About Us



Howe Bridge is the home of the Oak Tree Root Golf Society and although the Oak Tree Root pub is now closed we have retained the name for the society. We hold our society meetings on the first Monday of every month at the Gardeners pub on Lovers Lane, Howe Bridge. Whilst the society is very friendly it is competitive & we do play to the English Golf Union rules and Handicaps are decided by EGU rules

The society was formed in the summer of 1994 when a few games were organised to sort out the members handicaps. The 1st official game took place at Manor Golf Club on Sunday 23rd October of the 12 golfers who played that day 3 are still with the society today

We are now a society of around twenty golfers and we play golf as a group every other Sunday throughout the year. These Sunday games constitute the winter & summer leagues which are played at various courses including, Breightmet, Davenport, Davyhulme Park, Walmersley, Whitefield and others all within an hour's travelling time.. The winter league runs from October to the end of March, with the summer league starting in April through till the end of September. There are also winter & summer matchplay competitions available for members to play in

During the Summer months we play 5 Major competitions, 1 each month (April-August) these are 27 hole Stableford competitions, usually played on a Friday. These competitions are sponsored and include a trophy and prizes. We end the Summer with our Captains Weekend in September, generally for three days which includes the 6th major The Captains Trophy, where we stay in decent hotels and play premier courses. Cost of our Captains weekend is usually about £300.00 per person.



Guests are always welcome to play with the society, either for a Sunday game or for a major (see contact details below)

The cost of being a member is, £10.00 Entrance,

Subscriptions of £2.50 per week.

Sunday games cost £25.00, these are for Green fees and prizes for Sweep, Twos and nearest pin.

Majors cost £40.00 for the full day, irrespective of what the true cost is, plus £5.00 for Sweeps, Twos and Nearest pins.


If you would like further information about the society, please contact our society Secretary, Paul Molyneux 07868699741 email proud2blr@gmail.com  twitter @sandbasher or Stu Surples at


We are also looking for SPONSORS for our Major competitions, there would be excellent publicity for anyone who sponsors the society.

Last edited: 14/10/2018