Great upcoming Maxitour events- nearly full.
Pleasington Etiqus Masters next Thurs-spaces
Hopwood ‘2UNDR Open’ 21st May-spaces
Ringway Taylor Made Classic 28th May-spaces
The Belding Masters at Prestbury
The first event of the exciting Maxitours Summer series was held at the lovely Prestbury Golf Course today. When the early morning clouds finally dispersed there was some very pleasant warm sunshine to be enjoyed by all the players and it felt like summer had finally arrived.
The Prestbury Golf course starts to play its best in the month of May and all players were very complimentary about the condition of this great golf course. Many thanks to all the excellent staff and management for their help to make the event a success.
Today is election day and many Maxitours players were caught in two minds whether to go to work or play golf. Golf got the vote for any right minded individual and everyone who played thought they had made the correct decision.
In the 1950’s an American tour pro called Ky Laffoon who had struggled badly all season with his flat stick had yet another poor putting round which culminated in a horse shoe on the 18th green. He quietly went back to his car and pulled out a revolver. He then shot his putter three times in the first recorded case of ‘clubicide’. Today the fast Prestbury greens got the better of Mick Mahon and his putter was living dangerously as it missed three short putts on the final three holes of his round.
In today’s event the scoring was tough on the well watered fairways after several days rain.
David Wilkinson(6) and Geraint Allen(14) from Warrington Golf club recorded their highest ever Maxitours finish with 41 points to take 4th place. Deep chested Geraint is known as Grunty because no-one can pronounce his name correctly and he used to do plenty of grunting when he was playing high level rugby. Today he was grunting again as he hit several big drives but his partner wasn’t groaning as a several solid pars saw them move through the field.
Dave Randles(10) and Mike Gow(9) from Eaton Golf Club combined well to record just their second podium finish as they took third will 42 points. They had a superb 24 points on the front nine but failed to better par on the slightly more testing closing nine.
Frodsham’s Mike Gibbons(5) and Steve Roberts(3) were out early and they thought they were going to record their first ever victory after they scored 46 points in the worst of the weather. Six birdies and an eagle from the low handicap pair was just not good enough as they were narrowly pipped on the back nine card play off and finished 2nd.
John Hilditch is famous for running a hugely successful Estate Agency in Hale. Today he played with his new employee Jordan Sheppard. Jordan’s career prospects looked bad when he failed to listen to his cautious boss and hit a driver on the dog leg 11th which nearly went in the hazard. The future looked a little rosier for Jordan when he played the last three holes in 1 under par to take first place. ‘He started to take my advice,’ said wealthy John in the clubhouse after play. Great golf chaps well played.
Thanks to all players for your support once again today, Tim
2’s £140 3 Pro V1s or 6 srixon AD333s Per 2 Jordan Shepherd Steve Roberts Mark Williams Max Knowles Brian Greenbank Ed Wilkinson David Kelly Stuart Blake John Bent Billy Blissett John Bent Hugh Mullin Archie Tahir
Nearest the pin 7th hole John Bent Sponsored by Matt Turnock -2 tickets for Dr Karl Morris golf psychology seminar at Mottram Hall next Thursday 7-9pm contact Matt 07774 132382 if you wish to attend this interesting talk.(tickets £25 each or 2 for £45)
Nearest the pin 17th Hole Geoff Underhill Belding Leather Headcovers
The Maxitours Belding Classic at Prestbury has been kindly sponsored by Tony Bishop ofBelding Europe.
Fifty years of producing the best, for the best.
Belding has a pedigree of golf bag and luggage production that has stood the test of time and continues to produce beautifully designed goods that last.
In a world fast becoming accustomed to short-life, disposable consumer goods, you can chose something that stands out from the crowd in quality and longevity.
Belding bags and luggage; completely hand-made, in the same factory in California, since 1965.
|1||John Hilditch, Jordan Sheppard||46||12||Belding Holdall + putter cover|
|2||Mike Gibbons, Steve Roberts||46||11||Galvin Green Shirt each|
|3||Dave Randles, Phil Gow||42||10||Galvin Green Umbrella +cap each|
|4||David Wilkinson, Geraint Allan||41||9||Maxitours sweater each|
|5||Mark Williams, Simon Conway||40||8||Sunice shirt each|
|6||Archie Tahir, Fizz Ahmed||40||7||Dozen AD333s each|
|7||Vince Coombs, Bill Conway||39||6||Belding leather pouch each|
|8||Nigel Dibble, Anthony Grimley||39||5||Titleist Cap each|
|9||Ed Cotton, Max Knowles||39||4||FJ Socks each|
|10||Mark Simister, Dan Huffman||39||3||FJ Socks each|
|11||Paul Dalby, Phil Vokes||39||2|
|12||Lee Tilley, Pete Norbury||39||1|
|13=||John Bent, Hugh Mullin||38|
|13=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer||38|
|13=||Dave Thompson, Dan Pollock||38|
|16=||Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright||37|
|16=||Pete Cleaver, Jason Henderson||37|
|16=||Joe Yates, Gary Neilds||37|
|19=||Simon Hemsley, Darren Whittaker||36|
|19=||Ed Wilkinson, Scott Ashall||36|
|19=||Neil Ramsbottom, Bob Hornsby||36|
|22=||Ron Clarke, Paul Waring||35|
|22=||Jim Caldwell, Steve Sutton||35|
|22=||Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton||35|
|22=||Neil Higgins, Alistair Burns||35|
|22=||Ron Clarke, Paul Waring||35|
|22=||David Kelly, Dave Harlow||35|
|28=||Trevor Harrison, Ray Stringer||34|
|28=||Alan Demmy, Joe Kirwan||34|
|28=||Richard Blackwell, Pat Keenan||34|
|28=||Sean Murray, Chris Cyprus||34|
|28=||Ian Waddington, Dave Terry||34|
|28=||Dave Bowers, Billy Blissett||34|
|34=||Alan Clough, Terry Davidson||33|
|34=||Matt Nelstrup, Paul Gilbert||33|
|34=||Mike Saxon, Oliver Drinkwater||33|
|37=||John Horsley, Trevor Webb||32|
|37=||Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton||32|
|37=||Alan Forber, John Longworth||32|
|40=||Bev Crute, Steve Foxcroft||31|
|40=||Geoff Underhill, James Eadie||31|
|40=||Gary Hempstead, Chris Brownhill||31|
|43||Ian Buxton, Mike K-Smith||29|
|44=||Dennis Whelan, Dave Dean||28|
|44=||Steve Parle , Gary Parle||28|
|46||Bernard Wood, Mike Gee||25|
Start times fot the ‘ETIQUS Classic’ Pairs event at Pleasington Golf Club
Thursday 14th May
9.30 Colin Roberts x4
9.38 Nigel Compsty x2 Simon Conway x2
9.46 Ian King x4
10.13 Dave Stanhope x4
10.22 Mick Mahon x4
10.31 Ian Ainsworth x4
10.39 Archie Tahir x2 Anthony Grimley x2
10.47 Neville Dennis x4
10.56 Lewis Marland x2 John Hilditch x2
11.14 David Kelly x4
11.23 Chris Adams x4
11.41 Roger Percival x4
12.00 Sam Leach x4
12.08 Tim Spencer x4
12.16 Andy Morgan x4
12.24 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.38 Phil Chadwick x2 Paul Garrity x2
1.47 Steve Parle x2/4 Ian Buxton x2?
1.56 Matt Cheffins x4
2.14 Ray Jones x4
2.23 Richard Williamson x4
2.32 Richard Blackwell x2 Archie Tahir x2
2.41 Jon Farrell x4
2.50 Ben Harris x4
3.00 Brian Hopkins x4
3.10 Gav Sutclife x4