Results from Fantastic Fairhaven

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Ringway AM AM 5th Feb 11am shot gun- last few spots!
Sandiway Pairs 10th Feb-11am shotgun also nearly full
Caldy 19th Feb 11am – nearly full
Stockport 26th Feb 9.30-1.30pm-nearly full

Results from fantastic Fairhaven

Fairhaven hosted its first ever Maxitours event today and after experiencing the course everyone agreed that it was a superb new venue to have on the rota.

Fast running fairways and the sand based greens were a real pleasure to play on and everyone at this historic Club made us feel very welcome indeed.
The course was fabled to have 365 bunkers but actually has only 118, 23 of which were closely inspected by Dave Keen during the course of his interesting round today.

In 1968 The Club professional Bill Miller befriended a couple of wild pheasants which were living close to his pro shop. He became so attatched to the stunning birds he actually included one on a new club logo. Steve Latchfords golf ball nearly became attatched to a pheasant as he hit his ball in the deep rough on the 16th hole but the bird managed to escape to the safety of the centre of the fairway.

Regular player and nice guy Richard Palmer travels over 80 miles most weeks to play bad golf on Maxitours. Today the Blackburnian was looking forward to a relaxing breakfast after the short hop down the M55 to Blackpool. Unfortunately his partner John Farnworth has a reputation for errant driving on and off the course and they both failed to see the Blackpool turn off. A two hour detour which involved a look around the historic Lancaster town centre saw the likeable duo still chewing on their bacon sandwiches as they hurried onto the course.

In today’s event the lovely conditions and full field meant scoring was excellent.

Royal Mail employee Martin France delivered the goods on the front nine and he played alongside Pete Atherton to score 44 points to take 6th. Cheadle’s Mick Fenton and Andy Hall also had 44 points but their poor back nine meant they could only manage 5th spot.

Steve McDermott returned yesterday afternoon from a pro am at Vilasol. When he got home the first thing he did was put his clubs on the naughty step as they had misbehaved in the Portuguese heat. Today with not an overhanging pine tree in sight Steve relaxed and played great golf to finish 4th alongside Simon Lewis from Ashton. As well as finishing fourth a delighted Steve also won nearest the pin and rolled his putt in to collect in the 2’s sweep.

Dave Torkington and Steve Berrell from Swinton Park had the best back nine of the teams tied on 44 points and they were delighted with a season best 3rd place finish.

Shrigley Halls Brian Hopkins and Barry Horrox have been quiet all season however today they played superbly to finish second. Both these lovely guys have a real passion for the game and Brian was quite rightly delighted with his 5 birdies on the championship course.

First place went to Tytherington’s Martin ‘my handicap is too low to win anything’ Firth and Andy ‘can I have a shot back’ Stubbens. This was their first win together and they both contributed well with some wonderful golf. Well played chaps!

Many thanks to all players who travelled to the Fylde coast today, once again every single player turned up which is tremendous. I really hope you enjoyed your day at the seaside. Thank you.
Yours in Golf, Tim.

Nearest the Pin 2nd Peter Sutton dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 10th Steve McDernott dozen AD333s
2’s sweep £117.50 6 Pro V1s or dozen AD333s
Martin France Brian Hopkins Phil Dermott Steve McDermott Phil Lockett Paul Dalby

1st Martin Firth & Andy Stubbens 45pts Cleveland wedge each
2nd Brian Hopkins & Barry Horrox 45pts Footjoy shoes each
3rd Dave Torkington & Steve Berrel 44pts Galvin Green belt each
4th Steve McDermott & Simon Lewis 44pts Dozen Z Stars each
5th Mick Fenton & Andy Hall 44pts Maxitours shirt each
6th Martin France & Peter Atherton 44pts Maxitours Shirt each
7th Roy Ainsworth & Brian Ankers 43pts Dozen AD333s each
8th Dave Blood & Andy Sandham 43pts Footjoy winter hat each
9th Chris Bowers & Dave Owen 43 pts Footjoy Winter hat each
10th Alan Leigh & Jimmy O’Reilly 43 pts Footjoy Winter hat each
11th Warren Simister & Colin Poole 43 pts Footjoy Winter hat each
12th Latchord & Mullen 42
13th Palmer & Farnworth 42
14th Gibson & Cox 42
15th Grimley & Farrell 42
16th Ellison & Chambers 41
17th Barker & Barton 41
18th Handy & King 41
19th Dermott & Reilly 41
20th Sterling & Hashmi 40
21st Vokes & Dalby 40
22nd Cheffins & Ward 39
23rd Heald & Verdon 39
24th Hockenhull & Lover 39
25th Roberts & Rigby 39
26th Hall & Fletcher 39
27th Hoyland & Grffiths 38
28th Hilditch 7 Bartholomew 38
29th Laurent & Winston 38
30th Hall & Lockett 37
31st Leach & Mills 37
32nd Conway & Williams 37
33rd Kelly & McKinlay 37
34th Haynes & Stringer 36
35th Dennis & Massey 36
36th Rooney & Keen 36
37th Lynch & Pengelly 36
38th Bond & Eyles 36
39th Harrison & Russell 36
40th Kelly & Raynor 34
41st Bowers & Bent 34
42nd Mahon & Hindle 34
43rd Horsley & Foxcroft 34
44th Hall & Coxon 34
45th Stubbs and Royle 33
46th Sutton & Fellows 32
47th Waddington & Terry 31
48th Waggett & Webb 30

Ringway start times 11am shotgun
1a Colin Roberts x4
1b Brian Hopkins x4
2 Ray Jones x4
3 Phil Dermott x4
4 Steve Rimmer x4
5 Al Green x4
6 Gary Corbett x4?tbc
7a Richard Blackwell x4
7b Jim Caldwell x4
8 Wayne Colclough x4
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9b Dave Randles x2Ian Buxton x2
10a Ian King x4
10b Phil Vokes x4
11 Graham Littler x4
12 Simon Conway x2 (2 players required please)
13 Mick Mahon x4
14a Neville Dennis x4
14b Lewis Marland x4
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16 Ian Ainsworth x4
17a Anthony Grimley x4
17b Dave Blood x4
18 John Stubbs x4