15th April 2013
Cheshire v Cheshire Ladies - Bramhall Golf Club
The annual match between the Men and Ladies of Cheshire Golf took place today at Bramhall Golf Club, the home club of Cheshire Ladies Captain, Luci Foster.
This event is very keenly fought, beginning with handicap allowances for the macth. These "discussions" generally last some time before the Ladies get their way.
The morning foursomes saw the Men win all four matches, however, the afternoon singles saw much tighter games. Curtis Cup star, Bronte Law saw off Cameron Massey, 4 & 2, whilst Emma Goddard beat former County Champion, Fraser McLeod, 3 & 2. The final single results finished at Cheshire Men with 5 games and Cheshire Ladies 3 games making an overall result 9 - 3 in favour of the Cheshire men.
11th April 2013
Four Counties Junior Tournament- The Herefordshire Golf Club
Cheshire narrowly failed to win the Four Counties this year, once again losing out to Lancashire on a countback of games won overall through the Tournament.
The day began with three teams able to win. For Cheshire to win out right required a strong win over Shropshire & Herefordshire and for Lancashire to either lose or halve against Nottinghamshire. If Lancashire beat Nottinghamshire, Cheshire could win if they managed a 7 games to 0 whitewash and Lancashire were kept to a 4 games to 3 win.
Cheshire turned on a superb performance. Despite losing a player to injury as the match was being played, Cheshire only dropped a 1/2 point beating Shropshire & Herefordshire 5 1/2 games to 1 1/2. Cheshire's fate depended on Lancashire who beat Nottinghshire as might have been expected 5 games to 2.
Team manager, Mike Jones said afterwards "I am very proud of the team. They showed great spirit and determination today (Thursday) in playing as they did. Our performance against Lancashire was disappointing, I feel circumstances were against us against playing Lancashire; a combination of the cold, nervous exhaustion and a spurred on Lancashire team, we never got started"
County President, Ron Harrison, said "The boy's were magnificent today (Thursday), it was disappointing against Lancashire, but they never gave up. I would also like to thank the travelling supporters from the Cheshire Executive. To travel all this way and support the team on and off the course was brilliant".
10th April 2013
Four Counties Junior Tournament- The Herefordshire Golf Club
The 41st Four Counties Tournament got underway at The Herefordshire Golf Club today. Played annually between Cheshire; Lancashire; Nottinghamshire and this years host County, Shropshire & Herefordshire, this is always a keenly fought contest between all parties.
The first round matches pitched Lancashire against Shropshire & Herefordshire with Cheshire playing Nottinghamshire.
Shropshire & Herefordshire produced a surprise win against a traditionally strong Lancashire by 4 games to 3.
Cheshire managed to beat Nottinghamshire by 4 1/2 games to 2 1/2, but not before winning only 1/2 point in the first three games
Cheshire Four Counties Junior Tournament Team
Cheshire Team L to R: County President, Ron Harrison, Matt Robinson (Eaton) Cameron Massey (Wallasey) Sam Turner (Stockport) Ben Hallam (Wychwood Park), Lewis George (Delamere Forest), Daniel Swales (Sandiway), Joe joyce (Prestbury) Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool) and Mike Jones, Team Manager.
The afternoon saw a disappointing Cheshire performance. After a strong win in the morning Cheshire met a resurgent Lancashire, clearly smarting after the morning session, who beat the Cheshire team by 5 1/2 games to 1 1/2. In the other match, Shropshire & Herefordshire beat Nottinghamshire by 4 games to 3.
The state of play after two matches saw Shropshire & Herefordshire on 4 match points, Cheshire & Lancashire on 2 points with Nottinghamshire 0. This meant that three teams could still win the evt depending on how Thursday's matches went.
7th April 2013
Cheshire v North Wales Counties - Conwy Golf Club
Cheshire's season finally got underway today at Conwy Golf Club with the annual match against the North Wales Counties. However, the team appeared to be under the effects of the winter weather and lacking match fitness.
The morning foursomes resulted in a slight lead for North Wales at 3 1/2 to 2 12/ games in their advantage so all was set for a close match in the singles. North Wales were out from the starting blocks very quickly, winning the first six games, which meant the overall match was theirs despite a minor revival in the lower games for Cheshire.
Reflecting on "a bad day at the office" County Captain David Peel (Stockport) accepted local knowledge was a factor, with 4 local players in the North Wales team, told his team a rapid improvement was necessary.
3rd April 2013
Cheshire Boys v Cheshire Seniors - Stockport Golf Club
This match took place at the excellent Stockport Golf Club in order to supplement the preparation of the Boys team for the forthcoming 4 Counties Tournament. The venue provided a good test on fast greens worthy of this keenly fought contest.
The Boys now look forward to the Four Counties Tournament being played at The Herefordshire Golf Club on 9th, 10th & 11th April.
The Seniors have their opening fixture against Denbighshire Seniors at Eaton Golf Club on Friday, 5th April 2013.
26th March 2013
Roger Fielding (Ringway Golf Club), CUGC President in 2011, has been appointed Chairman of the English Golf Union Northern Counties. He will take up this postition on 1st January 2014. The Northern Group consists of seven County Unions in the north of England, which are: Cheshire, Cumbria, County Durham, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire.
The Northern Group are responsible for organising the qualifying rounds for the regions county teams for the England County Championship Finals. In addition, the group also run the Daily Telegraph Northern League. A new competition, The North of England Open Amateur Championship, will take place between 1st - 3rd October 2013, will be run by the Northern Group. Entry Form
The group also run the Northern Seniors Championship, which this year is hosted by Sandiway Golf Club on 16th & 17th July 2013. Entry Form
23rd March 2013
Cheshire v Sandiway - Sunday, 24th March 2013
The severe weather affecting much of the country has forced the cancellation of this match.
21st March 2013
Cheshire v Sandiway GC - Sunday, 24th March 2013
The 2013 golf season gets under for Cheshire this coming Sunday with the traditional opener against Sandiway GC. Sandiway GC has a long tradition of producing many excellent players in the past who have represented both County and England, many of whom have moved to the professional ranks. So Cheshire can expect a tough match from a club team that boasts three current county players and several former county Boys players.
Despite the absence of several key players, the Cheshire team are fielding current County Champion, James McCormick (Styal) and former champions in County Captain, David Peel (Stockport) and Frazer McLeod (Prestbury). There are several new additions to the squad in Joe Armitt (Prestbury), Charles Bradley (Bramhall) and Alex Pritchard (Frodsham).
15th March 2013
Cheshire Four Counties Team Selected
Following the recent Boys Pre - Seaon event at Warrington Golf Club, Cheshire Boy's team manager, Mike Jones (Chester GC) announced the team to represent Cheshire in the Four Counties Tournament, held this year at The Herefordshire Golf Club, between 9th & 11th April 2013.
Played annually between Cheshire; Lanacashire; Nottinghamshire and Shropshire & Herefordshire, Cheshire have won the event 14 times since 1973, when the event was first played at Crewe Golf Club.
Lanacshire are the current champions having won narrowly from Cheshire over the West Lancashire Golf Club course in 2012.
Cameron Massey, Boys Captain (Wallasey)
Lewis George (Delamare Forest)
Ben Hallam (Wychwood Park)
Mathew Jordan (Royal Liverpool)
Joe Joyce (Prestbury)
Matt Robinson (Eaton)
Daniel Swales (Sandiway)
Sam Turner (Stockport)
5th February 2013
The 1st Annual Genral Meeting of the newly formed Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs Ltd was held at Sandiway GC today. Out going President, Mike Jones presented his report (Full Report) of the season.
Mike Jones, retiring President.
The County Treasurer, Sean Ritchie presented the Accounts for the year ending 31st October 2012.
Under the Articles of the company, Deputy President, Ron Harrison, was appointed President for 2013 following the retirement of Mike Jones, who on retirement is appointed a director of the Company for three years.
Colin Shadbolt (Bramall Park) was elected as Deputy President for 2013,
New elected Board members were:
Bill Briggs (Delamere Forest), David Durling (Shrigley Hall), Gordon Edwards (Bromborough), Andrew Henshall (Wilmslow) and His Honour John Roberts (Heswall)
George Bedford (Bramall Park), Bob Harvey (Bromborough), Chris Moore CBE (Royal Liverpool) and Bob Walker (Crewe)
Phillip Bates & co were re-elected as County Auditors.