Ry­der Cup star’s help­ing hand at Macc

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GARNETT

EURO­PEAN Tour star and Ry­der Cup leg­end Jamie Don­ald­son be­gan his golfing years as a ju­nior at Mac­cles­field Golf Club and has never forgotten his roots with the club.

He is still a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor and has sup­ported the ju­nior sec­tion with a tro­phy and at­ten­dance at Pre­sen­ta­tion Evenings for many years.

The club has recog­nised his en­dur­ing sup­port for the club by mak­ing him an Honorary Life Pres­i­dent.

Jamie has re­cently spent a few days at the club with a course ar­chi­tect friend of his and they did a lot of work on the course lay­out, shap­ing fairways to im­prove the course – a ges­ture much ap­pre­ci­ated by head green keeper Mark Hil­l­aby and his staff who will be look­ing to work on their sug­ges­tions in the com­ing months.

Mark said: “The help and ad­vice I have had from Jamie and James has been in­valu­able and now my team and my­self will be work­ing hard to en­sure their ideas are put into place and the club mem­bers and vis­i­tors will reap the ben­e­fits go­ing for­ward.”

Mac­cles­field’s men played a team of four am am and lead­ing in with 88 points were Kevin Barn­shaw, Mark War­ren, Garry Tom­lin­son and Man­fred Dal­both.

There fin­ished a point ahead of Keith Grif­fith, Dave Clew­ley, Andy Grist and Rick Car­tledge who won a cpo from Neil John­son, Paul Bar­ber, Dave Young and John Poole.

The Macc Men’s long-run­ning Win­ter League has reached its con­clu­sion and Mark Find­low fin­ished in top spot ahead of Mark Har­bord, Steve Clare and Chris Bowden.

A sin­gles Sta­ble­ford for Alder­ley Edge’s men was won by Luke Fo­den with a fine score of 38 points see­ing him home from Mike Eas­ton and Andy Wells, both 37.

It was the sixth qual­i­fier for the Simis­ter Cup and qual­i­fies Luke for the fi­nal along with Mike Eas­ton, Tom Toup and Bob An­der­son.

Edge’s Lady Pres­i­dent Gwyneth Holt won a ladies sin­gles Sta­ble­ford with 36 points from Julie Rick­etts 32.

A Wed­nes­day Roll Up at Shrigley Hall had Neil Wor­thing­ton in charge with 22 points, two more than Jez Han­cock.

It was closer in a Thurs­day Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley with Howard Row­ley need­ing a cpo on 39 points to shake off Martin Jack­son and Peter White­hurst was only a point off the pace.

The Cap­tain’s Char­ity medal at Shrigley saw Lee Barnard in smart form win­ning with a nett 67 from Ian Roe­buck 59 and Richard Bur­row 71.

A Se­niors Sta­ble­ford at Styal was won by Les Rim­mer af­ter a cpo on 36 points with Paul Law­day and John Tay­lor and Terry Ja­cobs were hot on their heels with 35.

At the other end of the age scale Styal juniors were in Sta­ble­ford ac­tion with Finn Man­ning post­ing a su­perb card for 43 points, three more than Sam Hall and Erin Parker.

There was more good scor­ing in a Satur­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal with divi­sion one won by Khalil Musa af­ter a cpo on 42 points with Mike Burchell and ju­nior star Will Dodds was only a point off the pace.

In divi­sion two Richard Baldwin was the main man with 39 points, one more than Steve Weaver.

Styal ladies played a sin­gles Sta­ble­ford and in a tight fin­ish Liz Dabrowski won a cpo on 30 points from Chris Pog­son.

Daven­port ladies en­joyed an 18-hole Green­some and none more than Muriel Shaw and Gwyneth Field­ing who led in with 67.4 ahead of Irene Han­cock and Jane Sopala 67.6 and Jane Bam­ford and Gil­lian Gar­bett 68.4.

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