first you should know

about this years event

the location

This year's event will be held at the luxurious Mottram Hall Hotel and Spa in Cheshire

Mottram Hall’s 7,006 yard 18-hole, Par 72 Championship golf course, is one of a kind.

This championship golf course at Mottram Hall was designed by renowned course architect, Dave Thomas, who previously designed the Brabazon course at The Belfry. With its manicured fairways, strategically placed bunkers and guarded greens, our estate offers an exciting challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Set in 270 acres of Cheshire's finest parkland and located one mile from the picturesque village of Prestbury, the tricky, well-guarded greens are broken up into two contrasting circuits of nine.

The front nine, with its impressive back-drop of the 18th century hall, gently rolls over meadowland and offers golfers many chances to make a score. The back nine winds through rich woodland and is a much more demanding test of golf, giving you the chance to feel like you’re playing in The Open Championship

Our unique course was previously host to the PGA EuroPro Tour. The signature holes are both long Par 4's with plenty of problems to try and avoid. The 13th, stroke index 1, is a giant of a hole that requires long accurate hitting up an ever-rising fairway and even the slightest error can lead to a double-bogey. The 17th is arguably one of the best and most picturesque doglegs in the North West where only a long accurate drive from an elevated tee allows an approach to a tricky two-tier green. With water on the right, thick rough on the left and a stream cutting through the fairway, care must be taken with every shot.

If anyone wants to stay after the event, Mottram Hall is offering a special rate for the Charity of £149.00 BB for the night.
Maximum no. of rooms at this rate is 10. Click here for info: Mottram Hall

the charity

This year's event will benefit FRANCIS HOUSE Childrens Hospice.

Rainbow Family Trust (Renamed in 2012 as Francis House) set up as a charity by Sister Aloysius and Father Thomas Mulheran who were concerned about the lack of palliative care for the families of children with a short life expectancy.
With Sister’s vision, determination and drive in less than two years the seven bedroom Francis House was opened in November 1991 by Diana, Princess of Wales. Only the fifth children’s hospice to be built in the UK and the World.

The Philosophy of Francis House Family Trust developed from belief in the sanctity of life and the dignity of the person.

Francis House and Francis Lodge exist to provide appropriate care for children and young people with life-threatening and life-shortening conditions and the necessary support and short-term rest for their families.

Whereas hospitals must focus on the curing of those who are ill, the Hospice will focus on the care of those for whom a cure is unlikely. Medical and all other support will be centred on comfort and quality of care and a dignified death.

This is the specific vision, which Francis House will seek to share with all of the young people who use its services and their families.

Francis House supports approximately 2,000 people at any one time with respite care, homecare, sibling support, end of life care and emotional and bereavement support.

From our site in Didsbury, Francis House is a lifeline to more than 500 families from across Greater Manchester including Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Manchester, Salford and Trafford.

We provide high levels of clinical care to the families of children and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Children, young people and family members are welcomed into a friendly, home from home environment.

The support we offer includes physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual care from a dedicated multi-disciplinary care team. Telephone Support is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

One of our aims is to enable children, teenagers and young adults to live life to the full, often helping to fulfill dreams.

Many of these dreams are the kind of things most of us take for granted in our own lives, but are difficult to accomplish when coping with disability or illness.

Francis House is at the forefront of specialist palliative care provision, caring for children with a wide variety of life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

get to know our

special guests

Legends of the game,
please welcome

Nicky Butt

MUFC 1st Team Development Manager

get stuck in!!

Manchester United First Team Development Coach,
6 times Premier League winner,
3 times FA cup winner,
Champions League winner.

Alex Stepney

After dinner Speaker & Events Impresario

love the game

• First Division (1): 1966–67
• FA Cup (1): 1976–77
• European Cup (1): 1967–68
• FA Charity Shield (2): 1967, 1977

a big thankyou to our

event sponsors

In addition to the main sponsors mentioned below there are many other individuals and businesses who have contributed prizes and auction items, that we would also like to thank for their support.
So, thank you very much to:

This is the scrolling text of additional people and businesses to thank

varied, challenging and fun

Competition Details

Individual Stableford

The core of the competition. Each player will play off full handicap, awarding himself Stableford points on each hole according to the number of shots over and below par his net score was after taking into account his number of allocated handicap shots.

Don't worry about scoring, simply enter your gross score and we will take care of the calculations

Team Stableford

Teams of 3 or 4 will compete under Stableford scoring rules with the best 2 scores on each hole from each team counting towards the total score.

Please Note, teams will not play together but rather in pairs for a four member team or a pair and an individual for three member teams.

As with the individual competition, players need only enter their gross scores and we will manage the calculations for the team scoring

Other Competitions

As well as the Individual and Team stableford competions we have some exciting prizes for other, peripheral cchallenges.

  1. Hole-In-One
  2. On one of the par 3s we have an unbelievable prize for a single shot holing. Make that shot and walk away with a car. Deatils TBC

  3. Nearest The Pin
  4. On indicated par 3 holes we have prizes for the indvisual whose shot finishes nearest to the pin

  5. Longest Drive
  6. On indicated par holes we have prizes for the indvisual whose shot goes furest from the tee but your ball must finish on the fairway


For this years event the Competition Panel have decided to introduce Muligans

Muligans are an optional choice for players to retake a shot without penalty

Each buggy will carry two Muligans, indicated by two attached balloons

Muligans can be used without penalty but under certain conditions

  • The Muligans can be used by either by both players.
  • Muligan can be used on any shot, including putts
  • Agreement must be reached with other group players as to the exact location for the shot to be re-takeen from.
  • To use a Muligan the player must detach the balloon from the buggy and allow it to fly away
  • Muligan costs £10 each and you will be charged for every balloon under the original two(2) not on your buggy at return

what's happening on the day

what and when

Make sure you don't miss out on any of the activities or facilities by familiarising yourself with the schedule for the day.

OH!, and be sure you look smart, the whole event is being covered by MUTV ...

- 10:30 Registration
Arrive around 10:30 and book in with the registration desk. Confirm you handicaps, pick up your score cards, starting hole, buggy number and goody bags

- 10:40 Breakfast Bar
Start the day right with a Bacon Butty and a mug of tea.

- 10:45 Practice Range
For those keen enough the practice range is available with free balls so you can hone those little touches that might make all the difference

- 12:00 Shotgun Start
The golf will commence with a Shotgun Start at 12:00 so please ensure you are on you assigned starting hole 5 minutes before then.

- 16:30 Wind-down Bar
After a titanic round of golf you now need to wind down before dinner with a refreshing drink.
Discuss the good and bad shots and remind yourself how good it could have been if only!! But, don't forget to hand in your score cards

- 18:30 Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
Pre-dinner drinks in the original Mottram Hall followed by dinner in the Jubilee suite
During dinner you will be able to buy raffle tickets and submit questions to be answered by Nicky Butt later

- 19:30 Q&A with Nicky Butt
A chance to quiz one of the legends of MUFC and the current First Team Development Manager - Session will be managed by another legend, Alex Stepney

- 20:30 Awards Ceremony
For those collecting prizes this will be your moment of glory - Nicky Butt and Alex Stepney will officiate

- 21:00 Auction
Now that you have all had plenty to drink and are willing to spend everything on that "must have" item, we are auctioning lots of "must have items"
Payment on the night by credit card please

- 22:00 Raffle Draw
Final event of the night is to draw the raffle winners.

plenty of choice but

what's the cost

Register to play as an individual and we will fit you into a playing group and attach you to a team for the team competion, or, simply register a whole team and pick your own team name.

Please note: Whilst a team of 4 will compete collectively for the team prizes, they will not play together as a team of 4 but rather as groups of 2, joining other groups of 2. Don't worry about the scoring, simply mark your gross score on each hole and we will do the calculations afterwards. This applies to the individual scoring as well.

Individual Player

£ 125 Single Player

The basic registertaion option. Register yourself and provide us with a handicap and you are good to go for the individual competion. We will fit you in to a playing group and assign you to a team so you can compete in the team competition.

Evening Only

£ 60 Non-Players

don't want to play but would like to attend the evening events, no problem.
Simply register the names of those who will attend in the evening and we will make sure they are catered for

So, time to book your slot

Event Registration

wanna say hello or check something out?

contact us

Mike Lowe
Phone: +44(0)7807 871 550

Mottram Hall
Phone: +44(0)1625 313600

Wilmslow Road
Cheshire SK10 4QT