Cham­pion Bel’s fourth ti­tle win

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - GOLF GEOFF GARNETT

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 en­quiries@qho­tels­gol­fa­cademies.co.uk 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.

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