Maxitours at Perfect Prestbury Golf Club
Prestbury Golf Club kindly hosted today’s Maxitours event. I happily worked at this great Club for a couple of years when I turned pro in 1990 and it is always nice to catch up with some of the lovely members whenever I return there.
Everyone at the Club were superb to deal with and we were looked after very well.
I watched some players hitting off the first tee close to where the Club have built a large bonfire in preparation for Friday night’s firework show. Ian King hit a rocket and Colin Roberts hit a sparkler. John Rigby was on fire all day. Steve Rimmer’s round slowly fizzled out and Terry Davison completely failed to ignite.
Richard Palmer had a spectacular display of his own at Prestbury’s signature downhill par three 4th hole. He topped his first shot into the semi rough short of the ladies tee. He then showed his immense mental strength by holing his full 9 iron to win some balls in the 2’s sweep.
Well known crown green bowling maestro John Bancroft knows a thing or two about reading greens. He has won the Waterloo at Blackpool on a few occasions yet the excellent Prestbury surfaces got the better of him as he finished in a lowly 24th place.
Anthony Grimley lost his virginity today when he played with the attractive all-female pairing of Mel Greaves and Anne White. ‘I’ve never played with 2 ladies before, I actually really enjoyed the experience.’ Said the wobbly- legged and light-headed dentist.
After a pair entered late yesterday I was desperately fishing for another two players to make up a four, many thanks to John Waggett and Mike Hindley for standing in. The free bacon sandwich on offer proved to be excellent bait for attracting the two Knutsford men. Mike even reeled in the nearest the pin prize to make his journey worthwhile.
Aston Martin driving Jim Caldwell asked to tee off before the shotgun as he had some very important jobs to do at work this afternoon. After playing well to finish in 8th position Jim managed to drink two pints of bitter and a packet of crisps in the bar before leaving for the office. Keep up the hard work Jim.
Phil Dermott(6) and Andrew Peet(13) finished 4th in today’s event with an excellent 42 points. They were narrowly beaten to the podium by Prestbury member Iain Bartholomew(3) and John Hilditch(11) who had a slightly better back nine.
Ex European table tennis champion John Hilton(13) has a swing which is flatter than a ducks footprint. The likeable Mancunian does know how to putt however and alongside dangerous Ron Jolley(15) they played really well to finish in second.
Martin Firth(6) and Andy Taylor(10) had their last victory over a year ago, today they were back to winning ways with 44 points in the breezy conditions. Despite dropping a shot on their first hole, Taylor played some great golf and his birdie on the 3rd was the highlight of his round. Well played chaps!
Many thanks to all who played today, yours in Golf, Tim.
2’s sweep 5pro vs 10 srixons per two.
Martin Firth John Royle Paul McKee Barry Jackson Terry Morgan John Bancroft Iain Bartholomew
Nearest the Pin 7th Pete McManus Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 17th Mike Hindley Dozen AD333s
|1||Andy Taylor, Martin Firth||44||12||Titleist Golf Bag each|
|2||Ron Jolley, John Hilton||44||11||Maxitours sweater each|
|3||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew||42||10||Dozen Pro v1s each|
|4||Phil Dermott, Andrew Peet||42||9||Dozen AD333 tour each|
|5||Colin Roberts, John Rigby||39||8||Dozen AD333 each|
|6||Ian Broughan, John Parkin||39||7||Maxitours Shirt each|
|7||Simon Conway, Mark Williams||39||6||Titleist cap each|
|8||Jim Caldwell, Steve Sutton||39||5||Titleist cap each|
|9||Roy Ainsworth, Peter Atherton||39||4||FJ socks|
|10||Stuart Pearson, Dave Wilson||39||3||FJ socks|
|11||Dave Antrobus, Giles Terry||39||2|
|12||Bryce Brooks, Lee Charnley||38||1|
|13=||Frank Hindle, John Farnworth||38|
|13=||Matt Cheffins, Lee Bailey||38|
|13=||Ian King, Dave Eadsforth||38|
|13=||Gary Furlong, Colin Smith||38|
|13=||Chris Davies, Jonathon Finch||38|
|18=||Ian Ainsworth, Terry Davison||37|
|18=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer||37|
|18=||Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer||37|
|18=||Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby||37|
|18=||Paul Sherlock, Kevin Hamilton||37|
|18=||Dave Blood, Ian Gibson||37|
|24=||Chris Haskins, Jim Reynolds||36|
|24=||Geoff Andrews, Tony Adams||36|
|24=||John Farrell , Mike McCurdy||36|
|24=||Jim Cox, Dave Collinson||36|
|24=||Barry Jackson, Steve Tate||36|
|24=||John Bancroft, Paul McKee||36|
|30||Barney Hunter, Graham Kay||35|
|31=||Kenny Plumb, Simon McCoy||34|
|31=||Trevor Harrison, Ray Stringer||34|
|31=||Simon Hemsley, Ian Handy||34|
|31=||Andy Bethell, Andy Hockenhull||34|
|31=||Pete McManus, Kevin Hawkins||34|
|36=||Mel Greaves, Annie White||33|
|36=||John Royle, John Stubbs||33|
|38||Rob Allen, Eric Knowles||32|
|39||Brian Greenbank, Matt Nelstrop||31|
|40||Bob Newcombe, Barry Simpson||30|
|41=||Wayne Colclough, Ken Ashford||29|
|41=||John Anderton, Dave Harlow||29|
|41=||Keith Coxon, Ian Trow||29|
|41=||Steve Rimmer, John Littler||29|
|45=||Anthony Grimley, John Buckley||24|
|45=||John Waggett, Mike Hindley||24|
|47||Chih Hu, Frank Fallon||23|
Wilmslow Pairs Monday 10th November
9.50 Colin Roberts x4
9.59 Ian King x4
10.08 Wayne Colclough x2 Simon Conway x2
10.17 Phil Vokes x4
10.26 Mick Mahon x4
10.35 Dave Parsons x4
10.44 Dave Stanhopex4
10.53 Lewis Marland x2 John Hilditch x2
11.02 Ian Ainsworth x4
11.11 Dave Hillier x4
11.20 Dan Huffman x4 tbc
11.29 John Stubbs x4
11.38 Brian Hopkins x4
9.50 Colin Baxendale x4
9.59 Paul Crisp x4
10.08 Steve Tyrell x4
10.17 Dave Blood x4
10.26 Derek Hollindrake x4
10.35 Roger Percival x4
10.44 Steve Johnson x4
10.53 Russell Humphries x2
11.02 Dick Perry x4
11.13 Simon Poucher x2 Nigel Compsty x2
11.22 Richard Blackwell x2 Austim McBride x2
11.31 Sam Leach x4
11.42 Darren Jones x4