Great upcoming events!
Knutsford AM AM Thursday 12th June- nearly full
Conwy Pairs Monday 16th- some spaces
Old Worsey AM AM 26th June – room for just 1 team!
Vale Royal AM AM 4th July –nearly full!
Maxitours at Delightful Dunham Forest
A superbly manicured Dunham Forest provided the setting for today’s Maxitours event. The overnight rain subsided and in the afternoon sunshine cracked the flags to ensure an enjoyable day’s golf was had by all.
Scotsman Ray Jones needs to work on his positive mental attitude to improve his game. Before he went out today he set the tone for his average round. ‘It’s the middle of June and it’s no’ stopped raining this Summer, the nights will be a drawing in soon.’
Mick Mahon and Frank Hindle surprised many people with their runners up finish at Sandiway last week. Today as they arrived in the clubhouse they were both actually smiling and looking forward to their golf. Unfortunately after a solid first hole their usual golf game came back to haunt them and finished in second to last place.
Matt Nelstrop struggled on his approach shots into the par threes today as he missed every green. The jovial and lucky Hale member then managed to thin a couple of chips which rattled the flag and fell into the cup as he recorded a brace of 2’s.
In today’s event the pure and receptive greens together with slightly forward tees ensured scoring would be good.
Dave Crowther(12) and Andy Kershaw(5) are both from Yorkshire, despite this they are both great blokes. Today short armed Dave struggled to get his tees out of his very deep pockets on the first tee however a birdie to start the round set the tone as the strange speaking duo finished 4th with 44 points.
John Stubbs(18) and John Royle(17) from Sale GC finished as top seniors and they were also 3rd overall after they scored an impressive 44 points. Accountant Royle played wonderful golf and he is becoming known as the Bernard Langer of Maxitours. Like the talented German he is younger than he looks, he has a disciplined golf game and more impressively he overcome a serious bout of the putting yips to become one of the most respected old players in the Manchester area. He also eats his fair share of Frankfurter sausages and German beer.
Second place went to the on form Andy Stubbens(6) and Andy Hockenhull(16) from Tytherington. They had a great front nine however the tougher closing holes saw them just hanging on to second place.
Taking the honours today with an embarrassing 50 point haul was Eddie Sterling(6) and Saj Hashmi(12). These two are great guys and Saj had the best round of his life as he went to the turn in 2 under par. He then tightened up under the intense pressure but fortunately he could rely on playing partner Eddie to birdie the 12th and then hole his approach on the par 5 13th for a net albatross to earn another 5 points. In defense of the Wychwood pairs ridiculous score they have struggled in their previous few Maxitours outings this year. Unfortunately today’s world class performance sees a severe general play handicap reduction for them both. Great golf chaps, very well played.
Many thanks to everyone for your support as once again today over 100 Maxitours golfers enjoyed playing a top Cheshire course presented in wonderful condition.
Nearest the Pin 8th Andy Stubbens
Nearest Pin on 18th TBC
2’s £102.50 5 pro v1s each Pete Hamlet Andy Stubbens Bri Hopkins Matt Nelstrop x2 Roger Percival
|1||Eddie Sterling, Saj Hashmi||50||12||Taylor made cart bag each|
|2||Andy Stubbens, Andy Hockenhull||45||11||Dozen Pro V1s each|
|3||John Royle, John Stubbs||44||10||FJ Shirt each top seniors|
|4||Dave Crowther, Andy Kershaw||44||9||Dozen AD333 Tour|
|5||Martin Firth , Andy Bethell||43||8||Puma Shirt each|
|6||Tony Ramatowski, Pete Waterhouse||42||7||Maxitours Shirt each 2nd seniors|
|7||Alex Elliott, Ashley Elliott||42||6||Puma Shirt each|
|8||Mark Graham, Kevin Morgan||41||5||Maxitours Shirt each|
|9||Ollie Clayton, Ian Thompson||40||4|
|10||Ian King, Darren Whittaker||40||3|
|11||Nigel Dibble, David Mason||40||2|
|12||Paul Clay, Pete Cleaver||40||1|
|13||John Riley, Dave Torkington||40|
|14=||Barry Ecclestone, Ray Jones||39|
|14=||Dave Antrobus, Giles Terry||39|
|16=||Richard Palmer, Tony Wilson||38|
|16=||Guy Hall, Keith Coxon||38|
|16=||Jack Coleman, Anthony Bloor||38|
|16=||Stuart Coupe, Mike Johnson||38|
|16=||Bernard Wood, Dave Smith||38|
|16=||Mark Simister, Pete Hamlett||38|
|16=||Barry Jackson, Barney Hunter||38|
|23=||Tom Hannon, Peter Ferneyhough||37|
|23=||Brian Greenbank, David Wainwright||37|
|23=||Dave Stanhope, Dave Harlow||37|
|23=||John Hughes, Mark Robinson||37|
|23=||Matt Cheffins, Steve Travi||37|
|23=||Stuart Pearson, Kevin Hawkins||37|
|23=||Jeff Wealands, Dave Wilson||37|
|23=||Brian Hopkins, Mike Powell||37|
|31=||Richard Blackwell, Pat Keenan||36|
|31=||Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers||36|
|31=||Chris Makin, Mickey Gray||36|
|31=||Warren Newton, Matt Jansen||36|
|31=||Mo Dar, Kevin Chisnell||36|
|31=||Brendan Leighton, Jonathon Tugwood||36|
|31=||Ian Waddington, Ian Murray||36|
|31=||Lee Tilley, Billy Coleman||36|
|39=||Steve Tyrell, Kevin Fahy||35|
|39=||Matt Nelstrop, Ian Ponter||35|
|39=||Anthony Grimley, Bernard O’Shaunessy||35|
|39=||Mike Gauden, Steve Mattinson||35|
|39=||Steve Parle, Gary Parle||35|
|44||Dave Sarsfield, Pete Norbury||34|
|45=||Neville Dennis, Frank Massey||33|
|45=||Roger Percival, Josh Brand||33|
|45=||Andy Baguley, Lee Edmondson||33|
|45=||Ray Massey, Cameron Massey||33|
|49=||Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle||31|
|49=||Simon Poucher, Gordon Stow||31|
|49=||Chris Meikleham, Gary Temple||31|
|52||Dave Beavis, Steve Tate||29|
Knutsford AM AM £20
Thursday 12th June
The course is truly immaculate!
9.10 Colin Roberts x4
9.20 Ian King x4
9.38 Anthony Grimley x4
9.47 Steve Korab x4
9.56 Dave Stanhope x4
10.05 Phil Vokes x4
10.14 Bash Majeed x4
10.23 Steve Johnson x4
10.33 Mick Mahon x4
10.41 Lewis Marland x4
10.52 Ian Ainsworth x4
1.10 Max Henderson
1.19 Andy Stubbens x4
1.28 John Stubbs x4
1.37 Charles Herbert x4
1.46 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.55 Gary Garner x4
2.04 Danny Ritchie x4
2.15 Chris Meikleham x4