Moor Hall Am-Am

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Moor Hall

What a lovely course it is!   Classic, English parkland with a very varied layout that preserves the interest all the way round.  

A fair course, with opportunities to shape the ball both ways to gain maximum advantage.  Nothing too daunting however,  that means there is an enjoyable round awaiting every standard of golfer.

Magnificent, mature, deciduous trees line the fairways and complement the quality of the surrounding houses,  to give a feeling that you have arrived at a proper golf club.

In the last few years, super improvements to the course and its bunkering are noticeable;   the improvements continue,  with the 14th teeing area being the project of the moment.  

Despite Tuesday’s incessant rain the course was beautifully presented and fortunately hardly a brolly made its way out the golf bag yesterday.

Numbers were down on last year but I think this is mainly due to the date;  two days after a bank holiday and in the middle of half term,  means a lot of regulars were busy on family duties.  The overwhelming feeling was that the quality of the venue represented very good value at £45.   I will try for a more suitable date next year.

I positioned myself on the 8th green for the team photo call.  When Derek Pedley’s team arrived Martin Davis had just missed the green with his second shot but slotted in a twelve foot putt from off the surface for a birdie - prompting the following conversation:

Derek Pedley:

You always perform well to an audience, don’t you Martin?”

Martin Davis:

“Oh yes! Just ask your wife”

It was good to see John Avill back on the course, only six weeks after a replacement knee.  John managed to walk 11 holes,  which means I gave his team the pro score on the remaining 7.  They only needed this twice and went on to post a score of 87 and secure second place on the podium ahead of Kevin Bryan’s team with 83.  

Spraying the crowd with champagne this week were Nick Dymond, Colin Simmons, Andrew Beech and Dean Wright who were clearly enjoying a day away from Pype Hayes Golf Club.

Nearest the pin prizes were won by Ryan Greenwood & Colin Simmons.

Longest drive was John Kidney - but if you can’t it a long way with a £1,500 driver you want your money back.

Many thanks for your support 





Nick Dymond / Colin Simmons / Andrew Beech / Dean Wright



Jonathan Avill / John Avill / Martin Crosthwaite / Andrew Naylor



Kevin Bryan / Martin Stevenson / Jonathan Penrose / Lewis Wagstaff



Dean Pointon / David Brierley / Roy Everett / Keith Southall



Matthew Harrison / Mike Deeley / Ryan Greenwood / Andrew Boyes



John Butler / John Kidney / Graham Allen / William Angus



Martin Davis / Derek Pedley / Stephen Watson / Kevin Cooper



Adrian Finch / Colin Clayson / Chris Butler / Charlie Noakes



Tim Worley / Ken Edwards / Gordon Nicholson / Colin Evans



Charlie Spear / Barry Adams / Anthony Omo-Dare / Mark Robbins


Colin Simmons

Nearest the pin 17

Ryan Greenwood

Nearest the pin 8

John Kidney

Longest drive 6


Andrew Naylor. Andrew Boyes. Nick Dymond. Colin Simmons. Stephen Watson. Roy Everett