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Another huge success for Norton Barrie Day

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Northenden Golf Club has hosted the Norton Barrie Charity Golf Day for the past nine years to raise funds for The Christie Cancer Charity and it continues to grow with great success. It is organised by Northenden member Blake Norton in memory of his father Barrie Norton. Blake said: “This year we raised a fabulous £12,000 and it takes the total …

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Clubhouse extension a great addition at Hale

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Hale Golf Club officials and members are delighted with the extension to their already excellent clubhouse which was completed in just 17 weeks. Hale professional Richard Booth has benefitted with a new professional’s shop which is now in full working order. Richard said: “As well as the new pro shop there are other add-ons that include a bigger bar area …

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Busy days for Manchester Captains

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A good field of 68 players took part in the traditional opening day of the Manchester Captains season at Reddish Vale Golf Golf Club as they played for the Founders Trophy. Vale were great hosts providing a fine course with dry and sunny weather backed by a cool breeze. Making the most of the conditions were winning pair Fred Finley (Didsbury) …

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Jimmy completes 125 at Marple

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Marple Golf Club professional Jimmy Lister, who began his golf as junior at Denton and completed his PGA course there then enjoying being the professional at Oldham GC before moving to his present post at Marple. Along with the members Jimmy has enjoyed taking a full part in the club’s 125th year anniversary celebrations. Jimmy decided to celebrate the anniversary …

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Another great day for City Old Boys

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  Manchester City Old Boys have enjoyed their annual Golf Day at Didsbury Golf Club for well over ten years and they had another great day of excellent fellowship and competition. The event was organised by Didsbury’s City legend Roy Cheetham and supported by John Williamson and Fred Eyre. Among the City legends on the course were Joe Corrigan, Tommy …

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Bel sets new mark at Sandiway

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Sandiway Golf Club members and staff provided a memorable day for the players, officials and supporters of the Cheshire Girls Championships. Their magnificent course was enjoyed by all players and inspired some great golf. Prestbury Golf Club’s England Girls star Bel Wardle has won the trophy for the past three years and in her final year as a junior set …

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Sale Ladies retain the Mersey Shield

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The Mersey Ladies Shield had a great field of well over 100 golfers from the five Mersey clubs on a day blessed by superb weather and excellently hosted by defending champions Sale. Sale again set the pace with a string of solid scores but Didsbury kept in touch leaving it until the final match with Val O’Brien and Bev Hopcutt …

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Geoff ready to lead Manchester Captains into another great year

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Geoff Sable has been involved with golf for 27 years and he is looking forward with great anticipation to the coming year as Captain of the Manchester and District Golf Captains with plenty of exciting events to look forward to in a busy year. Geoff said: “My golfing career began in 1990 when I joined Whitefield GC having completed the …

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Alex Mattison is enjoying his new role

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Alex Mattison, the Academy manager at the Midgelow School of Golf at the Moorend Golf facility at Woodford, has brought a great wealth of experience in golf to his new role for which he has great ambitions. After enjoying his golf as a junior star at Northenden GC Alex pursued his golfing aims by getting degrees in Sports Technology at …

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Mersey Captains show their class

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Knutsford Golf Club were again superb hosts for the Society of Manchester and District Captains’ Annual Introductory Meeting for new Captains. There were 25 new Captains along with 12 members of the Executive of The Association were treated to nine holes of golf in the delightful setting of Knutsford Golf Club in Tatton Park. The Competition was a Team Stableford …