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Manchester & District Golf Alliance


Welcome to the Manchester & District Golf Alliance website. .

The Manchester and Disrict Golf Alliance stages open competitions on each Wednesday through the winter months. These start in early Sepember and finish at the start of May. There is a break over the Christmas & New Year period.

The Wednesday competition is in fact three competitions in one. There is an individual competition for the professionals as well as a pro/am and an am/am competition. We also have a number of 4 man team competitions.

The events are held on a different course each week and are open to any member from the affiliated 114 clubs. Check out the fixture list on the Competitions page. Contact mdgainfo@yahoo.com to book or for further information.

The Manchester and District Golf Alliance was formed 1924 and is reputed to be the largest of its kind in the Country. In the current year there are 114 affiliated clubs.

The primary purpose of the Alliance is to promote friendship through golf. Members of all affiliated clubs are very welcome at all Alliance events.

Throughout the golf season the Alliance runs inter-club knockout competitions. These are always highly popular and keenly contested. The 'blue riband' event, the Dunham Forest Trophy, is the largest of its kind in the country

Our moto "Friendship through golf" forms the basis of everything that we do. With an impressive list of affiliated clubs there is something for everyone. Take a look at the Clubs page for golfing near you.

President Ian Brooks

Ian Brooks joined Bolton Old Links Golf Club just over 30 years ago and has put in an incredible amount of work for golf since then to become a true golfing legend in the region.

He is the President of the Manchester and District Golf Alliance.

Ian, has been Vice President of the Alliance for ten years and has held a wide variety of positions in a number of golf organisations. A past Captain and President of Manchester and District Golf Captains, Past Captain of Bolton and District Golf Captains and a past President and Captain of Bolton Old Links Golf Club are just a few of his past roles.

Ian said: “I joined Bolton Old Links GC in 1988, and served on the board for approximately 10 years as social chairman and house chairman before becoming Captain in 1999.

“I am a member of the Society of Manchester Captains where I was treasurer for nine years.

“In 2008 I became the Captain of the Manchester and District Golf Alliance and in 2012  was the Captain of the Society of the Manchester Captains and joined the prestigious Old Manchester GC in 2005.

“I was the President of my own club in 2013 and the President of the Society of Manchester Captains in 2018 and most recently was appointed as the Captain of Captains of the Bolton Society of Captains.
“The Alliance committee is in regular contact with its members and taking on board new ideas to keep the Alliance as a fresh and vibrant golf force in the coming years. Watch this space!”

Knockout Trophy Results

2020 Competitions Cancelled Due to Covid



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