Houghwood 17 November 21

Andy finds a superb partner at tough Houghwood

Sponsored by Paul Traynor of Medlock Estates

HOUGHWOOD Golf Club is a relative newcomer to the local golf scene since it opened 25 years ago.
Commanding superb views across the local landscape to the Welsh Hills and providing a tough and physical challenge backed by magnificent clubhouse facilities it was enjoyed by another full Alliance field with many finding points hard to come by.
Alliance Captain Chris ‘Cloudy’ Lee (Mellor and Townscliffe GC) maintained his rain free reputation and will be nervously checking the weather forecasts for the coming week before the first half of the winter season ends at Mottram Hall to see if he can set a new Alliance record.

Chorley professional Andy Palmer made the short trip to Houghwood and teamed-up with Paul Barlow (Stamford) to top the pro am section with 43 points as Paul added nine points to Andy’s individual 34.

Next in on 42 were Blackley’s Steve Ingham and Mike Morgan and level on 41 were Craig Corrigan and Mark Riley (Leigh), Dave Green (Dukinfield) and his ever-reliable partner Paul Crisp (Ashton-on-Mersey) and Davenport duo Jamie Howarth and Paul Robinson.

Jamie Howarth added to his impressive professional Order of Merit rankings as he was the top individual pro with 39 from Tim Maxwell (Knutsford) 37 and Craig Corrigan 36.

The am am section was led in by Didsley’s Steve Kewley and Garry Bingham with 43 one more than Flixton’s Bob Barrow and Dave Chesworth who won a cpo from Davyhulme Park’s Sam Garnett and Andy Parish.

The Nearest The Pin prize was won by Jack Wiggans (Chorley) providing some consolation to losing out in the individual pro section to his boss Andy Palmer.

Geoff Garnett

Pro Am

In Card Play Off Order.

Pos PRO AM Pts
1 Andy Palmer (Chorley) & Paul Barlow (Stamford) 43
2 Steve Ingham & Mike Morgan (Blackley) 42
3 Craig Corrigan & Mark Riley (Leigh) 41
4 Dave Green (Dukinfield) & Paul Crisp (Ashton on Mersey) 41
5 Jamie Howarth & Paul Robinson(Davenport) 41
6 Tim Maxwell & Joe Stanley (Knutsford) 40
7 Sean Blinkhorn & Dan Crook (Leigh) 40
8 Iain Davie & Josh Nadin (Hazel Grove) 39
9 Scott Howarth & Archie Palmer (Davenport) 39
10 Chris Bibby & Tom Cooney (Bury) 38
11 Alistair Waddell & Steve Whitfield (Chorlton cum Hardy) 38
12 Haydn McCullen & Josh Corrigan (Ashton on Mersey) 38
13 Andy Earlam (Saddleworth) & Graham Pendleton (Oldham) 38
14 Colin Maroney & Joe Donnelly (Harwood) 37
15 Elliott Tickle & Paul Appleby (Blackley) 37
16 Martin Longshaw & Martin Packingham (Wigan) 36
17 Alan Crompton & John Egan (Haigh Hall) 36
18 Jack Wiggans & Dave Myers (Chorley) 36
19 Martyn Hamer & Barry Jackson (Davyhulme Park) 35
20 Andy Bridgewood & Greg Norbury (Flixton) 35
21 Paul Woodcok (Alder Root) & Lewis Derbyshire (Houghwood) 34

Professional's Individual

Pos Pro’s Individual Pts
1 Jamie Howarth (Davenport) 39
2 Tim Maxwell (Knutsford) 37
3 Craig Corrigan 36
4= Alistair Waddell (Chorlton cum Hardy) 34
  Andy Palmer (Chorley) 34
  Haydn McCullen (Ashton on Mersey) 34
  Iain Davie (Hazel Grove) 34
  Martyn Hamer (Davyhulme Park) 34
9= Dave Green (Dukinfield) 33
  Scott Howarth (Davenport) 33
  Elliott Tickle (Blackley) 33
12= Alan Crompton (Haigh Hall) 31
  Steve Ingham (Blackley) 31
14= Andy Earlam (Saddleworth) 30
  Jack Wiggans (Chorley) 30
  Chris Bibby (Bury) 30
  Mark Smith (Stamford) 30
18 Andy Bridgewood (Flixton) 28
19= Sean Blinkhorn (Leigh) 27
  Paul Woodcock (Alder Root) 27
21 Martin Longshaw 23
  Colin Maroney NR

Am Am

In Card Play Off Order.

Pos AM AM Pts
1 Steve Kewley & Garry Bingham (Disley) 43
2 Bob Barrow & Dave Chesworth (Flixton) 42
3 Sam Garnett & Andy Parish (Davyhulme Park) 42
4 Steve Hamlet & Geoff Gable (Disley) 42
5 Balint Varga & Paul Scott (Houghwood) 41
6 Martin Dwyer & Steve Finan (Stamford) 40
7 Andy Moran & Mark Gaucci (Ashton on Mersey) 40
8 Chris Lee (MDGA Captain) & Tony Woodford (Mellor & Townscliffe) 40
9 Dave Smith (Hart Common) & Danny Beeley (Ellesmere) 40
10 Dave Rothwell (Shaw Hill) & Jeff Beazley (Chorley) 40
11 Chris Exton & Anthony Cavanagh (Stamford) 39
12 Mick Holmes & Chris Bracchi (Cheadle) 38
13 Phil Cooney (Dean Wood) & Joe Manfredi (Regent Park) 38
14 Ged Parr & Harry Elliott (Houghwood) 37
15 Alistair Holloway (Denton) & Anthony Kenny (Prestwich) 37
16 Ian Godfrey (Stamford) & Paul Ralph (Hazel Grove) 37
17 Pete Hamlett & Gordon Hamlett (Ashton on Mersey) 36
18 Paul Traynor & Richard Margrave (Stamford) 36
19 Phil Reeve & Josh Lipscomb (Ellesmere) 35
20 Ian Thomason & Graham Prest (Disley) 35
21 Adam Wells & Tommy Simpson (Stamford) 35
22 John Kilner (Marriott Worsley Park) & Terry O’Mara (Ellesmere) 33
23 Paul Murray & Nick Rabbeth (Stamford) 33
23 Ian Fearns & Phil Ramsden (Stamford) 32
24 Graham Martin & Dom Curley (Harwood) 32
25 Gary Torr & Tad Knebel (Saddleworth) 31
26 John Aikenhead & Wes Reeves (Ashton on Mersey) 31
27 Ross Walker & Craig Gilligan (Alder Root) 28
28 Keith Middleton & Chris Gorton (Flixton) 28
  Mike Fenton (Styal) & Don Milligan (Ashton on Mersey) NR

Nearest the pin: Jack Wiggans (Chorley)