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Maxitours at Stockport Golf Club

Maxitours players enjoyed dry, storm free golf at one of Cheshire ’s finest courses today. Stockport Golf Club was in excellent condition considering some incredibly heavy overnight rain and many thanks must go to the wonderful green keeper and Secretary for making us feel so welcome and preparing the course to such a high standard.

Joe Armitt celebrated the first day of the winter Olympics by wearing one of the most ridiculous bobble hats seen in the seven years history of Maxitours. Pete Holmes also got into the Olympic mood as his golf went ‘Rapidly Downhill’ on the back nine and he finished joint last playing alongside Derek Payne.

As I happily practiced hitting fat wedge shots on the chipping green close to the 13th tee it was very interesting to watch the great variety of swings adopted by Maxitours players;

Top sportsmen Stuart Pearson and Frank Stapleton had strong athletic moves through the ball. Ian King who buys and sells oil for a living is developing a very fluid motion. Top musician Phil Ashworth has tremendous rhythm and builder Iain Bartholomew’s swing is based on very solid foundations. Jimmy O’Reilly owns a fleet of black cabs and his playing partners called out Taxi! on several occasions as his ball whizzed passed the hole on the slick greens. I am not sure what Michael McCurdy does for a living but if he is ever short of work I will recommend him to my local flooring shop which currently has a vacancy for a carpet beater.

Richard Palmer (known as Arnold to his pals) was delighted to hit his shot to within two feet of the 16th hole to take nearest the pin. Unfortunately Bernard Fee who was playing in the match behind him happily removed the marker from his line and forgot where it came from. Distraught Palmer was nearly in tears when he saw the marker over 10 feet away before the situation was quickly rectified in the clubhouse.

In todays event Bramall’s Ashley Elliott(9) and Ian King(8) teamed up to score 43 points and an excellent back nine saw them pip four other talented pairs to finish in 5th position.

In a recent Gallup pole Swinton Parks Pete O’Neill(2) was recently voted in the top five worst dressed members of the tour, today he played some excellent golf alongside Alan Leigh and he was delighted to finish in 4th place with 44 points. Scruffy Pete narrowly missed out on improving his appearance as 3rd place and a maxitour sweater was won by Brian Hopkins(6) and Alan Pengelly(13) who had the same score but a slightly better back nine.

Stuart Pearson(5) and charismatic Kevin Hawkins(11) scored an excellent 45 points to take 2nd place however todays honours went to Ashton on Mersey duo Mark Simister(11) and Wayne Harris(13) with a wonderful 47 points. After years in the golfing doldrums Simister’s previous lifetime best was recorded two weeks ago with a 4th place finish at West Lancs and his good form continued today as they recorded a terrific 47 points. Well played chaps.

Thanks to all players for your support today.
Yours in Golf, Tim.

Nearest the Pin 16th Dozen Richard Palmer AD333s
Nearest the Pin in two 18th Frank Massey Dozen AD333s
£82.50 24 pro v1s 3 balls each 6 srixons

2’s Paul Dalby Mark Simister Dennis Lawless Dave Keen Richard Palmer x2 Stapleton Alan Pengelly Derek Hollindrake

Stockport 06-Feb-2014
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Mark Simister, Wayne Harris 47 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Stuart Pearson, Kevin Hawkins 45 11 Footjoy Travel Holdall each
3 Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly 44 10 Maxitours sweater each
4 Pete O’Neill, Alan Leigh 44 9 Dozen Srixon ad333 each
5 Ian King, Ashly Elliott 43 8 Dozen Srixon ad333 each
6 Gary Garner , Phil Ashworth 43 7 titleist cap each
7 Ian Taylor, Dave Torkington 43 6 titleist cap each
8 Johnny Walker, Andy Hockenhall 43 5 ashworth cap each
9 Derek Hollindrake, Robert Allen 43 4 ashworth cap each
10 Dave Wilson, Frank Stapleton 42 3
11 Tony Wilson, Frank Hindle 42 2
12 Barney Ross, Paul Dalby 42 1
13= Phil Vokes, Steve Latchford 42
13= Paul Burrows, Dennis Lawless 42
13= Ian Thompson, Paul Donnely 42
16= Alex Elliott, Joe Armitt 41
16= Ray Ward, Ray Twist 41
18= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer 40
18= Charles Herbert, Ross Birch 40
18= Geoff Haynes, Terry Davison 40
18= Paul Kennedy, Duncan Cheslett 40
18= Andy Stubbens, Gareth Lover 40
23= Jim Driscoll, Frank Massey 39
23= John Reilly, Jimmy O’Reilly 39
23= Iain Perkins, Greg Fee 39
23= Bernard Fee, Russell Humphries 39
23= Iain Bartholomew, Jiohn Hilditch 39
23= Dave Keen, Charlie Rooney 39
29= Bill Ross, Dave Herbert 38
29= Gav Sutcliffe, Brett Sutcliffe 38
29= Graham Brownhill, Malcolm Brownhill 38
32= Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough 37
32= Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett 37
32= Mike McCurdy, Jon Farrell 37
35= Ron Jolley, Simon Helmsley 36
35= Brian Greenbank, David Wainwright 36
35= Rob Tabbron, Colin Walton 36
38= Colin Roberts, John Rigby 35
38= Dave Marchant, Jeff Andrews 35
40= Chris Hegarty, Gail Hegarty 34
40= Nigel Comsty, Paul Baxter 34
42= Pete Holmes, Derek Payne 33
42= Ron Hopkins, Roger McMullen 33
42= Gary Hemstead, Dan Huffman 33

Start times at Prestbury
11am Shotgun am am £25 inc bacon bap
1a Richard Blackwell x4
1b Dave Stanhope x4
2a Pete O’Neill x4
2b Gail Hegarty x4
3 Bill Ross x4
4 George Maxwell x4
5 Iain Bartholomew x4
5b Lewis Marland x4
6a Neville Dennis x4
6b Colin Roberts x4
7 Mark Wheeler x4
8aIan King x4
8bPhil Vokes x4
9a Geoff Haynes x4
9b Mick Mahon x4
10 Dave Blood x4
11a Paul Woodcock x4
11b Charles Herbert x4
12 Wayne Colclough x4
13 Andy Stubbens x4
13 Nigel Comsty x4
14a Gary Garner x4
14b John Stubbs x4
15 Ed Wilkinson x4
16a Derek Hollindrake x4
16b Brian Greenbank x4
17 Frank Stapleton x4
18a Lee Tilley x4
18b Lee Tilley x4
Mark Robinson x4
Ian Brougham x4