Cheshire stars limber up well for the new season

Photos: In action Cole Self, Jon Beesley, Chris Chilton, Sam Prince, Ollie Claireaux, James McCormick

The CUGC men’s team warmed up for the new season in an excellent match at Sandiway against some of their former Cheshire legends such as Rhys Nevin-Wharton, Ashley Sage and Chris Harrison plus former European Tour star Matthew Nixon and Sandiway club stars.

Cheshire led by skipper Jon Beesley (The Mere Resort) were a combination of team regulars plus a few newcomers and top junior stars Dan Hayes (Bramhall) and Cole Self (Ringway)

It was nip and tuck in the morning foursomes which ended at 3-3 with the Cheshire points secured by Dom O’Brien and Ollie Claireaux, Jon Beesley and Chris Chilton and Sam Prince and Paul McFerran.

Sandiway began the singles in ominous style as they took the lead with wins for Rhys Nevin-Wharton and Andy Clark with a half for Cameron Cross against Ben Knock.

Ollie Claireaux pulled a point back for Cheshire before Tom Harper regained the Sandiway lead with a 2/1 win over James McCormick (Disley).

But then Cheshire showed their power and intent by winning the last seven games for a morale-boosting 11.5 to 6.5 victory for their opening Northern Counties League fixture v Durham at Warrington on May 14.

Winning for Cheshire were John Kendal, Cole Self, Dan Hayes, Jon Beesley, Chris Chilton, Sam Prince and Paul McFerran.

Photos & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett

Share This Post

More To Explore

Hoylake awaits

We are now just one week away from the 98th County Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.The volume of entries has, not surprisingly given the prestigious venue, been one


U14s win close match at Sandiway

Cheshire u14’s enjoyed a close contest on a terrific course at Sandiway Golf Club against the home club junior side.The players had to endure some heavy rain in the later


Boys begin title defence with a win

Last year Cheshire Boys u18 team were proud and delighted winners of the inaugural Northern Counties Junior League.They have been working hard during the winter months with their excellent coaches


A win for Lymm on home turf

Lymm Golf Club were again fantastic hosts for the Cheshire Junior Team Championships providing a pristine course, great help with organisation and top class clubhouse hospitality on a very busy

Life Members

Mark and Steve prevail at Withington

Withington Golf Club were excellent hosts for the Second Cheshire Life Members competition providing a challenging and well conditioned course, backed by great support and a friendly welcome from their


100 up for Ringway’s Tom

CUGC and Mid Cheshire Junior Golf League organiser Graham McCormack was delighted to be invited on behalf of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs, to a very special birthday party