Roy’s new recruit to make Raa roar
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- ters.com 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.
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