We are delighted to have welcomed a full field of golfers to the final event in our annual Festival Week of open golf competitions. Another hugely successful week concluded with a full field of men’s teams competing in a stableford format event with two scores to count from four. A little rain in the morning was followed by a sunny and blustery afternoon. Score conditions were far from easy, reflecting great play by those at the top of the leaderboard. The Provisional Leaderboard is available here, with prize winners on the day shown below.
|John Smithies, Thomas Astley, Rick Valentine* & Lee Woolstenholme*||Manchester Golf Club & Blackley Golf Club*||First||96 points|
|Bill Williams, Bill Williams, Simon Mollyneaux & Stephen Appleyard||Willow Valley Golf Club, Lobden Golf Club, Whittaker Golf Club & Rochdale Golf Club||Second||95 points|
Chris Babbs, Tim Kirby, Andrew Higham# & Barry Shaw-Allen
|Rochdale Golf Club & Lancaster Golf Club#||Third after CPO||91 points|
|Tim Hatton, Harry Williams, Raymond Clegg & Michael Duffield+||Willow Valley Golf Club & Eaglesfield Golf Club+||Fourth||91 points|
|Mark Edwards, Peter Bannan, Peter Wright & Peter Corfield||Manchester Golf Club||Fifth after CPO||90 points|
A number of golfers were interested in the development project to the left of the 17th and 18th holes which will become the Manchester Golf Academy. Opening in Spring 2023, this will include a 350 yard driving range, indoor and on-grass bay and a short game area featuring a 575m2 green modelled on the existing course architecture. Further information on this exicting project can be found here. A limited number of Academy memberships will be available and may be of interest to members of other clubs and Festival Week guests. The waiting list for these memberships is now open, details of which are available via the link below.