Maxitours at perfect Prestbury
Maxitours players enjoyed the calm after the storm as they were met with golden sunshine, clear blue skies and crisp green fairways as they arrived at wonderful Prestbury this morning.
‘It’s like playing golf in Portugal –except without the hangover’ commented a delighted Frank Massey.
Duncan Cheslett was a late stand in for the Sale team today. ‘Can you point out who John Stubbs is?’ he asked trying to locate his new partners ‘He’s the old fella in the clubhouse wearing a creased red sweater’ I replied informatively. Duncan picked out his man with ease.
Lee Tilley also required a late stand in as playing partner Dave Sarsfield was at home recovering from shock after flying into Manchester Airport last night. His boeing 737 had two hair raising failed attempts to land before they were diverted to a slightly calmer East Midlands Airport .
Lancastrian Frank Hindle was in tears this morning after the winds caused a big branch to smash into his greenhouse and destroyed his award winning pansies. However he still came up smelling of roses as he picked up four dozen balls when he was the only player in the sweep to record a two on the testing par threes.
In today’s event the scoring was exceedingly close as the players enjoyed incredibly dry and fast running fairways. Ray Ward(15) teamed up with Gary Garner(6) and his two sons, Jordan(21) and David(24) to finish in 4th spot with 84 points, just one shot away from first position.
The low handicap team from Didsbury also scored 84 points to finish third and ever present Paul Dalby(3), Paul Sherlock(5), Phil Vokes(2) and Barney Ross(3) claimed to have missed more than their fair share of putts.
A terrific back nine saw Derek Hollindrake’s(8) Pleasington team take second place. Eric Knowles(8) owns a childrens nursery and he kept a close eye on the younger members of his team, Rob Allen(12) and wealthy antiques dealer Chris Davies(9), to make sure they were behaving over the closing holes.
The Tytherington quartet of Andy Stubbens(5), Andy Hockenhull(20), Johnnie Walker(8) and Pete Gifney(20) took top spot with 85 points. Long distance lorry driver Johnnie looked paler than usual when he arrived to play this morning. He drove to Scotland and back last night carrying a container load of flammable gas as all around him wagons were being blown off the motorway. ‘It helps you put tricky three footers into perspective’ said the delighted and friendly trucker.
Many thanks for playing today, I think everyone enjoyed this excellent venue.
Nearest the Pin 7th Iain Bartholomew Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Paul Sherlock Dozen AD333s
2’s Lucky Frank Hindle £82.50 24 prov1s or 4 dozen Srixons all to himself!
|1||Andy Stubbens, Andy Hockenhull, Johnnie Walker, Pete Gifney||85||12||Galvin Green shirt each|
|2||Derek Hollindrake, Eric Knowles, Rob Allen, Chris Davies||84||10||Dozen Titleist pro v1s each|
|3||Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby, Barney Ross, Paul Sherwood||84||8||doz Srixon ad333 each|
|4||Gary Garner, Jordan Garner, David Garner, Ray Ward||84||6||Titleist cap each|
|5||Frank Stapleton, Stuart Pearson, Dave Wilson, Kevin Hawkins||82||4||Ashworth cap each|
|6||Pete O,Neill, Steve Torkington, Alan Leigh, Paul Jones||81||2|
|7||Richard Blackwell, Ron Jolley, Andy Hamlett, Simon Helmsley||81|
|8||Dave Blood, Jim Cox, Joel King, Sandy Calder||80|
|9=||Geoff Haynes, Alan Clough, Terry Davison, Trevor Harrison||78|
|9=||Brian Greenbank, Matt Nelstrop, John Kennedy, Dave Wainwright||78|
|11||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, Tony Wilson||77|
|12||Iain Bartholomew, Max Henderson, Kevin Barker, Ian Noke||76|
|13=||John Reilly, Jimmy O’Reilly, Frank Massey, Jim O’Driscoll||75|
|13=||Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Ian Tinling, Dave Marchant||75|
|15=||Ian King, Joe Kirwan, Ashley Elliott, Charlie Rooney||74|
|15=||Ed Wilkinson, Scott Ashall, David Wilkinson, Roger Percival||74|
|17=||Steve Tyrell, Ray Jones, Barry Eddlestone, Kevin Fahy||73|
|17=||Lee Tilley, Billy Coleman, Dave Rhodes, Rob Norbury||73|
|19=||Alan Pengelly, Bri Hopkins, Andy Barstow, Roy Hargreaves||71|
|19=||Ed Pysden, Pete Norbury, Mike Norbury, Nad Haq||71|
|21||John Stubbs, Duncan Cheslett, John Royle, Guy Hall||70|
|22||Wayne Colclough, Ken Ashford, Stuart Hawkey, Simon Richards||69|
|23||Nigel Comsty, Michael Barron, Ron Hopkins, Phil Parry||68|
Delamere Forest start times
Thurday 20th February
9.45am Neville Dennis x4
9.54am Colin Roberts x4
10.03am Dave Stanhope x4
10.12am Nigel Oakes x2 Pete Short x2
10.21am Bob Sutton x4
10.30am Mike Fenton x4
10.39am Rob Hands x4
10.48am Liam Harrison x4
10.57am Lewis Marland x2 Simon Helmsley x2
11.06am Pete O’Neill x4
11.15am Roger McMullen x4
11.24am Ian Brougham x4
11.33am Mark Robinson x4?
9.45am Ian King x4
9.54am Phil Vokes x4
10.03am Geoff Haynes x4
10.12am Mick Mahon x4
10.21am Dave Blood x4
10.30am Brian Greenbank x4
10.39am John Stubbs x4
10.48am Eddie Ellis x4
10.57am Frank Stapleton x4
11.06am Andy Hamlett x2 Bartholomew x2
11.15am Gail Hegarty x4
11.24am Charles Herbert x4
11.33am Andy Stubbens x4
Eddy Stirling x2/4?
Joe York x4
Ron Tabbron x2