Adling­ton lift for County Boys

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

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

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