Clive’s reward for good deed
ALL golfers want to do well and for the professionals and those more competitive amongst us, the score is everything.
But the Virgin Atlantic Golf Awards realise that golf is about more than that – great scenery, great experiences, highs, lows, fun and above all great friendship.
One Stockport Golf Club member recently recognised by Virgin Atlantic in their “2017 Good for Golf Awards” is Clive Beveridge. Whilst having been and still is, at 74, a good player (handicap 9) Clive has contributed in many ways to continue the fine traditions of the game and make the people’s lives of whom he comes into contact with better.
Clive started playing golf in 1960 and seen many changes through his membership with Leigh Golf Club; Chapel-en-leFrith Golf Club and Hazel Grove Golf Club before joining Stockport Golf Club, serving on many committees including Handicaps and Green for several clubs. He has played at a high level, having had a “hole-in-one” three times and still plays regularly in the UK Seniors Golf Association events today.
He was Member of Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs Executive for three years as well as becoming a Member of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs Standard Scratch course rating team, visiting all the courses in Cheshire and deciding on the Men’s Standard Scratch Score based on the degree of course difficulty. As you can see Clive has given a lot back to the game and continued its fine traditions.
A recent act of kindness by him deserves special mention and recognition. Like many golf clubs with proud traditions, Clive noticed a scorecard displayed in the Clubhouse of one of his regular playing partners. He had set a new course record at Stockport Golf Club 50 years ago. Clive secretly liaised with the club to get a copy of the scorecard, got this engraved into a glass trophy and to the total surprise of Rodney Gorton presented him with this gift on the 50th anniversary.
Rodney, still playing off a handicap of 6, regularly represented Cheshire and has been the Club Champion on a number of occasions.
Such thoughtful action by Clive is a fine example of the camaraderie that many golfers enjoy week in, week out.
Reddish Vale’s men played for the Founders Trophy in a Par competition and it needed a cpo on +3 to see Duncan Hayes across the line from Jeff Stockton with Peter McDonald and Barry Hammond next in on +1.
Mike Radcliffe led in division one in a Vale Wednesday Stableford posting 35 points to finish ahead of Dean Martin 34 and Andrew White 33.
Division two saw Tony Barnes in fine form as he led in with 38 points, three more than Gareth Jones and in division three Chris Marshall found that 34 points led him in, three more than Paul Loughman.
Medal action for Vale’s ladies saw Jeanette Kinder out on her own with 74 from Fiona Andrew 86.
Bramall Park’s men were also in medal mode and Allan Boswell romped to top spot in division one with 64, five less than John Andrews and Chris Wright.
It was much closer in division two with Steve Jones leading in with 71, one clear of Rick George, Roger Cookson, Callum Sellar, Stuart Bell and Simon Wheatley and in division three Nick Roberts led in with a neat 65.
The President’s Day to Park’s ladies needed a cpo on 36 points to see Ros Miller in top spot from Sue Carless, one more than Elaine Curwen.
Bramhall’s men played a singles Stableford and in division one David Fidler won a cpo on 39 points from Andrew Southern and hot on their heels with 38 were Mike Lamb, Michael Brown and Richard Coulson.
It was also a close contest in division two which was led in by Jim McGhee with 40 points one more than Peter Jones.
The Bramhall Captain’s Day for Juniors was won by Cheshire star Ross Clewley with 70 from Danile Hayes 73 and Joshua Jennings 75.
Bramhall ladies played over two rounds in the Golf Medal final and in round one Vickey Clewley set the pace with 72 from Ali Hicks 73 and Rosemarie Horton 74.
In round two Rosemarie Horton shot 74 to finish ahead of Sue Taylor 74 and Vicky Clewley 75 to claim top spot.
The Captain’s Prize to Marple ladies saw Jean Colclough in unstoppable form as she carded a superb 44 points to finish 12 clear of Janet Singleton, Karen Graham and Kay Gould-Martin.
This score was matched by Ian Bintiff in a Marple Wednesday Stableford to put him clear of Ray McPhee 40 and Paul Turnbull 37.
Ray McPhee hit top spot in division one in a Saturday Stableford at Marple with 38 points from club legend Sid Hodkinson and Lee Clements, both 36.
In division two David Hadfield was out on his own with 40 points from Andrew Trow 37 and Jason Sullivan 36.
Houldsworth’s men played their stroke-play final and It was won by Nicholas Binns with 69 from Ricardo Richardson 70 and Steve Plets 72.
The Jack Berry Cup at Houldsworth had Stephen Lewis in charge with 40 points, four more than Steve Plets and Paul Gambon.
The Lady President’s Prize at Houldsworth was won by Audrey Somers with 34 points, three more than Elaine Shaw.
It was close at Hazel Grove as their men played for the Vice President’s Prize with a cpo on 68 going in favour of Greg Aspinall from Robert Cain and Philip Baines.
Medal play for Grove’s ladies had Julie Jones leading in division one with 72 from Andrea Haynes 74 and in division two Jayne Carey was out on her own with 73.
Stockport ladies enjoyed Lady Captain’s Day and none more than Laura Murison who posted an impressive 37 points to finish ahead of Yvonne Watson 34 and Liz Carson and Val Garrett, both 33.
It was tight at the top of division one in a medal for Stockport’s men with Geoff Linnell winning a cpo on 70 from Joe Dolan, Eric Roylance and Nigel Carson.
No problems for Will Kennedy in division two as his 69 left him three less than Graham Calder and Nathan Foster.
England Golf have launched the Golf Express to get people into golf and two of our local clubs are involved in the scheme.
Marple GC are running 9 hole golf express Opens every Friday up to Sept 29 with free entry for members and £8 for visitors. Contact is Keith Buchanan at keithkarenbuchanan@ gmail.com
Cheadle GC are holding Golf Express open on Oct 6th with a £10 entry and a range of great prizes. Contact is John Sandford John.Sandford@mck. co.uk
●●Captain’s group Jon Davies, Pat Dunion, Jimmy Lister, Ollie Smith