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Season 2019


Cup Final Week

Denton 3.5 v Dukinfield 1.5

DENTON Golf Club have claimed the Oldham and District Golf League's 'A' Cup after beating Dukinfield 'A' in the final at Saddleworth.
The match was a repeat of last year's final when Dukinfield prevailed but revenge was sweet for Denton as they won the cup for the second time in three years and the sixth time in the 40-year history of the league's cup competition.
The final score was 3.5-1.5 but the result was in doubt all the way in a dramatic final hour with two of the five games going beyond the 18th and a third halved at the last once the destiny of the trophy was confirmed.
It fell to Denton's Reece Hobson to hole the winning putt at the 20th green to seal the decisive third point.
Victorious captain Nigel Brookes praised his young side adding: "We always knew it was going to go down to the wire as Dukinfield fielded a very experienced side and so it proved. We are now keen to kick on and win the league to match the league and Cup double we managed in 2017.
Disappointed Dukinfield captain Barrie Lees will now look for his team to clinch the Championship and book a place back in the Premier Division for the 2020 season.

Denton A 3.5, Dukinfield A 1.5: (Denton first): Joe Nuttall and Zak Gregory lost to Adam Thomas and Gaz Beresford  @ the 19th;  Reece Hobson and Matty Heap bt John Harrop and Colin McGuiggan @ the 20th; Nigel Brookes and Jordan Windass bt Lee Merson and Gareth Kershaw 3&2; Connor Sutton and Jordan Hindley bt Barrie Lees and Darren Burgess 2&1; Matt Sayers and Andy Hunt halved with Gareth Whiston and Mark Phillips.

Castle Hawk 4 v Brookdale 1

CASTLE HAWK 'B' have won their first piece of silverware since joining the Oldham and District Golf League six years ago.

Tony Proctor;s charges claimed the 'B' Cup with a 4-1 win over Brookdale 'B' at Denton. The match was played 24 hours after the 'A' Cup final and did well to dodge the heavy showers that actually suspended flights at nearby Manchester Airport.

Castle Hawk claimed the first three matches but it could well have been closer  as Brookdale were two up with three to play and all square with three to play when the back matches were declared dead rubbers.

Castle Hawk 4, Brookdale 1 (Castle Hawk first): Dave Trow and Mark Davies beat Graham Whitaker and Jim Uren 2&1; Ian Hanson and Dean Melvin beat John Bassey and Paul Trolan 3&2; Adam Frost and Terry Walsh beat Dominic Grimes and Derek Stanley 4&2; Tim Rands and Stuart Smith halved with Leon Ellis and Gavin Hulse; Danny Harris and Nathan Mills halved with Paul Cain and Vic Scantlebury.

  Premiership A 2019 Pld   Pts  
  Denton 6 32
  Ashton 7 28
  Brookdale 6 26
  North Manchester 7 24
  Stamford 6 18
  Championship A 2019 Pld   Pts 
  Dukinfield 6 38
  Blackley 6 30
  Crompton & Royton 5 20
  Saddleworth 7 18
  Oldham 6 14
  B Division East 2019 Pld   Pts  
  Ashton 8 47
  Denton 8 42
  North Manchester 8 30
  Werneth 8 26
  Brookdale 8 24
  Stamford 8 23
  B Division West 2019 Pld   Pts  
  Crompton & Royton 8 41
  Blackley 8 40
  Castle Hawk 8 36
  Dukinfield 8 31
  Saddleworth 8 23
  Oldham 8 21


Welcome to the Oldham and District Golf League (founded 1973)

The League was conceived as an opportunity for local golfers to play competitively against other golf clubs in the local area and at the same time develop camaraderie between them. The intention is to enjoy good golf courses with sporting companions in a friendly but competitive atmosphere.

The League was composed of 2 Divisions from the outset but the Cup competition was not introduced until 1980. Initially, the League was based on singles matches in the A Division and the first Secretary was A L Davidson (Saddleworth GC). In those early years, the league was less competitive and League Tables were not produced until the last match of the season had been played! In 1982, Barry Matthews (League Secretary) and Carl Cunnelly (Fixtures Secretary) ran the League on a more organised and formal basis until 2005. In 1991 the end of season Brian Atack Tournament was added to compete for individual and team trophies.

Since 2005, the trio of Saddleworth's John Walsh (chairman), Ashton's Brendan Kennedy (secretary) and Werneth's David Whaley (fixtures secretary) guided the league through an expansion into a four division format with the addition of teams from North Manchester, Blackley, Crompton & Royton and Castle Hawk. The league changed further in 2017 with the introduction of promotion and relegation between the two 'A' divisions and Howard Lawton (North Manchester) took over as League Secretary.