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.
30 November 2013 - Places are still available for the Alliance pro-am at the fabulous Val do Lobo area of Portugal from 16-20 January 2014. The event includes sating at the wonderful Dona Filipa hotel and includes two rounds on the stunning San Lorenzo course. There will be a goodprize fund for the professionals. Full details can be found here but please note the upgrade to the Dona Filipa hotel. For all equiries contact the Alliance secretary, Doug Craig.
30 November 2013 - Entries are still being sought for the 2014 Scratch Matcplay Championship. Entry fee is £25 and the closing date is 20th December 2013. For all equiries contact the Alliance secretary, Doug Craig.
29 November 2013 - The final competition of the first half of the Alliance winter season saw another full field of 30 teams of four given a tough test at De Vere Mottram Hall.
The event was oversubscribed by 13 teams and the excellently prepared Mottram Hall course was stretched to its full length of 7,000 yards to accommodate the 120 players in action.
But as always there was some good scoring in the individual pro section led in by Graham Cox (Davenport), the Order of Merit leader, and Stamford’s Mark Smith with two-under-par scores of 38 points two more than Anthony Millar (Ellesmere) and Steve Parry (Hart Common).
It was equally tight in the Team of Four competition with three teams locked on 82 points.
Getting the nod for top spot were Anthony Millar and his team of Dale McAndrew and Steve Leece (Ellesmere) and Andy Hall (Cheadle).
Next in were Grant Hamerton’s team comprising Pike Fold colleagues Michael O’Brien and Steve Horner and Alliance treasurer Vinny Doyle (Manchester).
The Hazel Grove fab four of James Rowlands, Malcolm Shannon, Trevor Harrison and Roy Stringer completed the prize list.