Manchester and District Golf Alliance


Vale Royal Abbey do a great job

WITH the vast majority of courses in the region either totally or partly closed due to more heavy rain Vale Royal Abbey beat the odds to provide a great course for a full Alliance field, glad to be in golfing action at a very historic venue.

The star of the day was Lymm assistant pro Graham Cox who led in the individual pro section with 39 points closely followed by Alliance legend Craig Corrigan 38 and Order of Merit leader Phil Archer (Poulton Park) 37.

Graham then found an excellent playing partner in club colleague Sean Haskins to amass 43 points and top the pro am section for a great double.

winners ltr Graham Cox, Sean Haskins, Alliance Captain Steve Finan


Hot on their heels were Phil Archer and Stuart Smith (Dunham Forest) 42 and Tim Maxwell (Knutsford) and Mobi Rawthore (Sale) 41.

Tim also won the nearest the pin prize.

Worsley Marriott and Ellesmere players dominated the am am section in a tight contest with John Kilner (Marriott) and Terry O’Mara (Ellesmere) winning a cpo on 40 points from Stephen Hindle (Marriott) and his dad Brian (Ellesmere) who carried his son into the prize list, one more than Norman Haslam (Stand) and Steve Grimley (Walmersley.


Captains Group

Aikenhead Group

Earlam Group


Mark Hancock

Ben Thompson

Grant Hammerton

John Aikenhead


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