Maxitours at marvellous Mottram Hall

Maxitours at Mottram Hall

It is always great to visit my old course Mottram Hall. I have many happy memories from working here for over fifteen years and the members were brilliant and really supportive towards their fresh faced eager assistant pro during that time.

The putting surfaces are perhaps the best on any inland course in Cheshire at the moment as green keepers Scott Newton and Alastair Cuthbert are really raising the bar.
Thanks to Malcolm Lacey and all his team for looking after us so well today.

I love this time of year with the prospect of warmer weather, The Masters and a new golf season to look forward to. You know Spring is nearly here when Nigel Ashtons backswing starts getting tangled up in daffodils as he plays his second shot out of the deep rough.

A small light aircraft circled the hotel and golf course about five times this afternoon trailing a huge impressive banner with ‘Good luck Ella! Thanks for everything’ clearly visible. Someone was having a leaving function in the five star hotel.
Jim Clarke texted me – thanks for sorting the banner Tim– does it say well done Jim and team for your win in Portugal?

In todays’ event Lymm gentleman Sam Leach is that fed up of the poor golf played by his team he is seriously thinking of joining everyone else in the country and going on strike. They finished last today with 67 points.

At the other end of the leader board Richard Blackwell made the most of home course knowledge as his team finished in 4th place with 82 points.

Sandiways Gary Neiles was 3rd after a solid 84 which was matched by Jim Caldwell’s Wilmslow team who scored a superb 44 points on the tough back nine. Lee Charnleys birdie on the 17th was the highlight of their round- most people would snatch your hand off if you offered them a par on one of the toughest holes in Cheshire.

Winning today was the likeable Saddleworth team of Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes, Nathan Mills and James Mooney. Sarsfield was on fire birdieing both tough par threes on the back nine. Even James Moody played well. Great golf -congratulations.

Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance.

Nearest the pin 7th Dave Blood Dozen Srixon AD333
Nearest the pin 11th Mick Jones Dozen AD333

2’s £167.50 16 srixon AD333 7 pro v1
Adam Christie Chris Burnett Steve Blakeway Paul Robinson Dave Sarsfield x2 Josh Brand

Mottram Hall 2nd Feb
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Nathan Mills, James Mooney, Dave Sarsfield, Dave Rhodes 85 12 Maxitours FJ Chill out top
2 Jim Caldwell, John Kelsall, Peter Griggs, Lee Charnley 84 10 Dozen Taylor made TP5
3 Gary Neiles, John Longworth, Gavin Connor, Richard Melrose 84 8 6 Taylor made TP5 each
4 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Gary Smith, John Hilton 82 6 Callaway shirt each
5 Neale Laurent, Paul Butler, Chris Burnett, Ben Toolin 82 4 Maxitours bag towel each
6 Tim Johnson, Darren Wilkinson, Mick Jones, Iain Cole 82 2
7= Mick Mahon, Dave Westwood, John Farnsworth, Richard Palmer 81
7= Kenny Plumb, Phil Harris, Simon McCoy, Ben Davies 81
7= Jim Clarke, Kenin McEvoy, Graham Jackson, PeteLedger 81
10= Paul Fell, Mike Lowe, Nigel Ashton, Colin Bryan 80
10= Phil McCurry, Neil Pemberton, Steve Blakeway, Paul Robinson 80
10= Paul Browne, Dave Carlile, Jonny Arcani, Howard Johnson 80
13 Phil Robinson, Dave Snape, Paul Price, Ian Brooks 79
14= Dave Monk , John Linsky, Simon Wilkinson, Barry Wilson 77
14= Josh Forster, Peter Forster, Paul Forster, Keith Haddock 77
14= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton, Terry Crewe, Neil Simpson 77
17 Gary Owen, Alistair Holloway, Steve Yeadon, Anthony Kenny 76
18= Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, Ian King, Joe Kirwan 75
18= Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Andy Williamson, Lee Braxton 75
18= Kev Hart, Paul Yearsley, Ian Fensom, Mark Foley 75
18= Josh Brand, Matt Carr, Adam Green, Max McDonough 75
18= Tim Blackshaw, Roger Percival, John Backhouse, Ed Wilkinson 75
23 Gary Dowdle, Tony Coleman, David Smith, Brian Flynn 73
24 Martin Humphries, Barry Caldwell, Adrian Brown, Keith Shale 72
25= Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Ian Smith, Richard Margrave 70
25= Geoff Bickerton, Steve Best, Kevin Harling, Martin Prescott 70
27 Sam Leach, Chris Walley, Jonny Barton, Jim Hodges 67

North Wales start times
Thursday 9th Feb
8.56 am Simon Hemsley x4
9.04am Jim Caldwell x4
9.12 Colin Roberts x4
9.20 Ed Pysden x4
9.29 Dave Blood x4
9.38 Dave Goodwin x4
9.47 Paul Fell x4
9.55 Martin Humphries x4
10.04 Jim Clarke x4
10.13 Bob Bolton x4
10.22 Mick Mahon x4
10.30 Dave Sully x4
10.39 Paul Browne x4
10.48 Neale Laurent x4
10.57 Paul Salt x4
11.06 Dave Monk x4
11.15 Geoff Bickerton
11.24 Roger Percival x4
11.33 John Kelsall x4
11.42 Dave Griffiths x4
11.50 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.59 Steve Aspinall x4
12.08 Kav Hart x4
12.16 Steve Hall x4
12.25 Gary Neiles x4
12.34 Jim Rymer x4
12.43 John Hunt x4
12.52 Dave Hughes x4