Welcome to the Manchester & District Golf Alliance website. We have tried to make navigating the site a little bit easier for everyone. All information relating to competitions is now available on the Competitions section of the site.
The Manchester and District Golf Alliance was formed 1924 and is reputed to be the largest of its kind in the Country. In the current year there are 114 affiliated clubs.
The primary purpose of the Alliance is to promote friendship through golf. Members of all affiliated clubs are very welcome at all Alliance events.
The Alliance runs weekly events throughout the winter. This is when clubs are comparatively quiet. The betterball format is always popular, with professionals also scoring their individual card in their pursuit of the valuable Order of Merit. Fields are well subscribed every week with an excellent standard of golf. The competitions provide a competitive atmosphere for the professional and keen amateur to keep an edge to their game in winter.
Throughout the golf season the Alliance runs inter-club knockout competitions. These are always highly popular and keenly contested. The 'blue riband' event, the Dunham Forest Trophy, is the largest of its kind in the country
Our moto "Friendship through golf" forms the basis of everything that we do. With an impressive list of affiliated clubs there is something for everyone. Take a look at the Clubs page for golfing near you.
6 March 2014 - Another full Alliance field enjoyed the weather and a course in a wonderful condition at Lymm. Graham Cox from Davenport contined his fine form as he went round the front nine in four under on his way to posting 40 points. Steve Parry from Hart Common and Knutsford's Tim Maxwell were next in on 38.
Cox found a good ally in home player Paul Verrinder as they romped to 46 points for a clear victory in the pro-am. Dave Grren and Barry Lees from Dukinfield were second with 42 followed by four pairs on 41. Big hitting Charles Herbert and his Sale partner Mark Marshall were popular winners of the am-am with 42 points. In a packed field Swinton Park's Jimmy O'Reilly and Steve Bailey together with John Aitkenhead from Ashton on Mersey and Chorlton's James Colne got the nod for second and third with 41.
Lymm won plaudits all round for their hospitality, the course in general and the greens in partcicular. Many thanks to Andrew Murray, winner of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying School, for his sponsorship of the event.
4 March 2014 - The draw has been made for the Quarter Finals of the 2014 Scratch Matchplay Championship and can be found on the knockouts page.
27 January 2012 - The draws for the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Dunham Forest, City Glass Foursomes, Archie Preston Trophy, the new Alliance Seniors Team Trophy and the first round of the BMW Junior Challenge Trophy can be found on the knockouts page.