Nur­tur­ing game’s next gen­er­a­tion

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

THE Bramhall Kids School of Golf, which is based at Moorend Driv­ing Range on the Mac­cles­field/ Stock­port bor­der and is run in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Midgelow School of Golf, con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength.

Danny Midgelow said: “We have been run­ning kids classes for a num­ber of years and in want­ing to cater for the thou­sands of chil­dren in the sur­round­ing area we have launched the Bramhall Kids School of Golf.

“On the launch week we had over 30 chil­dren sign up for the first term and we are look­ing to build on this and get as many young­sters into the beau­ti­ful game as pos­si­ble and we take them on from three years of age.

“It’s amaz­ing to see how quickly they learn- they are just like a sponge in soak­ing up all of the in­for­ma­tion we give them.

“We have two young brothers Harry and Archie Wor­thing­ton, from Glos­sop, who have been se­lected for Der­byshire ju­nior county train­ing and there are many more tal­ented play­ers at the school who it is great to see and a joy to watch in ac­tion.

“At the school we of­fer both af­ter school and week­end classes and cover in a very fun way ev­ery area of the game and there are games to play and prizes to be won each week.

“Through­out the term we are work­ing to­wards the end of term ‘on the course’ mini-com­pe­ti­tion and on this day tro­phies and cer­tifi­cates will be awarded.

“For more in­for­ma­tion email me on danny@ schoolof­golf.co.uk.”

The sev­enth round of the Win­ter League at Shrigley Hall pro­duced a close fin­ish with Barry Hor­rocks win­ning a cpo on 37 points from Dar­ren Whittaker and Lynn Heathcote with Mark Kleyn­hans and Ian Roebuck a point off the pace.

It also needed a cpo on 37 points to see Howard Row­ley home from Richard Bur­row af­ter they had both carded 37 points to fin­ish two clear of Rod­er­ick Scott.

Styal se­niors creaked back into Win­ter League ac­tion and Alan Car­roll was in great form with a win­ning socre of 41 points see­ing him first past the post from Phil Moore 38 and Ge­off Parkin, John Hep­ple­stone, Der­mot Clancy and Brent Vose, all 37.

A nine-hole sin­gles Sta­ble­ford at Styal was won by Si­mon Tracy af­ter a cpo on 21 points with Char­lie Fenn and Peter Cord­well was hot on their heels with 20.

Alder­ley Edge played a Pro’s nine-hole Sta­ble­ford and top­ping the divi­sions were Steve Yakub 16 and Steve Ben­nett 20.

Lisa Burns was in bright form on the Edge post­ing 18 points to win a ladies nine-hole Sta­ble­ford.

The draw has been made for the Manch­ester and District Ladies Golf As­so­ci­a­tion’s Bell Cup which is the big­gest com­pe­ti­tion of its kind in the coun­try.

It has been played for since 1911 and the cur­rent hold­ers of the Bell Cup are Sale Golf Club who won a thrilling fi­nal at Rochdale Golf Club against Prest­bury in 2015.

The com­pe­ti­tion sees the top seven lady play­ers in the club play­ing a knock-out com­pe­ti­tion in which nearly 90 clubs are in­volved with the aim of reach­ing fi­nals day for the last four teams on Septem­ber 2 at Bramhall GC, the home club of the MDLGA Pres­i­dent Chris Kelly.

The pre­lim­i­nary round sees teams bat­tling to make the last 64 and it fea­tures a crack­ing tie be­tween Wilm­slow and Tyther­ing­ton and the other lo­cal teams in ac­tion are: Styal v Alder­ley Edge, Old­ham v Prest­bury and Withing­ton v Mac­cles­field.

Through to round one are: Tur­ton v Daven­port.

The Manch­ester Al­liance pre­lim­i­nary round draws for their In­ter Club Knock Outs have been com­pleted with the Archie Pre­ston Tro­phy for Mixed Four­somes, Se­niors and Ju­niors.

In the Archie Pre­ston Four­somes our lo­cal teams in ac­tion look­ing to make it into the last 64 are: Daven­port v Alder­ley Edge.

In the Se­niors KO are Ea­ton v Mac­cles­field and in the Ju­niors are Daven­port v Hazel Grove.

All of our other lo­cal teams are through to round one with byes.

For­mer Euro­pean Tour pro­fes­sional An­drew Mur­ray has been in­volved in rais­ing funds for many de­serv­ing causes for the past 25 years rais­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of pounds. The fea­ture event has been a pro am which has fea­tured some of the top names in golf, in­clud­ing for­mer Ry­der Cup play­ers, and to cel­e­brate the 25th an­niver­sary An­drew’s 2016 Char­ity pro am will be at Stock­port Golf Club on Mon­day Septem­ber 12.

For more de­tail or to book your spot check out the de­tails on the web­sitewww.andrewmurraygolf. com

Shrigley Hall Golf Club are stag­ing some great value-for-money Open com­pe­ti­tions in 2016.

The dates are: Fri­day June 3 Gents Se­niors Open, Mon­day June 26 Ladies Pairs, Satur­day July 9 Gents Pairs Open, Fri­day July 29 Pairs Open, Satur­day Au­gust 20 Team of Four Open, Mon­day Septem­ber 26 Gents Se­niors Pairs.

In­cluded are tea and coffee on ar­rival and re­duced buggy rates. Call the pro shop on 01625 575626 to en­ter or get more de­tails

●● A group of young­sters with coaches Danny Midgelow and Alex Mat­ti­son at Moorend Driv­ing Range

●● MDLGA Pres­i­dent Chris Kelly

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