Alliance links up with PGA for pro-am

PGA North has joined forces with the Manchester Alliance to organise a curtain-raising pro-am at one of its major tournaments.

It’s the first time the two organisations will work together.

And if everything goes to plan, a precedent could be set at the Manchester Open at Marriott Worsley Park on August 26.

Regional secretary Graham Maly explained: “We’ve always had strong links with the Alliance so we regard this as a natural progression in our relationship.

“Without a sponsor this year there was no way we could of run the pro-am. We are also hoping the venture will offer useful networking opportunities.”

Alliance president John Dowd said: “I suggested the idea to the PGA and we’ve been asked to help promote it as a pro-am, am-am as we do with our normal fixtures. The cost is £30 a pair.

“The difference is it won’t be limited to Alliance members because anyone can enter. There will be a shotgun start at 1.30pm and hopefully we’ll attract a full field.”

Entry details from Alliance secretary Doug Craig on 07760 996131 or email mdgainfo@yahoo.co.uk Meanwhile, Mossock Hall’s David Shacklady will defend the Manchester Open title over the two days following the pro-am.

 

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