Sean spreading the good word
THE current aim of most golf clubs in the region is to provide the opportunities to introduce players of all ages into golf and at the heart of the mission for local clubs is the Cheshire County Development Officer Sean Hammill from England Golf, who is responsible for the clubs in the East Cheshire area.
He is visiting clubs during the coming months and arranging sessions with them to discuss the opportunities available to them.
Sean has found an outstanding example in Tytherington Golf Club and he said: “The new coaching team at Tytherington, led by Darren Cain of Cain Golf, are providing the perfect introduction to golf; learning golf in social relaxed groups with a defined pathway to develop together.
“Tytherington has excellent facilities and is really relaxed with no demands for dress code or any form of stuffiness.
“It is a great place to Get Into Golf and share a cappuccino or glass of wine.
“Group coaching sessions are now running for beginners and improvers and all details are in the Get Into Golf website -http:// www.getintogolf.org/”
Darren Cain added: “We want to build a golf academy at Tytheringtron that fully caters for the needs of all golfers- juniors, beginners, ladies, gents, seniors and the low handicap and pro golfer.
“The facilities are second to none and we feel there is huge potential and we have plans to turn an indoor area into a swing room so that coaching can be available in all weathers.
“Myself and Freddie Berisford-Ince will be the main coaches with Freddie taking the position of junior coach with the remit to build a strong and active junior academy while I will be focussing on the individual adult client and getting more people involved in golf.
“We will soon be launching a new website which features online booking and a private client locker where all the lessons a golfer takes will be captured and uploaded to – a great learning tool that keeps our clients interactive with their coach.
“To find out more my email contact is Darren. firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Shrigley Hall’s men played a singles Stabelford and Thomas Gaskell cruised to a comfortable win as his impressive haul of 43 points saw him home from John Gaskell 38 and Ian Roebuck, Jack Gaskell and Alan Smith, all 36.
A Saturday Stableford at Styal needed a cpo on 39 points in division one with Khalil Musa winning from Matthew Sutcliffe and Rob Sanderson was next in with 36.
In Division Two Steven Fenn was top of the shop with 38 points ahead of Dennis Chester 37 and David Graham Jones 35.
In a Sunday Stableford at Styal Claire Whitney posted an impressive 39 points off her four handicap to win from Jim Aspin 38 and Khalil Musa and Will Dodds, both 37.
A BB Stableford for Davenport’s men seven pairs locked with just a point between them.
The dynamic duo of Dave Slater and Dave Waldron-Kelly won a cpo on 43 points from Chris Bamford and Dave Stock and Patrick McDonagh and Peter Cavanagh were top of five pairs on 42 points.
Alderley Edge ladies played a singles Stableford and Gwyneth Holt eased home with 35 points from Julie Ricketts 32 and Claire Roberts and Wendy Rule, both 29.
Prestbury’s men were in singles Stableford action and in division one MW Cuthbert won a cpo on 41 points from Alan Hare with George Senior next in with 40.
In division two Simon Moorhouse was also on 41 points, two more than Michael Hewitt.
Prestbury ladies were in medal mode and in division one Jane Campaigne won a cpo on 76 from Myra Penkethman with Gill Mellor and Angela Riordan next in with 77.
Helen Bolam had a best-of-the-day in division two carding 69 to finish four less than Adrienne Wood.
Mottram Hall are giving youngsters, aged six-12, a great opportunity to get into golf with their Future Elite Golf Programme which is being organised by PGA professional Matthew Turnock.
For more details contact Matthew on either 0800 242 5002 or email email@example.com. Also details on website www. qhotelsgolfacademies. co.uk
In 2015 Bramall Park assistant pro Ollie Whiteley and Michelle Pretty took the White Cup back to Bramall Park GC for the first time in the club’s history.
They came back to defend their title against a quality field at Chorlton containing European Tour professionals and England internationals.
Chorlton recovered well from more recent heavy rain to provide a course in fine condition with excellent greens.
Ollie and Michelle showed their class as they posted a fine haul of 46 points to win the pro am section and the White Cup.
Following them in the pro am section were four pairs locked on 43 points competing for the other prizes led in by Birchwood’s Phil and Jill Archer ahead of Mark Smith and Jo Akers (Stamford), Ollie Pantoja and Alison Grant (Ringway) and Ian Ridgway and Deb Eyre (Disley).
In the am am section there were clear winners in Lisa and Keith Liddle (Blackley) with 45 points three more than John Davies and Cath Rawthore (Sale) and Brenda Brooks and Kevin Shea (Bolton Old Links).
●● Tytherington manager Nick Shepherd, Darren Cain, Sean Hammill and Freddie Berisford-Ince