Macclesfield Tennis Club’s Golf Day (no that’s not a typo) at The Tytherington Club was hailed as a great success by the twenty-eight players who took part.
Along with great weather and a course in superb condition the club’s special day attracted two very special celebrity guests in the form of acoustic guitar legend Ken Nicol – and Rob Rouse, a rising star in the world of stand-up comedy.
The playing format was teams of four, on full handicap allowance, and there was a tie for first place on 89 points between Ken Nicol’s team and Paul Hiom’s who, although achieving the same score, had better back nine – thus giving them first place.
The longest drive of the day was on the 9th, won by Tony Atkinson and nearest the pin on the 13th was Rob Rouse.The “Cava” moment prize went to Dr David Adams – who’s ball hit the flag on the ninth – but sadly didn’t quite drop. As this would have meant Dr Adams buying drinks all round his frustration was probably tinged with a little relief.
Guests enjoyed a delightful meal in the evening, rounded off by a sensational set from Ken Nicol.
During the evening there was raffle for prizes donated by members, friends, the Tytherington Club, Sutton Hall and Sevens and Amuse of Chestergate.
The envelope table collection for East Cheshire was very generously supported.
Thanks went out to Chris Brereton, Jane Rouse and Peter Fletcher for their help on the day, Margin Music for providing the lighting and audio systems and staff at the Tytherington Club for managing everything.
The winning team from right to left are Paul Hiom, Tony Alexander, Peter Fletcher and Murray Wells.
Team tying for first place: left to right Ken Nicol, David Adams, James Rouse and Rob Rouse