Famous five on the Pennines Golf Trail

A NEW trail aimed at the travelling golfer, launched to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way, aims  to prove that the game is not a good walk spoiled.

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Roses all the way for McGlynn

STEVE McGlynn evoked memories of yesteryear when he won Penwortham Rose Bowl in which he was the only player to better par. Continue reading

Bolton Golf Club takes a short cut to success

BOLTON is among an increasing number of golf clubs in the region to create a short course, designed to fit unobtrusively into the main lay-out, as part of a drive to attract more players.

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PGA backs drive to get more women into golf

THE PGA is embracing Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign by striking out with a bold bid to get more women playing golf. It has launched its own This Girl Golfs initiative starting off with a unique collaboration with the Birmingham Rep which has seen local PGA pros and clubs engage directly with theatre goers. Continue reading

McManus wins Balfour Cup with last hole birdie

PETER McManus, a seven handicap member of Chorlton, carded a nett 71 to win the iconic Balfour Cup at Swinton Park.

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Old pal’s act could help Shacklady’s title bid

THE omens are looking good for David Shacklady’s quest to win his first PGA North Region Championship when the action moves to Carus Green next week. Continue reading

Aces are high at Gathurst

A hole-in-one might seem as rare as hen’s teeth but three Wigan golfers proved otherwise after each sank an ace … in the same competition, within 30 minutes of each other.

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