Balfour and Houldsworth Competitions 2021

The Balfour and Houldsworth Committee, which is run by volunteer members from local golf clubs, have been organising top open competitions since 1897 for members of over 175 golf clubs within a 25-mile radius of Manchester Town Hall.
They have some of the finest golf trophies for the entrants to win in four competitions in the coming season.
In 2020 they did superbly to reorganise the competitions to allow them to take place despite the Covid problems endured by many golf organisations.
This season’s competitions begin with a men’s singles medal for the coveted Balfour Cup which is hosted by Davyhulme Park Golf Club on May 9.
Next up is the Houldsworth Cup, a BB Bogey for men at Bury GC on June 13.
The GS Lancashire Cup for mixed players has gained huge popularity since it changed to a Team of Four players and Leigh GC will be the hosts on July 11.
This competition is not included in the 25-mile radius and in 2018 it had a couple entered from South Africa.
The season concludes with the Seniors Balfour Cup at Denton GC on August 12.
B and H secretary David Haley is reminding players to book early for the competitions which can be done on line via the website www.balfourandhouldsworth.co.uk.

Geoff Garnett