Corbett Drives Ace on his Own Course!
Knutsford, 13th June 2013: Co-owner of The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Gary Corbett, showed he knows just as much about playing golf as he does about running a golf resort and spa when he scored his first hole in one at The Mere last week.
Gary and his wife were enjoying a round of golf when 155 yards from the eighth hole, Corbett hit his shot which pitched and then went straight in the hole. This is only the fourth hole in one at the resort in 2013 which on average sees ten over the course of each year out of approximately 30,000 rounds of golf played.
“Once I’d hit the ball and it bounced, I turned round to put my club back in my bag and my wife shouted to say it had gone straight in,” commented Gary Corbett, co-owner of the resort. “There is something very satisfying about hitting your first ace. I’ve been passionate about the sport since I was 18 and to finally achieve a hole in one on my own course is very special.”
The 52 year old father of four has been a member of The Mere for 27 years. In 2011, he had the opportunity to invest in the resort and became co-owner with the resort’s existing owner, Mark Boler. Corbett, a successful accountant and insolvency practitioner, has a passion for golf and maintains The Mere’s course is the premier golf venue in North West.
The course continues to attract top players and sports men and women from all over the country. It has also become the leading North West destination for corporate hospitality and charity golf events throughout the year, including the Steven Gerrard Foundation Charity Golf Day, the Jon Wilkin Testimonial and Hospitality in Action amongst others.
The Mere Golf Resort and Spa is one of the regional venues for the qualifying rounds for the R&A (the Royal & Ancient Club of St Andrew’s) Open Championship. Set in private Cheshire parkland, the course is one of the best prepared and well-conditioned golf courses in the North of England. It was designed in 1935 by the world-famous golfer James Braid, five times winner of the Open Championship.
The 18-hole, 6,882 yard, par-71 course is both picturesque and challenging. It runs alongside The Mere lake with water, ravines and thick vegetation, all designed in to keep the game interesting and players focused. The resort has the UK’s only floating golf ball driving range, for developing the accuracy of short games whilst improving play from the tee.