Colin Montgomerie and Freddie Flintoff helped re-launch De Vere Mottram Hall by partaking in a unique golfing shoot-out.
The De Vere Golf ambassadors fired balls from a specially constructed tee area in front of the luxury mansion hotel as they attempted to smash glass panels, while raising funds for Asthma UK - De Vere’s chosen charity.
Targets were assigned values of £100, £200 and £300 and it was the victorious 2010 European Ryder Cup captain that first blasted through, hitting the middle target with his fourth shot.
Despite his best efforts, Flintoff could only hit the frame of one target, but offered unique commentary for the gathering gallery who were hosted at De Vere Mottram Hall to celebrate the resort’s recent £6million pound refurbishment.
“Colin and Freddie are fantastic ambassadors for De Vere Golf and we have had a great time with them at Mottram Hall today,” said De Vere’s Director of Golf Daniel Hodson.
“There was great expectation before every shot and Colin proved his golfing talents with some fantastic shots! We’re looking forward to a busy and successful year at Mottram Hall, and the relaxed, fun atmosphere that we enjoyed today epitomises what De Vere Golf and the De Vere Club is all about.”
Despite not managing to hit any of the glass targets, Freddie thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.
“That’s the best fun I’ve ever had playing golf,” said the Ashes hero. “It’s like organised vandalism! I couldn’t tell you what target I was aiming for, but it was great to watch Colin come so close and then smash through those targets.”
The championship course at De Vere Mottram Hall will host the PGA Seniors Championship between June 6 and 9, welcoming some of the most decorated names in golf to Cheshire.