ALDERLEY Edge Golf Club were proud to be the hosts as they staged the first-ever County Nine-Hole Championship in England.
They were delighted to be asked by Cheshire to host their inaugural Nine-Hole Championship and provided great hospitality and a very challenging course for a field including men, ladies and juniors from across the county.
Setting the pace were first out players Alderley Edge Captain Bill Fisher with 38 points and playing partner Sale GC junior Adam Carr with 37 as their nine-hole scores had 18 points added.
Their scores proved to be too hot to handle with Adam winning the runners-up trophy after a cpo with G Johnstone (Alderley Edge) and Tom Hollingworth (Prestbury).
Cheshire President Sean Ritchie said: “Cheshire are proud to be the first county in the country to hold a Nine Hole Championship and Alderley Edge provided a terrific course for the event which had a good field of entrants and it proved to be a great inaugural event with the youngest player being ten-year-old Aaron Lavelle from Ringway.
“I would also like to thank all of the Cheshire officials for their excellent organisation and work on the day to make this a great starter for County Nine-Hole competitions across the country.”
He presented Bill Fisher with his winning trophy as well as a Cheshire plaque for hosting the event and a pair of county cuff links in recognition of Alderley Edge hosting the event.
Pics – 1 Winner with his trophies, 2 Runner-up Adam Carr with his trophy, 3 Cheshire President Sean Ritchie with the top two.
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