Results from Sunny Stockport

Vale Of Llangollen this FRIDAY – now spaces for 2 or 4 players on this must play course-see below!!!!

Dunham Forest Etiqus Masters next Monday-spaces

Mere Galvin Green Am Am- Thursday 23rd -full

Maxitours at Stockport Golf Club

Torrential rain and gale force winds greeted the early arrivals at Stockport today. Many thanks to Gary Norcott and the very helpful Stockport team for allowing us to make the correct decision and move to an afternoon shotgun start so this great course could be enjoyed by all.

Rob Rhodes was delighted that the event went ahead. ‘my wife thinks I’m working today, I can’t go home early, she’ll think I’m having an affair.’

John Safill travelled from Chesterfield this morning and he was astounded at the quality of the Stockport course. He was one of many players who declared ‘ those greens are absolutely beautiful ‘. ‘They are the best greens I’ ve played on all year’ said the knowledgeable 4 handicapper Barry Jackson.

Andy Hockenhull ‘s day went from bad to worse. He struggles to rotate his lower body correctly on his downswing and this caused him to narrowly miss out on the prizes after a solid 41 points. His rotation issues continued when he entered the Stockport Clubhouse and got stuck in their historic revolving door after pushing it the wrong way.

Receptive high quality greens, preferred lies and a shortened golf course saw better scoring than last week.

It was great to see Ex Ryder Cup player Ollie Wilson return to form and banish his demons to win the Dunhill Links event on Sunday, Dave Stanhope(12) also reached dizzy heights when he led the Order of Merit earlier this season before also suffering a massive loss of form.
Things were that bad he was playing most par threes as doglegs.
Today he regained his confidence and picked up some much needed points with a fifth place finish alongside John Anderton(9).

Order of Merit leader Richard Blackwell(13) increased his lead after a fourth place finish with 45 points. He partnered Peter Freeman(15) who struggled to get on the card due to his average play and his partners high quality golf.

Badly dressed Ray Massey(5) and Graham Kaye(7) from Ashton on Mersey had a great back nine as they came home in 24 points to finish 3rd.

After a quiet season by their very high standards Shrigley Hall’s nice guys Brian Hopkins(5) and Alan Pengelly(12) were delighted with a season best 2nd place. Pengelly was magical on the back nine as they also finished very strongly.

Good friends John Hilton(12) from Flixton and Mottram Hall’s Ron Jolley(17) took the honours today with a terrific 46 points. These two love their golf and are known as Cheshires own Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal due to their successful partnership. Well played chaps.

Many thanks to everyone for your brilliant cooperation today, everyone who played really enjoyed the Stockport course.

Nearest the pin Ian Waddington Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 18th John Anderton Dozen AD333s
85 £7 2’s
2’s Paul Whitworth John Horsley Stan Williams Barry Jackson Ray Massey Graham Kay Mike Tarrant Dave Griffith Ian Waddington x2 Phil Thomas John Bancroft

Stockport 06-Oct-2014
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 John Hilton, Ron Jolley 46 12 Maxitours Sweater each
2 Brian Hopkins, Alan Pengelly 45 11 Dozen Pro V1s each
3 Ray Massey, Graham Kay 45 10 Dozen Z Stars each
4 Richard Blackwell, Peter Freeman 45 9 Dozen Z Stars each
5 Dave Stanhope, John Anderton 43 8 Dozen AD333s
6 Frank Harvard , Frank Hindle 43 7 Dozen AD333s
7 Stan Williams, David Batterly 43 6 Titleist cap each
8 Ken Thompson, Cath Kirwan 43 5 Titleist cap each
9 Phil Smeathers, Dave Harlow 43 4
10 Dave Bentley, Roger Metcalfe 43 3
11 Ian Ritchie, John Royle 42 2
12 Gordon Hamlett, Liam Rex 42 1
13= Dave Arthur, John Horsley 41
13= Andy Hockenhull, Andy Bethell 41
13= Ian Waddington, Andrew Norman 41
13= Jason Waite, Howard Baker 41
13= Barry Jackson, Barney Hunter 41
13= John Bancroft, Paul McKee 41
13= Steve Pinnington, Steve Lowe 41
20= Dave Griffiths, A Ghost 40
20= Rob Rhodes, Paul Whitworth 40
20= John Safill, Ian Gretton 40
20= Simon Poucher, Jan Jagielka 40
20= Iain Bartholomew, John Hilditch 40
20= Pete Allsop, Pete Cleaver 40
20= Phil Thomas, Wayne McNulty 40
27= Joe Kirwan, Ben Levine 39
27= Simon Conway, Mark Williams 39
27= Pete Short, 39
30= Mick Mahon, John Farnworth 38
30= Pat Keenan, John Delaney 38
30= Charles Herbert, Ross Birch 38
30= Jack Pryce, Jason Henderson 38
34= Pete Birtwistle, Chris Brackley 36
34= Stuart Ellison, MikeTarrant 36
34= Ian Buxton, Mike Kinsley-Smith 36
37 Simon Hemsley, Mike Howard 34
38= Richard Taylor-Carr, Ken Heaton 32
38= Des Kelly, Nick Fletcher 32
40 Gary Hempstead, Pete Hamlett 31

Llangollen Start times

Great food available from 9am
buggies available to book
Nearest the pin 14th 18th
10.00 Colin Roberts x4-
10.09 Dave Robinson x4
10.18 Colin Baxendale x4
10.27 Mick Mahon x4
10.36 Dave Stanhope x4
10.45 Dave Stanhope x4
10.54 Barney Ross x4
11.03 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.21 Ian Ainsworth x4
11.30 Derek Hollindrake x4
11.39 Rob Weston x4
11.48 Steve Johnson x4
11.57 Jeff Barrett x4-
12.06 Richard Blackwell x4
12.15 Jim Rymer x2
12.33 Martin Firth x2 Bethell x2
12.42 Ray Jones x4
12.51 Nigel Milroy x4
1.00 Chih hu x4
1.09 Dave Madely x4
1.18 Mick Fenton x4
1.27 David Smithx4
1.36 Jim Ernill x4
1.45 Paul Baxter x4
1.54 Bernard Wood x4
2.03 Steve Parle x4
2.12 David Smith x4