Manchester and District Alliance at Mottram Hall

Sponsored by Lewis Nunn ‘Ground Level’

Mottram Defies The Weather To Put On A Great Show

WITH many courses in the local area closed and with horrible weather before the competition the Manchester Alliance officials and players were surprised and delighted as Mottram Hall provided them with an excellent and challenging course for another full Alliance field in their final competition before the mid-winter break.

Chorley assistant professional Andy Palmer, just a few days before his wedding, shot a fine one-under-par 37 points to win the individual professional section from Graham Cox (Lymm) and Kieron Gaskell (Westhoughton), both 36.

The top assistant pro with 34 points was Jamie Howarth of Davenport.

ProAm – ltr Andy Palmer, John Dowd, Graham Cox, Mike Bamford,

Davenport also featured in the pro am prizes as former Captain Chris Bamford partnered Graham Cox (formerly the assistant pro at Davenport) to a fine haul of 42 points to lead in from Ben Stanier (Wilmslow) and Chris Turner (Tytherington) 41 and Grant Hamerton (Pike Fold) and Vinny Doyle (Leigh) who won a cpo on 40 points from Alistair Waddell (Styal) and in-form Gary Brown (Marple) and their amateur partners.

Top of the am am section were the formidable and dynamic duo of Lee Warren (Northenden) and Jimmy O’Reilly (Swinton Park) with 42 points from Marcus Corfield (Swinton Park) and Dave Smith (Ellesmere) who won a cpo on 40 from John Kilner and Duncan Bullough (Ellesmere).

John Dowd, after thanking Rob Warrener of Mottram Hall for their great hosting of the competition, wished all of the players a happy festive season as he and his co-officials looked forward to welcoming them back for the second half of the season which begins at Houldsworth on January17 2018.


 AmAm ltr Jimmy O’Reilly, Rob Warrener, Lee Warren


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