Manchester and District Alliance

At Dunham Forest Golf Club for the Robert Wax Trophy

Sponsored by Derek Harvey of Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club

THE Alliance opened its new winter season in spectacular style at the splendid Dunham Forest Golf Club playing over a superb course and in excellent weather conditions as a full and very strong field competed for the Robert Wax Trophy.

It also opened the marathon battle for the Alliance Order of Merit competitions that will be concluded on Presidentís Day at Withington next April.

Young guns Adam Hodkinson (Chorlton) and Andy Palmer (Chorley) who played in the Alliance Assistant Proís match play final in April (won by Hodkinson) set the pace in the individual pro contest as they both carded 40 points to finish one clear of Dave Smith (Swinton Park)

But Smith and his partner Matt Hughes took top spot in the pro am section to win the Robert Wax Trophy after a cpo on 44 points with Andy Palmer and his Chorley partner Keith Acton and Grant Hamerton and Barry Hayes (Pike Fold).

Also in the prize frame were Mark Smith and James Woodcock (Stamford) who won a cpo on 43 from Colin Moroney and Andy Fletcher (Bolton Old Links).

Pro-Am winners Dave Smith and Matt Hughes presented with the Robert Wax Trophy by sponsor Derek Harvey


 Captains Team

Sponsors Team

.Andy Elvin and Paul Sherwood with Alliance Captain Doug Craig

The am am winners were Leigh duo Andy Elvin and Paul Sherwood with 42 points from Chris Lea and Dave Allcock (Mellor and Townscliffe) who won a count-back on 40 points from Danny Fox and Steve Finnan (Stamford)

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