Mottram pair on Road to Morocco

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

MOTTRAM Hall golfers Nigel Woods and Deb­o­rah Maw­man have earned the chance to win an all-ex­penses-paid dream golf hol­i­day to the King­dom of Morocco af­ter win­ning the lat­est ‘Road to Morocco’ events at their club.

Deb­o­rah, a 14hand­i­cap­per, was crowned cham­pion at the club’s spon­sored medal event, one of a se­ries of na­tion­wide tour­na­ments or­gan­ised by the Moroc­can Na­tional Tourism Of­fice (MNTO) and QHo­tels, the UK’s largest golf re­sort op­er­a­tor.

Nigel Woods, 15 hand­i­cap, won the men’s event at Mottram to join Deb­o­rah in the next stage

The se­ries en­com­passes all 11 of QHo­tels golf re­sorts with 22 mem­ber events for both men and women with each win­ner be­ing en­tered into a draw to win the trip to Morocco.

They are both in the draw which will see two lucky com­pe­ti­tion win­ners from the se­ries – one male and one fe­male – win a four-night Moroc­can golf hol­i­day for two peo­ple with flights in­cluded.

Amine Boughaleb, the MNTO di­rec­tor for UK and Ire­land said: “We’d like to ex­tend our warm­est con­grat­u­la­tions to Deb­o­rah and Nigel, the win­ners of the ‘Road to Morocco’ event at Mottram Hall and wish them the best of luck in the draw.

“Whether they win the trip or not we hope that we will soon be wel­com­ing them to the beau­ti­ful, un­spoiled golf­ing par­adise that is Morocco.”

Nigel added: “It’s funny really as ever since I joined Mottram my hand­i­cap’s been go­ing up each weekit’s a tough course to play so I was really pleased to fi­nally play a good round.

“I’ve never been to Morocco be­fore so I’ll be keep­ing my fin­gers crossed for the draw.”

A sin­gles Sta­ble­ford at Mottram was won by Andy Stubbens with 40 points, one more than Howard Turner.

Shrigley Hall’s men were in medal mode and in di­vi­sion one Daniel Hen­shaw won a cpo on 65 from Peter Cartledge with Rod­er­ick Scott three shots off the pace.

In di­vi­sion two Ea­mon McGeady led in with 67, one less than John Gaskell.

A Sun­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal had a clear win­ner in Howard Rice with 37 points see­ing him home from Derek Lamb 35 and Nick Corless 33.

Mike McGuigan was out on his own in a Satur­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal post­ing 40 points to race home from Mike Burchell 37 and Tom Bloor and Ken Mayoh, both 35.

The lat­est Styal Ladies Win­ter League fix­ture had Enid Laverty on top with 27 points from the con­sis­tent Claire Whit­ney 24.

Daven­port’s men played a Two from Three Sta­ble­ford and the hot trio of Jim Thorn­hill, Peter Ca­vanagh and Paul Massey led in with 55 points from Mike Up­ton, Chris Massey and Pa­trick McDon­agh 52.

Con­tin­u­ing the Cheshire County Pol­icy of in­creas­ing direct club par­tic­i­pa­tion ac­tiv­i­ties; a new County Fi­nals Day was ar­ranged for two of the ma­jor Men’s Scratch Leagues to play off for County recog­ni­tion.

It was de­cided that the pre­vi­ous Inter-Club Four­somes Team Cham­pi­onship Tro­phy, a splen­did piece of sil­ver do­nated by Past Pres­i­dents, John O’Neill, Howard De­laney and Peter Dut­ton would

‘It’s a tough course to play so I was really pleased to fi­nally play a good round’

be ideally suited for the new for­mat event.

It is hoped that the new Scratch League based event can grow over the years to em­brace all ac­tive Men’s Scratch Leagues op­er­at­ing through the County. For this first year the win­ners of the East Cheshire League Bramhall GC were in­vited to play off against the Wir­ral League win­ners Caldy GC.

The Match took place at a su­perbly pre­sented Prest­bury GC and the county’s grate­ful thanks go to Prest­bury for agree­ing to host this first run­ning of what we hope will de­velop into a very pop­u­lar an­nual fix­ture at­tract­ing the in­ter­est of Club Leagues across the County.

For fu­ture ref­er­ence all County Scratch League or­gan­is­ers are in­vited to con­tact the County Sec­re­tary with a sim­ple E-Mail ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est for 2016.

Led by Do­minic Barnes for Caldy and John Pacey for Bramhall, teams of six played Four­ball BB Match­play over 18 holes.

The stan­dard of play, un­der ex­cel­lent con­di­tions was very high and the games closely con­tested, two matches went the full dis­tance, whilst Ray Hughes and Ge­orge Wil­son from Caldy fought back strongly from Bramhall’s early lead, to be just one down af­ter 13.

John Pacey and Jack Withing­ton how­ever were able to reap­ply the pres­sure to close out their game by 4 and 2. The fi­nal re­sult was a good, al­though close run re­sult for Bramhall GC by 2½ to a ½.

The tro­phy was pre­sented to John Pacey by the IP Pres­i­dent of the County Colin Shad­bolt. Co­in­ci­den­tally Bramhall were the last win­ners of the In­ter­club Four­somes Cham­pi­onship in 2006, history re­peat­ing it­self!

●● Bramhall GC cap­tain John Pacey re­ceives the Four­ball BB Match­play tro­phy from Colin Shad­bolt

●● Mottram Hall golfer Nigel Woods

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