The Terrific Best Ever new Summer schedule released early next week!!!
I am pleased to announce that ETIQUS watches are to sponsor the popular Pleasington event on May 14th – please let me know if you would like to sponsor any events this year
Sandiway 10th Feb- full
Caldy 19th Feb- nearly full
Stockport 26th Feb- nearly full
Maxitours at ‘Rink’way
Ringway Golf Club was the lovely setting for today’s Maxitours event. Cold ground conditions meant that the course was a little firm for a few holes however rather like my stomach muscles, things soon really softened up. Attractive Club Secretary Fiona made us feel very welcome and the caterers were also on top form.
The green keepers presented a really terrific track for us to play on and one of the lower handicap four balls were all convinced Ringway has by far the finest inland winter greens in the county. ‘How do the greens staff do it?’ said a very impressed Paul Dalby. (3)
‘Those greens were tremendous’ said nineteen handicapper Ray Jones ‘Ive knocked in some wonderful putts, it’s just a real shame it takes me so long to get there!’
I do try very hard to recollect people’s names. Chris Lee turned up with his regular partner who is a really nice bloke but I can never remember his name. ‘I’m Tony Davenport and I’ve played over half a dozen times’ said the disappointed Mellor man when I had to ask him who he was. ‘ I must be really memorable’ he added. Unfortunately Tony once again played some average golf and it is quite likely that he will go unrecognised next week.
Pete Daniels from Leigh is not related in any way at all to the famous magician, Paul. He really struggled to make his ball disappear into the hole today. Pete did manage to make a few rabbits vanish after some wayward driving on the 11th hole.
In today’s event the firm fairways and greens made the par fours all reachable for some of the older members of the tour and the top three team prizes were mainly filled by ‘more mature players’.
Colin Roberts(19) plays every week with his good pals John Rigby(14), Dave Marchant(15) and Bob Sinclair(14). The Alsager team started slowly but their aching joints soon warmed up and a strong back nine saw the popular quartet finish in a season best third place.
Mick Mahon(22) also plays each week also with his good mates -Frank Hindle(14), Richard Palmer (12)and John Farnworth(24). Mick’s team has won twice in recent years , unfortunately he was away on holiday on both occasions much to the amusement of his friends . Today Mick showed them that they can win even when he is playing and two closing pars on the tough 11th and 12th holes showed some real class from the warm hearted, horse owning, Lancastrian.
Seventy seven year old Neville Dennis(18) from Swinton Park played alongside Alan Leigh(16), Frank Massey(13) and Swinton Captain, the Irishman, Jimmy ‘five daughters’ O’Reilly(10). They thought they had blown it with just three points on their closing hole but Neville’s four 3 point holes saw them scrape home on the back nine. Well played chaps!
Four players recorded two’s during today’s event, big spending Alan Pengelly however was the only player to enter the sweep. He knocked in a 40 foot putt on the 16th hole to win six dozen balls.
Thanks to all players for your support today. I really hope you had a great day on the links.
Nearest the Pin 13th Chris Lee Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 16th Lewis Marland Dozen AD333s
2’s £117.50 Alan Pengelly 6 dozen AD333’s.
1st Neville Dennis, Alan Leigh, Jimmy O’Reilly, Frank Massey 86 points
Footjoy shoes each
2nd Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer 86 points
Dozen Pro V1s each
3rd Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair 84 points
Dozen AD333s each
4th Andy Stubbens, Martin Firth, Andy Hockenhull, Gareth Lover 84 points
FJ Winter hat each
5th Jim Caldwell, Nigel Compsty, Bob Picthall, John Kelsall 83 points
FJ socks each
6th Graham Littlers team 83 points
7th Phil Dermotts team 82 points
8th Anthony Grimleys team 81 points
9th Phil Vokes team 81 points
10th Richard Blackwells team 81 points
11th Lee Tilleys team 81 points
12th John Stubbs team 80points
13th Ray Jones team 79 points
14th Geff Haynes team 79 points
15th Brian Hopkins team 79 points
16th Frank Stapletons team 78 points
17th Lewis Marlands team 77 points
18th Chris Lee’s team 77 points
19th Ian Broughans team 75 points
20th Iain Perkins team 72 points
21st Wayne Colcloughs team 72 points
22nd Ian Kings team 71 points
23rd Steve Rimmers team 71 points
24th Gerry Johns team 68 points
Next Tuesday 10th February
Sandiway Pairs 11am Shotgun
1a Phil Vokes x4
1b Mick Mahon x4
2a Colin Roberts x4
2b Ian King x4
3 Martin Hall x4
4a Brian Greenbank x4
4b Matt Cheffins x4
5 Dave Sarsfield x4
5b Roy Ainsworth x2 Jim Caldwell x2
6 Martin Wainwright x2 Simon Conway x2
7a Chris Lee x4
7b Roger Percival x4
8 Sam leach x4
9a Neville Dennis x4
9b Ian Ainsworth x4
10a Richard Blackwell x2 Steve Poucher x2
10b Brian Hopkins x4
11 John Hilditch x2 Brian Cullinan x2
12a Al Green x4
12b Steve Johnson x4
13 Paul Browne x2 Dave Thomas x2
14a Russell Humphries x4
14b Ian Stapleton x4
15a Graham Littler x4
15b Steve Berrell x4
16 Pete Birtwistle x4
17 Lewis Marland x4
17 Dave Blood x4
18 John Stubbs x4