Results from Pleasington

Terrific upcoming Maxitours events!
Next Friday 16th May North Manchester Team of 4 £20- great condition

Thursday 22nd Hopwood Team- nearly full

Tuesday 27th Sandiway Pairs–nearly full

Thursday 5thJuneDunhamForest Pairs– nearly full

Maxitours at Pleasington

A windswept Pleasington was the beautiful but testing setting for today’s latest terrific Maxitours event. Many thanks to Manager Chris Williams and his team for their hospitality today.

Pleasington Golf Club has impressively large and very expensive patio windows. I thoroughly enjoyed watching some interesting short game action as I was able to look out over the huge 18th green during the course of the day.
Peter Griggs did a terrific Doug Sanders impersonation as he missed a simple putt which would have taken Jim Caldwell and himself into a career best second place. ‘It was pathetic’ he muttered to himself as he sat teary eyed in the corner of the bar gazing deep into his orange squash.
Iain Bartholomew left both his putts short ‘These greens are excellent, but they are not as quick as Augusta’ he commented loudly, adding ‘did I tell you I went to watch the Masters this year?’.
Music fan Mike Mahon faced a tricky chip onto the green off a tight lie and he looked increasingly concerned as his thinned approach hurtled towards the double glazing. He started singing his favourite tune of the 90’s ‘Oh sit down, Oh sit down, OH SIT DOWN!’

In today’s event the scoring was very average. Ian Neilson from Shaw Hill played the round of his life however he was devastated to leave a 9 inch put short of the hole on the 10th. ‘The green was slower than I thought -and it was a little bit uphill’ he explained to his shell shocked partner Mark Birtwistle. Their 41 points was good enough to take third place.

Alistair Brown from Mere played alongside his happy and wealthy pal Barry Hawley-Jones. Ex European Tour Pro Alistair is now a respected amateur and he still has great ball control. He was known as one of the straightest hitters on the tour. He is still so straight last week his playing partner Barry told him to lay up to a stream crossing the fairway ‘I’m going to run it over the bridge’ replied arrow straight Brown. Today as others were fighting the wind he carefully caressed his ball around the breezy course to earn the classy partnership a first ever Maxitours podium finish.

Taking today’s honours were Bramall’s Ian King and Darren Whittaker. They were the first match out and had a stunning 25 points on the front nine. As the wind picked up and the first showers fell the likeable duo scrapped their way to an inward 18 points to take first prize. Well played chaps!

Thanks to all players for your support today.
Nearest the pin 16th Chris Lee Doxen AD333s
Nearest the pin in 2 on 18th Phil Ashcroft Dozen AD333s

2’s £97.50 3 pro vs or 6 srixon AD333s John Hilditch Norman Davies Barry H-Green Colin Brazier Callum Barrow Brian Hopkins Steve Cuthbert

Pleasington 07-May-2014
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Ian King, Darren Whittaker 43 12 Cleveland Rescue Club each
2 Alistair Brown, Barry H-Green 41 11 Galvin Shirt Each
3 Iain Neilson, Mark Birtwistle 41 10 Dozen Z Stars each
4 Norman Davies , Jordan Francis 40 9 Dozen Z Stars each
5 Archie Tahir, Mo Rafiq 40 8 Dozen Soft Feel
6 Iain Perkins, Greg Fee 40 7 Maxitours shirt each
7 Tony Robinson, Phil Ashcroft 40 6 Dozen AD333s
8 Jim Caldwell, Peter Griggs 40 5 top seniors: Maxitours shirt each
9 Iain Bartholomew, John Hilditch 39 4
10 David Alcock, Ben Alcock 39 3
11 Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 38 2
12 Jon Buckley, Mike Ormrod 38 1
13= John Farnworth, Richard Palmer 38
13= Martin Firth, Andy Hockenhull 38
15= Joe Kirwan, Dave Keen 37
15= Steve Rimmer, Tony Fox 37
15= Phil Vokes, Barney Ross 37
15= Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly 37
15= Steve Parle, Gary Parle 37
20= Mick Mahon, Tony Wilson 36
20= Chris Lee, Tony Woodford 36
20= Paul Dalby, Paul Sherlock 36
20= John Anderton, Steve Mattinson 36
20= Colin Brazier, Steve Cuthbert 36
20= David Smith, Paul Baxter 36
20= Gary Garner, Mark Green 36
27= Dave Barrow, Callum Barrow 35
27= Tony Gee, Steve Davies 35
29= Guy Hall, Keith Coxon 34
29= Russell Humphries, Bernard Fee 34
29= Mike Dobson, Craig Barker 34
29= Paul Kennedy, Duncan Cheslett 34
29= Mike Stevenson, Pat Keenan 34
34= John Stubbs, John Royle 33
34= Phil Wise, Joe Stanley 33
34= Eddie Jordan, Paul Gaskell 33
34= Paul Woodbine, Pete Keena 33
34= Doug Edmunds, Jason Dorton 33
34= Bernard Wood, Andy Moon 33
40= Bill Parkinson, Gordon Warke 32
40= Tony Rains, Pete McMahon 32
40= Gary Garner, Mark Green 32
40= Simon Helmsley, Al Demmy 32
44= Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor 31
44= Tom Wilson, Chris Dykens 31
46= Brian Greenbank, Nigel Jenkins 30
46= Richard Blackwell, Peter Freeman 30
48 Ray Royle, Terry Day 29
49 Ted Ellis, Ken Swarbrick 28
50= David Wainwright, John Kennedy 27
50= Tom Dobbins, Chris Ernill 27
52 Tom Costly, Stewart Cragg 25

Start times at North Manchester

AM AM Friday 16th May
10.00 Jim Caldwell x2

10.10 Phil Vokes x4

10.20 Colin Roberts x4

10.30 Ian King x4

10.40 Neville Dennis x4

10.50 Archie Tahir x4

11.00 Ian Ainsworth x4


11.20 Lewis Marland x4

11.30 Richard Blackwell x4


11.50 Roy Sinclair x4

12.00 Simon Poucher x4


12.20 Gary Garner x4

12.30 Andy Stubbens x4




1.20 Danny Ritchie x4

1.30 Charles Herbert x4


1.50 Dave Crowther x4


2.10 Dave Hillier x4

2.20 Dave Hillier x4


2.40 Lee Tilley x4