Longest Day well worth the effort for Jim
SHRIGLEY Hall captain Jim Brown was delighted to raise over £1,000 for the Macmillan Charity after completing the Longest Day Challenge.
Jim began his 72-hole marathon at 4.30am and during the day he was accompanied by a range of members one of which – Bob Francis – also completed the full 72 holes.
They braved some poor weather conditions but enjoyed a glorious sunset as they finished the final hole late in the evening.
Jim said: “We were able to enjoy Shrigley ‘wildlife’ in full bloom with red deer roaming the course during play and giving us useful tips.
“The greens were in superb condition and ‘better than ever’ has been voiced on a regular basis in recent weeks.
“I would like to thank all of the people who helped on the day, the club for their support and to everyone who contributed to such a deserving charity.”
A Thursday Stableford at Shrigley Hall had Brian Williams leading in with 39 points from Alan Smith 38 and George Wright 37.
A Wednesday medal at Styal saw David Murray winning a cpo on 69 from Richard Vaal with Pete Flanagan next in with 71.
Styal seniors were also in medal action with Gordon Hamilton on fire with his 65 seeing him well clear of Chris Baillie and David Wrigley, both 68.
Styal juniors played the latest round of their Summer series and Ben Tomlinson posted a fine haul of 24 points for nine holes to see him clear of Cheshire junior star Ryan Nevins 22 and Joe Blackburn and Daniel Hayes, both 21.
Styal’s busy ladies played two competitions with the latest round of the Summer Cup having Helen Billington winning a cpo on 21 points from Chris Pogson.
Helen made it a double as she then won the Ladies Shield with her nett 65 seeing her three shots clear of Claire Whitney and Rosina Ramahia was next in with 71.
Macclesfield’s men played for the Captain’s Cup and Stuart Purvis was a deserving winner with a nett 63 seeing him home from Mark Hodson and Simon Paddock, both 66 and Jamie Robinson had the best gross of71.
Plenty of entertainment on the day with champagne on the first tee for the early starter, BBQ and drinks on the tenth followed by an excellent buffet and then dancing the night away to the fabulous Gavin Young.
Macclesfield ladies played for Mr Captain’s Prize and Judy Mutter took Garry Tomlinson’s top prize with 74 from Sue Gibson 76 and Andrea Cheetham 77 while Sue Orwin had the best gross of 94.
Alderley Edge’s men played for the Vice President’s Challenge Bowl and Mark Engles was a clear winner with his 64 seeing him three shots clear of Joe Yakub and Steve Ridal.
A Stableford for Edge’s ladies was won by Karen Pennington after a cpo on 32 points with Mary O’Toole with Valerie Hornsby next in with 31.
Davenport’s men played a par competition for the Monza Trophy and Brian Coan was first past the post on +5 from Stuart Law +4.
The draws have been made for the third round of the Manchester Alliance Dunham Forest Trophy and City Glass Men’s Foursomes Inter Club knockouts but unfortunately local hopes were ended in round two.
In the Dunham Forest Trophy which involves the club professional and the top six amateurs last year’s runners-up Tytherington were beaten at Warrington.
In the Men’s Foursomes Macclesfield lost at home to Haydock Park, Tytherington were beaten at Worsley and Styal lost hosting Chapel en le Frith.
●● Stuart Purvis receives Macclesfield’s Captain’s Cup from club captain Garry Tomlinson, left
●● Shrigley Hall captain Jim Brown