Styal come up trumps for charity
STYAL Golf Club have hosted the ECH Charity Golf Day for ten years with great success and, enjoying a course in great shape and ideal weather conditions, there was a record field of 41 teams comprising 184 players for this year’s event.
Styal Past Lady captain Sue Forster has been involved in the event since it began and she said: “We raised just over £3,000, which again is a record and I am proud to have been involved in a terrific day.
“Pat Chadwick and her team of volunteers did a great job in organising the day and it is the last one that I will be involved in but I am sure that it will continue to go from strength to strength in the future.”
Styal Seniors played a Qualifying Stableford and John Turtle raced into top spot with 43 points from Rob Henstock 41 and Colin Fellowes 40.
A Wednesday medal at Styal had a clear winner in Ken Mayoh with 73 from Sam Howell 76.
The Aquilla Foursomes Trophy at Styal was led in by Andy Morley and Nick Gillings with 70.5 well clear of Mark Mynes and Chris Hart 75.0.
Styal juniors played a singles Stableford won by Daniel Lynch with 39 points ahead of Ryan Owen 37 and Max Nicholson 35.
Styal ladies also played a singles Stableford and Claire Whitney again showed her three handicap class posting 34 points to finish two ahead of Mel Hill.
Prestbury juniors played for the Course Manager’s Trophy and it was won by Matthew Delany with 66, six less than Josh Turnock.
Prestbury’s men played their PGA National Pro Am Challenge and it was led in by Thomas Leigh with 64 from Elliot Kirton 67 and Andrew Greenhalgh and Martin McMilan, both 73.
In division one of a Prestbury ladies medal Jae Bowers was top of the pile with 71, three ahead of Nicky Markland and Jillian Morris.
In division two Maura Delany was top of the shop with 77 from Elaine Fawkes 78.
A Midweek medal at Mottram Hall needed a cpo on 69 to take Matt Delargy into top spot from John Delaney.
The Hospital Trophy is a ‘major’ for Alderley Edge’s men and in round one Matthew Hodgson set the pace with 67 from Max Ekstein 68 and Andrew Snell led in a clutch of five players on 70.
In round two it was very close with Simon Barber winning a cpo on 66 from Johns Newsham with Andy Wells leading in four players locked on 67.
The trophy winner with 135 was Matthew Hodgson from John Newsham 136 and Max Eckstein 140.
Edge’s ladies were also in ‘major’ mode as they played for the Millenium Trophy which was won by Mary O’Toole with 33 points, one more than Mo Monk and Sue Kendrick.
Shrigley Hall stalwart Alan Pengelly was a proud winner of the Memorial Trophy posting 67 to finish ahead of George Wright 68 and Peter Whitehurst, Richard Burrow, Mark Kleynhans and Ian Wadsworth, all 71.
Macclesfield ladies played a singles Stableford and Sue Orwin led in division one with 36 points from Sue Sumner 34 and in division two Sue Lawson was first past the post with 27.
Medal action for Macc’s men had Trevor Lancaster on top with 67, one less than Mike Guerin, Roger Kirby with Dave Tomlinson next in with 69.
The Manchester Alliance’s Williams BMW Junior Challenge KO is now in full swing and in round one the games involving our local teams looking to make the last 16 are: Ringway v holders Styal.