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Peter Atherton looks forward to a great year at Prestbury Golf Club

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Peter Atherton looking forward to a great year at Prestbury

Prestbury Golf Club’s new Captain Peter Atherton said:
“It looks like being an outstanding year ahead at Prestbury. In my 17 years at the club the course has never looked or played better thanks to head green keeper Mark Crossley and his team who are doing a fine job.

The gentlemen’s section is nearly full and applications for membership are at an encouraging level.

My own personal highlight was standing on the 16th tee at Prestbury in a major competition at one over par gross and finishing par, par birdie win the competition on a cpo and drop my handicap to five which had been a target for a few years – it is now seven.
My favourite hole at Prestbury is the third – it is a challenging drive – either take on the bunker and try to hit a little draw or hit a three wood and then have a longer shot to the elevated green which must be hit perfectly to land and stay on the green.

Carya in Turkey is my other favourite course and among my hobbies, other than golf, are skiing, going to the gym twice a week and looking for Liverpool FC’s results. I will be supporting the MS society as my charity.

I think that many club golfers could learn a lot from watching lady pro golfers in action so I would love to play a mixed four ball with Ian Poulter – I love the passion he has for the game – and two leading lady professionals like Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie.”


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