DAVYHULME Park Golf Club stepped in as late hosts for the long-running Alliance Inter Club Knock Out final for the City glass sponsored Men’s Foursomes.
The competition sees seven pairs representing each team and to give more players in clubs the chance to represent their club their team has to have a range of handicaps.
Almost 100 clubs entered and making it through to the final with great pride were Davenport and Heaton Park Golf Clubs. They enjoyed a splendid course and excellent hospitality at Davyhulme Park GC with great help from their professional Martyn Hamer - for many years a loyal supporter of the Alliance.
Davenport got off to a flier winning the first three matches through Kane McCumskey and Mike Hillier 4/3, Louis McCumskey and Chris Bray 4/2 and Phil Housley and Chris Bray 4/3.
But Heaton Park showed their fighting spirit as John Hunt and John Winstanley put their first point on the board with a tense win on the 19th.
Ian Black and Neil Rodda kept up the Park momentum with a 2/1 win to keep the tie on a knife edge. But Davenport clinched victory with a 2/1 win for Andy Knight and Steve Sewell and conceded the last match to John Bowers and Paul Gordon to celebrate victory in style after being presented with the historic trophy and their prizes by Alliance President Ian Brooks (Bolton Old Links).
Ian gave deserving thanks to hosts Davyhulme Park, competition organisers and all of the players and supporters for making this another memorable and excellent Alliance final.
THE FINAL WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2023 AT DAVYHULME PARK GOLF CLUB. 1.30PM FIRST TEE. NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Please ensure that their proposed team to play in the final is emailed to MDGAINFO@yahoo.co.uk by 8pm Saturday 23rd September at the latest.
Please include the players handicap to the correct decimal point. Any changes to the team must be advised to MDGA by 12.15pm on the day of the final.
Confirmed team sheets will be circulated to both team managers by 12.45pm when the team managers will have the opportunity to verify that all the details and ensure that handicaps and shots received are correct.
On the day of the final tea and sandwiches will be available for team members and officials before the match commences and the presentation for both runners up and winners will take place immediately after the conclusion of the match.
Once a team reaches the required number of points to win the match all remaining pairs will be called in to the clubhouse
Best of luck to both teams