19 October 2016
Wigan Golf Club made a fine debut as they hosted an Alliance competition for the first time in [c] their long and distinguished history .Their impressive and scenic Arley Hall clubhouse backed by an excellent course, that survived the heavy rain of the previous day, was enjoyed by all players in another full and top quality Alliance field.
Alliance Captain Dave Smith, the Swinton Park professional, certainly had a day to remember with an outstanding double success. He posted ten birdies as he led in the professional individual scores with a superb haul of 43 points which took him clear of Phil Archer (Birchwood) 42 and Andy Palmer (Chorley) and Charlie Fletcher (Helsby),both 39.
Dave Smith found a great partner in the ever-reliable Jimmy O’Reilly (Swinton Park) who helped him to a massive 50 points which left them four clear of Phil Archer and his Leigh partner Mark Pasquill and Stamford Golf Club’s Mark Smith and Steve Moores.
Simon Stott and Peter Finch (Hindley Hall) topped the am am section with 43 points, one more than Peter Hamlett (Ashton-on-Mersey) and Mike Lynch (Chorlton) and Wigan’s Reece Cranfield and Phil Dermott.
Another highlight on the day saw Leigh assistant professional Sean Blinkhorn secure his first-ever ace. It came when his perfect pitching wedge tee shot on the 154-yard par three 15th hole arrowed its way into the hole.
16 August 2016
Dear Julie, I am writing to thank you and Wigan Golf Club for the marvellous way that you hosted the Lancashire U16 Boys Championship on August 8th. It was a fantastic event in all respects with Wigan Golf Club going out of their way to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
The course was a credit to your Green Staff and your House team looked after us extremely well in the Clubhouse and particular thanks are due to yourself, Club Officials and members of your assistance throughout. Please convey these thanks to all who helped to make the event successful.
Finally can I offer my very best wishes to you and Wigan Golf Club for the remainder of 2016 and the future.
County Secretary, Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs
06 August 2016
Just a quick e-mail to thank you and the Club for a superb visit we enjoyed on 31 July 2016. I have added a review of our day with lots of photographs and our finishing tables to our website page. I can say with some certainty that all of our members were impresed with not only the course, but with the warmth of welcome, the service, the food and the impressive Clubhouse.
Andy Roper, Chairman
Bunkers Golf Society
06 August 2016
I would like to take this opportunity to thank yourselves and all of your staff for assisting me on putting on our Charity Golf Day Event. Your pre-organisation and help on the day was the best I have experienced over the past 10 years of putting the event on. Yourselves and all of your staff, from office, bar to catering were extremely pleasant and approachable, so much so we will look to holding next years event again at your Club.
We managed to raise £2500 for PHAB club for handicapped children, the proceeds will go towards taking the children away for a weekend in the Lake District where they can participate in outdoor activities, that we all take for granted.
Thank you again
20 July 2016
Just a word of thanks to all of the Staff, the Office Staff, Catering Staff and Manager. The Ladies from Pennington Golf Club in Leigh had a splendid day at your beautiful Golf Club. We enjoyed the food & service. We certainly enjoyed the golf and course is definitely challenging but having chosen to visit you on one of the warmest days of the summer, we all agreed that we had a good day out playing golf at Arley Hall.
Avis A Freeman
Lady Captain - Pennington Golf Club