Bloor hands over Styal captain’s mantle to Bouquet
IVAN Bloor has enjoyed a great year as captain of his beloved Styal Golf Club and he was delighted with his final day as he handed over the reins to his successor Kevin Bouquet.
Ivan said: “It has been terrific, full of many happy memories both on and off the course and I would like to thanks all members and staff for their great support at all times.
“I was delighted to raise a total of £2,277 for my chosen charity – the Stockport Specialist Palliative Care team – to their representatives.
“Another treat was to be presented with a framed aerial photo of the Styal course signed by past captains, head pro Simon Forrest and director of golf Glynn Traynor and my final job was to present Kevin Bocquet with his captain’s jacket.”
A Wednesday Stableford at Styal was won by Paul Bishop with 36 points from Jacob Oakley 335 and Mike Wright, Ian Thomason, Will Dodds and Simon Tracey, all 34.
Styal seniors were also in Stableford mode with Steve Walker strolling home with 39 points, three more than Chris Bailey and Richard Vaal.
Styal ladies played the latest round of the Summer Cup and it was led in by Helen Whalley with 19 points from Pat Chadwick 15.
A Thursday Stableford at Shrigley Hall had a tight finish with John Gaskell on top with 36 points from Steve Brooks 35 and Mark Kleynhans 34.
Alderley Edge’s ladies played a BB Stableford and in top spot with 42 points were Liz McGuire and Alison Roberts from Julie Ricketts and Sandra Smith and Olwen Davies and Marion Hall, both 39.
Prestbury’s young Cheshire and England star Bel Wardle enjoyed playing at St Andrews in the St Rule Trophy played over 54 holes.
Bel finished in a very creditable eight place against some of Europe’s top players and she was joint third in the u18 category finishing on seven under par for 54 holes.
Back at Prestbury their ladies played a Par competition and in division one Jillian Morris led in on +2 from Tricia Hunt +1.
In division two Adrienne Wood was first past the post on +2 from Kirsten Forbes and Jill Kimber, both level par.
Mottram Hall’s men were also in Par action with the top spot going to Andrew Brechin on +5 from Mike Davies and Stuart Codling, both +2.
The Harry Boon Trophy at Davenport was a family affair won by Chris and Paul Massey with 44 points ahead of Bernard Woolley and Gareth Winstanley 43.
Davenport ladies played a medal in three divisions and topping their divisions were Gwyneth Fiewlding after a cpo on 71 with Pauline Hague, Jane Bamford 71 and Ros Mann 75.
Macclefield’s Ladies Open attracted a good field and top of the Shop in the Team of Three Stableford were home stars Myra Clark and Georgina Whalley and Malkins Bank guest Denise Swindells with 69 points after a cpo with Rachel Horsley and Julia Thompson (both Knutsford) and Mary Weaver (Prestbury. Next in on 65 were Kath Brocklehurst and Pam Conway (both Styal) and Barbara Moss (Alderley Edge).
The Manchester Alliance’s Inter Club Knock Outs have reached the last 32 after the completion of round one.
In the draw for the City Glass Men’s Foursomes (holders Helsby) the draw affecting our local teams features: Davenport v Warrington; Denton v Tytherington; Bolton Old Links v Macclesfield.
The Men’s Seniors KO (holders North Manchester) has gone from strength to strength in its first two years of competition and the draw affecting our local clubs is: Pike Fold v Tytherington.