Stalwart duo honoured at Prestbury
THE AGM at Prestbury Golf Club saw the long service given to the club by chairman Arthur Dicken and club secretary and general manager Neville Young given due recognition as they retired from their respective positions after working together for 14 years.
Arthur thanked Neville for his long and loyal service and presented him with the club’s traditional engraved silver dish.
He then introduced David Holmes as the new General ManagerDavid comes from Royal Ashdown Forest GC is Surrey where he was the club secretary.
Arthur has served the club over the same 14-year period, first on the General Committee, then as Captain and President and for the past four years as Chairman.
At the AGM he observed that the club continues to be a successful and traditional memberowned golf club.
He believed that this was because the club had managed progressive change to keep up with the expectations of today’s membership while respecting the traditions of the club.
He also noted that the main attraction of the club was their Harry Colt-designed golf course and the work of successive committees and course managers to ensure that this has kept improving.
The new Chairman, elected at the AGM, was John Woof who takes over at the same time as the new General Manager.
A Father and Son Greensome at Prestbury was won by S Kimber and S Baker after a cpo on 41 points with P Wild and S Savage, four more than R and M Gardner and P Allen and C Phelan.
Medal action for Prestbury ladies saw division one taken by Cheshire Seniors star Gill Mellor with 26 from Myra Penkethman 78.
Adrienne Wood was an emphatic victor in division two with 73 taking her three shots clear of Margaret Simons.
The Men’s Club Greensomes at Macclesfield saw Clive Howlett and Davi Sellers out on their own with 48 points from Andy and Tom Hollingworth 45 and Ray Sheldon and Adrian Lamb 44.
Macc ladies Spring Meeting was won by June Sumner with 26 points from Wendy Higgins 23 and Sue Orwin 21.
The April medal at Alderley Edge had Rick Ford in fine form in division one with his 65 taking him clear of Stephen Lomas 66 and Barry Lewis and Gavin Elly both 67.
It was closer in division two as Steve Bennett won a cpo on 70 from Mike Easton and James Allen.
Edge’s ladies were also in medal mode with Julie Ricketts out on her own with 73 from Lisa Burns 78 and Marion Hall and Gwyneth Holt, both 79.
A Seniors Stableford at Styal saw Ian Mills win a cpo on 40 points from John Folds, one more than Robert Blower.
At the other end of the age range Styal juniors scored well in a singles Stableford led in by Jack Muir 40 points, Sam Hall 39 and Jay Franks 38.
A Wednesday Stableford at Styal was won by junior star Will Dodds with 40 points from soccer legend Rick Worsley 39 and Khalil Musa 37.
It was close in the Styal Friday Frolics with Simon Tracey winning a cpo on 21 points from David Moss and David Graham.
Shrigley Hall’s men were on fire in a medal led by Division One winner Barry Horrocks with 61, four less than Daniel Henshaw.
It was a bit cooler in division two as Nick Rainford posted 68 to finish with two less than Sunil Mehta and Peter Will.
There was a tight finish in a medal at Mottram Hall with Simon Trbuy winning a cpo on 71 from Mark Saunders, Robert Parry and Mark Green.