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
|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|
|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