County tro­phy for Prest­bury

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - GOLF GEOFF GARNETT

DELAMERE For­est Golf Club has hosted the play­ing of the Cheshire Ladies com­pe­ti­tion for cov­eted Doris Cham­bers Cup since 1933.

Doris was a Cheshire Ladies golf­ing le­gend hav­ing won the Ladies Open in 1923 and play­ing for Eng­land Ladies from 1906-1925.

The BB Match-play for­mat saw the play­ers knocked out in round one then play a Four­somes Sta­ble­ford which was won in em­phatic style by home pair Sue Clax­ton and Anne Perry with an im­pres­sive 36 points see­ing them home by nine points from Re­becca Byle and Hi­lary Craven (Romi­ley GC).

In 2015 Wilm­slow GC’s Amanda O’Brien and Chrissie Hard­ing-Roberts were beaten in the fi­nal and they showed their in­tent to go one step fur­ther as they beat Hi­lary Craven and Re­becca Byle, 5/4, Moira Forster and Jenny Ke­hoe (Sale) 4/3, Ali­son Grant and Lindy Cheetham (Ring­way) 2/1 and in the semis Viv Car­roll and Kate WardleDavies (Hazel Grove) in a thriller at the 21st to make the fi­nal for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

In the other half of the draw An­nette Stroud and Pat Dee (Dun­ham For­est) had vic­to­ries over Liz Rus­coe and Chris Carr (Vi­cars Cross) at the 18th, Wendy Cousins and Jackie Roper (Delamere For­est) 2/1 and Sally Heb­den and Denise Booth (Romi­ley) in the semis by 4/3.

But then the weather in­ter­vened caus­ing the fi­nal to be post­poned for two weeks and the Wilm­slow pair were un­stop­pable as they cruised to a fi­nal win by 8/7 to lift the ‘Dotty Potty’.

A Sun­day ‘Open to All’ Sta­ble­ford at Styal was won by John Chorl­ton with his 39-pointer see­ing him well clear of David Camp­bell and Richard Bald­win, both 36 and Tracey Pog­son, Nick Cor­less, Mike Burchell and Aileen Holo­han, all 35.

Shrigley Hall’s men played a BB Sta­ble­ford and first past the post with 45 points were G Nimmo and E McGeady from Brian Hop­kins and Niall Lynch 44, R Had­dock and A Barstow42 and J and D Henshaw 41.

A Sun­day medal at Mot­tram Hall was won by Vi­pan Jain with 69, one less than Manish Gadani.

The Ladies at Prest­bury Golf Club have en­joyed a great year which has seen their girls mem­ber­ship in­crease thanks to the Eng­land Golf Ini­tia­tive of Get Into Golf.

On the course their ladies Plate team en­joyed win­ning the East Cheshire League fi­nals day at Lymm to see them then go on to rep­re­sent East Cheshire in the county fi­nals at the won­der­ful Wal­lasey Golf Club.

In the fi­nal they took on mighty Delamere For­est GC and en­joyed the su­perb links course with a nerve-jan­gling 4/3 vic­tory.

The team were able to cel­e­brate their suc­cess on their re­turn to their club a few hours af­ter their out­stand­ing suc­cess.

The de­lighted Prest­bury team with their county tro­phy

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