Peter Botterman hails Kings of Distance impact for Stockport

Peter Botterman

Stockport Golf Club member Peter Botterman is hopeful that the club’s staging of Callaway’s annual Kings of Distance event can set it on the path to a fantastic future.

The 72-year-old, who was part of the Navy Team, was one of many Stockport members who were lucky enough to attend the day, which saw 96 golfers live like a tour pro for the day.

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“It’s absolutely fantastic for the club to stage this event,” he beamed. “To have European Tour pros, the media and members of other golf clubs come here for the day and give us the opportunity to showcase what we have, it’s just great and I think it will have a positive impact.”

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Botterman, who has a handicap of ten, currently has a bag filled mostly with Callaway gear, including the XR driver, XR irons and also Callaway fairway woods.

So, after testing out the new Rogue driver, what did he think?

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“The pro here, Gary Norcott, has been trying to get me in to have a look at trying out the Rogue but, until today, I hadn’t hit it,” he continued.

“First impressions were that I thought it was pretty good, although it was too short a test to really tell as, at that point, I wasn’t swinging it particularly well. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to test it out again for a longer period and we’ll see what happens then.”

Alvaro Quiros putting clinic

Want to improve with the flat stick? Watch this clinic with seven-time European Tour winner Alvaro Quiros, filmed at Callaway Kings of Distance 2018.

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