Clive’s re­ward for good deed

Stockport Express - - Sport - GOLF GE­OFF GARNETT

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

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