Manchester Alliance at Didsbury

Sponsored by Goodsey and Sandra ‘Longlegs’

Chorlton Pair On Fire To Lift New Trophy

THE Manchester Alliance enjoyed a great day at Didsbury Golf Club playing in the inaugural competition for the Bert Thompson Trophy.

Bert, who died in 2014, enjoyed many years in the Alliance as Captain, President for nine years and secretary for 15 and he was also a Captain and hard-working Chairman of the very successful Seniors’ section at Didsbury.

The quality of play was fitting for the occasion and the fabulous course and fantastic greens as Chorlton duo Adam Hodkinson, the assistant pro, and Steve Bracegirdle combined superbly to post 50 points- a score it is believed has only been achieved once previously in the Alliance.

Pro-Am winners with  John Dowd-

It was enough to leave them six points clear in the pro am section and also become the first winners of the Bert Thompson Trophy.

Adam also took top spot in the individual pro section with 41 points seeing him home from Graham Cox (Davenport) 40 and Scott Jackson (Disley) and Steve Parry (Hart Common), both 37.

The other prizes in the pro am section were taken by Graham Cox and Stuart Law 44 points, Ian Ridgway and Dave Bradbury (Disley) 41 Colin Maroney (Bolton Old Links) and Steve Booth (Turton) 41 and Ollie Smith and Ron Coleman (Altrincham) also 41.

Sponsor Goodsey Ahmed’s guests Willie Morgan and his grandson Alex Morgan (Mere) topped the am am section winning a cpo on 42 points from Jimmy O’Reilly and Bernie Rimmer (Swinton Park) with Keith Ashton (Bolton) and Kevin Yardley (Horwich) completing the prize list with 40.


Am-Am winners with sponsors


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