Vicar’s ‘di­vine’ 66 earns him tro­phy

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE - GE­OFF GARNETT

THE Fred Daly Put­ter is one of Mac­cles­field Golf Club’s top club ‘ma­jor’ com­pe­ti­tions of the year and it is spon­sored each year by PR Jones Jew­ellers.

Tak­ing the cov­eted tro­phy was the Rev Tim Robin­son who is the vicar at Hen­bury Church in Mac­cles­field.

Play­ing off 14 hand­i­cap and ac­cord­ing to his play­ing part­ners Tim used ‘di­vine In­ter­ven­tion’ to post a nett 66 to fin­ish one shot ahead of John Poole­who won a cpo from Phil Mar­ley and Andy Baker.

The gross prize was shared by Dave Cheetham and Tom Holling­worth with 73.

ALDER­LEY Edge’s men played for the Vice Pres­i­dent’s Prize and it was won in style by Billy Ben­nett with his nett 64 tak­ing him a shot clear of Jan Chi­chocki and James Allen.

Edge’s ladies played a sin­gles Sta­ble­ford sup­port­ing the Golf Foun­da­tion and it was won by Claire Roberts with an im­pres­sive 40 points from Karen Pen­ning­ton 38 and Julie Rick­etts 36.

In the sub­sidiary nine hole Sta­ble­ford Pam But­ler led in with 14 points from Bar­bara Moss 12 and Mar­garet Sum­ner 10.

WILM­SLOW’S men played a BB medal for the Stan­ley Hil­drup Tro­phy and it was won by B Kerr and M Starr with 67.0 from P Robin­son and Reg Mad­dock 69.5 and C Neill and B Coutts 70.5.

Wilm­slow ladies were in Par ac­tion and in di­vi­sion one Su­san Martlew was the only one to beat par on +1 from Julie Postleth­waite level par and Nooshin Birch, Mau­reen Thomp­son and Mau­reen Nicholson, all -1.

The scor­ing was much hot­ter in di­vi­sion two with Fiona Wool­ley win­ning a cpo on +4 from Aga Jenk­ins and Mandy Cressey with Patsy New­man on +2.

IT was hot at Daven­port as their men played the Scratch Golfd medal round one and sub­sidiary com­pe­ti­tion with a cpo on 69 go­ing in favour of Les Ship­pen from Philip Gar­dener, Phil Hous­ley, Jim Thornhill, James Latham and Gareth Dodds.

The Scratch Gold medal was com­pleted next day and it saw Mark Kil­patrick on top with a to­tal of 148 from Scott Milne 151 and Phil Hous­ley 153.

Daven­port ladies played a sin­gles Sta­ble­ford as the Sixth Beswick qual­i­fier and it needed a cpo on 37 points to take Made­laine King­dom into top spot from Jane Sykes, three more than Pam Gar­lick.

STYAL se­niors played a Yel­low Tee Sta­ble­ford and it was won by Rob Sal­ter with 41 points from Lau­rence Hodge 39 and Steve Walker 38.

A Wed­nes­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal was won by Cheshire ju­nior star Ryan Owen with 40 points ahead of Ken Hall 39 and Alan Townsend 37.

The Styal Fri­day Frolic was won by Su­san­nah Mid­dle­ton with 18 points, three more than Stu­art Lums­den and Adam Dixon.

Lynn Guy was on fire in a Styal ladies Sta­ble­ford posting 42 points to romp home from Claire Whit­ney 36 and Pat Chad­wick 35.

A ju­nior Sta­ble­ford at Prest­bury was won by Euan Wal­lis with 23 points from Finn Man­ning 19 and Olivia De­lany 16.

PRESBURY ladies played the Maud Ba­son medal and it was won in em­phatic style by Elaine McLean with 68, four shots less than Linda Buck­ley and Jane Cam­paigne.

Mac­cles­field ladies played an EWGA medal for Mr Cap­tain’s Prize and Joyce Ri­ley was the proud win­ner with her nett 75 tak­ing her home from Kay Atkin 77 and June Sum­ner 78 with Ju­lia Dunne, hav­ing the best gross of 94.

CAP­TAIN’S Day at Shrigley Hall was won by Jack Gaskell with his 69 tak­ing him two clear of Ge­orge Bres­na­han and Jez Han­cock.

Shrigley have a great Twi­light Golf of­fer with bug­gies in­cluded – to find out more and make a book­ing ring 01625 575626 and quote ‘Twi­light’.

MANCH­ESTER and District Golf Club Cap­tain’s took on lo­cal ri­vals Bolton and District at Ellesmere GC in a closely-fought con­test.

Bolton emerged with a nar­row 5.5-4.5 vic­tory to claim the cov­eted Harken Tro­phy which was pre­sented to Bolton Cap­tain Glynn Evans by Manch­ester Vice Cap­tain Tony Gre­gory of Stock­port GC. Both teams were made very wel­come both on and off the course by Ellesmere GC Cap­tain Peter Ke­own and both teams look forward to re­new­ing ac­quain­tances and ri­val­ries in 2018.

BRAMALL Park pro­vided an ex­cel­lent stage as Cheshire en­ter­tained their old ri­val Lan­cashire in the North­ern Coun­ties Daily Tele­graph League.

The points at stake mat­tered to both teams as Lan­cashire were look­ing for their first points of the sea­son and the hosts needed a win to keep cur­rent lead­ers York­shire in their sights.

It was nip and tuck through­out the day of su­perb weather with Lan­cashire tak­ing the morn­ing four­somes by 3.5-2.5.

Win­ners for Cheshire were Lewis Ge­orge (De­lamere For­est) and Chris Chilton (High Legh Park) by one up and Jack Brooks (Dids­bury) and Rhys Nevin-Whar­ton (Sandi­way) by 3/2 with the last game out see­ing Stock­port duo David Peel and Sam Turner halv­ing their match.

Cheshire got off to a flier in the af­ter­noon sin­gles as wins for Lewis Ge­orge by 3/2 and Tom Dolan (Heswall) 5/4 put Cheshire ahead.

Lan­cashire hit back as Sean Do­herty won 4/3 over Chris Chilton to level the match and it was still all square as Jon Beesley (Mere) halved with John Car­roll (Huy­ton and Prescot).

Rhys Nevin-Whar­ton re­stored the Cheshire lead with a 2/1 win over Ciaran Do­herty but the match swung back to Lan­cashire with big wins for Joe Brice (Ash­ton-un­der-Lyne) by 6/5 over Jack Brooks and Ian Ken­wright (Hay­dock Park) by 7/5 over Sam Turner.

Dom Barnes (Caldy) re­stored par­ity for the hosts with a 3/1 win over Richie Blun­dell (Hill­side) and the tie swung both ways with a two up win for Reece Cran­field (Wi­gan) over David Peel can­celled by Ja­cob Oak­ley (Styal) with a 6/5 win over Paul McFer­ran (War­ring­ton).

An­thony Stir­ling (Formby) beat Cameron Massey (Northen­den by 2/1 then the Cheshire ice­man Michael Har­ring­ton (Prest­bury) (Pic­tured) se­cured an hon­ourable draw as he beat Mark Hyde (South­port and Ains­dale) 3/1 in a thrilling fin­ish.

Credit to both teams for an ex­cel­lent con­test and to Bramall Park for being fine hosts.

THE fi­nal des­ti­na­tion is in sight after the lat­est draw for round three in the top two Manch­ester Al­liance In­ter Club Knock Outs for the Dun­ham For­est Tro­phy and the City Glass Men’s Four­somes, which are the big­gest of their kind in the coun­try.

In the Dun­ham For­est Tro­phy, which sees the club pro­fes­sional and the top six am­a­teurs rep­re­sent­ing their clubs in a com­pe­ti­tion which had nearly 100 en­tries the hold­ers Leigh are out.

They have dom­i­nated the com­pe­ti­tion in re­cent years win­ning three times for a record num­ber of five but they were beaten at home by Helsby who visit Pike Fold as they look to make the last eight.

The rest of the draw is: Black­burn v Ley­land, Bolton Old Links v Lymm, Den­ton v Dids­bury, Manch­ester v Cromp­ton and Roy­ton, Ring­way v Ash­ton-un­der-Lyne, White­field v Har­wood and Wi­gan v Red­dish Vale.

In the City Glass Men’s Four­somes the draw is: Birch­wood v Westhoughton, Bramall Park v Duk­in­field, Dids­bury v Mac­cles­field, High Legh Park v Ellesmere, Houldsworth v Alder­ley Edge; Ley­land v Dun­scar; Tyther­ing­ton v Cromp­ton and Roy­ton, Mar­riott Wors­ley Park v Hart Com­mon.

Tim re­ceives the Fred Daly Put­ter tro­phy from Mac­cles­field Cap­tain Mike Baker watched by mem­bers of the Jones fam­ily- the com­pe­ti­tion spon­sors.

Michael Har­ring­ton

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