On the occasion of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs Annual Dinner at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors on the 19th October eleven members of Old Manchester Golf Club were in attendance. Two were Lancashire Officials and one, who was also representing Manchester & District Golf Captains, was seated on the Top Table as an official guest.
The event was a splendid occasion with around 250 attendees including the Captain of the R&A – Chris Hilton and the President of England Golf – Desmond Duffy, all of whom were hosted by the President of Lancashire – Michael Lay. The Master of Ceremonies was Philip Harvey who is also the County Secretary.
The proceeding commenced with the entry of the Honoured Guests who were introduced by the Master of Ceremonies – Philip Harvey which was then followed by Grace and an excellent chicken dinner with all the trimmings plus coffee and mints. Throughout the dinner he gave a narrative of the LUGC 2018 achievements and announced the names of those who had brought honours to the County.
Following the Loyal Toast “The Queen, Duke of Lancaster” Philip Harvey then announced the Old Manchester Bi-Centenary Anniversary and made reference to the club being a founder member of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs. He invited the Captain, Phil Goodall, to come forward and receive an Anniversary Plate from The President of LUGC Michael Lay marking the occasion. Phil Goodall made a short speech of thanks for the presentation and gave a brief outline of the history of OMGC then finished by saying he was proud to be a Club Member and Captain in this Anniversary Year.
After completion of the evening proceedings the OMGC members were joined by the Captain of the R&A, President of England Golf and President of the LUGC for discussions and photographs.
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