Edge duo toast 25 million to one shot
ALDERLEY Edge stalwarts Bill Fisher (eight handicap) and Mike Magee (13 handicap) have been regular playing partners during many years at their beloved club.
Playing together in a friendly match they beat odds of 25 million to one with a remarkable feat on the 124-yard sixth hole.
They both used nineirons off the tee to hole their tee shots to set up great celebrations at the 19th hole.
Mark Engles, the other member of the trio, was disappointed to only get a birdie two on the same hole!
It is Bill’s third hole in one and Mike’s seventh and regarding the odds many of their friends say that is about time that this happened as they have probably played that particular hole 25 million times in their long standing time at the club!
The Wilmslow Golf Club won the 2015 East Cheshire Senior Scratch League to regain the trophy they last won in 2012.
Having narrowly come second in 2014 the team were keen to go one better this year and remained unbeaten throughout the summer to win by 10 points
The league is made up of seven clubs from East Cheshire – Wilmslow, Sandiway, Ringway, Stockport, Prestbury, Bramhall and Bramall Park.
Three home and three away games are played by each team which consists of seven players, aged over 55.
It means that over 50 of the top senior players in East Cheshire do battle in scratch match play over the summer. The matches are all played in a competitive but fair spirit with a good drink and chat after
Set up in 1995 the league had gone from strength to strength and continues to attract new players every year who want to play competitive golf. It culminates in an end of season finals day – held at Wilmslow this year - where over 45 senior golfers played an individual Stableford and team competition and the league trophy was presented by one of the founders of the league, Tommy Williams.
The Wilmslow Golf Club had 12 players represent- ing the team this year over the course of the season. They had great fun culminating in an end of season get together where the captain of the team presented individual awards and thanked all the players as well as the sponsor – Morfitt and Turnbull – for providing team shirts which meant that the team were the best dressed in the league
All details of the league, history and results can be found on the website – ecssl.dpgs.uk
Macclesfield ladies showed their skills in a Three Clubs and a Putter competition with Nancy Barkworth in fine form posting 25 points over 11 holes to finish ahead of Kay Atkin who won a cpo on 23 from June Sumner.
Macclesfield juniors played a singles Stableford and Thomas Silcock was out on his own with 42 points, nine more than Ollie Tovee.
Macclesfield ex Captain Neil Mutter won his first ‘major’ taking the TW Etchells Trophy after a cpo on 66 with Dave Cheetham and Josh Crumplin had the best gross of 70.
Shrigley Hall’s men played a BB Stableford and top of the shop with 44 points were David Wells and Darren Whittaker, one more than Brian Hopkins and Niall Lynch and Andrew Kershaw and Alistair Brown.
Davenport’s men also enjoyed a BB Stableford and none more than M Attwood and S Rowton who posted 44 points to finish two clear of S Brotherton and P Beckett and G Lake and S Scott.
Davenport ladies played a 14-hole Stableford which was led in by Jillian Carswell with 28 points ahead of Zilpha Thomas 27,
●● Pictured are the Wilmslow seniors scratch team, left to right: Paul Allott, Graham Baker, Chris Neill, Brian Coutts and Gareth Shaw
●● Mike Magee (left) and Bill Fisher ready to celebrate their ace double