Long­est Day well worth the ef­fort for Jim

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

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

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