Juniors thriving at Reddish Vale
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