A stunning finish to the first half of the Alliance Winter season

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MOTTRAM Hall is one of the top golfing venues in the region and it provided a great finale to the conclusion of the first half of the Manchester Alliance’s busy winter season.

The quality of the course and the fantastic condition of the greens drew universal praise from the full field of professionals and amateurs enjoying another great day both on and off the course.

As always the impeccable organisation by the Alliance officials backed by great support from all at Mottram Hall made this another enjoyable day for all of the participants.
There was some hot scoring in all sections and the top individual professional was former European Tour star and PGA ,GB and Ireland team player Phil Archer (Poulton Park) with 41 points.
It left him two points clear of Iain Davie (Hazel Grove), Ian Ridgway (Disley) and Jamie Howarth (Davenport).

Jamie Howarth again had excellent support from club colleague Paul Robinson (picured) as they amassed 47 points to lead in the Pro Am section from Phil Archer and his Dunham Forest partner Mark Pasquill 45 and Gary Brown (Glossop) and John Hilton (Mottram Hall) and Sean Blinkhorn and Dan Crook (Leigh) both 43.

It was even closer in the Am Am section with a cpo on 47 going in favour of Ian Godfrey (Stamford) and Paul Ralph (Hazel Grove) from Flixton’s dynamic duo of Bob Barrow and Keith Middleton. Stamford’s Richard Margrave and Tommy Simpson were next in with 46.

The Nearest the pin prize, kindly provided by Paul Crisp (Ashton-on-Mersey), was won by Stephen Harrison of Poulton Park.

There were also plenty of late celebrations for Alliance Captain Chris ‘Lucky’ Lee who achieved his objective of being the first-ever Alliance Captain to enjoy a rain-free first half to the season despite a dire weather forecast with the rain arriving 30 minutes after play was concluded.

Geoff Garnett

Professional's Individual

Pos Pro’s Individual Pts
1 Phil Archer (Poulton Park) 41
2 = Iain Davie (Hazel Grove) 39
  Jamie Howarth (Davenport) 39
  Ian Ridgway (Disley) 39
5 Alex Pritchard (Poulton Park) 37
6 Alistair Waddell (Chorlton cum Hardy) 36
7 = Anthony Millar (Ellesmere) 35
  Scott Howarth (Davenport) 35
9 Sean Blinkhorn (Leigh) 34
10 = Rob Braithwaite 33
  Tony Stevens (Davenport) 33
12 = Jack Wiggans (Chorley) 31
  Scott Jackson (Disley) 31
  Steve Ingham (Blackley) 31
15 = Andy Earlam (Saddleworth) 30
  Alan Crompton (Haigh Hall) 30
  Craig Daggitt (Bramall Park) 30
  Gary Brown (Glossop) 30
19 Malcolm Lacey (Mottram Hall) 29
20 = Andy Bridgewood (Flixton) 28
  Chris Bibby (Bury) 28
  Elliott Tickle (Blackley) 28
23 = Mark Smith (Stamford) 27
  Steve Marr (Withington) 27
  Martyn Hamer (Davyhulme Park) 27
  Colin Maroney NR
  Tom Clancy (Cheadle) NR

Pro Am

In card play off order

Pos PRO AM Pts
1 Jamie Howarth & Paul Robinson (Davenport) 47
2 Phil Archer (Poulton Park) & Mark Pasquill (Dunham Forest) 45
3 Gary Brown (Glossop) & John Hilton (Mottram Hall) 43
4 Sean Blinkhorn & Dan Crook (Leigh) 43
5 Ian Ridgway & Neil O’Brien (Disley) 42
6 Anthony Millar & Steve Housely (Ellesmere) 42
7 Scott Howarth & Peter Crosby (Davenport) 41
8 Iain Davie & Mike Jones (Hazel Grove) 41
9 Steve Marr & Martin Keates (Withington) 41
10 Scott Jackson & Steve Misell (Disley) 39
11 Mark Smith & Leigh Williams (Stamford) 38
12 Tony Stevens (Davenport) & Anton Johnson (Warrington) 38
13 Alex Pritchard & Stephen Harrison (Poulton Park) 38
14 Alistair Waddell & James Uren (Chorlton cum Hardy) 38
15 Chris Bibby & Steve Cooney (Bury) 37
16 Jack Wiggans (Chorley) & Paul Barlow (Stamford) 37
17 Andy Earlam & Tad Knebel (Saddleworth) 37
18 Tom Clancy & Mick Holmes (Cheadle) 37
19 Rob Braithwaite & Dom Curley (Harwood) 37
20 Craig Daggitt & Andy Ince (Bramall Park) 36
21 Andy Bridgewood & Greg Norbury (Flixton) 36
22 Steve Ingham (Blackley) & Gavin Collingwood (Harwood) 36
23 Colin Maroney & Joe Donnelly (Harwood) 35
24 Alan Crompton & John Egan (Haigh Hall) 35
25 Malcolm Lacey & Elliott Limb (Mottram Hall) 34
26 Elliott Tickle & Darron Tickle (Blackley) 33
27 Martyn Hamer (Davyhulme Park) & Steve Hamer (North Manchester) 31

Am Am

In card play off order

Pos AM AM Pts 6
1 Ian Godfrey (Stamford) & Paul Ralph (Hazel Grove) 47 2
2 Bob Barrow & Keith Middleton (Flixton) 47 4
3 Richard Margrave & Tommy Simpson (Stamford) 46 3
4 Richard Blackwell & Garry Smith (Mottram Hall) 44 2
5 Charles Herbert (Styal) & Ross Birch (Stockport) 44 3
6 Dave Codd (Disley) & Neil McGuinness (Alderley Edge) 42 3
7 John Aikenhead (Ashton on Mersey) & John Russell (Sale) 41 2
8 Anthony Kenny (Prestwich) & Alistair Holloway (Denton) 40 3
9 Dave Waldron-Kelly (Davenport) & Charles Waldron-Kelly (Shaw Hill) 39 3
10 Steve Kewley & Garry Bingham (Disley) 39 2
11 Nigel Cooke & Ben Currie (Ellesmere) 39 2
12 Steve Hamlet & Dave Stephenson (Disley) 39 2
13 Chris Lee (MDGA Captain) & Henry Beischer (Stockport) 39 3
14 Mike Fenton (Styal) & Don Milligan (Ashton on Mersey) 39 2
15 Mark Richardson & Bob Kwan (Mottram Hall) 39 3
16 Iain Cole & Hannah Morrison (Hazel Grove) 38 2
17 Phil Reeve & Jason Smethurst (Ellesmere) 38 3
18 Dave Lomax & Dave Chesworth (Flixton) 38 3
19 Ian Fearns & Phil Ramsden (Stamford) 38 2
20 Martin Dwyer & Steve Finan (Stamford) 37 2
21 Tony Smith & Paul Nugent (Stamford) 37 2
22 Andy Angelone & Garry Foster (Stamford) 37 3
23 Anthony Cavanagh & Chris Exton (Stamford) 37 2
24 John Kilner & Tom Baker Jnr (Worsley Marriott) 35 2
25 David Rothwell (Shaw Hill) & Jeff Beazley (Chorley) 34 2
26 Mike McPherson & Brian Monks (Withington) 34 2
27 Ian Thomason & Graham Prest (Disley) 33 3
28 Phil Housely & Alex Hughes (Disley) 32 1
29 Dave Wright & Barry Jackson (Davyhulme Park) 29 1
30 Jimmy Morris & Eddie Jordan (Bolton Old Links) 28 2

Nearest the Pin on hole 7: Steve Harrison (Poulton Park)