SHIRLEY Sharp, the new captain of the Manchester Past Lady Golf Captains, intends to follow her club logo of ‘Luda Mutua Fides’ – Through Sport Comes Friendship’ as she looks forward to her year in office.

Sharp has had a very active and distinguished background in golf since she joined Davyhulme Park in 1962, undertaking a variety of top golfing roles and enjoying her own golf at her beloved club as well as across the region and many other venues across the golfing world.

She was lady captain at Davyhulme in 1983 and captain of the Lancashire County Senior LGA in 1996 and president of the same group in 2009/10.

She is currently a trustee of the Davyhulme Park Golf Club Ltd and ready for a busy year with the Past Manchester Lady Captains.

Sharp said: “Our first qualifying event is at Bramhall Golf Club on June 26 and the second one at Denton on July 16, with both being open to all past lady captains in the area.

“Davyhulme Park will host the final on August 3 and the very popular lunch will again be held at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club on October 10 when the speaker will be former surgeon Peter Sykes, who is a member of Davenport Golf Club.

“He will be speaking about ‘Do It Yourself Surgery.”

Boysnope Park Golf Club hosted its first-ever Manchester Alliance competition and despite some atrocious weather, which closed many other courses in the area, it provided a good course and a friendly welcome.

The enduring class of Craig Corrigan dominated the competition as he extended his lead over Phil Archer (Birchwood) in the professional Order of Merit with a fine double victory.

Craig posted 40 points in the individual pro section to lead in from Phil Archer (39) and Hazel Grove assistant pro Ben Thompson (36).

He then teamed up with regular partner Phil Cooney (Dean Wood) to top the pro-am section with 43 points from Phil Archer and his Poulton Park partner Phil Locket (42) and Alan Crompton and Chris Seabrook (Haigh Hall) who won a card play-off on 40 from Kieron Gaskell and Ben Stokes (Westhoughton).

Local knowledge paid off in the am-am section as Boysnope Park captain Adrian Hodges and his Davyhulme Park partner Andy Greig won a card play-off on 41 points from Ian Farthing and Steve King (Malkins Bank), with John Aikenhead (Ashton-on-Mersey) and Mark Gauci (Chorlton) completing the prize list.