Welcome to the Men’s Section
The Men’s section is a very well supported and key feature of our club. Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities to play golf in a friendly but competitive atmosphere.
During the summer there is a full programme of competitions designed to test players abilities, all of which count as handicap qualifiers. There are competitions each weekend, predominantly on Saturdays. They include Medals and Stablefords with a variety of different formats. There are also midweek Stableford competitions, usually on a Wednesday. Some competitions are shared with the Ladies section.
Prestigious “board competitions” include the Hibbert Cup, Bramhall Trophy, Anderton Bowl, Shaw Marsh Trophy, Rigby Trophy and the Club Trophy. There are also singles and doubles knockout “board competions” played throughout the summer.
There are weekly winter Saturday competitions, plus a thriving Winter League on Sundays, so that golf can be enjoyed all year round.
Whatever your ability, you can rest assured that you will be given a very warm welcome and have the opportunity to play with many different members of the club. We do hope you will join us.
24th November 2023 – Gents Presentation Evening
Mr Captain (Steve Holmes-Kirkham) presented the trophies to the winners of the Gents Board Competitions in 2023. Mr Captain also presented the prizes for the Medal and Stableford competitions held throughout the summer.
Please click on the following link for the list of Gents prize winners in 2023 : 2023 Gents Prizewinners
(** Sam Shaw to supply photos from Presentation Evening for inclusion here **)
10th November 2023 – Mr Robert Palmer
It is with great sadness we have to advise members of the sad passing of Mr Robert Palmer. Bob was a much loved member, ex Captain and President whose heart was very much invested in the club.
A tribute website has been set up in memory of Bob, which can be accessed via the following link: https://robert-harold-palmer.muchloved.com/
Andy Bowers wins the Players Prize for 2023 by 10 shots
Congratulations to Andy Bowers, winner of this year’s Players Prize. The prize is based on the best 4 medal scores from the 8 medal competitions held throughout the season. Andy came first with 260 with Dan Thomas second with 270. 3rd place went to James Ignotus , 4th to Matt Robinson and 5th to Scott McCaskie all with 271
Please click on the following link for the full results:- PLAYERS PRIZE 2023
Finals Day Sunday September 3rd
On Sunday we hosted the 2023 knockout finals day. There was some great golf on display and it was great to see so many people out supporting. Well done to all winners. Trophies will be presented on presentation evening.
Winner Stephen Bull
Runners Up – Duncan Green
Tied 3rd Keane Hyde & Matt Robinson
Winners Stacey Wild & Gary Morgan
Runners Up Simon Belt & Paul Bowers
Winners Chris Wood & Joel Wood
Runners up Chris Ashton & John Bradley
Winner Keane Hyde
Runner up – Jack Miller
Tied 3rd Jack Marshall & Gary Morgan
Winners Simon Belt & Mo Harrison
Runners up – Gav Shields & Alison Shields
Well done to all winners and finalists.
3 way tie for the Rigby Trophy
Three players, Jake Unsworth, Alan Peatfield and Nathan Burrows tied with an excellent 43 points in this year’s Rigby Trophy and so there will have to be an 18 hole play off to determine the winner. T
The best gross on the day was by Jake Unsworth plus Alex Mackenzie had yet another hole in one on the 6th!
Captain’s Day August 26th 2023
Congratulations to Denis Farrell winner of today’s competition with a score of 63 beating Mike White by one shot. Other prize winners were:
Craig Willocks 3rd with 65; Stuart Milner 4th with 67 and Joe Stockton 5th also with 67 whilst Keane Hyde won the prize for the best gross score – 69.
Bosworth Trophy 2023
Winners of this year’s Bosworth Trophy, which was played at Davenport Golf Club, were Jack Miller and Scott McKaskie with 40 points. Runners up were Steve Yates and Simon Webb on 38. Well done to the winners and to everyone who took part.
Russ Evans wins the Club Trophy 2023
Congratulations to Russ Evans winner of this year’s Club Trophy with a combined score of 136 over the two rounds one ahead of Simon Ignotus.
1st Russ Evans 71 + 65 = 136
2nd Simon Ignotus 70+67=137
3rd James Ignotus 70+69=139
4th Cal Clarke 72+68=140
Winner of round 1 was Phil Urmston with 68
Winner of round 2 – Russ Evans 65
Best Gross – Russ Evans 74+68=142
Congratulations to all the above!
Ian Wyatt wins the Bramhall Trophy play off
Congratulations to Ian Wyatt who won the play off today for this year’s Bramhall trophy. Runner up was Phil Urmston, with Chris Hall 3rd and Sean Moore 4th
Rob Holden wins the Shaw Marsh Trophy 2023
Huge congratulations to Rob Holden who won this year’s Shaw Marsh with two excellent rounds. On Saturday Rob came in with 66 leaving him 4 off the lead but definitely in contention. His even better 64 today meant he finished with 130 ,three ahead of Joel Wood, in second.
Two of the top four places went to members of the Seniors section with Phil Holland coming third also with 133 whilst Lester Cooper, winner on day one with a superb 62 came 4th with 135.
1st Rob Holden 66+64 = 130
2nd Joel Wood 65+68= 133
3rd Phil Holland 65+68 = 133
4th Gav Shields 70+65= 135
5th Russell Evans 66+69 = 135
Best Gross Keane Hyde 68+70= 138
1st Lester Cooper 62
2nd Joel Wood 65
3rd Steve Kirkham 65
4th Phil Holland 65
Best Gross Keane Hyde 68
1st Phil Urmston 62
2nd Jack Marshall 64
3rd Rob Holden 64
4th Gav Shields 65
Best Gross Jack Marshall 67
4 way play off for the Bramhall Trophy 2023
Congratulations to the four players who tied for 1st place in yesterday’s Bramhall Trophy with an excellent score of 43 points. They were; Chris Hall, Sean Moore, Ian Wyatt and Phil Urmston. As this is a board competition there is no back nine count back and so the winner will be decided by an 18 hole play off. Good luck to all four players!
John Fernley wins the Hibbert Cup 2023
Congratulations to John Fernley winner of the first major of 2023 with an excellent score of 61 beating Martin Codling by one shot. other prize winners were: 3rd Aidey Smith 63; 4th Jarred Massey 66 and 5th Simon Phillipson 67. Luke Anthony won the best gross prize with 72. Well done to John and to all the prize winners.
Steve gets a hole in one
Many congratulations to Steve Worrall who got a hole in one on the 4th in Saturday’s Medal competition.
Hole in One for Shaun
Congratulations to Shaun Sidebottom for achieving his first hole in one on the 8th in today’s stableford competition straight after his lesson this morning!
Presentation Evening Friday 18th November 2022
Following the EGM, Mr Captain, Mike Bennett, presented prizes to the winners of this year’s majors and to the prize winners from the Stableford and Medal competitions held in 2022 . The photos show some of the winners receiving their trophies from Mr Captain.
Barry Lawson winner of both the Shaw Marsh Trophy and the Club Trophy in 2022
Chris Wood is presented with the trophy for the Scratch knockout by Mr. Captain
John Coverley receives the Bramhall Trophy from Club Captain Mike Bennett
Father and son Chris and Joel Wood . Winners of the Fourball knockout trophy in 2022
Chris Hall. Winner of the Hibbert Cup 2022
Peter Coull is presented with the Vet’s Cup by Mr. Captain
Mark wins the Rigby Trophy
Congratulations to Mark Hadfield , winner of this year’s Rigby Trophy with 39 points beating Arthur Oliver by just one point. 3rd place went to James McIlvenny with 37 points. Dan Thomas (4th) and Dave Branson (5th) both came in with 36 to secure their places in the prizes.
The best score on the day was by Sam Gilham with 46 points and although he won the cash prize for coming 1st he is not entitled to officially win the board competition as he currently doesn’t have a valid handicap.
Dave McCartney wins the Player’s prize for 2022
Congratulations to Dave McCartney winner of this year’s player’s prize. Runner up was Ian Brown. The other top places were:
3rd Tom Longworth
4th Paul Holland
5th Keith Wright
6th Aran Books
Anderton Bowl play off
Congratulations to Mike Leddy winner of this year’s Anderton Bowl after a tie earlier in the season. 2nd was Paul Coverley with Andy Thurston 3rd. Well done to everyone!
Shaw Marsh play off
Following a 4 way tie earlier in the year Barry Lawson came out on top in yesterday’s play off with Chris Hall 2nd, Steve Ashworth 3rd and Oliver de Rosenworth 4th. Well done to all four players after such a tightly fought contest.
Finals’ Day Sunday 25th September
Some excellent golf brought the 2022 season to a fitting end with this year’s Finals Day. The results of which were:
PRESIDENTS KNOCKOUT: Winner: Paul Holland Runner up: Alex Mackenzie 3rd Dan Thomas and Darryl Hall (tie)
FOURSOMES KNOCKOUT: Winners: Keane Hyde and Steve Worrall Runners Up: John Coleman and Jared Massey
FOURBALL KNOCKOUT: Winners: Chris Wood and Joel Wood Runners Up; Callum Clarke and Paul Coverley
SCRATCH KNOCKOUT: Winner: Chris Wood; Runner Up: Simon Ignotus 3rd Jack Marshall and Keane Hyde (tie)
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.
Dave McCartney wins the Player’s Prize for 2022
Congratulations to Dave McCartney winner of this year’s player’s prize. Runner up was Ian Brown. The other top places were:
3rd Tom Longworth
4th Paul Holland
5th Keith Wright
6th Aran Books
Jack wins Captain’s Day play off
Congratulations to Jack Marshall who won the play off between him and John Coleman for this year’s Captain’s Day competition. Well done to both players!
Shaw Marsh Trophy 2022
Four players tied this weekend on 132 which means there will have to be an 18 hole play off to decide the winner of this year’s Shaw Marsh Trophy.
The four players involved are:
- Barry Lawson 69 + 63
- Oliver de Rosenwerth 67 + 65
- Steve Ashworth 65 + 67
- Chris Hall 65 + 67
5th place went to Martin Redmond 71 + 62 (133) with Simon Ignotus also on 133 (66+ 67 )
Best gross score over the two days went to Keane Hyde with 142 (67+75)
Well done to everyone who took part over the two day competition!
BARRY LAWSON WINS THE CLUB TROPHY!!!
Thanks to all who entered the Club trophy yesterday and well done to all the winners.
1st- Barry Lawson 67 + 64 = 131
2nd- Jon Coverley 63 + 69 = 132
3rd- Darren Walker 65 + 68 = 133
Winner – Jon Coverley 63
Winner – Barry Lawson 64
3 WAY PLAYOFF FOR THE ANDERTON BOWL
Well done to Paul Coverley, Mike Leddy and Andy Thurston who tied on 6 up. These 3 will need to do a 3 way playoff to decide a winner.
Other prize winners were:
4th Andy Russell 5 up
5th Dave Brough 5 up
6th Steve Yates 4 up
Best gross Chris Wood – level
JOSH WEBB – ODD SOCK CUP RESULTS
Yesterday was the 2nd Odd sock cup in celebration of past member Josh Webb. The day was a huge success from the word go.
Thanks to everyone who helped and was involved in the day.
ODD SOCK CUP
1ST 105 POINTS –
BARRY LAWSON, PAUL TAYLOR, JOSH WESTMERLAND, JACK MILLER 105
2ND 104 POINTS –
DANNY MULRYAN, PERRI BETHELL, MARTIN REDMOND, MITCH SALTHOUSE
3RD 101 POINTS
JOE TOHMPSON, TOM, WILL, MARK
4TH 100 POINTS –
PHIL ARDERN, DAVE JOYCE, ALEX MACKENZIE, JOHN HULSE
5TH 100 POINTS 1
JONATHAN DUCKWORTH, J HADFIELD, MALC STRONG, K WILSON
ODD SOCK/ WOODEN SPOON – ODD SOCKS
M ROGERS, KIERAN BETTANI, CHRIS BALL
Steve Coupe gets a hole in one!
Congratulations to Steve for his hole in one on the 4th in last Saturday’s stableford competition!
Jonny Spencer 1 Day off Winning a Holiday to Las Vegas!
New member Jonny Spencer was happy but disappointed with his first ace on the 8th hole, as a day earlier playing in Sam’s Day, it would have won him a holiday for 4 people to Las Vegas worth £5000!
Hole in one for Paul!
Yet another hole in one this time by Paul Coverley on the 15th. Well done to Paul with this latest achievement coming on the back of winning the stableford competition on President’s Day!
Bramhall Cup July 2nd 2022
Huge congratulations to Jon Coverley for winning his first major at New Mills, in a very thrilling, closely fought competition. Also a special mention to Alex Mackenzie for having a Hole in One on the 6th!
1st Jon Coverley 42
2nd Stacey Wild 41
3rd Alex Mackenzie 41
4th Lyle Sanchez 40
5th Keane Hyde 40
6th Ian Pulley 40
Best Gross – Keane Hyde 37
Chris Hall wins Hibbert Cup Play Off
Congratulations to Chris Hall who won the 4 man play off yesterday to win this year’s Hibbert Cup following a tie earlier in the season when four players all scored nett 66. 2nd was Nick Lewis, 3rd Chris Ashton and Duncan Moore 4th.
Andy Wins the Jubilee Stableford 3rd June 2022
Congratulations to Andy Rodgers winner of Friday’s Jubilee Stableford with an impressive 43 points. Runner up was Mark Brooks with 39 points with three players scoring 38 James Ignotus (3rd), Ben Williams (4th) and Kieran Sharp (5th)
Jack Marshall achieved the best gross score on level par!
Well done to the winners and to everyone else who took part on the day.
Hole in One for Phil
Congratulations to Phil Urmston for his hole in one on the 8th in Saturday’s competition. Phil will receive a limited edition Boss Hole in One Watch to mark his achievement.
Captain’s Weekend Away at Carden Park April 22nd -24th 2022
Last weekend the 2022 Captain’s weekend, hosted at Carden Park near Chester, was a HUGE success. 60 members headed over to play three games with a two night stay. This time due to Covid it was hosted by Steve Yates and Mike Bennett.
On Friday we played a betterball stableford which was won by Russ Pearson and Mark Brooks with 45 points, and on Friday evening we had a lovely meal followed by far too many drinks and a night out in Chester.
Saturday saw a few sore heads and missed tee times, however Paul Coverley, Baz Lawson and Scott Mccaskie managed to triumph as a three ball while 4th player Paul Taylor failed to get out of bed after a heavy night in Chester.
On Saturday evening we had the famous Captain’s dinner followed by the prize presentation. Darryl Hall and Jason Warhurst were crowned Winter League winners followed by one of the best speeches I’ve heard. Fair play Darryl.
On Sunday we played a Texas Scramble won by myself, Scott McCaskie, Kirky and Olly France.
Overall it was a huge success and information on next year’s trip to Belton Woods will soon be revealed…
CAPTAIN’S WEEKEND AWAY 2023
I am pleased to share with you details of the Captains weekend away for 2023.
- Venue: Belton Woods
- FRIDAY 21ST APRIL- SUNDAY 23RD APRIL
- DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST (10% off drink prices)
- 3 ROUNDS OF GOLF
We only have 60 places available. Anyone who was on this years trip has priority.
Any new members or members who couldn’t come last year who want to come please place your names on the sheet in the club lobby.
We require a £100 deposit paid to Steve via BACS only. Details of this will follow once all spaces are confirmed over the next week.
Steve Kirkham (Mr Vice Captain)
Gents Presentation Evening November 26th 2021
Other winners who were unable to attend were: John Samme, Rigby Trophy; Callum Clarke, Men’s Knockout and Alan Woolley Vet’s Cup.
Knock out Winners 2021
As the golf season comes to a close we start preparing for our winter season. This year has been a fantastic year despite a late start due to Covid. It’s been tremendous to see so many new faces playing in club competitions. Below are the winners of the 2021 knockouts
Mens Singles: 1st Callum Clarke, 2nd James. Ignotus 3rd equal Simon Belt and Phil Holland
Mens Foursomes: Winners: Ben Williams and Tony Hall Runners Up: Giles Wyatt and Harry Wyatt
Mens Fourball: Winners: Ben Williams and Tony Hall Runners Up: Jonathan Melrose and James Cooke
Mens Scratch: Winner: Keane Hyde Runner up: Sam Shaw
Mixed Foursomes: see below
Brothers in Mixed Foursomes Final!
Graham Arden, Joyce Bennett, Phil Ardern and Janet Bowers went head to head yesterday in the Mixed Foursomes Final.
Conditions were perfect with just a slight breeze alongside the warm autumn sunshine.
Phil and Jan were giving ‘Pidge’ and Joyce 10 shots so it was always going to be a tall order.
Both couples gave their all but eventually steady play and some good fortune saw Jan and Phil win by 5 &4.
Congratulations to them both and commiserations to the runners up!
Rigby Trophy 2021
Many congratulations to John Samme, winner of this year’s Rigby Trophy with an excellent score of 45 points which included 9 pars. Runner up was Jack Kirk with 43 points with Mark Brooks 3rd with 40. and Paul McCracken 4th with 38.
Joe Bowers won the prize for the best gross score on the day.
Club Trophy 2021
Congratulations to Chris Wood winner of this year’s Club Trophy and Clapham Trophy for the best gross score on the day
1st Chris Wood 68 + 65 = 133
2nd James Ignotus 67 + 67 = 134
3rd Paul Bowers 65 + 70 = 135
Clapham Trophy (Best Gross)
Chris Wood 69 + 66 = 135
Bosworth Trophy Friday 13th August 2021
Well done to John Tennant and Phil Urmston winners of this years’ Bosworth Trophy which was held at Hazel Grove Golf Club with an excellent score of 45 points.
Shaw Marsh Trophy 2021
Congratulations to Tom Ryder winner of this year’s Shaw Marsh Trophy event by one point from Nathan Burrows, Unfortunately as neither have yet a full playing history the name on the board and winner of the Trophy will be that of Chris Cook
1st TOM RYDER 66+61= 127
2nd NATHAN BURROWS 63+65=128
3rd CHRIS COOK 67+64= 131
4th TONY JENNISON 65+68=133
1st Paul Bowers 63 £40
2nd Nathan Burrows 63 £30
3rd Tony Jennison 65 £20
Best Gross – Tony Jennison 69 £25DAY 2
1st Tom Ryder 61
2nd Chris Cook 64
3rd Nathan Burrows 65
Best Gross Luke Anthony
Anderton Bowl July 24th 2021
Congratulations to Nick Lewis winner of today’s Anderton Bowl Competition. Nick actually finished in 4th place but because of the new ruling affecting the men’s board competitions which states that any player must have 20 recorded scores from which the best 8 are taken in order to produce a valid handicap index then the top 3 players on the day Ronnie Dooley, Rick White and David Gilham were not eligible to win the competition. All three were, however, credited with the appropriate prize money awarded to the top places.
Captain’s Day July 10th 2021
Another fantastic Captain’s Day which resulted in two winners! 1st place on the day went to Jed Merrick with a nett 63 with Mike Howard 2nd, one shot behind him. However, as Jed is a 3 month member Mike’s name will go on the board as the competition winner.
Mike has been a member since 1972, before many of those playing today were even born! He was Club President in 1995 and this is his first major victory in over 50 years. Those of us who play regularly with Mike in the senior’s section know what a steady, reliable player he is. He wouldn’t have won any prizes today for the longest drive but he would certainly have been up there alongside the best at finding the middle of the fairway. Well done Mike. Your win today will encourage many of the Senior’s section to continue to get out of bed early in the morning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and give everyone real hope that nothing is impossible!
Paul Holt, another members of the seniors, albeit a bit younger, came next with 65 beating Darren Hulse on a card play off.
Mr Captain starts his special day!
Bramhall Trophy July 3rd 2021
Well done to Rodger Mycock winner of today’s Bramhall Trophy with a very impressive 45 points , including 7 pars, finishing two clear of Ben Williams and Josh Westmoreland. For full details see the ‘How Did I do’ page in this section.
Hibbert Cup May 15th 2021
Congratulations to Alan Southworth, winner of this year’s Hibbert Cup with a nett score of 65 going out in 43 and coming back in 38 with 2 birdies and 6 pars beating Ian Duncan on a card play off . Steve Coupe finished 3rd and Rob Jackson 4th both with 66. In total 13 players finished with a nett score of less than 70. For a full results sheet visit the ‘How Did I do’ section further down this page.