Adlington lift for County Boys
ADLINGTON Driving Range hosted the first coaching session for the County Boys U16 performance squad and provided excellent facilities.
Several more sessions are planned for the squad over the winter months before they embark on a series of Inter County Mixed Age matches.
Coaching the Cheshire squad at Adlington were top professionals Peter Barber (Didsbury) and John Heggarty (Royal Liverpool GC) and the next session will be at Sandiway GC when they will take on the under 14 boys in what will be a very competitive match.
Absent players were Ryan McCandless (Crewe), Jack Hibbert (Warrington), Daniel Gibson (Sandiway).
At the recent Maxitours event, hosted at Dunham Forest Golf Club, Bramall Park’s six-handicapper Joe Kirwan made a spectacular start to the shot-gun event by holing his tee shot on the par-3 third hole to win the ETIQUS Charity Challenge for nearest the pin.
Run by Knutsford PGA Pro Tim Maxwell, the 18-hole Maxitours competition saw Joe start his round at the designated ETIQUS Charity Challenge hole which was being run in aid of The Golf Foundation.
Entry into the nearest the pin challenge was £5, with 72 players entering to raise a grand total of £360. ETIQUS has already raised over £11,000 in 2015 through its ‘fiver for the foundation’ campaign to support the future of golf for the next generation.
Commenting on the achievement, Joe said: “I only decided to enter the challenge at the last minute. I’m glad I did and that takes my hole-in-one tally to three!”
Tytherington Golf Club member Gary Butler, Founder of ETIQUS, commented, “I’m really pleased for Joe. We’ve run a number of these challenges across the country during 2015, raising funds to a cause which is very important to me, but this was our first hole-in-one at an event.”
Keen to share the social and personal benefits playing golf can bring, ETIQUS donates £5 from each purchase to raise money for The Golf Foundation, which gives children and young people the opportunity to experience golf and the life skills it has to offer.
For more information on the Golf Foundation, please visit www.golffoundation.org.
A Sunday Stableford at Styal saw Mike Burchell in top spot with a magnificent haul of 42 points putting him well clear of John Molloy 35 and Claire Whitney, Steve James and Nick Corless, all 34.
In a Saturday Stableford at Styal Simon Geddis was also a clear winner with 40 points, two more than Iain Burnage and Alan Brooks.
A Thursday Stableford at Shrigley Hall was led in by Howard Rowley with 42 points ahead of Roderick Scott 39.
The latest round of the Winter League at Shrigley was a tight affair with Barry Horrocks winning a cpo on 36 points from Ray Haddock and Ian Roebuck.
Davenport’s men played a singles Stableford in three divisions and top of the divisions were Peter Taylor 27, Peter Edmondson 28 and Peter Beckett with a bestof-the-day 29.
Davenport ladies played a 9-Hole Greensome and top of the shop with 20 points were Lynda Jones and Pam Percy, a point more than Susan Rowton and Janet Lee.
A singles Stableford for Prestbury’s men needed a cpo on 34 points to see Peter Lowe into top place from Alan McGuigan and Fred Bridge.
Davenport-based professional Scott Howarth is staging night group coaching at Adlington on Wednesdays, contact Scott on 07769 271 984 for more info.
There are some great Winter Golf Days currently available at Tytherington GC- c all 01625 506 000 for more info.
●● PGA Pro Tim Maxwell, Joe Kirwan and ETIQUS Founder Gary Butler