WILMSLOW Golf Club's course has been the stage for some tremendous competitive action recently.

The Cheshire Strokeplay Championships went down to the wire, while Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs president Andrew Henshall hosted a great President’s Day at his home club.

The top prize of the president’s putter went to Cheshire legend Roy Smethurst (Crewe Golf Club), who showed his enduring class with a fine score of 40 points off his four handicap.

Hot on his heels with 39 points was CUGC secretary Peter Whitehead (Mere), three more than Ron Harrison (Ringway).

The top visitor prize was won by Wilmslow manager Ged Heaslip with 35 points after a card play-off with Wilmslow’s Pep Smith.

Bruce Taylor (Royal Liverpool) completed the prizes with 33.

Mike Harrington won the Cheshire Strokeplay Championship for the first time but was pushed all the way.

The Prestbury golfer finished one ahead of Delamere Forest Golf Club's Jake Hibbert, with Sam Turner (Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club) one stroke further back.

Nearly 100 players were in action in the opening two rounds.

Turner set the early pace with a blistering first round of 64, four shots clear of David Peel (Stockport Golf Club).

Round two saw Harrington come into contention with a neat 67 giving him a one-shot advantage over Turner going into the last two rounds for the top 40 players, playing 36 holes on the final day.

Round three saw Hibbert join in the race with 69 as Turner went into the final round with a one-shot advantage over playing-partner Harrington.

The lead changed hands several times before a superb eagle three on the 13th took Harrington in front but ahead of them Hibbert had posted a fine 68 to take the lead in the clubhouse.

So the drama was saved until the final hole and with a play-off looming Harrington needed a birdie to win the title.

After a good chip with his third shot he faced a tricky seven-footer to win the championship and he kept his nerve to hole the putt for a 280 total.

He will go on to represent Cheshire in the national county finals at Frilford Heath in September, and he also took the Darlington Trophy for the best score on the first two rounds.

Harrington was also a member of the Prestbury team, with Remy Miller and Tom Kirton, who will represent the county in the national finals later in the year, and he collected the trophy along with the championship trophy and the over 35s trophy.

Round prizes went to Turner 64, Harrington 67, Oscar Doran 68 and Elliott Wakefield 68.

Henshall presented the Wilmslow captain Ben Cartwright with a county plaque to mark the staging of the event.

Meanwhile, medal action for Alderley Edge’s men saw Oliver Lane blitz division one with 62, three less than Andy Wells and Tony Cooper.

Aled Jones was also hot in division two with his 62 taking him clear of Paul Grundy, 63, and Matthew Cresey, 66.

Edge’s ladies played for the betterball Ping prize and it was won by S Freeman and Sue Kendrick with 45 points, one more than T Smith and K Pennington.

The Seniors Memorial Trophy at Styal was won by Brian Appleby with 66 from Alan Carroll and Harry Reid, both 67.

A Wednesday stableford at Styal was won by Steve Daniels with 40 points, one more than star juniors Ryan Owen and Sam Macleod.

The Sunday stableford at Styal was led in by Brian Donelan with 41 points from Zoe Evans, 39.

Styal ladies played a betterball stableford for the Holohan Trophy and the clear winners with 43 points were H Billington and L Bennett from L Forsythe and Mel Hill, 40.

The latest round of the Styal Ladies Summer Cup was won by Diana Hutchinson with 14 points, two more than Janice Whalley and Gayle Blackburn.