Nurturing game’s next generation
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