Results from Stunning Prestbury

Prestbury Golf Club

Maxitours Pairs Betterball

Another beautiful Autumn day greeted the 108 Maxitours competitors at Prestbury Golf Club today. Still conditions, fast running fairways and yellow tees made conditions ideal for great golf on this stunning course.

Recent weeks had seen some average scoring however today there was some tremendous golf played. Paul Granelli a distant family member of the famous Ice cream dynasty ‘whipped’ a 7 iron close to the flag on the short 7th ‘stick a flake in that!’ said a delighted Granelli as he walked off with nearest the pin. Geoff Andrews was closest after a towering shot into the 17th signature hole.

As the squirrels gathered their nuts in the Autumn sunshine talented Irishman Jimmy O’Reilly was gathering birdies as he partnered John Reilly to take the early lead in the clubhouse with 46 points. Tytheringtons Jason Waite and James Davison matched that score with Davisons birdie on the 7th hole the highlight of his round.

After 15 attempts Ross Birch is yet to win a Maxitour event and today he teamed up with Moby Rawthore and played ‘the best round of my life’ to record a wonderful 51 points. Fireman Birch (10) birdied holes 3,4 and 5 on an incredible front nine helped by Rawthore (4) birdies on the 1st and 8th holes. However Birch is still without a win as his score was amazingly matched by my ex PE teacher Pete Holmes from Macclesfield GC and my Dad (Styal). ‘It was one of those days’ said the unlikely duo ‘we just couldn’t miss’. After a 4 shot general play handicap reduction my Dad will be unlikely to repeat this feat in the near future.

Colin Roberts lost control of his powakaddy crossing a narrow bridge at High Legh GC yesterday and he gracefully fell along with his clubs into the fast flowing stream. Today Roberts was in full control of his faculties and it was his swing that was flowing well as he returned a fantastic 42 points to record the 2nd best over 60’s score. John Wreag and Harry Malpas took that honour with a tremendous 45 points.

Many thanks for playing today, I hope you enjoyed this wonderful golf course which was in superb condition. Many thanks to the greens staff, bar staff and Secretary Neville for their hard work and making us feel so welcome.


Nearest the Pin 7th Dozen AD333 Paul Granelli

Nearest the pin 17th Dozen AD333 Geoff Andrews

1st Cleveland Travel case each

2nd Srixon carry bag each

3rd Titleist messenger bag each

4th Dozen Taylor Made tp balls each

5th Dozen Taylor Made Burner balls each

6th Titleist winter mits each

7th Srixon Cap each

8th Srixon Cap each

9th Srixon Cap each

10th FJ socks

11th FJ socks

12th FJ socks

13th FJ socks

Over 60’s Dozen Srixon soft feel Each

order of merit

1st Pete Maxwell & Pete Holmes 51pts 12

2nd Moby Rawthore & Ross Birch 51pts 11

3rd John Reilly & Jimmy O’Reilly 46pts 10

4th Jason Waite & James Davison 46pts 9

5th Mick Mahan & Tony Wilson 45pts 8

6th John Wreag & Harry Malpas 45pts + won over 60’s prize 7

7th Cath Rawthore & Sam Poole 44pts 6

8th Paul Granelli & Nigel Davies 44pts 5

9th Darren Whittaker & Alan Pengally 43pts 4

10th Liam Kindon & Tony Caldwell 43pts 3

11th John Davies & Jonathon Davies 43pts 2

12th Chris Cyprus & Andy Lawman 43pts 1

13th Roger Percival & Pete Atherton 43pts

14th Dave Collinson & Gary Bennell 42pts

15th Ian King & Mike Spencer 42pts

16th Gary Garner & Graham Smith 42pts

17th Colin Roberts & Jeff Andrews 42pts

18th Dave Antrobus & Dave Stanhope 42pts

19th Paul Dalby & Billy Blissett 42pts

20th Mark Foley & George Drakonakis 42pts

21st Barry Harrison & Paul Nuttall 42pts

22nd Geoff Haynes & Terry Davison 41pts

23rd Pat Keenan & Stuart Wilson 41pts

24th Steve Plets & Stuart Thompson 40pts

25th Chris O’Neill & Derek Batey 40pts

Steve Rourke & Peter Moores 40pts

Richard Blackwell & Tony Jennison 40pts

Andy Stubbens & Brian Hopkins 40pts

Chris O’Neill & Derek Batey 40pts

Giles Terry & Peter Whitehead 40pts

Carl Kennedy & ptnr 39pts

Nick Howsley & Peter Hargreaves 39pts

Simon Helmsley & Warren Newton 39pts

Frank Garvey & Sean Reilly 39pts

Frank Hindle & Richard Palmer 39pts

Pete Cleaver & Paul Clay 39pts

Mark Forshaw & Rick Pickard 39pts

Guds Ahmed & Josh Evans 38pts

Pete Tinkler & Bill Ross 38pts

Frank Stapleton & Stuart Pearson 38pts

Phil Byrne & Josh Brand 38pts

Ian Ainsworth & Alan Clough 37pts

Colin Lynch & Ian Richardson 37pts

Rick Northover & Vaughan Wolsten’me 37pts

Des Kelly & Phil Ashcroft 37pts

Paul Sherlock & John Bent 36pts

Paul Taylor & Ian Fife 36pts

Chris & Gail Heggarty 35pts

Mike Haynes & Norman Quick 35pts

Charles Herbert & Nick Solski 35pts

John Rigby & Dave Marchant 35pts

John Neale & John Lawson 35pts

Alex Jerman & Martin Beresford 34pts

Ken Lawton & Kevin Chrimes 34pts

Bryn Atherton & Allen Reid 31pts

Barney Ross & Dave McGuiness 33pts

Richard Preston & Basil Burton 29pts

2’s sweep £142.50 3 balls each 42 balls Frank Stapleton Terry Davison Ian Ainsworth Peter Hargreaves Ray Standring Sam Poole Mick Mahan Tony Wilson George Drakonakis Des Kelly Pete Maxwell Paul Sherlock Chris O’Neil Martyn Beresford Alex Jerman

Start times at Delamere GC

Thursday 17th November

Pairs betterball £30 per player

1st tee

9.46am Neville Dennis x4

9.54am Colin Roberts x4

10.02am Paul Crisp x4

10.10am Ken Jones x4

10.18am Dave Collinson x4

10.27am Ian King x4

10.36am Paul Granelli x4

10.44am John Beech x4

10.52am Mike Haynes x4

11.00am Howard Baker x4

11.08am Ron Sloane x4

11.16am Alan Noden x4

11.24am Alan Noden x4

11.32am Mo Rawthore x4

11.40am Guds Ahmed X4

11.48am Dave Keen x2 Carl Kennedy x2

10th tee

9.46am Roy Sinclair x4

9.54am Steve Parle x4

10.02am Geoff Haynes x4

10.10am David Smith x4

10.18am Roger Pecival x4

10.26am Lez Bray x4

10.34am members

10.42am members

10.50am Richard Blackwell x2 G Garner x2

10.58am Jim Clarke x4

11.06am Charles Herbert x4

11.14am Jason Lloyd Jones x4

11.22am Jason L Jones x2 P Holmes x2

11.30am Dennis Humphries x2 M Worthington x2?

11.38am Frank Garvey x4


Dave Becket/larry McDonald

Andrew Shingler x4

Chris Cyprus x4

Liam Harrison x4

Neale Laurent x2

Paul Clay x2

Garner x2 (Standring)

Paul Nuttall x2