Congratulations to the 72 golf hole challenge team
On a gloriously sunny day, the Captain and his team of 12 golfers from Alderley Edge Golf Club succeeded in completing their 72 golf hole challenge in support of the Captain’s Charity - Macmillan Cancer Support. Starting at 4:20 am they completed their 4 rounds at 8:45 pm to a warm welcome from a large group of supporters who came to the club to cheer them home. A magnificent achievement for all the 12 golfers.
During the day, the scores from each course produced individual winners: Paul Penney (AEGC morning round), Ollie Lane (Mottram Hall), Gavin Elly (Styal) and Steve Bennett (AEGC evening round). Paul Penney had the best overall score for the 4 rounds.
On the 72nd hole, the Captain held his nerve to play a magnificent shot out of the Captain’s bunker, watched by the large group of members and friends. An informal social evening followed, with food and drinks plus entertainment from Harmonix Vocal Collective. An excellent evening was enjoyed by everyone.
In his speech, Simon Barber, the Captain, was very pleased to announce that he had been able to raise at least £5,500 towards his target of £10,000. He then thanked all those involved: the other 11 golfers who played the 72 golf holes, Chris Hoyland and the catering staff, Harmonix Vocal Collection for their performance and to all the staff, members, friends and supporters who worked to make the day a success and contribute so much to the fund raising for the Captain’s charity.
To see more pictures from the day, please click on the gallery below
72 golf hole challenge tees off at dawn
12 golfers gathered at dawn to start the 72 golf hole challenge in support of the Captain’s Charity - Macmillan Cancer Support. A gloriously sunny day is forecast, although at 4:20 am it was rather chilly!
After one round at Alderley, it’s off to Mottram Hall, then Styal before returning to Alderley for the final round starting at approximately 6pm.
Come along and support the Captain and all his team on their return, and join in the informal social evening including food, drinks and music (courtesy of Harmonix Vocal Collection).
Good luck to the Captain and his team.
Vice Captain's Day out - Friday 15th June 2018
On Friday 15th June, the traditional Vice Captain's 'Day Out' took place. The course of choice this year was the delightful Trentham Park Golf Club near Stoke. After a breakfast, and presentation by the General Manager, 39 AEGC Members set off on 18 holes around a well presented, mature parkland course. This was followed by a cracking meal and drinks in the Clubhouse, and the much awaited results. Steve Yakub and Paul Short won the nearest the pins, each winning vouchers for a 2 ball at Trentham Park and a sleeve of balls. The main prizes of the day were vouchers in our Pro's shop at AEGC. They were as follows. 4th place - Dan Mace -£25. 3rd place - Chris Hoyland - £50. 2nd place - Gary Johnson - £100. 1st place - Charles le Sueur - £150.
A great performance by all. An even greater performance by our Pro, who, having won the day, without hesitation, donated his winnings to Mr Captains Charity. Thank you Charles. A great day concluded with a wonderfully presented cheeseboard and Port back at HQ! Thank you to everyone who supported the day!
72 golf hole challenge on Friday 22 June
12 members of AEGC will be taking part in the 72 golf hole challenge, playing 4 rounds on 3 courses in 1 day in order to raise money for my Captain’s Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you would like to support this effort to hit my target of £2,500 for this event, then please donate online:
Click here: Captain’s 72 golf hole Challenge
The team asks that you get behind them by attending an informal social evening at AEGC on the evening of Friday 22 June including food, drinks & music (courtesy of Harmonix Vocal Collection)
The timing for the day:
04:30 Teeing off at Alderley Edge
09:00 Mottram Hall
18:00 Alderley Edge - come and cheer the boys from 19:30 onwards, plus social evening
Mr Captain, AEGC
Vice-President's Challenge Cup
On another glorious Saturday with the course looking outstanding the field played for the prize of a watch sponsored by the Vice Presidents of AEGC and the playing Vice Presidents played for the traditional bottle of whisky.
Gordon Stewart won today’s VPs Challenge and picked up the trophy and watch with Bill Fisher winning the Whiskey as highest placed VP.
On another glorious June morning at AEGC the Seniors contested the Beetlestone Bowl.
After a card count back Alan Adams and Niall Golding were the victors with Tony Cooper and Peter White the leaders in the Clubhouse for about 20 minutes.
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