Andy takes prize at captain’s event
PRESTBURY captain Graham Keys hosted his day with 183 players competing for his top prize and more than 200 members joined in the traditional celebrations after the golf.
The course was in magnificent condition and the captain launched the day with the ‘First Drive’ watched by new course manager Mark Crossley and his team.
The competition produced a worthy winner in Andy Greenhalgh with a gross 67, nett 65, which reduced his handicap to one – much to his delight – and left him two clear of Donald Campbell and Steve Cheetham.
A Par competition for Prestbury ladies saw Deb- bie Baker win Division One with +1 and in Division Two Margaret Simons won a cpo on +1 from Gill Usher.
There was also a big competition at Macclesfield GC with its club championship played over two days and it was an emotional day for Mark Stevens, who has been a member at the club for 36 years without winning a ‘major’ competition.
He posted a nett score of 135 with a second round of 67 and gave a very moving acceptance speech at the presentation.
The club champion with the best gross score of 141 was Josh Crumplin, who recently showed his talents with some good wins in the Cheshire matchplay championships at Warrington.
Macc ladies were in singles Stableford mode with Marjorie Mottershead first past the post with 37 points, one more than Patricia Burrows and Joyce Riley.
The Macc ladies B team also posted a useful East Cheshire League win, beating Withington 4-3 in a close contest.
The Professional’s Cup at Styal was won in convincing style by Chris Robins who posted 65 to finish ahead of Sam Howell, 67, and Harry Reid and Daniel Lynch, both 68.
Joshua Edwards was also well in control of a Sunday Stableford at Styal with 37 points taking him four clear of David Massey.
A Thursday Stableford for Styal ladies was won by Mel Hill with 38 points from Hilary Boyce, 37, and Sue Grange, 36.
In a Thursday Stableford at Shrigley Hall Charles Green led in with 39 points, one more than George Wright.
Then on Shrigley Captain’s Day the top man Phil McCumesky cruised to victory with a neat 67 from Daniel Henshaw 71 and Chrale Green and Brian Hopkins, both 72.
Alderley Edge ladies played a Stableford supporting the Golf Foundation with Sue Kendrick first past the post with 37 points followed by Maureen Monk, 36, and Julie Ricketts, 35.
It’s now down to crunch time in the MDLGA’s Bell Cup which had an entry of nearly 90 clubs this season and the early rounds produced plenty of shock results for the fancied clubs.
Round two has been completed and now it is a battle for a place in the last eight with Prestbury flying the flag for our local teams.
They beat Lymm 4/3 to book a place in the last 16 where they will play Ringway as both teams look to make finals day at Rochdale in September.
●● Prestbury captain Graham Keys takes the ‘First Drive’ watched by the greens staff
●● Mark Stevens with Macclesfield captain Garry Tomlinson