Mottram pair on Road to Morocco
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