Galvin Green sponors Northern order of Merit

GALVIN Green, the market-leading golf apparel brand, is to become the title sponsor of the Northern Order of Merit, established in 1988, for the 2015 season.

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Wardrop extends his Alliance lead

STOCKPORT assistant Danny Wardrop extended his lead in the Manchester Alliance Order of Merit after finishing with a share of top spot in the individual pro section posting 39 points with Ellesmere’s Anthony Millar as the season reached its half-way stage.

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Bevan eyes up his PGA Cup hopefuls

IT promises to be an exciting weekend for Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup captain Jon Bevan who will see his 2015 team take shape following the Titleist PGA Play-Offs in Turkey.

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Lora relishing new challenge

LORA Fairclough, Lancashire’s most successful golfer at professional and amateur level, has taken up an appointment as a coach at Preston Golf Club.

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Oh brother, twins are real golfing aces

IDENTICAL twins Stephen and Mark Wiggins have always had a lot in common, but their bond recently invaded the sporting arena when Stephen scored a hole-in-one – a month after his brother. Continue reading

Turkey treat for Myserscough students

SOME 42 Myerscough College golf students and staff flew out to Turkey  to work at a major PGA European Tour event. The party spent the week providing assistance at the the Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Resort in Belek, Antalya.

2The group carried out a series of key jobs, including caddying, scoring, board carrying, as well as managing the practice ground and media liaison duties.

Staff and students got to rub shoulders with the likes of  Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Jamie Donaldson, Luke Donald and Miguel Angel Jimenez, as well as Colin Montgomerie, who designed the course.

PGA pro Rick Daniels, course leader in Golf Management at Myerscough, said: ‘’This was another unique opportunity that we’re pleased to offer our students as part of their course enrichment, and it was another fantastic chance for them to gain invaluable experience working on a major event on the PGA European Tour.

‘’The party performed admirably throughout the week and the feedback from organisers has been excellent. We’re already looking at returning next year and making this a regular part of what we offer.’’


A spokesman for Cheshire-based ISM, the tournament promoters, said: ‘’The students were fantastic and their work ethic and input into the tournament was unbelievable. From the volunteers side we wouldn’t have had such a successful tournament without Myerscough’s involvement.’’

‘’Every one of the students played their part without question or complaint. They were flexible and helpful in everything they did. Some were paired with people who had no knowledge of golf but through help from each of the students they worked with, they soon relaxed and also enjoyed the experience.’’

At the end of the event the Myerscough group played their own min-tournament on the course, with a host of autographed souvenirs donated to the college by the players as a token of their appreciation.

Brunton on target again

DAVID Brunton followed up his victory in the PGA North Mansell Winter Series at Royal Liverpool on Monday with a share of the spoils in the Manchester Alliance at Warrington.

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