|The Maxitours Bilyana Tour Championship and Shootout!
The first ever Maxitours shootout was a huge success ‘what a great day!’ was the general consensus from nearly 90 Maxitour competitors at leafy Lymm in the Maxitours Tour Championship.
The course was in lovely condition despite recent heavy downpours. Many thanks to Secretary Andy Scully and all his staff for making us feel so welcome.
My ex PE teacher Pete Holmes and Mark Breirley have enjoyed playing bad golf over the past four years on Maxitours and had never recorded a top three finish, today however, the golfing Gods smiled down on them and they recorded their first victory together. The duo win a superb Shotsaver s430 GPS system each for their efforts, ‘what do we do with these?’ asked the sporty rather than academic Holmes.
Darren Whittaker and Ian King were also delighted with their 2nd place and 47 points.
The talented Macclesfield duo of Em Williams and Steve Chapman also played great golf, shot of the day was Ems superb tee shot on the tough 13th hole which set up a birdie and won him nearest the pin. Jacob Ashcroft and Tom Giblin also scored 46 points for their highest ever Maxitours finish.
The scoring was excellent all day in the calm conditions and an amazing 43 points were required to qualify for the superb 30 man Bilyana shootout!
Rachel the lovely lady from Bilyana golf was expecting to see some real class in the playoff- she was disappointed! She had to wait for quite a while before anyone hit the green and then soon joined the 70 or so spectators running for cover as Happy Gilmore lookalike Charles Herbert sent one into orbit.
Ken Jones was the first to play an excellent shot as his ball rolled up to 15 feet. He started to dream about a back massage from Kit Parkington in the plush 5 star Cornelia Diamond Golf Hotel when Gary Garner flushed a tremendous seven iron to 18 inches which was never going to be bettered. He was delighted to share the holiday prize with his playing partner Mark Green. Garner was overcome with emotion ‘I never win anything’ said the likeable Bolton greenkeeper.
Many thanks to Bilyana Golf for their kind sponsorship – they are a superb company who provide the best tee times and service of any company in Turkey- don’t go any where else! Thanks also to Steven and Jason from Shotsaver for their brilliant continued support this summer.
Nearest the pin Moby Rawthore Dozen Srixon soft feel
Nearest the Pin Em Williams Dozen Srixon soft feel
1st Pete Holmes & Mark Breirley 47
Shotsaver S430 GPS each
2nd Darren Whittaker & Ian King 47
Cleveland Luggage bag each
3rd Em Williams & Steve Chapman 46
Dozen Taylor Made Pentas each
4th Jacob Ashcroft & Tom Giblin 46
Dozen Soft feel each
5th Gary Garner & Mark Green 45
Titleist winter mitts each
6th Martin Williams & John Tomlinson 45
7th Steve Pinnington & Paul Bloomfield 45
8th Nigel Ross & Ken Bostock 45
9th Chih Hu & Mike Sandbach 45
10th Simon Lees & Simon Maxwell 44
11th Charles Herbert & Andy Stubbens 44
12th Dave Robinson & Paul Kimpton 44
13th Kit Parkington & Ken Jones 44
14th John Beech & Jeff Barrett 44
15th Alex Jerman & Nigel Milroy 44
16th Moby Rawthore & Juan Han 43
17th Colin Byrne & Steve Ballard 42
18th Graham Culpin & Tim Owen 42
19th Dave Ryder & Steve Rourke 42
20th Carl Kennedy & Carl Ball 42
Tony Lowe & Jimmy Eccles 42
Paul Bradley & Frank Garvey 41
Mani Rawthore & Pete Myers 41
Glynn Jones & Maurice Cooke 41
Dave Lomax & Jeff Clements 41
Mike Mahney & Jim Kinnear 41
Neville Dennis & Frank Massey 40
Steve Long & Trevor Kirkpatrick 40
Mark Foley & Jimmy Murphy 40
Jimmy Caffey & Ollie Smith 39
Martin Worthington & Ian Mercer 39
Cath Rawthore & Jimmy Murphy 39
Tom Ramatowski & Pete Whitehouse 39
Colin Roberts & Mike Sanders 39
Bob Sinclair & Dave Marchant 38
Paul Taylor & Brian Dewhurst 38
Roy Bramwell & Mark Freeman 38
Merv O’Malley & John Reilly 38
Mike Spencer & Matt Spencer 36
Ian Greenough & Trevor Upton 33
Andy Fellowes & Ben Barraclough 31
£95 in twos 32 balls- I can stretch to 2 balls each!
2’s Andy Fellowes Dave Lomax Paul Bloomfield x2 John Beech x2 Jeff Barrett Kit Parkington x2 Graham Culpin Ian Greenough Roy Bramwell Simon Maxwell Colin Byrne Mike Mahney Martin Worthington Jimmy Murphy Em Williams Martin Williams
Start sheet for Vale Royal pairs betterball
9.30am Colin Roberts x4
9.40am Darren Whittaker x4
10.00am Pete Holmes x4
10.10am Steve Morfitt x4
10.20am John Beech x4
10.30am John Stubbs x4
10.40am Dick Perry x4
10.50am Peter Hargreaves x4
11.00am Geoff Haynes x4
11.10am Paul Baxter x4
11.20am Ken Jones x4
11.40am Ron Sloane x4
11.50am Andrew Shingler x2 Lewis Marland x2
12.00pm Martin Worthiongton x2 Dennis Humphries x2
12.10pm Alex Jerman x2 Carl Kennedy x2
12.20pm Trevor Upton x4
12.30pm Roy Bramwell x4
12.40pm Moby Rawthore x4
1.00pm Mark Foley x4
1.20pm Gary Garner x2
1.30pm Brian Hopkins x4
1.40pm Steve Parle x4
1.50pm Frank Garvey x4
2.00pm Rob Tabbron x4
2.10pm Ken Jepson x4
2.20pm Chris Cyprus x4
3.00pm Adam McKenna x4
3.10pm Stef Hamilton x4
3.20pm JohnKnight x4