On June 24th 1909 the Manchester Evening News ran the following article relating to the Balfour Cup which had been played at Timperley Golf Club that year:
Mr. Frank Whitworth, Hon Secretary of the Competitions Committee for the Balfour and Houldsworth Cup, has received the following letter from Sir W. H. Houldsworth:
" Let me congratulate you upon the great success of the Balfour Cup tournament this year. It seems to have been a most interesting contest, and the winner to win under the special circumstances in which he was placed deserves great praise.
I should imagine that it is a new and unique instance in the history of golf for a man to play a good round in the forenoon (top score), then go off and bowl for some hours in a cricket match, and then return to play a second round at golf, and beat his man on the post. If I knew his address, I would write to congratulate him. The second man must have been a good one too."
The winner after the 18-hole play-off was V Hope of Macclesfield Golf Club.
Must have been a fit fella!
2020 B&H Competitions
All the Tee-times have been taken for the 2020 Seniors Balfour but there are plenty of spaces available for the other B&H competitions which have been rearranged because of the C-19 virus.
GS Lancashire - Mixed Pairs Team Event at Withington Golf Club on Sunday 6th September 2020
The Balfour Singles Medal at Disley Golf Club on Sunday, 11th October 2020
Houldsworth Cup - Better Ball Bogey at Stand Golf Club 2020 on Sunday 18th October 2020
We have started adding the photos of past B&H Cup winner. So there are some Worsley Winners, past and present to be seen on "Winners over the years"
Hon Sec. B&H