­son as the new course pro­vides new chal­lenges and will be just as en­joy­able as the old course so roll on the new sea­son.

“My favourite course, other than Styal is Santa Maria in the Costa del Sol and my favourite hole at Styal is the old sixth as the tee shot has to be long and straight so that your nest shot is not go­ing over out of bounds and blind to a two-tier green with a bunker on the front edge.

“Golf is my only hobby, apart from sup­port­ing Manch­ester City, and my cho­sen char­ity is Stock­port Spe­cial­ist Pal­lia­tive Care (Macmil­lan).”

Ivan showed his class win­ning the Lan­ders Af­fen Prize medal af­ter a cpo on 68 with Cheshire ju­nior star Ja­cob Oak­ley, H Peck and Kevin Do­herty.

A sin­gles Stable­ford for Styal Ladies had Enid Laverty first past the post with 38 points from Claire Whit­ney37.

A Se­niors Stable­ford at Styal was won by the aptly named Clive Se­nior with 41 points, two more than Wally Tib­bitts, Howard Dick­son and Mike Hinde.

Young star Max Pen­ney shot a su­perb 64+1=64 in a Wed­nes­day medal at Styal, five shots clear of David Mur­ray and Ian Thoma­son.

An­drea Cheetham and Aly­cia Sut­ton will rep­re­sent Macclesfield ladies in the re­gional round of the Coro­na­tion Four­somes af­ter win­ning their club qual­i­fier with 37 points from Sue Or­win and Judy Mut­ter and Lady Cap­tain Anita Hall and Irene New­ton, both 34.

Macc ju­niors played for the Pro’s Cup and af­ter a cpo on 38 points it was won by Mitch Hodg­son from Ben Un­win with Ge­orge Wright and Tom Kir­ton hot on their heels with 37.

A Thurs­day Stable­ford at Shrigley Hall needed a cpo on 38 points to see Don Far­quhar­son home from Charle Green and Mary Berry.

The Golden medal at Shrigley was won by Neil Wrigley with 67 a mas­sive eight shots clear of the field.

Shrigley Hall have a great se­ries of Open com­pe­ti­tions dur­ing the sum­mer months be­gin­ning with a Se­niors Pairs on June 4 and a Team of Four Open on June 24.

There are great prizes on of­fer and for more de­tails or to en­ter con­tact Tim Hud­sp­ith on thud­sp­ith@ the­hotel­col­lec­tion. co.uk or tel 01625 575757.

Mot­tam Hall are of­fer­ing free mem­ber­ships to ju­niors as part of its new QFair­way club which is the coun­try’s most flex­i­ble membership.

To find out more visit web­site www.QHo­tels. co.uk/Qfair­way or call Jonny Chaisty the Direc­tor of Golf on 016125 822 153.

The pre­lim­i­nary round of the MDLGA Bell Cup has been com­pleted and it is now down to the last 64 teams from an orig­i­nal en­try of over 80 clubs.

A top lo­cal derby saw Alder­ley Edge win a thriller by 4-3 against Tyther­ing­ton and they now face ei­ther High legh park or Ac­cring­ton in round one.

Prest­bury beat Black­burn 4-3 to earn a round one clash with Dar­wen and Daven­port breezed through 6-1 against Dids­bury and now face a tough clash with Ring­way.

Through with byes are Macclesfield who visit Lowes Park and Styal who host Heaton Moor.

The penul­ti­mate Manch­ester Al­liance fix­ture of the win­ter sea­son had glo­ri­ous weather and an ex­cel­lent Mackenzie course at Hazel Grove as a full field played for the Leo Feeney Tro­phy.

Swin­ton Park pro­fes­sional Dave Smith and ex­Cap­tain Jimmy O’Reilly were fired up by the sun and posted a su­perb 45 points to claim the Leo Feeney Tro­phy for the first time in their club’s his­tory.

●● Macclesfield boys boxing club mem­bers with their new kit bags from Chrome Mo­tors

●● Macclesfield Cricket Academy Un­der 13s

●● Macclesfield Cricket Academy Un­der 11s

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