Champion Bel’s fourth title win
SANDIWAY Golf Club members and staff provided a memorable day for the players, officials and supporters of the Cheshire Girls Championships.
Their magnificent course was enjoyed by all players and inspired some great golf.
Prestbury Golf Club’s England Girls star Bel Wardle has won the trophy for the past three years and in her final year as a junior set a new mark for the competition by winning it for the fourth consecutive time.
Bel posted a gross 73 to finish two shots clear of Junior Girls Captain Lucy Jamieson – the Cheshire Ladies champion- and was presented with the coveted trophy by Cheshire President Judith Wainwright (Ringway GC).
The u16 scratch trophy, presented by Ruth Whitehead (Delamere Forest GC), was won by Claire Williams (Brookfield) with her 89 seeing her home by a shot from Jessica Turner (Sandiway).
The Millenium Trophy for best u14 Scratch Trophy went to ten-year-old Imogen Williamson (Delamere Forest) with her gross 93 taking her clear of Zoe Hatcher (Sutton Hall) 100 and Freya Jackson (Lymm) 107.
The Pook HandicapTrophy went to Victoria Turner (Sandiway) with a 79-5-74 return taking her home from Sophie Lee (Vicars Cross) 91-16-75 and McKenzie Gourlay (Lymm) 105-28-77.
The Junior competition played over eight holes was won with 19 points by Jasmine Glen of Astbury GC.
Cheshire Captain Barbara Baird said: “It was a good turn out with plenty of new girls enjoying the competition and bringing great credit to their clubs, families and themselves both on and off the course.”
The Millenium Mixed Foursomes at Prestbury had E Bolam and K Williamson in top spot with 69.5 ahead of C and H Cunningham 73.0, I and P Smith and N and A Wood, both 73.5.
Prestbury ladies played the Coronation Foursomes qualifier and six pairs were locked on 30 points.
In a tense count back the result went in favour of D Masters and G Usher from T Titchen and A wood, P harmston and J Duncan, J Durrant and Gill Mellor, A Riordan and L Garrity and W Mosley and Jill Gregory.
The Dave Thomas Cup at Mottram Hall was won by Andy Stubbens after a cpo on 70 with John Delaney, two less than Tyler Smith and Joe Lau.
A Junior Stableford at Styal needed a cpo on 37 points to see Harry Craven into top spot from Ryan Owen and a point off the pace were Jay Franks and Joe Blackburn.
Styal’s Friday Frolics were won by Laurence Hodge with 20 points from Lee O’Connell 19 and Simon Tracey and Ann Moss, both 18.
The Captain’s Putter at Shrigley Hall had Charlie Wood out on his own with 62 from Richard Burrow 67, George Bresnahan 68 and Jeff Henshaw 69.
Mottram Hall are holding a Junior Open Day on Saturday June 25- to find out more contact email email@example.com or call 0800 242 5002,
The Bell Cup is the blue riband competition for the Manchester and District Ladies Golf Association with nearly 90 clubs from across the region seeing their best seven players in a terrific match play knock out competition.
The aim is to reach finals day for the last four teams in the competition with the semi-finals and final being held at Bury Golf Club, the home club of MDLGA President Audrey Bird on September 1.
The preliminary round and round one have been completed and it is now down to the last 32 clubs with holders Dean Wood making an early exit being beaten 4/3 by Wilpshire.
The draw for round two involving our local clubs includes: Styal v Mellor and Townscliffe, Prestbury v Fairfield.
The Society of Manchester and District Golf Captains enjoyed a great day as they entertained the Shropshire and Herefordshire Captains at the superb venue of Denton Golf Club excellently organised by Bernard Stone and Fred Crouch..
A warm and sunny day backed a well presented course with true greens to make for a memorable day of golf.
Leading out for Manchester were their Captain Geoff Sable, for his first match in the role, backed by Denton Captain John Bennett.
They took on the Captain of S and H Tony Clements of Warfield GC and Vice Captain David Barlass of Market Drayton GC and were followed by nine other pairs from each society including Manchester President David Besant Roberts of Chorlton GC.
The match ended in a 5-5 draw – a result appreciated by both teams.
Geoff Sable called for a minutes silence at the start of the dinner in respect of the victims and families of the previous evening’s Arena attack in Manchester.
He then thanked their opponents for an excellent match played in the right spirit, the organisers and all at Denton, both on and off the course for their great efforts and his thoughts were reciprocated by Tony Clements.
Denton GC have been great supporters of the Manchester Captains throughout the years mainly due to the good offices of Harry Crabtreea highly respected long standing members of the club and a past secretary and Captain of the Manchester Captains.
The photograph of the Denton Captain and Manchester and S and H Captains also portrays Harry’s photograph in the background looking down on the proceedings and he would have been very pleased with what he had witnessed on the day.
Bel Wardle, third from left, and the rest of the winners group with officials and Sandiway Lady Captain Dorothy Lamour.