*NEXT EVENT -BEST INLAND COURSE IN LANCASHIRE? PLEASINGTON NEXT THURSDAY 12TH MAY -ITS A REAL GEM! TIMES AVAILABLE*
Results from the Legh Arms Open Prestbury Golf Club 5th May 2011.
The Maxitours summer series began in some style at the fantastic Prestbury Golf Club today.
The course was in magnificent condition and all 92 players were extremely complimentary about the way the course was presented, many thanks to Club Secretary Neville Young and his excellent team.
There was a GMP speeding awareness day taking place at the golf club today and this led to a small police presence in the car park. Several Maxitours players seemed a little more nervous than usual, Peter Smith nearly missed his 3rd shot on the par 5 sixth hole as a copper looked on, Jay Seddons golf actually improved as he was literally ‘keeping his head down’ as much as possible.
Charles Herbert and Andy Stubbens always look immaculate and play well together, after a good shot Charles can often be seen gazing admiringly at Andys composed follow through, the couple are known as the Kate Middleton and Prince William of Cheshire golf, congratulations to both of you on your 45 points.
Manchester United ambassador Frank Stapleton was delighted after his teams progression to the Champions league final the talented Irishmans mood improved even more when he birdied the tricky 11th.
Ex rally driver Stuart Coupe was playing some nice golf with back to back birdies on 10 and 11. He needed a pit stop however after he lost his power steering on the sharp right hander 14th hole and his ball skidded out of control into the trees. All four wheels unfortunately fell off soon after.
Jay Seddon proved there is more to his game than 350 yard drives when he won the nearest the pin with a delicate wedge on the 175 yard par three. Tom Jones hit an unusually good shot on the 17th. (couldn’t resist Tom, sorry)
Kevin Barkers golf must have improved as three years ago he was hitting perhaps the most impressive shanks I have ever seen, today a more relaxed Barker teamed up with Peter Smith for a great 44 points, this was matched by quality builder Andy Taylor and scaffolder Martin Firth (they told their current job they were picking up supplies today)
The honours went to Ricardo Richardson and Darren Whittaker who returned 46 points, Whittakers birdie on the testing 5th hole was the highlight of their round. Happily for the rest of us both players will lose a shot from their handicaps for the rest of the summer tour.
The next event is at Pleasington,(perhaps the best inland course in Lancashire) this is filling fast as the course is a real gem, tee times are between 9am and 2pm please confirm your availability asap.
Many thanks to Pete Myers who owns the magnificent Legh Arms in Prestbury for his sponsorship of todays event. I hope you enjoyed today, thanks for playing. Tim.
7th Jay seddon £25 voucher for Legh Arms
17th Tom Jones £25 voucher for Legh Arms
2’s 117.50 9 proV1s each
9 balls each Martin Firth Stuart Coupe Colin Owen Jay Seddon
1st Titleist Carry bag each 46
Ricardo Richardson Darren whittaker
2nd Galvin Green Windcheater 45
Charles Herbert Andy stubbens
3rd Titleist backpack each 44
Kevin Barker Peter Smith
4th Dozen Z Stars each 44
Andy Taylor Martin Firth
5th Srixon cap each 43
John Taylor & Nigel Bloxidge
6th Srixon cap each 42
Colin Roberts & John Rigby
7th Footjoy socks each 42
Neil Laurent & Gareth Winston
8th footjoy socks 42
John Aikenhead & John Russell
Pete Myers & Victoria Howarth 41
Chris Earnhill & Geoff Ward 41
Stuart Coupe & Mark Robinson 41
Mike Daggitt & Paul Wilson 40
Lewis Marland & Alf Shillitoe 40
Colin Owen & Mike Lee 40
Ian Wilkinson & Steve Hindley 39
Malcolm Nash & Mark Brown 39
Frank Garvey & Paul Bradley 38
Neville Dennis & Lee Parr 38
Steve Armour & Alan Reid 38
Frank Stapleton & Tommy McCormack 38
Ian Hayles & Liam Harrison 37
Gaz Hibbert & Trevor Golds 37
Steven Ballard & Gary Denhan 37
James Caffrey & Graham Ferrari 37
Blake Norton & Jay Seddon 36
Ken Jones & Kit Parkington 36
Marcus Kaye & David Cole 36
Mark Richardson & Andy Dutton 36
Moby Rawthore & Steve Rourke 36
Glynn Richards & Simon Lee 35
Mike Haynes & Norman Quick 35
Patrick Keenan & Tom Jones 35
Bob Sinclair & Rob Deconinck 34
Bernard Wood & David Smith 34
Brian Atherton & John Duff 34
Ian King & Brian Walsh 33
Robert Nelson & Jim Clarke 33
John Neale & John Lawson 33
Jimmy Eccles & Kenny Jepsum 32
Kevin McKenna & Peter McKenna 31
Stuart Eley & Mike Lythgoe 30
Peter Hargreaves & Alan Reid 29
Carl Kennedy & Ben Barraclough 27