Vicar’s ‘divine’ 66 earns him trophy
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.
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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.