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Altrincham professionals make an impact
5:35pm Thursday 12th July 2012 in Sport
DANNY Whittaker and his professional team are determined to continue to make an impact at their revamped facilities at the Altrincham Driving Range.
Danny, a former junior at Sale Golf Club, has an impressive list of clients from across Europe and the USA as well as in the local area and he has more than 100 category one players who regularly use his services.
Now Danny and his team of Mark Quixall and Nico Porro offer a great range of coaching and practice opportunities for all level of golfers with an emphasis on junior golf at the Impact Zone Academy.
Danny said: “The popular driving range has been revamped to make it attractive for the many golfers who use it including new targets to aim at as well as power tees.
“We also have excellent indoor coaching facilities including a state-of-the-art video studio and an area for junior golfers to develop their skills with the emphasis being on fun games with exciting images.
“All three of us have our own specialist areas but we coach with the same philosophy.
“We run sessions for groups as well as individuals and we are involved in a terrific junior scheme involving local schools.
“Anyone wishing to find out more can contact us on tel 0161 927 7504 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website www.altrinchamgolf.com.
Sale’s Cheshire Ladies star Cath Rawthore led in a par competition at her club with her +1 return seeing her handicap reduce to scratch.
Next in was Moira Forster on -1 and Gill Ross -2.
It was tight in the battle for the Captain’s Prize for Sale’s men with a Greensome Stableford being won by T Tait and W Evans after a cpo on 45 points with S and L Price with R Houghton and J Kennerley a point off the pace.
The latest round of the Lawson Cup at Ashton-on-Mersey produced a close finish with Robert Reeves winning a cpo on 67 from Josh Lee and Paul Randall.
Josh Lee kept up his good form winning a midweek Stableford with 41 points taking him clear of Alan Booth 40, and Andy Buckley and Wayne Harris, both 38.
Davyhulme Park’s men played for the Centenary Trophy and Micahel Lane was a proud winner with his 67 giving him a one-shot lead over David Lowe.
Park’s ladies were in medal mode and Janine Fox took top spot with 71, one less than Jacqueline Glaves.
William Wroe’s busy vets played in four competitions and winning a singles Stableford with 41 points was club legend John Pritchard.
The Iris Memorial Trophy was won with a nett 59 by Stan Yates and Jim Gardner found that 36 points was enough to win another singles Stableford.
Finally the ‘major’ President’s Shield was won by George Smith with his nett 61 seeing him home by a shot from Dave Harrison.
Flixton ladies played two medal competitions with Jenny Lomax taking the first one with 76, a score matched by Rita McClellan in the Pam Harding Prize competition.
Hale ladies played a medal for the Bridgford Trophy and Moir Cup with Gwynneth Bramwell a clear winner with 72 from Chris Marsh with 75 while Tiffany Fielden had the best gross of 89.
Dunham Forest ladies played for the Jubilee Cup and professional Ian Wrigley’s wife Sue showed her class taking top spot after a cpo on 33 points with Roda Desai and Linda Sandle.
Forest’s men played for the Mond Trophy and it was won by D Leviten with 42 points from I Somerset 40.
The four Manchester and District Inter Club Knock Outs are reaching their final stages and hopes for local clubs rest solely with the Williams BMW Junior Team Challenge with Davyhulme Park away at Worsley and Ashton-on-Mersey also on their travels at Lymm as they both look to make the last eight.
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