Manchester Alliance at Styal

Sponsored by Alan Bullock of Bullocks Coaches

Local stars shine at Styal

A TOP class field, Including Tour stars Tom Murray and Phil Archer, enjoyed the new course lay-out at Styal with some great greens for the time of the year.

The event was sponsored for the 17th year by Styal member Alan Bullock who was delighted to see some of the local stars among the prizes.

The top pro was John Watson of Styal who rolled back the clock to when he played in the Open Championship at St Andrews with the top individual score of the day.


John Watson, Ivan Bloor (Styal Captain), Martin Wild, Alan Bullock (sponsor), Mike Boyle

John, who is also a respected coach with England, posted 39 points to lead in from Tom Bolton (Gatley) 38 and Graham Cox (Davenport) 37.

In the pro am section Mike Boyle (Ashton-under-Lyne) steered Alliance debutant Martin Wild to 44 points to win from Grant Hamerton (Pike Fold) and Steve Booth (Turton) who won a cpo on 43 points from Ollie Smith (Altrincham) and John Davies (Chorlton).


Next in were Steve Parry (Hart Common) and the punctual Vinny Doyle (Leigh) who came out on top of a cpo on 42 points from Graham Neville (Northenden) and Rob Mullaby (Ringway).

Local Styal heroes Harry Reid and Mike Burchell were able to celebrate long and hard as they led in the am am section with 43 points, winning a cpo from Leigh’s Dave Rowlands and Peter Cheswell with Dave Hughes and Barry Ogden (Haydock Park) completing the prize list with 41.

Mike Burchell, Ivan Bloor Styal Captain Harry Reid


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