Manchester and District Golf Alliance

At Heaton Park Golf Club  sponsored by Jon Gallagher of Wilson Staff

Heaton Park are great hosts

HEATON Park Golf Club is one of Manchesterís oldest and most spectacular golf courses and has been brought back to life after recent problems by much respected PGA professional Andrew Terry.

The original venue of Pike Fold was, like most other golf courses in the region, suffering from the awful weather after effects and unable to provide a full course.

But Andrew stepped in at the last minute and offered Heaton Park as hosts for the competition even though it has only been reopened a couple of weeks previously.


Pro am winners ltr Chris Alexander, Jamie Howarth Andrew Terry,


It proved to be a great move as the players were full of compliments about the dryness of the course and the quality of the greens for the time of the year and the bad weather it has endured.

The quality of the course was reflected with some high scoring with Davenport assistant pro Jamie Howarth pulling off a double success.


He led the individual pro section with 40 points, three more than his brother Scott (Davenport) and Alliance legend Craig Corrigan.

Jamie also found a superb partner in Chris Alexander (Mellor and Townscliffe) who added eight more points to take them well clear in the pro am section with a massive haul of 48.

Am am winner Paul Barlow (left) with Aliance President Ian Brooks(Bolton Old Links) and Alliance Captain Steve Finan (Stamford),

 Phil Mercer with Ian Brooks



The nearest the pin on the tricky 191-yeard 11th hole was Phil Mercer (Horwich)

Next in were Chorley duo Andy Palmer and Martin Sales 42 and Scott Howarth and his Stockport partner Peter Botterman 41.

Stamfordís Paul Barlow and Paul Rodgers led in the am am section with 45 points edging out home duo Ewan Jamieson and Jarrad Ellison 44 and Dave Ellison and Pete OíNeill (Marriott Worlsey Park) 41.


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