Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs

Cheshire star Adam is the youngest-ever Mersey Champion


1 Withington Captain Ken Hulme presents the Mersey Championship trophy to Adam Carr, 2 Presentation to Jack Whelpton

The Mersey Men’s Championship featuring the top players from the five Mersey Valley clubs began in 1974 and this year, after a three-year gap was hosted by Withington Golf Club.

They provided an excellent and challenging course and  great organisation and hospitality for the 50 competitors.

The competition was originally played over 36 holes but in recent years this has been reduced to 18 with the Mersey Champions Trophy going to lowest gross score on the day.

The winner was 18-year-old Adam Carr (Sale Golf Club) a regular for Cheshire Boys teams for several years and he is the youngest-ever player to take the trophy as he posted 72 to finish two shots clear of Gareth Ross (Withington) and Kevin Moore (the Sale Captain).
Sale made it a double as the top nett prize went to Jack Whelpton who posted 74-5=69, two clear of Tony Stiles (Sale) and Paul Simons (Withington).

One of the stars of the day was Withington legend Mike Casey who played in the inaugural competition and has competed in it ever since and this time posted a very respectable 85-12-73.

Photos & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett

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