Tomlinsons defend King’s crown
IT was certainly Captain’s day when the Tomlinson brothers retained the annual King’s School Bursary Fund Golf Challenge at Macclesfield Golf Club.
Shooting an incredible 101, with seven birdies in the four ball format with the two best scores to count, they came in five points ahead of Mickey and David Jones and Steve and Julia Dunne.
Charles MacKinnon’s team were third with 91 points and Allan Stevens’ team, who are also previous winners, were third.
Garry Tomlinson, who is the Captain of Macclesfield Golf Club this year, said: “If we win it for a third year I’m going to suggest my son gets a free place.
“We had to win because we’ve not had the trophy engraved yet, it saves me another job!
“Seriously it’s always a red letter day in our club’s calendar to welcome the King’s golfers to Macclesfield Golf Club.
“Looking down on the town from high on this hill you can see just how important King’s has been to the town for so many years and what a contribution they have made and continue to make to community life.”
The event was organised by former King’s pupils and raised £4,000 for the King’s School Bursary Fund, which has now raised around £700,000 to help fund full fee and part fee places for deserving pupils who would not normally be able to afford a place at the leading independent school.
Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde, said: “Our former pupils continue to make a lasting contribution to King’s even though some playing today left nearly 60 years ago.
“It’s wonderful to see how the school has retained such affection and loyalty.”
●● Pictured with Simon Hyde are the Tomlinson brothers, left to right, Paul (10 handicap), Wayne (18), Garry (17) and David (12).