Roy’s new re­cruit to make Raa roar

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

WILM­SLOW Golf Club mem­ber Roy Ain­scough is the founder and owner of Raa Put­ters – re­garded as the most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced put­ter com­pany in the world – which is based in Mac­cles­field.

Now Roy has added the skills of Si­mon Ed­wards, the Win­der­mere Golf Club pro­fes­sional, who has a su­perb pro­file in coach­ing and play­ing in the North Re­gion for 24 years.

Si­mon will spear­head the Sales and Mar­ket­ing divi­sion of the com­pany with the aim of build­ing the Raa brand by help­ing as many golfers as pos­si­ble to im­prove their putting.

Si­mon, who has worked at Wrex­ham GC, De Vere Car­den Park where he was as­so­ci­ated with the Nick­laus/Flick golf schools and be­came a Nick­laus Golf Schools Mas­ter in­struc­tor be­fore re­turn­ing to the Ry­der Cup Wales Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence back in Wrex­ham be­fore mov­ing to Win­der­mere in 2008.

He has won over 200 pro­fes­sional events in­clud­ing nine in 2015 and he firmly be­lieves that his play­ing ca­reer has greatly en­hanced his coach­ing abil­i­ties.

Si­mon said: “The rea­son why I can still win at the age of 45 is be­cause I putt well and when the op­por­tu­nity arose to join Team Raa it was an easy de­ci­sion.

“I had known Roy, the founder and driv­ing force be­hind the com­pany through a great friend, David Shack­lady.

“David kept bring­ing th­ese fan­tas­tic look­ing put­ters to tour­na­ments we were play­ing in and I was fas­ci­nated as the de­signs of the put­ters and their tech­nol­ogy be­hind the de­signs were mind-blow­ing.

“Roy is an en­gi­neer­ing ge­nius, but by his own ad­mis­sion he is rel­a­tively new to the golf in­dus­try and with my in­put and the qual­ity of the prod­uct we can make Raa Put­ters one of the lead­ing put­ter com­pa­nies in the world and help golfers world­wide im­prove their putting.

“To find out more visit the web­site www.raa­put- and book an ap­point­ment that will change your putting for ever.”

Mac­cles­field’s men played a Three Ball Sta­ble­ford and the top team with 57 points were John Poole, Paul Bar­ber and Dave Young.

They fin­ished ahead of Dave Gib­son, Dave Sellers and Neil John­son 56 and Mike Oakes, Tom Holling­worth and Josh Crum­plin 55.

The lat­est Thurs­day Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley Hall saw Peter Trus­sell in hot form as he posted 44 points to can­ter home from Howard Row­ley 41 and Martin Jack­son 40.

The lat­est monthly medal at Shrigley also saw some good scores as Jack Gaskell topped divi­sion one with 66 from Dar­ren Whittaker 67 and Charles Green 68.

In divi­sion two John Gaskell made it a fam­ily af­fair as he led in with 69 from Rod­er­ick Scott 71.

Styal se­niors played the lat­est round of their Win­ter League and Alan Townsend was in fiery form with 45 points tak­ing him three clear of Paul Law­day and Paul Carr.

In a Satur­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal Si­mon Ged­dis topped divi­sion one with 39 points from ju­nior star Ja­cob Oak­ley 38 and Harry Reid, Steve James and David Gra­ham, all 37.

Eu­gene Brady led in divi­sion two with 38 points, two more than Dave Hal­l­i­day and Lee Wol­sten­holme.

A BB Sta­ble­ford at Daven­port saw Peter Fi­dler and Chris Ban­field win a cpo on 39 points from Paul Massey and Trevor Glover with Neil Healey and Mal­colm Will a point off the pace.

Ac­tion at Alder­ley Edge had a pro’s 9-hole Sta­ble­ford see­ing the two divi­sions won by Barry Lewis and Steve Ben­nett with scores of 18 and 21 points re­spec­tively.

Andy Wells con­tin­ues to dom­i­nate the win­ter ag­gre­gate with a solid score of 19 points tak­ing him to 81 points, eight clear of Bill Ben­nett

Most of the golf clubs in the re­gion have suf­fered heav­ily in the past three months with the huge amount of rain­fall we have en­dured.

●● King’s School’s tri­umphant un­der 15s sev­ens squad fol­low­ing their win at the War­wick Sev­ens

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