Maxitours at Marvellous Mottram

**Maxitours Summer schedule – Date change Romiley is Weds 27th May not Friday 29th May as advertised**

Maxitours at marvellous Mottram Hall

The wonderful Christmas weather continued and the mild conditions were enjoyed by over a hundred players at Mottram Hall today.

The front nine holes in particular are always very dry in the Winter but it was the quality of the greens which impressed our players:
‘That was superb for January -the greens were excellent!’ Reported Bramall stalwart Simon Hemsley.

I worked at Mottram Hall for fifteen years and have many happy memories of my time at the hotel complex. The England team stayed here in the 1990’s and Gazza and his mate ‘five bellies’ kept sneaking into the pro shop and paying me cash for his Mars bars as he didn’t want Bobby Robson seeing them appear on his room bill.

The website states that Mottram Hall welcome golfers of all abilities and they certainly got that today with two high quality plus 2 handicap players, Gareth Bradley and Chris Chilton and two talented scratch players Sam Wilson and Luke Bartram. We also had the likes of Jonny Barton and John Farnsworth playing- two nice guys who are very much at the other end of the golfing spectrum.

In todays event with breezy conditions and tees well back scoring was tough.
Darren Whittaker(14) is nicknamed Northern Rail because of his unacceptable performances over the past three years . Today the lovely Poynton man was back on form helping Brian Hopkins(6) team into 3rd place with 81 points. Steve Marsh(8) and Nigel Emmett(20) completed the team.

Wilmslow’s Paul Dalby(5), Barney Ross(4), Paul Sherlock(4) and Scott Mason(9) took 2nd place with 82 points. New Dad Scott enjoyed his day of freedom narrowly missing his birdie on the tough 13th hole. He wanted to stay for a couple of pints to celebrate but had to head back home early to change a nappy.

Sandiway’s Gary Neiles(7) took top spot alongside Alan Forber(16) John Morton(13) and Jimmy Norris(22) They played the front nine poorly but caught fire on the back nine to earn their first victory for six months. John Morton birdied his final hole -the tricky 17th to secure a great win. Excellent golf and a great start to the new year.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance,

I hope you have a terrific year on the golf course,

Nearest the pin 7th Alan Rose Dozen AD333
Nearest the Pin 11th Sam Wilson Dozen AD333
2’s £180 14 pro V1s or 30 Srixons per two!
Nigel Currie Roger Percival Alan Rose John Palfriman

Mottram Hall 2-Jan-2020
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Gary Neiles, John Morton, Alan Forber, Jimmy Norris 84 12 Maxitours Footjoy lambswool sweater
2 Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Paul Sherlock, Scott Mason 82 10 Maxitours FJ sweater
3 Bri Hopkins, Darren Whittaker, Steve Marsh, Nigel Emmest 81 8 Under Armour shirt
4 Craig Dyson, Sam Wilson, Luke Bartram, Jake Paolo Yeoman 81 6 Under Armour shirt
5 Simon Burgess, Roger Brook, Mark Drabble, Paul Studley 79 4 Maxitours scorecard Holder
6 Chris Chilton, Chris Round, Jeremy Roulane, David Howell 79 2 Maxitours scorecard Holder
7= Richard Blackwell, John Hilton, Andy Hamlett, Nick Moores 79
7= Mark Hadfield, Harry Hibbert, John Hind, Nigel Rowland 79
9= Jim Cox, Ian George, Gary Bennell, Dave Collinson 78
9= Dave Goodwin, Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, Hatdn Illsley 78
9= Les Russon, Gav Spencer, Gary Whittaker, Rob Kenyon 78
12= Ian Snape, Brian Johns, Len Green, Will Sumnall 76
12= John Hunt, Alison Shipston, James Shipston, James Brown 76
12= Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton, Nigel Davenport 76
12= Jim Hodges, Kev Reeves, Chris Whalley, Jonny Barton 76
16= Paul Fell, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan, Dave Cooper 75
16= Bob Kwan, Andy Adshead, Mark Richardson, Robin Vidler 75
18 Mick Mahon, John Farnsworth, Dave Westwood, Richard Palmer 74
19 Adam Carolan , Joe Stanley , Jonny Lord, Ed Stubbs 73
20= Simon Poucher, Marcus Rigby, Steve Hall, Chris Adams 72
20= Martin Humphries, Sam Norman, John Evans, Kieran McCarthy 72
20= Sam Leach, Ted Broady, Bob Chester, Pete Mills 72
23= Dave Sully, Graham Davenport, Steve Heywood, Janel Heywood 71
23= Phil Young, Steve Mooney, Alan Rose, John Palfriman 71
25 Nigel Currie, Bob Jackson, Trevor Belham, Frank Cunningham 70
26 Duncan Bullough, Steve Warmsley, John Simmons, Martin Rose 69
27 Pete Fotheringham, Tim Royle, Colin Fearns, Neil Coverly 66

Maxitours at Ringway
Thursday 9th January 11am shotgun

1a Jim Rymer x4
1b John Hilditch x4
2a Les Russon x4
2b Dave Sully x4
3 Bri Hopkins x4
4a Gary Neiles x4
4b Paul Dalby x4
5 Dave Blood x4
5b Pete Fotheringham x4
6 Nigel Hallows x4
7a Dave Goodwin x4
7b Lee Tilley x4
8 Martin Bramwell x4
9b Paul Dalby x4
9a Steve Aspinall x4
10a Peter Maher x4
10b Roger Percival x4
11 Jim Caldwell x4
12 Munro Donald x4
12b Simon Ashton x4
13 Richard Blackwell x4
14a Colin Roberts x4
14b Barry Wilson x4
15a Si Hemsley x4
16b Rob Weston x4
16a Lewis Marland x4
17a Mick Mahon x4
17b John Hunt x4
18 Paul Fell x4

Res Tom Baker x4
Craig Dyson x4