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.
25 August 2015 - The Alliance combined superbly with the PGA North with a full field enjoying a great Marriott Worsley Park course in excellent condition and producing a string of good scores.
The day belonged to Rhos-on-Sea professional Jon Bevan who enjoyed a double success as an Alliance guest on the day. He posted 41 points to win the individual pro prize ahead of Alliance regulars Steve Parry (Hart Common) 40 and Dave Brunton (Ringway) and Dave Smith (Swinton Park) both 39.
Bevan then partnered Tytherington’s Gary Butler, an event sponsor with Etiqus Watches, to top spot in the pro am section with 44 points after winning a card play-off with Philip Kelly and Jonathan Moss (St Annes Old Links).
Also in the pro am prizes were Dave Green (Dukinfield) and Paul Crisp (Ashton-on-Mersey) who won a card play-off on 43 points from Craig Corrigan and Mark Riley (Leigh) and Ollie Whiteley and Ken Thomson (Bramall Park) as well as Steve Parry and partner from Hart Common
Guest were also to the fore in the am am section with Clitheroe duo Gareth Sutcliffe and Mark Hargreaves leading in with 43 points, two more than Kevin Shea and Jim Cunliffe from Bolton Old Links who edged out club colleague Jim Shuttleworth and Alan Houghton on a card play-off
21 August 2015 - North Manchester won the second staging of the Alliance Seniors Knock Out by beating Blackburn 3½ - 1½ in breezy conditions at the permanent host club Manchester.
Ken Davison and Mike Hilton got North off to a good start with a 3/2 win over Blackburn club Captain Steve Wilcock and Rob Wyke but Blackburn were soon on level terms with a fine 2/1 win by Graham Davies and George Grant over Tommy Keogh and Phil Tonge.
The two wins for Roger Carter and JJ Walsh by 5/4 and David Birrane and John Boardman by 3/2 took North home before Martin Tate and Jimmy Reid secured a consolation win in the final match.
Many thanks to Manchester Golf Club for hosting the final in great style
18th August 2015 - Following the AGM the new Alliance Secretary is Ian Hales from Chorlton Golf Club. The new contact number for the Secretary is 07980 449614. The email address remains the same - firstname.lastname@example.orgThe retiring Secretary, Doug Craig from Davyhulme Park, has been elected as Alliance Captain for the 2015/2016 season
9 July 2015 - The Alliance fixtures for 2015-2016 can be found on the fixtures page.