Dear members and industry colleagues,

We are pleased to advise, that a new golf event, to be known as the NTDA 2017 Tyre Industry Golf Day, and which is being organised by an illustrious group of NTDA Honorary Life Members namely John Tarbox, Martin Rowlands and George Forbes, will take place at Mere Golf and Country Club, near Manchester, on Thursday June 1st 2017.

The 18 hole, 6,882 -yard, par-71 course at The Mere was designed by James Braid, and created out of 150 acres of Cheshire parkland in 1934. Today, the Championship course holds the reputation as one of the best maintained and highest quality golf courses in the North of England.

Often referred to as the ‘Wentworth of the North’, the course is surrounded by mature trees, flowering banks and has stunning views over the Mere Lake. The course offers the charm of the Cheshire countryside, coupled with a range of challenging features to test your precision and driving skills! Water, ravines and thick vegetation have been incorporated into the landscape, demanding care and accuracy whilst navigating the course.

To prepare for the challenges of The Mere’s golf course, the resort offers players a complete floating golf ball driving range, two-tier pitching green, putting green and bunker practice area where players can warm up before a round.

A variety of accommodation is available and the Association has reserved a number of rooms at ‘The Mere’.  Special NTDA rates have been negotiated and all of the amenities are available to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.  There is also a Premier Inn nearby. Accommodation must be booked directly and is not being co-ordinated by the NTDA.

The Competition will be divided into different divisions and there will be special prizes for “nearest the pin” and “Longest Drive” which means that golfers of all abilities will be welcome. The event is open to Members, Manufacturers, and Suppliers so it will present a great opportunity to meet with, and enjoy, the company of golfers from a wide cross section of the Industry.

The cost of the golf day is £120+VAT and includes the traditional Bacon butties and coffee on arrival, golf and then an evening 3 course meal.

To book player places for the NTDA Tyre Industry Golf Day please contact Alison Keitch on 01296 482128 or via email:

Further details will be provided by the aforementioned Honorary Life Members, who are asking for your support for this new event, nearer the date.

Please share this news with you ‘golfing’ colleagues!