Edge duo toast 25 mil­lion to one shot

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GARNETT

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

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