Next event The Mere Thursday 14th April
Mottram Hall Tuesday 19th April
Knutsford Thursday 28th April
Maxitours at Prestbury GC.
One hundred and eleven sun drenched golfers enjoyed the fantastic Prestbury Golf Course in todays Maxitour event, there was a really friendly atmosphere and Spring felt like it had really arrived, it was a real shame when Pete Holmes had to destroy a cluster of daffodils with his follow through after finding trouble on the seventh.
As the Masters tournament began today the entrance into the Prestbury course reminded many competitors of Magnolia drive, the subtle greens and the need for excellent course management also draws comparisons to the Augusta links. In typical Masters style there were shouts of ‘get in the hole’ as Dave Stanhopes approach to the 17th hole finished inches away. There was also plenty of hoopin and a hollerin from Anton Ellis in the Knutsford Golf Club fourball as Chris Roberts made a wonderful par four at the 12th by holing his wedge shot over Raes Creek .
There were several worrying outfits on course today, Gaz Hibbert and Colin Roberts were both comfortable in lime, Mike Osborne claimed his pink outfit was salmon and Ross Birch was wearing lilac, yes lilac pants. Terry Davison resembled a budgerigar with his little green and yellow number.
On a more serious note Wayne Rooney called into the golf club to complain about Terry Davisons out of control behaviour, apparently Coleen was tending to her vegetable patch when she was disturbed by Davison as he jumped up and down on the 15th green. Terrys veins were fully pumped and he was swearing alarmingly at his putter after holing a long birdie putt on the 15th green. Very sorry for the aggressive outburst Wayne .
There was some great scoring from the leaders, housewife superstar Pete Cleaver and Jack Pryce scored a great 46 points this was matched by larger than life characters Paul Baxter and Mike Sweeney from Hopwood, 55 year old Baxter had the second eagle of his undistinguished career when he holed a wedge on his final hole, the tricky 11th. The honours rather embarrassingly when to Pete Tinkler playing alongside my Dad, the old man had 14 single putts the best of these being a thirty footer up the green on the 17th hole for a birdie.
Many, many thanks for your continued support of Maxitours events.
1st Vokey Wedge
2nd Callaway cart bag
3rd Tileist messenger bag
4th Dozen ProV1 golf balls
5th Dozen Pro V1 golf balls
6th Dozen Srixon AD333s
7th Titleist cap each
8th Srixon cap each
9th Srixon towel each
Order of merit points
1 Pete Tinkler & Pete Maxwell 47 14
2 Paul Baxter & Mike Sweeney 46 13
3 Pete Cleaver & Jack Pryce 46 12
4 Dick Perry & Derek Fulluck 45 11
5 Gaz Hibbert & Trevor Gold 45 10
6 Jimmy O’Reilly & John Reilly 45 9
7 Dave Stanhope & Pete Whitehead 44 8
8 Carl Kennedy & Joe York 44 7
9 Paul Jones & Alan Leigh 44 6
10 Simon Helmsley & WarrenN’ton 43 5
11 Steve Ballard & Frank Garvey 43 4
12 Pete Holmes & Mark Breiley 43 3
13 Charles Herbert & Ross Birch 43 2
14 Malcolm Brow’ll & Paul Bennett 43 1
15 Steve Rourke & Martin Firth 43
16 George Drakonakis & Ryan Foley 43
17 Lewis Marland & Alf Shillitoe 42
18 Gail Hegarty & Liam Harrison 42
19 Roger Percival & Dan Percival 42
20 Mark Foley & Partner 42
21 Guds Ahmed & Matt Ford 42
22 Ron Sloane & Mark Saxon 41
23 Dave Antrobus & Steve Williams 41
24 Ian Ainsworth & Alan Clough 40
25 Geoff Haynes & Terry Davison 40
26 John Hughes & Stuart Bailey 40
27 Mike Haynes & Pat Gilsenan 39
28 Kenny Jepsum & Jim Caffrey 39
29 John Grint & Brian Mottram 39
30 David Smith & Andy Hallowes 39
31Ray Royle & Chris Dukins 39
32 Guy Hall & Ian Trowe 39
33 John Stubbs & John Royle 39
34 David Slane & Ted Ellis 38
35 David Cl’ton & Barrie B’Bent 38
36 Amjad Butt & Richard Picard 38
37 Bob Sinclair & Dave Marchant 38
38 Bill Melia & Bernard Wood 38
39 Ian King & Darren Whittaker 38
40 Norman Quick & Chris Hegarty 38
41 Captain Rigby & Paul Taylor 38
42 Colin Roberts & John Rigby 37
43 Andy Cunn’gm & Charles Hewitt 37
44 Chris Ernill & Chris Atkinson 37
45 Noel Cathcart & Ged Kenyon 36
46 Peter O’Driscoll & Bill Parkinson 36
47 Pete Myers & Victoria Howarth 36
48 Mike Lynch & Ian Bennett 36
49 Tim Spencer & Richard Banks 35
50 Andy Moon & Peter Havens 33
51 Russ Johnson & Mike Osbourne 32
52 Andy Ellis & Peter Ellis 32
53 Chris Roberts & Ben Barraclough 32
54 Fred Donbavand & Jim Leonard 32
55 Simon Hartland & Mike Kulik 29
56 Tom Wilson & Terry Day 28
Nearest the pin on 7th hole George Drakonakis £25 Legh Arms voucher
Nearest the pin on 17th hole Dave Stanhope £25 Legh Arms voucher
Raffle for £50 Legh Arms voucher.
Many thanks to Prestbury restaraunteer Pete Myers for his continued sponsorship of the Prestbury events.
For those who are interested Millionaire Simon Hartland was in cautious mode today as he refrained from entering the 2’s sweep.
2’s sweep 102.50 32 balls, 3 balls per 2.
Stuart Bailey Ron Sloane Dick Perry Bernard Wood Pete Maxwell Steve Ballard George Drakonakis Roger Percival Pete Cleaver Malcolm Brownhill