Blackburn edges Styal Summer Stableford
A JUNIOR Summer Stableford at Styal was won by Joe Blackburn after a cpo on 39 points with Max Nicholson, one more than Jack McLeod.
Styal Seniors were in a tight competition in a singles Stableford with Mel Mason winning a cpo on 40 points from Neil Appleby and Paul Lawday with Clive Senior a point off the pace.
A Wednesday Stableford at Styal had Mark Mynes leading in with 36 points, one more than Simon Tracey.
Styal ladies were also in Stableford action with Gayle Blackburn out on her own with 37 points from Enid Laverty and Hilary Boyce, both 32.
Macclesfield’s men played a ‘major’ medal for the Brocklehurst Cup and it was won by a proud Gavin Finlow after a cpo on 65 from Nick Jevons, one shot less than Mark Stevens and Paul Clowes with the best gross of 71 posted by Tom Hollingworth and Josh Crumplin.
A Men’s Stableford qualifier at Macc saw Jonathan Hogg on fire with a massive return of 46 points taking him well clear of David Blakey and Mike Oakes, both 41.
An EWGA medal for Macc ladieswas won by Judy Mutter with 74 from June Sumner 75 and Margaret Bray 76.
Medal action for Alderley Edge’s men had the divisions led in by Paul Ellis 67 and John Newsham after a cpo on 67 with Tom McDermott.
There was a close finish in a singles Stableford for the Edge ladies with three players locked on 35 points with the countback going in favour of Celia Berent from Julie Ricketts and Angela Atkinson.
Shrigley Hall’s men played for the Captain’s Putter and it was won by Steve Marsh after a cpo on 68 with Richard Burrow, one less than Joshua Bannister.
Peter Duffy posted a fine haul of 41 points to win a Thursday Stableford at Shrigley from Michael Lisle 39.
The Manchester and District Captains enjoyed a course in excellent condition and fine service in the clubhouse as they staged their ‘major’ Founders Day’ Trophy competition at Didsbury Golf Club.
Over 80 players took part in the competition led by Didsbury Captain Mike Serrage and President Barry Wynter, who partnered the MDGC Captain Tony Draper (Chorlton) and President Colin Shadbolt (Bramall Park) in their finals day in office and also in the field were Didsbury ex-Captains Fred Finley, Sandy Jones and Colin Hartley.
There was a tight competition on the day that reflected the quality of the course with a cpo on 46 points being won by Les Penson and Paul Salt (Heyrose).
Earlier in the week the MDGC had entertained the Leicester and Rutland Captains at Chorlton and lost 6-4.
Northenden Golf Club were proud and excellent hosts both on and off the course for the 119th year of the Balfour Cup, a singles medal organised by the Balfour and Houldsworth Committee.
The excellent standard of the course was enjoyed by all 113 players representing 33 clubs from within a 25-mile radius of Manchester Town Hall and was reflected in the fine winning score of 75-5-69 posted by Michael Hudson-Davies of Heaton Moor GC.