Maxitours at Superb Stockport
Another stunning Autumn day greeted Maxitours competitors at Stockport. The course looked a picture with lush fast running fairways lined by golden trees.
The course is improving year upon year and is now right up there with the very best Cheshire has to offer. Thanks to head green keeper Rob Kleishman he has turned Stockport into the must play course in the North West- it is tremendous. His men skilfully cut and ironed the greens for us as the sun was rising very early this morning.
‘That was Joanna Lumley out there!’ Announced Ian Goulty trying to be funny – ‘Absolutely fabulous.’
The friendly Stockport caterers are legendary and Paul and Tina create a lovely atmosphere -they really are special people. The food is so good my Dad travels from Macclesfield to have lunch with me. He always has the fish and chips and each year the fish gets bigger and bigger. Luckily so does my Dad. Thanks for all your work guys.
I have always loved the tree lined Stockport course and in the late 90’s we had 18 hole Open qualifying here. I was on fire and a young Charles Schwartzel had to play his best to narrowly beat me by ten shots.
The new handicap system is just around the corner and I am starting to sweat over the added work involved. I am also yet to meet anyone who thinks their handicap won’t go up! There could be a few disappointed people. It should all be very interesting in November.
In todays’ event with 9/10 handicaps the scoring was excellent.
Prestbury millionaires Chris Adams(11) and Phil Singh(13) took 5th with 44 points.
The Veitch brothers, Andy (20) and Peter (12) from Hale took 4th with 45 points despite not scoring any points on the 8th hole.
Hazel Groves Joe Shelley(10) and Adrian Waring(16) made the short journey down the A6 to play Stockport and despite scoring an excellent 24 points on their back nine they were 3rd after losing a card play off to Shrigley Hall’s heart surgeon Niall Lynch(8) and heart breaker Neil Worthington(16). They were having an average day before an amazing finish with Lynch birdying the 15th 16 and 17th before Worthington surprisingly stepped up to birdie the last! Terrific.
Winning today was Leigh golf Clubs Jimmy Ainscough(22) and Gary Matthews(9). Matthews did most of the work as they recorded a first win of the season. Well played chaps.
Thanks to everyone for your 100% attendance again.
Nearest the Pin 11th Brad Tupman 6 ft Doz AD333
Nearest the Pin 16th Niall Lynch 3 inches Doz AD333
2’s sweep £220 4 pro v1s or 10 srixon AD333
Graham Jackson Garry Owen Simon Ledger Jack Schofield John Harrop John Owen Martin Pugh Brad Tupman Colin Bryan Paul Fell Darren Jones Graham Davenport Norman Geddes Chris Braider Kevin Hodgson Niall Lynch
|1||Garry Matthews, Jimmy Ainscough, ,||46||12||Maxitours Wheeled Travel bag each|
|2||Niel Worthington, Niall Lynch, ,||45||11||Maxitours Wheeled Travel bag each|
|3||Joe Shelley, Adrian Waring, ,||45||10||Callaway shirt each|
|4||Peter Veitch, Andy Veitch, ,||45||9||Callaway shirt each|
|5||Phil Singh, Chris Adams, ,||44||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Darren Jones, Richard Harper, ,||44||7||Maxitours shirt each|
|7||Lewis Marland, Barry Shaw Allen, ,||44||6||Maxitours shirt each|
|8||John Owen, Steve Parton, ,||43||5||Taylor made vauables pouch|
|9||Craig Gorton, Ray Worrall, ,||43||4||Taylor made vauables pouch|
|10||Richard Williamson, Phil Robinson, ,||42||3||Taylor made vauables pouch|
|11||Ken Clarke, Les Russon, ,||42||2||Maxitours bag towel each|
|12||Steve Heywood, Richard Wakefield, ,||42||1||Maxitours bag towel each|
|13=||Simon Hemsley, Gareth Bradley, ,||42|
|13=||Brendan Leighton, Di Stow, ,||42|
|13=||Don Malkin, Mark Cordon, ,||42|
|13=||Pete Atherton, Martin France, ,||42|
|13=||Mike Eardley, Kevin Hodgson, ,||42|
|13=||Dave Buckley, Steve Tyler, ,||42|
|19=||Jack Schofield, Adam Davidson, ,||41|
|19=||Neil Macload, Brendan Poynts, ,||41|
|19=||Paul Fell , Colin Bryan, ,||41|
|19=||Nike Dempsey, Pete Newey, ,||41|
|23=||Martin Bramwell, Ian Goulty, ,||40|
|23=||Ed Wilkinson, Andy Wright, ,||40|
|23=||Stuart Roach, Colin Lynch, ,||40|
|23=||Rob Hands, Dave Harvey, ,||40|
|23=||Phil Sellon, Brad Topman, ,||40|
|23=||Paul Salt, Steve Blakeway, ,||40|
|23=||Mike Hill, Jaanes Hill, ,||40|
|23=||Rob Blaine, Andy Corner, ,||40|
|23=||Rob Kenyon, Dave Fidler, ,||40|
|23=||Andy Faulkner, Dave Westwood , ,||40|
|23=||Darren Whittaker, Pete Myers, ,||40|
|34=||Kev McEvoy, Pete Ledger, ,||39|
|34=||David End, Ian Taylor, ,||39|
|34=||John Hilditch, Martin Keates, ,||39|
|34=||Louise Aspden, Tracey Capas, ,||39|
|34=||Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine, ,||39|
|39=||Neale Laurent, John Harrop, ,||38|
|39=||Peter Maher, Nigel Hall, ,||38|
|39=||Garry Owen, Alistair, ,||38|
|39=||Simon Ledger, Glynn Evans, ,||38|
|39=||Nigel Ashton, Mike Lowe, ,||38|
|39=||Martin Pugh, Les Penson, ,||38|
|45=||Ian King, Joe Kirwan, ,||37|
|45=||Dave Mason , Andy Williams , ,||37|
|45=||Simon Poucher, Jackie Richards, ,||37|
|45=||Phil Dickens, Steve Schofield, ,||37|
|45=||Ken Parkinson, Jim Spears, ,||37|
|45=||Chris Braider, Andy Taylor, ,||37|
|45=||Mike George, Caroline George, ,||37|
|52=||Graham Jackson, Chris Clarke, ,||35|
|52=||Harvey Mattison , Steve Mattinson, ,||35|
|54=||Colin Roberts, Nigel Armitage, ,||33|
|54=||Richard Taylor C, Mark Hagerty, ,||33|
|56||Charlie Beadle, Russell Humphries, ,||32|