AFTER some morning mist High Legh Park Golf Club emerged to provide a rare sunny day, a well-presented course with excellent greens and the usual superb clubhouse services to inspire some great golf from another full field for the Manchester and District Alliance competition.

It was certainly a day for Davenport pro Scott Howarth to remember as he enjoyed a great double win.

In the individual pro section he joined Lymm’s assistant pro Graham Cox (formerly Davenport) on top spot with 40 points, one ahead of Alliance Order of Merit leaders Phil Archer (Poulton Park) and Andy Palmer (Chorley).

It was also close in the pro-am section with Scott Howarth finding a very useful partner in Chris Alexander (Mellor and Townscliffe) to post a top score of 47 points, leaving them clear of Cox and Doug Main (Lymm) 46 and Andy Palmer and Vinny Doyle (Blackley) 45.

Ellesmere’s Brian Hindle showed where his son Steve (Marriott Worsley Park) had got his golfing genes and inspiration from as he partnered club colleague Dave Scott to 47 points to win the am-am section.

Next in on 46 were Stand’s dynamic duo of Norman Haslam and Gary Greenhalgh, three more than Sale’s Cheshire Senior County star Mobi Rawthore and his Cheshire junior star partner Adam Carr.

Alliance president Ian Brooks and captain Steve Finan thanked High Legh Park for their superb hosting of the event and HLP’s proud captain Brian Allatt responded on behalf of the club.