Ju­niors thriv­ing at Red­dish Vale

Stockport Express - - Motors - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

JU­NIOR golf de­vel­op­ment is go­ing from strength to strength at Red­dish Vale Golf Club led by their as­sis­tant pro­fes­sional Ab­bie Cowlard.

Ab­bie was a top ju­nior player for Cheshire and the Cheshire ladies cham­pion be­fore tak­ing on the PGA qual­i­fi­ca­tion at her own club un­der the ex­pert guid­ance of club pro­fes­sional An­drew My­ers.

An­drew said: “Ab­bie is now com­plet­ing her sec­ond year in her PGA qual­i­fi­ca­tion and is do­ing a great job with ju­nior coach­ing which takes place ev­ery Sun­day and has al­ready grown from one to two classes – ‘be­gin­ners’ and ‘in­ter­me­di­ate.’

“They use the new prac­tice fa­cil­ity which is a large, well main­tained green on the prac­tice ground with sev­eral holes and a bunker which has re­ally helped to get things started.

“At Red­dish Vale we are keen to re­cruit yet more ju­nior mem­bers and in­tro­duce them to this fan­tas­tic game and the club have helped by halv­ing the cost of ju­nior mem­ber­ship and now Ab­bie and my­self are keen to de­velop the new sec­tion fur­ther.

“Now is a great time for ju­niors to get in­volved and all they do is get in touch with us and reg­is­ter – the con­tacts are the pro shop on 0161 489 3824 or email us at an­drew. my­ers@fore­most­golf. com.”

Red­dish Vale ladies played for the Sun­blest Tro­phy and Jeanette Kin­der led in with a neat 36 pointer from Linsy War­bur­ton 33 and Den­zell Hunt and Pam Costello, both 28.

The cov­eted Red­dish Vale Tro­phy was won by Vinny Kil­cullen with his 67 tak­ing him clear of Kevin Cor­field and Stephen Yakub, both 68 and Lee Ad­di­son 69.

A Wed­nes­day Sta­ble­ford at Vale saw Adam Stott show his +4 hand­i­cap class as he posted a mag­nif­i­cent 40 points to fin­ish four clear of David Pilling and Ryan Jack­son in di­vi­sion one.

In di­vi­sion two Jeff Stock­ton was also out on his own with 41 points, six more than Gre­gory Mitchell and Michael Thomp­son and top of di­vi­sion three was Peter Simis­ter with 38, two more than Michael War­bur­ton.

A Mid­week medal at Bra­mall Park was led in by Robert Bai­ley with 67 closely fol­lowed by Chris Wright and Peter Cor­ri­gan, both 68.

Richard Joyn­son was first past the post in the Macken­zie Tro­phy at Park post­ing 65 to lead in from Den­nis Clarke 66 and Jonathan Bradley, Peter Kar­wat and Sam Coutts, all 68.

Park’s ladies played a medal in three di­vi­sions and in di­vi­sion one Jan Cowan was top of the shop with 71 from Donna Macin­tosh 69.

In di­vi­sion two Hazel Mor­ri­son won a cpo on 69 from Ni­cola Wil­liams and Brid­get Jones and top of di­vi­sion three was Jane Green­wood with 80.

Bramhall’s men played over two rounds for the Kirby Scratch Tro­phy and in round one the di­vi­sions were topped by James Kemp­ster 71, An­drew Wil­son and Peter Robin­son, both 70, Tim Law 69 and Robert Coulson 74.

Round two fea­tured the top play­ers and Joe Kir­wan was a clear win­ner with 71 from Nigel Hall 74 and Tony O’Gara and James Cash, both 74.

Bramhall Ju­niors played a sin­gles Sta­ble­ford and it needed a cpo on 33 points to take Char­lie Turn­bull home for Ge­orgina Day.

Bramhall ladies were in a four di­vi­sion sin­gles Sta­ble­ford and Katie Mar­riott topped di­vi­sion one with 35 points one more than Carol Coulson and Claire Eyre.

The star of di­vi­sion two was Doreen Roberts with 33 points, one more than Dianne O’Brien.

Lead­ing in di­vi­sion three was Joanna Ling­wood after a cpo on 34 with Sharon Ridge, Dehrne Han­cock and San­dra Smith and in di­vi­sion four Anita Mor­ris posted a best-of-the-day 38 points.

An Am Am Sta­ble­ford at AVRO was won by the ter­rific trio of Wayne Grif­fiths, Roy Whal­ley and Roger Tay­lor after a cpo on 73 points with Bob Collins, Neil Finch and Michael Thorn­ber.

The Pres­i­dent’s Prize for Hazel Grove’s Men’s Wed­nes­day sec­tion was won by Martin Stevens after a cpo on 67 with Stephen Volp, one less than Mark Red­fern.

The Cap­tain’s Prize to Grove’s se­niors was won at a can­ter by David Seed with his 40-point haul tak­ing him four clear of Bryan Jobling.

Grove’s ladies played an EWGA medal which was also a qual­i­fier for the 2017 MDLGA Bunty Booth Tro­phy and in di­vi­sion one Julie Jones led in with 71 from Tracey Slater 72.

Di­vi­sion two saw Mar­garet Mor­ley post a fine 69 to fin­ish six ahead of Louise Hay­den and earn the Bunty Booth qual­i­fy­ing slot and fi­nally in di­vi­sion three Mar­garet Far­rell led in with 73.

Ab­bie Cowlard with ju­nior golfers at Red­dish Vale

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