Results from Sandiway

Great upcoming Maxitours events!

Caldy 19th Feb £20 -full
Stockport 26th Feb £25 – last few spaces!
Dunham Forest 5thMarch £25 – filling fast!
Ringway 12th March £20- filling fast!

Summer tour released on Thursday!!!!

Maxitours at Sandiway

Spring definitely felt just around the corner as very pleasant golfing conditions were enjoyed by today’s full field at Sandiway Golf Club. The players experienced barely a breath of wind and they all enjoyed the firm fairways and lovely putting surfaces .

‘The greens were great and the tees were superb. The bunkers were so good even I could get out of them!’ reported Geoff Andrews.

Top agent Alan Frazer manages several superb singers and other performing artists. Today he showed us that he can also do a turn and he provided the entertainment when he coolly rolled in a forty foot putt across the 18th green and did a little jig of delight in front of the clubhouse.

Steve Johnson made his partners smile when he found yet another unplayable lie, this time behind a well placed bush. ‘ If I played golf in the Goby desert my ball would end up behind a bloody tree’ said the exasperated Crewe man.

In today’s event many players felt that the ideal golfing conditions would lead to some great scoring but superbly designed Sandiway is one of the tougher layouts on the Maxitours circuit and once again nobody made a fool of this brilliant course.

The Silver haired duo of John Rigby and Geoff Andrews both hit the ball left to right. Their favourite book is ‘Fifty fades of Grey’. Today they controlled their ball flight really well and were both surprised and delighted to finish in 5th position with 41 points.

Tytherington nice guys Martin Firth and Andy Taylor have both played well this Summer to reduce their handicaps and they played well once again today to score 41 points and take 4th place.

Highly rated Peter Atherton and Martin France started their round in a sluggish manner however they were luckier than Louis Van Gaal and a strong finish from the duo saw them get more than they deserved as they moved into 3rd place.

Paul Crisp is currently living on a lovely canal barge in Worsley. He has struggled for form over the past few months but has just started to play some superb golf. His return to form coincided with the cold spell. The canal has frozen so I’m not feeling seasick anymore’ said the likeable Mancunian. Today he teamed up with Steve McDermott and they both played well to score 42 points and win the back nine card play off.

First place went to the ever present Richard Blackwell and Andy Hamlett. Well spoken Blackwell plays plenty of golf and he played solid golf all day. Two excellent late birdies from Hamlett saw them seal their first wins on the Winter Tour. Well played chaps!

Nearest the Pin in 2 on 8th Lee Bailey Dozen AD 333s
Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th Paul Crisp Dozen AD333s
2’s £92.50 3 pro V1s or 6 srixon AD333s Paul Dalby Dave Thomas x2 Andy Taylor Sam Leech Paul Crisp Richard Palmer Kevin Hawkins Iain Bartholomew Johhny Barton

Sandiway Golf Club 10-Feb-2015
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett 44 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Paul Crisp, Steve McDermott 42 11 Galvin Insular each
3 Peter Atherton, Martin France 42 10 Dozen Z Stars each
4 Martin Firth, Andy Taylor 41 9 Dozen Z Stars each
5 Jeff Andrews, John Rigby 41 8 Maxitours shirt each
6 Richard Palmer, John Farnworth 40 7 Dozen AD333s each
7 Iain Perkins, AN Other 40 6 Dozen AD333s each
8 Jim Cox, Ian George 39 5 Titleist Winter hat each
9 Steve Berrell, Jim Driscoll 39 4 Titleist Winter hat each
10 Dave Torkington, Peter O’Neill 39 3 Srixon Cap each
11 Mark Marshall, Cath Rawthore 39 2
12 Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby 39 1
13= Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle 39
13= Russell Humphries, Berbard Fee 39
15= Stuart Pearson, Keith Smith 38
15= Martin Wainman, Robert Leggett 38
15= Jimmy O’Reilly, Alan Leigh 38
15= John Stubbs, John Royle 38
19= Frank Stapleton, Kevin Hawkins 37
19= Dave Blood, Andy Sandham 37
19= Neville Dennis, Frank Massey 37
19= Al Green, Neville Stott 37
19= Sam Leech, Pete Mills 37
24= Gareth Winston, Adam Thomas 36
24= Mike Spencer, Blair Marriott 36
24= Roger Percival, Josh Brand 36
24= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 36
24= Mike Barker, Johnny Barton 36
24= Paul Browne, Andy Barker 36
30= Roy Ainsworth, Barry Simpson 35
30= Andy Hockenhull, Alan Frazer 35
30= Peter Daniels, Jim Doran 35
30= Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair 35
34= Trevor Harrison, Ray Stringer 34
34= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 34
34= Simon Poucher, Brendan Leighton 34
34= Brian Cullinan, Steve Brookes 34
38= Geoff Haynes, Ken Russell 33
38= Joe Kirwan, Al Demmy 33
38= Barney Ross, Dave McGuiness 33
38= Dave Thomas, Mark Haggerty 33
38= Graham Littler, Bob Montford 33
43= Brian Pearson, Martin Kemp 32
43= Alan Pengelly, Howard Rowley 32
45= Guy Hall , Keith Coxon 31
45= Rob Hands, Colin Lynch 31
47 Simon Conway, Andy Boardman 29
48= Martin Hall, Gordon Bradbury 28
48= Dick Perry, John Grint 28
50 Steve Johnson, Carl H-Jones 27

Caldy start tees

Thursday 19th February 11am start

1a Ian Ainsworth x4
1b Roy Ainsworth x4
2 Roger Percival x4
3a Martin Firth x4
3b Phil Dermott x4
4 Simon Conway x2 Graham Blood x2
5a Dave Blood x4
5b Chih Hu x4
6 Graham Litter x4
8a Steve McDermott x4
8b Kenneth Chinn x4
9a Richard Williamson x4
9b Eddie Sterling x4
10 Mike Fenton x4
11a Brian Greenbank x4
11b Brian Hopkins x4
12 Jim Caldwell x4
12b Neville Dennis x4
13 Dave Sarsfield x4
14a John Stubbs x4
14b Anthony Grimley x4
15 Jim Rymer x4
16a Colin Roberts x4
16b Ian King x4
17 Phil Vokes x4
18a Mick Mahon x4

18b Lewis Marland x4