Manchester and District Golf Alliance

Team competition at Bolton Old Links GC  Sponsored by Darren Wood of Club Systems

Mersey young guns enjoy sunny Bolton

LAST week Manchester Alliance Captain Dave ‘Sunny’ Green (Dukinfield GC) was deeply disappointed as he lost his 100 per cent record of no competition postponements as the event at Chorley Golf Club fell victim to horrendous wet weather.

Dave decided to take a break on The Algarve this week to rediscover his sunny qualities and missed a magnificent Team of Four competition at Bolton Old Links GC, sponsored by Darren Wood of Club Systems.

There was a full field of teams, with reserves, who enjoyed the return of Alliance President John Dowd to meet and greet them before play following his recent health problems.

Winners ltr Luke Aikenhead, Ollie Pantoja, Paul King Josh Lee, sponsor Darren Wood, Andy Palmer


It was even better on the course with sub-tropical temperatures on the West Pennine moors, probably matching those in The Algarve, backed by a course in good condition considering all of the recent weather problems.

It produce a great competition with the winning team being three young guns Paul King, Luke Aikenhead and Josh Lee from Ashton-on-Mersey being expertly led by professional Ollie Pantoja to an excellent haul of 92 points.

But it needed a cpo to shake off Craig Corrigan (Chilli Dip) and his team of Mark Riley, Dan Crook and Paul Hesford.

Just a point back were the home club team of Alan Schofield, Steve Jackson, Terry and Tony Chadwick.

The top individual professional was Andy Palmer (Chorley) with 41 points from Graham Cox (Lymm) and Craig Corrigan who was able to close the big gap on Order of Merit leader Phil Archer (Poulton Park).


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