Alliance bounces back into action
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IT was sunshine and smiles at Crompton and Royton Golf Club as the winter competitions began with a big field enjoying superb weather, a pristine and challenging course and the chance to meet up with old friends after many months of Covid restrictions.
The new Alliance Captain Chris Lee (Mellor and Townscliffe) was able to enjoy the company of C and R Captain Dave Bacon and Vice Captain Alistair Cameron (pictured) on the course and then receive the Alliance Captain’s badge from President Ian Brooks which he will wear with great pride for the next 12 months.
Alliance secretary Ian Hales was also delighted to be back in Alliance action after a long spell in France.
The C and R pair showed their class on the course as they posted a fine haul of 43 points in the Am Am section, one behind top pair Peter Fotheringham and Neil McPherson (Mellor and Townscliffe) with Pete Myers (Mottram Hall) and Johnny Eccles (Disley) in third place with 42.
In the Pro Am section new boy Haydn McCullen (Ashton-on-Mersey) (pictured centre) showed his class as he partnered club partner Mark Gauchi to 45 points to cruise to top spot, three clear of Phil Archer (Poulton Park) and Mark Pasquil (Dunham Forest) who won a cpo from home pair Ben Crompton and John Jones. Craig Corrigan and Andy Butler (Wigan) also had 42 points but missed out on third place on cpo.
Phil Archer was the top individual pro with 40 points from Alistair Waddell (Chorlton) 38 and Alliance stalwart Craig Corrigan 37.
The nearest the pin prize was won by Dan Crook of Leigh.