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TonyN

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Well Guys I am now a fully fledged member at Mollington Golf Club.

I played a round last week and thought, what the hell for £350 till April, its got to be worth it.

I called them today and they asked me to pop down in the afternoon. I was really surprised at how easy/quick it was to join. A brief chat, a few questions and an application form and I was handing the money over. Now some of you may think it was a bit rash but as I said for £350 I will make my mind up before April if it is the place for me.

Very impressed by the course again today. The rain we have had in the North West over the last week was immense and the course was in excellent condition considering. No sign of any temps at all. Few bunkers were full but the fairways and rough was really good.

Facilities are good although just a couple of moans. They have a big bar with a massive marque(sp) and great outdoor decking seating area, spike bar and decent enough changing areas but.... the lockers are £70 a year and there is no snooker table :mad:

They have a driving range and a nice putting green but no chipping/pitching area :mad:

Its roll up and play no tee booking needed unless you want to play in the comps. Tees are only reserved for 2 hours in the morning of comps (wed/mon) I was told the seniors are very accomadating to new members and I shouldn't have a problem getting cards marked or getting a game.

Course isn't closed very often but can be for bigger society days. (Liverpool football club have a charity day on Thursday, members can go along and watch, Not that I will be)

So if anyone wants to come play with me :D just drop me a PM.
 

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glad you have taken the plunge Tony, club golf for me is what it is all about. Since I joined a club my golf has become much more enjoyable, and of a better standard. You will love it I'm sure- and as for the time spent making your decision sometimes you just know that something is right so hopefully it will be like that for you. And as for the snooker table i have only ever been to one golf club that has one anyway so I wouldn't consider that a negative. having know chipping / pitching area would be a concern though. Is there any reason why they do not- lack of space etc? If not I would perhaps recommend that one be put in place after you have established yourself within the club a bit. Either way have fun, and enjoy playing more regular golf. :D
 

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IMO there is plenty of space for a green to be put in, not sure what the deal is with the range yet. I could see a ball collector for the front of a 'Mule' but the range is always quiet. Maybe a word with the pro would convince him to let me pitch there or maybe knock my own balls out and colect so I can mark my distances.

The club is really quiet in the week, it really is like Millionaire golf.

I am looking forward to the fact I will be playing the same course regually and know that my game should improve. My short game is so hot at the moment that pretty much anywhere around the green, I am chipping to gimme distance 9/10 times. But Learning where to play what clubs is what I really need to nail down, and that is what I intend to do. I will be popping down tommorow to see if I cant make a few friends!
 

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Most clubs I have been to have had them, the 3 others I considered joining do and for me it would keep me in the bar longer. I love snooker and its a great way to unwind and discuss your round. They have aloy of space and used to have one but for some reason got rid of it. Not even a pool table
 

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TonyN,

Well done on joining your club. Get down there regularly, get your face known (for the right reasons) and enjoy it. It will become a way of life if you stick at it. As to the lack of snooker table, we have one and it must be 20yrs since I last played on it ! I go to play golf and have a beer and a chat in the bar afterwards, most others are the same at my club.

Enjoy the experience.
 

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Typical, absolutly throwing it down here. Just hope it clears so I can get out and play.


Ahh the weather forecast has just ruined my day :mad:
 

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weather's not exactly brilliant here, though if my course wasn't under several feet of Trent water I'd have been out there, weather or no weather.

Tony Sounds as if you've got a fairly good deal & a good way to get a taster for one of your local courses. Been looking at their webby site & it looks very nice.

As for the snooker table thing I've certainly seen them at some clubs, though rarely seen them in use. Most smaller clubs see more profit in putting in dining tables than snooker tables, though my previous club might have benefited from a snooker table, as most of the members prefered to have their sandwiches & fry ups after the round at the coffee tables than at the dining tables.

Chester is only a couple of hours from me, so not out of the question to go play there at some point.
 

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Bl**dy H**l Tony that 7th hole is a bit long 638yrds whats all that about.

I played at Bramhall Park the other week they have a par 5 at 590yrds used to be the longest in Cheshire but they have taken some lenght off it,i even managed to birdie it last time but 638yrds that is some hole?
 

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Yes it is a fair slog, and the worst thing is if you hit a decent drive then you start to creep down the hill towards the pond and you have a left foot lower than the right kinda lie. I managed to hit it in regulation yesterday but only just, I layed up short of the dip with and easy drive (no roll) and then two 18* flihi's got me on the edge of the green. only just though, because there is a big dip before the green so you have to carry it or bounce pretty close to the top.

Cernunnos your more than welcome to come along, as is everyone else if they want to!

Possible venue for next N.West meet???
 

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Course isn't closed very often but can be for bigger society days. (Liverpool football club have a charity day on Thursday, members can go along and watch, Not that I will be)
I'll have a game on Thurs Tony, I'll bring my wheel brace and jack.... See how them ba$%@d$ like it ;)
 

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Just been looking at Mollington web site Tony,seems a nice place,but with them planting 20,000 new trees I think your next purchase should be a chain-saw.lol.
 

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Course isn't closed very often but can be for bigger society days. (Liverpool football club have a charity day on Thursday, members can go along and watch, Not that I will be)
I'll have a game on Thurs Tony, I'll bring my wheel brace and jack.... See how them ba$%@d$ like it ;)

:D love it.

Sid that may be a good idea lol. but on a serious note, it is lacking in trees at the moment. The whole place is still a little rough around the edges and feels a little unfinished. Would love to see the place in 10years time.
 

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Nice one Tony. I'll read the whole thread tomorrow.

Looks like we might have a good NW venue....
 

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My first club had a snooker room and as a junior it was the only place we were allowed to go and have our drinks etc. Couldn't play on the table until you were 14 and only then with an adult member. However when I got the assitants job I'd often lock the shop in winter and spend hours working on my game.

That said for me a new club has got to have a track that is challenging and offers something different every time, ideally mature in looks with mature trees etc (even if it hasn't been open long) and holes with character. There is nothing more boring in my mind than playing those tracks where the fairways simply run adjacent to each other and there is no real definition.

A new club should also have a decent practice facility, ideally off grass with a putting green, short game area and bunker. I'd like the clubhouse to have a warm feeling and the atmosphere of a local pub where you can always have a chat and a laugh. It should have regular competitions and welcome new members with open arms ensuring they can easily find a game with exisiting members. Finally a well stcoked shop and a friendly pro is a must.

With the exception of the short game aera I'd say your new home ticks all the right boxes. As it is a roll up club its a shame you couldn't have joined a few months back to enjoy the longer nights etc but I'm sure you'll have no trouble getting your handicap cards sorted and burning it up in the comps.

Enjoy your new life and keep as posted on how it goes
 
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