Great Upcoming Maxitours events.
Vale Royal AM AM Friday 26th Sept -last few spots!
Davenport Pairs Thursday 2nd Oct-spaces
Stockport Pairs Monday 6th Oct-last few spots!
Vale of Lllangollen Friday 10th Oct-full
Dunham Forest ‘Etiqus masters’ Mon 13th Oct-last few spots!
Maxitours Shotsaver Pairs at Reddish Vale
Dr Alister Mackenzie majically plied his trade over 100 years ago on the rolling Cheshire fairways of Reddish Vale in Stockport. Designing a golf course with such high quality sloping fairways and meandering river was superb preparation for the Augusta masterpiece he built 15 years or so later.
I am sure he would be impressed to see the way his course was presented so magnificently by the Reddish green keepers and satisfied to see his masterpiece enjoyed by so many golfers today.
Everyone at this lovely historic club were extremely friendly and host professional Andy Myers is always a real pleasure to deal with.
As we all know there were three massively important ballots taking place today.
Firstly, there was the welcome news that the R and A moved into the 21st century when their members backed the positive decision to allow female members into their club.
Secondly, without hungry Dave Antrobus in their regular four ball to sway the vote Dave Stanhope’s team made the incorrect decision not to partake in a pre round bacon sandwich. ‘These are in the top 3 bacon butties I have ever tasted’ claimed bacon bap expert Phil Vokes from a rival team.
Thirdly, all of Scotland voted in their referendum for independence today. Scotsman Dave McCallum desperately wished on more than one occasion that he was independent after helplessly watching on as playing partner Kevin Barker struggled to master the lightening fast greens.
Frank Hindle was another to struggle on the superb greens which were running at 12 on the stimp meter. ‘He hit the ball further with his putter than with his driver on several holes’ complained playing partner John Farnworth.
Henry Cotton was a great admirer of the Reddish Vale course and he loved the 16th hole describing it as ‘the best looking, most fair and probably the most difficult hole I have ever played’. Kevin Hamilton(scr) found it no problem as he made a three on his way to an impressive 4th place finish playing alongside the likeable Paul Dalby(4).
Sale Golf Club’S senior duo Guy Hall(11) and Keith Coxon(11) only scored 1 point on the famous 16th hole. Guy then showed his fighting spirit with excellent pars on the final two holes to take 5th place also with 41 points.
Maxitours nice guys Barry Jackson(4) and Steve Yates from Ashton on Mersey finished late in the day and they were delighted to finish in a career best 3rd spot. Poulton Park’s Mike Delooze(9) and Phil Lockett(7) were devastated to miss out on victory by a single shot. Phil called for a local taxi to take him home after three putting from inside a yard at the last!
Taking today’s honours were Bramall’s Alan Demmy(9) and Patrick Keenan(17) with 43 points. Neither player recorded a gross birdie all day however the wealthy duo were one of the few teams to master the Augusta- like greens and a great team effort saw the popular duo win a superb shotsaver watch each.
With the Ryder Cup just over a week away it is expected that both teams will compete at 110% yet play in the true spirit of the game, many thanks to all Maxitours players today for also playing with such respect for this terrific game. Thanks to Shotsaver for their marvellous continued sponsorship.
Come on Europe!
( Pete Short used to train spot when he was a child, nowadays he collects golf scorecards and needs to find a golf club beginning with the letter X to complete his collection. If anyone can help please let me know.)
2’s £67.50 10 pro v1s or 21 srixons per two Phil Lockett Guy Hall
Nearest the Pin 4th Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 12th Dozen AD333s (confirmed tomorrow)
|1||Pat Keenan, Al Demmy||43||12||Shotsaver watch each|
|2||Phil Lockett, Mike Delooze||42||11||Galvin Green Shirt each|
|3||Barry Jackson , Steve Yates||42||10||Dozen Pro V1s each|
|4||Paul Dalby, Kevin Hamilton||41||9||Dozen Z Stars each|
|5||Guy Hall , Keith Coxon||41||8||Dozen TOUR AD333s|
|6||Andy Taylor, Martin Firth||40||7||Dozen AD333s each|
|7||Hetash Patel, Martin Cullen||40||6|
|8||Simon Conway, Mark Williams||40||5|
|9||Tony Stiles, Andy Hall||40||4|
|10||Jim Caldwell, Stephen Barlow||39||3|
|11||Bob Kwan, Mark Richardson||38||2|
|12||Russell Humphries, Peter Maxwell||38||1|
|13=||Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison||38|
|13=||John Royle, Ian Trow||38|
|15=||Gav Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley||37|
|15=||Des Kelly, Nick Fletcher||37|
|17=||Phil Vokes, Barney Ross||36|
|17=||Mike McCurdy, Jon Farrell||36|
|19=||Anthony Grimley, John Buckley||35|
|19=||Dave Stanhope, Dave Harlow||35|
|19=||Giles Terry, Phil Smeathers||35|
|19=||Warren Newton, Matt Jansen||35|
|19=||Wayne Colclough, Ken Ashton||35|
|24||Jack Coleman, Mike Gauden||34|
|25=||Bernard Fee, Iain Perkins||33|
|25=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer||33|
|25=||Frank Hindle, John Farnworth||33|
|25=||Lance Amison, Paul Millner||33|
|29=||Simon Hemsley, Will Hudson||32|
|29=||Archie Tahir, MoRafiq||32|
|31=||Kevin Barker, Dave McCallum||31|
|31=||Pete Short, Paul Kennedy||31|
|31=||James Williams, Luke Filson||31|
Vale Royal AM AM Start times
FRIDAY 26th September
£25 inc bacon bap
8.45 Jim Caldwell x4
9.03 Colin Baxendale x4
9.12 Simon Conway x4
9.21 Ian king x4
10.30 Anton Ellis x4
10.39 Ron Sloane x4
10.48 Lewis Marland x4
11.06 Archie Tahir x4
11.15 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.24 Peter Marshall x4
11.33 Ruel Spence x4
11.51 Brian Greenbank x4
12.00 John Stubbs x4
12.09 Sam Leach x4
12.18 Jim Rymer x4
12.27 Paul Higgins x4
12.36 Dave Crowther x4
12.45 Brian Greenbank x4
1.03 Pete Griffiths x4
1.12 Eddie Ellis x4
1.21 Gary Garner x4
1.30 David Smith x4
1.39 Chris Ernill x4
1.48 Paul Baxter x4
1.57 Bernard Wood x4
2.06 Steve Parle x4
2.24 Roy Sinclair x4
2.33 Charles Herbert x4
2.42 Danny Ritchie x4
2.51 Dave Hillier x4
3.00 Dave Hillier x4