Maxitours at Caldy
Mike Spencer packed his bucket and spade this morning as Maxitours goes to the seaside twice in five days this week. Today was the turn of the immaculate Cheshire Amateur Championship venue Caldy. This regally overlooks next weeks great venue, the Classic Welsh links of Conwy.
Caldy is Liverpools’ answer to Manchesters’ Alderly Edge. It is a place where very ‘posh scousers’ live. The membership is comprised of well spoken solicitors, very well educated surgeons, consultant doctors, chartered accountants, public school stock brokers and Ian Rush.
A stiff breeze presented a great test for today’s competitors and it was the big hitting low handicap team from Shrigley Hall who tamed the conditions best of all. ‘The last time I played here it was so windy I couldn’t tee the ball up’ said Andy Taylor ‘this felt like a doddle today’ he added confidently. He was backed up by Martin Firth who also recorded his second victory in 20 days. Ex-marine Andy Stubbens and builder Andy ‘cash please’ Bethell were the other talented team mates.
Young Pete O’Neill was devastated to narrowly miss a putt on his last green which would have seen the flambouyant Swinton Park team in the prizes. Maxitours legend (and ex-Shotsaver Order of Merit winner) Neville Dennis was not amused and gave him a Luis Saurez-type hand shake as he departed the green.
Lancastrian Paul Bradley, softly spoken John Dolan and distinguished Irishman Frank Garvey rarely feature in the prizes and their 39 points on the front nine looked like the poor run was going to continue. On the back nine the team suddenly ignited and they scored a terrific 48 points to take second place. ‘It was like an outer body experience’ said the likeable Garvey shaking in disbelief.
Ever present quality players Moby Rawthore (3), Cath Rawthore (+2), Mark Foley (6) and Ryan Foley (2) were delighted to finish in 3rd spot with 84 points. Chorltons ageing team of Liam Harrison, Chris Heggarty, John Crane and Malcolm Brownhill finished fourth on 81pts.
Charles Herbert has fully reconstructed his swing in recent weeks. This passionate, hard working golfer can often be seen wearing a straight jacket on the practice ground, with a beach ball balanced between his legs and a mirror strapped on to his forehead. Today all the hard work was worth it as he hit a majestic wedge to within inches of the 17th flag to take nearest the pin. ‘That was my Phil Mickleson swing’ he reported happily and skipped back to the range.
Alan Green who reconstructs his swing on each shot was closest to the pin on the 2nd hole.
Nearest the pin 2nd hole Alan Green
Nearest the pin 17th hole Charles Herbert
2’s Sweep £130 42 proV1 or 84 srixon AD333
6 pro v1s each or 12 srixon AD333
John Wright Steve Rhodes Andy Stubbens Moby Rawthore x2 Martin Firth John Stubbs Malcolm Brownhill
|1||Martin Firth, Andy Taylor, Andy Stubbens, Andy Bethell||88||12||Galvin Insula top|
|2||Frank Garvey, Paul Bradley, An Other, John Dolan||87||10||Footjoy Performance Shirt each|
|3||Moby Rawthore, Cath Rawthore, Mark Foley, Ryan Foley||84||8||Dozen Z Stars each|
|4||Liam Harrison, Chris Heggarty, John Crane, Graham Brownhill||81||6||Titleist hat each|
|5||Roger Percival, Pete Atherton, Tom McPhail, Martin France||80||4|
|6||Neville Dennis, Frank Massey, John Reilly, Pete O’Neill||80||2|
|7||Colin Roberts, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair, Tony Adams||79|
|8=||Charles Herbert, Steve Rhodes, Marcus Kaye, Brian Hopkins||77|
|8=||Alex Jerman, Nigel Milroy, Martyn Berrisford, John Hilldrup||77|
|10=||Lez Bray, Chris Moriarty, Graham Pollitt, Dean Murray||76|
|10=||John Grint, Brian Mottram, Martin Hall, John Walton||76|
|12=||Ray Ward, Phil Ashcroft, Connor Winstanly, Geoff Cogswell||75|
|12=||Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer||75|
|14||John Stubbs, Guy Hall, Ian Trow, Dave Parsons||74|
|15=||Peter Coughlin, Gary Conroy, Garry Smith, John Wright||73|
|15=||Colin Lynch, Alan Green, Arthur Holmes, Ged Gaffey||73|
|17=||John Beech, Jeff Barratt, Glynn Jones, Gary Maton||72|
|17=||Norman Quick, Gail Heggarty, Malcolm Brownhill, Hubert Dunki-jacobs||72|
|19=||John Aikenhead, Jay Seddon, Rob Caruana, John Bent||71|
|19=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, Tony Wilson||71|
|19=||Paul Taylor, Mike Sweeney, Tom King, John Howe||71|
|22=||Tony Lowe, Gary Denman, Ron Sloane, Carl Kennedy||69|
|22=||Gary Garner, Ray Standridge, Garry Davies, Mark Green||69|
|24||Dave Bentley, Bev Crute, David Vaughan, Richard Taylor-Carr||68|
|25||Dave Ringland, Ian Fairfax, Neil Dunne, Tony Earnshaw||67|
Conwy Shotsaver Masters Pairs £25 person
9.30am Colin Roberts x4
9.38am Steve Wrigley x4
9.46 Liam Harrison x4
9.55am Pete Birtwhistle x4
10.03am Ian King x4
10.11am Alan Noden x4
10.20am Alan Noden x4
10.28am Dave Stanhope x4
10.36am Steve Dunphy x4
10.44am Chris Cyprus x4
11.52am John Hilton x2 David Lomax x2
11.01am Dennis Humphries x2 Steven Ballard x2
11.10am Pete Holmes x4
11.18am Jim Clarke x4
11.27am Bobby Aston x4
11.35am Geoff Haynes x4
11.43am Norman Quick x4
11.51am Barney Ross x4
12.00pm Moby Rawthore x4
12.09pm Carl Kennedy X2 Jerman x2
12.18pm Ray Ward x4
12.26pm Andrew Shingler x4
12.34pm Charles Herbert x4
12.42pm Roy Bramwell x4
12.50pm Phil Okill x4
1.08pm G Garner x4
1.15pm Matt Gillibrand x4
res Colin Lynch x2 Lee Parr x2
Dear Maxitours Member,
Please find below details of a Sports Psychology seminar organised by my very good friend Matthew Turnock Professional at De Vere Mottram Hall in March:
Matt has already sold 45 tickets (30 to local professionals) and numbers are limited.
Cost £25 single ticket £45 pair
Date – Monday 12th March 2012
Time – 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue – De Vere Mottram Hall (Clubhouse – Thomas Suite)
For ticket sales please contact Matthew Turnock – PGA Professional at De Vere Mottram Hall on 07774 132382 or e-mail matt
Karl works with sportsmen and women from many different fields but he is best known for his success with golfers. His clients are a who’s who of the golfing world includingFOUR recent MAJOR winners – US Open Champion Graeme McDowell, British Open Champions Darren Clarke & Louis Oosthuizen and US Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel along with former world Number One Lee Westwood to name but a few.
Karl only delivers around a dozen or so of these workshops each year in the UK so this is a RARE opportunity to hear one of the most respected Psychologists in golf. It doesn’t matter what handicap or skill level you are – from scratch golfer to 36 handicap EVERYONE can learn something.