Open Events 2019

Hopwood is a popular venue on the North West Open Event circuit. The Hulbert Trophy is an annual qualifier for the Northern Order of Merit and the Club plays host to hundreds of visitors in its renowned Festival Week, when a series of Open competitions are played back to back over six days in late July / early August.

Ladies, Seniors, Juniors and Mixed are all accommodated in their own Opens during the course of the golfing season. The course consistently features in the ‘Best of …’ golf guides, has played host to various prestigious events, including the Lancashire Amateur Championship in 2011, PGA European Tour Qualifiers and The Player’s Tour, and is widely considered to be one of the finest inland courses in the North West of England. In 2013 the Manchester Golf Club played host to the Northern Counties Championship and in 2014 the England Golf Captains. In 2017 Manchester hosted the prestigious England Golf “Reid Trophy” and international field of 14 year old boys. 


history_new_clubhouseThe members extend a warm invitation to golfers wishing to take part in Open Events at the Club in 2018 join us for a great day’s golf on our fantastic course.

Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking on the individual events below. To download you will need Adobe Reader. To download free Adobe Reader Click Here

Alternatively you may elect to use the ‘Book Now’ button to organise and pay for an event today using our online booking service. You will be able to view the current start sheet for these events and select a time that suits you best.

Events that do not have the ‘Book Now’ facility are either subject to a draw nearer to the date or they may be an event with a shotgun start. Start sheets for these events will be displayed closer to the time.

Kevin Sykes played in our Seniors Open during Festival Week, this is what he had to say ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a most enjoyable day today at your Seniors Team Event.

All the staff at your club were most welcoming and friendly. The course was a credit to your green keeping team, it was very well presented and the greens were in an excellent condition. On completing our round, we sat down to a very nice meal in your clubhouse.

Please thank all concerned in making it a really enjoyable day and we look forward to making a return visit.

Best wishes for the rest of the golfing year. Kind regards Kevin Sykes (Wrexham GC)’


Date Competition Entry Fee Entry Form Starting Times
Tuesday 16th April 2019 Ladies Open Spring Hop Team of 3 (13 Holes) Entry Form Book Now
Sunday 28th April 2019 Open Mixed Team  £80 per Team of 4 Entry Form Book Now
Sunday 19th May 2019 Gents Open Fourball Betterball  £50 per Pair Entry Form Book Now
Monday 3rd June 2019 Gents Open Seniors Fourball Betterball £40 per Pair Entry Form Book Now
Sunday 16th June 2019 The Hulbert Trophy  £35 per Player Entry Form No online booking
Monday 1st July 2019 Ladies Open Stableford  Team of 4 Entry Form Book Now
Sunday 4th August 2019 Team of 3 Stableford £75 per team of 3 Entry Form Book Now
Monday 5th August 2019 Senior Gents Team £120 per team of 4 inc 2 course meal Entry Form Book Now
Tuesday 6th August 2019 Morning  Seniors Scratch Trophy for Ladies and Gents £25.00 per player inc bacon roll and tea/coffee Entry Form Book Now
Tuesday 6th August 2019 Afternoon Ladies Team £100 per team of 4 inc meal Entry Form Book Now
Wednesday 7th August 2019 Gents FourBall Betterball £50 per pair  Entry Form Book Now
Thursday 8th August 2019 Festival Trophy £140 per team of 4 inc carvery Entry Form No online booking
Friday 9th August 2019 Gents Open Four Man Team £120 per team of 4  Entry Form Book Now
Monday 19th August 2019 The Junior Open £10 per Player Entry Form No online booking
Monday 23rd September 2019 The Nahum Cup £18 per player 18 Hole Medal Entry Form No online booking
Sunday 6th October 2019 Open Four Man Team £100 per Team of 4 Entry Form  Book Now
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 Ladies Open October Hop Team of three Entry Form Book Now


Monday 16th April 2019


First Sarah Catterall, Rita Bottomley & Mary Hassall  (Manchester Golf Club) 60 points
Second Lynne Townsend, Chris Monks & Viv Rigby  (Rossendale & Pleasington Golf Club) 59 points* cpo
Third Christine Clarson, Megan Crook & Sandra McManus (Manchester, Boat of Garten & Rochdale  Golf Club 59 points* cpo


Sunday 29th April 2018


First Allan Wain, Colin Bailey, Helen Pennington and Helen Bailey Leigh Golf Club 85 points
Second A Charnley, Z. Ahmed, D Reilly and J Charnley Brown 80 poijnts
Third Andy Riley, Nigel Curran, Debbie Brayzier and Tracey Taylor High Legh Park Golf Club 79 points
Fourth Ged Wilkinson, Ken Sutton, Jane Wilkinson and Jan Woollen Vicars Cross Golf Club 79 Points


Sunday 20th May 2018


First Mike Turner & Graham Frees 48 Points
Second John Sheard & Garry Clarke 44 points Card Play Off
Third Rod Hartshorne & Mike Hartshorne 44 points Card Play Off
Fourth Mike Ferguson & Tony Betton 42 points


Monday 4th June 2018


First P Hall & G Hall 45 Points
Second G Ryan & D Duerden 44 points 
Third M Tonge & D McBride 43 points Card Play Off
Fourth S Hibbit & A Stephenson 43 points  CPO


Sunday 17th June 2018

36 Hole Amateur Scratch Medal & Northern Order of Merit Qualifier

Final Result:

First Place: Luke Kelly 69 + 70 = 139

Second Place: Aiden Hooson 68 + 71 = 139

Third Place: Joseph Bannan 71 + 70 = 141

Best Nett: David Wilding -5 = 141 Nett


Monday 2nd July 2018

Winners: Jackie Blyth; Denise Bodgers; Gail Trow & Gail Robertson                 94 Pts

2nd: Helen Duckett; Jackie Barraclough; Jeanne Wild & Betty Sworowski       90 Pts

3rd: Teri Byrne; Melanie Greaves; Lesley Crossley & Liv Brewster                      89 Pts


Monday 21st August 2017

First Place:

Michael Robson Oakdale Golf Club 68 Nett Card Play Off


Beth Greenhalgh Manchester Golf Club 68 Nett Card Play Off


Max Nicholson Halifax West End Golf Club 69 Nett

Best Girl

Leah Butler Formby Ladies Golf Club 72 Nett

Junior Open Winners 2017

The Captain & Lady Captain Graham Hollister & Mary Hough present the winners with their vouchers


Monday 24th September 2018

The winners were 


1st      Carol Merritt   Manchester Golf Club  91-19-72
Gross Prize Katie Sibley     Carlisle Golf Club   Gross 77
2nd   Val Willis      Rossendale Golf Club  87-13-74  cpo
3rd  Karen Clayton Manchester Golf Club  79-5-74   cpo
4th  Wendy Meston Rossendale Golf Club 93-19-74  cpo

Nahum Cup


Sunday 7th October 2018


First J. Kennerley, J. Croxford, T Readitt & E. Crawford 90 Points
Second  H. Gibbon, M. Ratcliff,  B. Cartright, P, Caslake 88 Points cpo
Third P. Nightingale, M.R. Jones, P. Corrigan & S Rayner 88 Points cpo
Fourth P. Hurst, S. Lingard, D. Walsh & D McEvoy 87 Points cpo


Congratulations to all winners of Open Events at The Manchester Golf Club during 2017.

Please remember to book your preferred events for 2018 via our online booking system.