THERE is a new assistant professional in town at Alderley Edge Golf Club.

Bringing with him a wealth of experience, Tom Metcalfe is charged with continuing the recent surge in junior memberships to the club.

In terms of where he wants to take Edge’s youth section, his ambitions are big.

“My goal is to grow our junior section to be one of the strongest in the north west,” he said.

“I'm hoping to build up our junior section in all ages for both boys and girls and make golf fun for kids to play.

“If anyone is thinking about getting their son or daughter into a sport, then it should definitely be golf.

“Not only is it a fun and challenging sport where they can meet new friends and learn new skills but golf can teach children etiquette and life skills which other sports simply don’t care for.

“It doesn’t have to be expensive – our membership rates are very low and come with two free lessons from me and if they would like, I can recommend equipment which won’t break the bank.”

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Tom Metcalfe

Metcalfe went on to outline the impressive experience he has built up within the game, including a stint at one of the game’s most iconic venues.

“I started off working at The Belfry as a golf operations assistant to become a fully qualified PGA professional with experience in all areas of the golf industry,” he said.

“Playing-wise, I finished in the top three for the PGA assistants Order of Merit in the north, played at final qualifying for the Open and have won numerous professional events.

“Since my arrival at Alderley Edge, everyone at the club has been very welcoming and the junior section is growing from strength to strength. What a great club to be a part of!

“I would like to thank professional Charles le Sueur and the club for the opportunity and the freedom to use the club’s facilities to help grow junior golf.”

Elsewhere at Alderley Edge, Robert Pindar emerged victorious in the latest Seniors Stableford as he notched 38 points – three more than A Sutton and Bryn Roberts.

R Anderson and M Easton took home the Comedian’s Cup Stableford at Edge with a winning score of 44 points while Vidal Spaine was victorious in a nine-hole Stableford qualifier with 33 points.

In a Seniors medal competition at Styal, Mike Hinde turned on the style with a 66 to take victory by three shots from Chris Baillie.

Simon Geddis was first past the post in Division One of Styal’s Saturday medal, shooting 69 to finish a shot clear of Mark Weekes.

A cpo was needed to decide the Division Two competition, with Neil Brownhill just edging out John Surtees after both men scored 75.