The Men’s Section at Manchester Golf Club provides a great opportunity for members in each category to play competitive golf on a regular basis. Major club competitions are held on a Saturday but there are also Midweek Competitions held on a Wednesday and monthly Sunday Stablefords so that 5, 6 and 7 day members all have the opportunity to play some competitive golf. The Club’s twenty or so major competitions for men are always keenly contested and finals have seen some great golfing drama over the years. Weather permitting, competition golf is played all year round and during the winter months there is a Winter League and midweek competitions for those who like to play golf all year round.
Hopwood is a popular venue on the North West Open Event circuit. The Hulbert Trophy 36 Hole Scratch Event is played annually as part of the Northern Order of Merit attracting some of the top players from all over the North of England. The Club was very proud to host the Lancashire Amateur Championship in 2012 and in 2013 the Northern Counties Championship and The English Golf Captains in 2014. Major events including the Hulbert Trophy are contested over the club’s Blue Course which measures out at some 6,650 yards. PGA European Tour Qualifiers and Player’s Tour events have all been contested at Manchester Golf Club. Is it any wonder then that the Men’s Section has produced so many fine players over the years who have gone on to win major trophies and to represent the Club at County and International level and on Tour?
The Manchester Golf Club Scratch Team plays annually in the Dunham Forest Team Event. Manchester Golf Club members believe in investing in the future of the club. As a result the Junior Section offers free golf lessons to junior members to help them to develop their game. Junior boys/young adults are given every opportunity to reach their full potential and there is an excellent mentor scheme in place to help and advise juniors on every aspect of becoming a member of a golf club. Graduated Intermediate Membership allows young men and women to make the transition between junior and adult membership, recognising that there are often financial constraints placed on golfers in this age range.