Robinson is Macc’s first ‘major’ winner
MACCLESFIELD Golf Club’s men played their first ‘major’ competition of the season for the coveted Jamie Donaldson Spring Cup.
More than 120 players competed in the medal on what can only be described as an absolutely fantastic course which was a credit to head green keeper Mark Hillaby and his staff.
To make the day even more special former Macc junior, European Tour and Ryder Cup star Jamie came along on the day and played in the final group then stayed on for the presentation.
The delighted winner with a nett 66 was 11 handicapper Gareth Robinson who finished two shots clear of Andy baker, Mark Hodson and Ray Sheldon.
The best gross score of 76 was posted by Jamie Robinson, John Poole and Michaell Oakes.
Medal action at Alderley Edge had some good scores with division one topped by cricket legend Rick Ford with 65 from Steve Lomas 66.
In division two Steve Bennett won a cpo on 70 from Mike Easton.
Edge’s ladies were in medal action with Helen Williams first past the post with 73, one less than Celia Berent and Liz McGuire.
The Nine Hole League has resumed action and last year Alderley Edge were joint winners with Flixton and AVRO and will be looking to win outright in 2016.
Styal’s ever-busy Seniors were in singles Stableford mode and Alan Townsend led in with 39 points from David Riley 38 and Alan Burns 37.
Soccer legend Rick Worsley won a Wednesday Stableford at Styal with 39 points seeing him well clear of Mike Rance 35 and Andy Burnett and Jim Slavin, both 34.
The Styal ‘major’ for the Higham Cup had Daniel Lynch posting 43 points to lead in from Mark Ashton 42 and Doug Roberts 40.
Styal ladies played round one of the Summer Cup and Christine Buxton led in with 18 points, one more than Sue Grange and Tracey Pogson.
Shrigley Hall’s men played a Fullers Pride medal and in division one Alan Smith was the main man with 69 from Brian Hopkins 70.
In division two Eamon McGeady led in with 69, two better than Howard Stringer.
Mottram Hall’s men played their Lombard qualifier and Sam Lynch will go on to the regional final after posting 69 to lead in from Lee Malkin 71 and Robert Parry 72.
The second summer
●● Gareth Robinson receives the trophy The Spring Cup from sponsor Jamie Donaldson