Results from beautiful Pleasington

Great upcoming Maxitours events!

Hopwood ‘2UNDR Open’ Thurs 21st May £22.50
Ringway Taylor Made AM AM Thurs 28th May £25
Hesketh Pairs Friday 5th June £30
Tytherington Footjoy Open Thurs 11th June £20
Hazel Grove CATAX Classic Thurs 18th June £20
Fixby Pairs Thurs 25th June £25

The ETIQUS Masters at Pleasington

Cool, blustery, but thankfully very dry conditions greeted today’s Maxitours competitors at Pleasington Golf Club. The lovely course was prepared to a very high standard and the new steward and stewardess (Steve and Sue) also impressed with the very friendly and efficient service they gave to our players. Thank you very much.

The testing layout and breezy conditions were so tough it was reported that Paul Woodbine dropped a shot on his way from the car park to the first tee.

Chunky Roy Ainsworth looked in good health today. He told me things have improved since he moved away from his favourite kit kats and mars bars after a visit to his GP. ‘The doctor recommended eating more nuts for fibre so I’m on the snickers bars now.’ Said the crafty Lymm man.

When Sam Torrance played in the 1985 Ryder Cup his passionate relationship with TV star Suzanne Danielle was just blossoming. Tony Jacklin famously informed him during the intense match ‘I am going to rest you on Saturday morning- you’re playing!’
Romantic newly-wed, Simon Conway also looks in need of a little rest and his recent good play came to an end with a shaky legged 36 points.

In today’s event scoring was average on this excellent test of golf.
Brian Ankers let down his pal Peter Heald when he stayed overnight in Wales during a recent event at the Vale of Llangollen. After too much red wine Peter needed to carry the semi comatose Ankers out of the lovely family-run Welsh bistro. Things were different on the course today and this time it was Brian who was carrying Peter. A fine performance saw a top ten finish for the two likeable Lymm legends.

The Knutsford Golf Club handicaps don’t travel well (neither does the Knutsford Pro for that matter…) and our members tend to look towards the bottom of the Maxitours results to see how their pals have played. Today larger than life Dave Harlow(15) bucked the trend and nearly got a nose bleed because he was so high up the leader board. His 40 points playing alongside Dave Antrobus(8) saw him take a career best 4th place finish.

Badly-dressed Mick McCurdy(9) and very slightly-better dressed John Farrell(11) from North Manchester teed off late in the day. They were very surprised and totally delighted to find out that their 40 points was good enough to take third place on a card play-off.

Snooker loving Graham Robins(17) puts plenty of Side on his golf shots. The left to right hitting Lancastrian used the wind well and he recorded his best ever pairs result with a second place finish on 41 points. Top musician Phil Ashcroft(12) was his partner and both guys played sweet music in a real team effort .

Dentist Anthony Grimley(13) didn’t look too happy to be playing with erratic Gary Christian(21) today ‘ He’s hopeless -It’s like pulling teeth’ complained the Stockport man before they teed off. Christian however played like he had been on the funny gas and they scored a superb 25 points on the easier front nine before ‘Capping off’ the performance with 19 points on the back nine for a three shot victory. Well played chaps- great golf.

Thanks to Gary Butler for his tremendous support of today’s ETIQUS Masters event. Take a look the website to get a closer look at these lovely watches created exclusively for golfers. With Fathers Day on June 21st these would make an ideal gift for a golfing dad. Thanks to the three players who purchased watches from Gary today.

2’s £85 6 pro v1s or dozen ad333s each Gary Christian Archie Tahir Mike Powell Paul Ward

Nearest the Pin 16th Tim Whitehead Etiqus Umbrella
Nearest the Pin in 2 18th Phil Ashcroft Etiqus Umbrella

Pleasington Golf Club 14-May-2015
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Anthony Grimley, Gary Christian 44 12 Superb ETIQUS Watch each
2 Phil Ashcroft, Graham Robins 41 11 Maxitours sweater and shirt each
3 John Farrell , Mick McCurdy 40 10 Galvin shirt each
4 Dave Antrobus, Dave Harlow 40 9 Maxitours sweater each
5 Frank Massey, Kevin Hart 40 8 Sunice shirt each
6 Ben Harris, Mick Philbin 40 7 Galvin Green Cap each
7 John Aikenhead, Carl Kennedy 40 6 Titleist cap each
8 John Farnsworth, Frank Harvard 39 5 Taylor made cap each
9 Peter Heald, Brian Ankers 39 4 FJ Socks each
10 Ed Wilkinson, Roger Percival 39 3 FJ Socks each
11 Ben March, Ross Birch 39 2
12 Mike Powell, Bri Hopkins 39 1
13= Dave Goodwin, Paul Woodbine 38
13= Paul Garrity, Peter Maxwell 38
13= Archie Tahir, Fizz Ahmed 38
13= Alan Leigh, Jimmy O’Reilly 38
17= Barry Ecclestone, Kevin Fahy 37
17= Martin France, Pete Atherton 37
17= Garry Smith, Lee Murphy 37
20= Simon Conway, Mark Williams 36
20= Phil Smeathers, Charlie Sill 36
20= Gary Garner, Mark Green 36
20= Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe 36
20= Matt Cheffins, Paul Ward 36
25= Colin Lynch, Jonathon Lynch 35
25= Andrew D-Gerard, Clint Jolley 35
25= Andy Hamlett, Richard Blackwell 35
25= Charles Herbert, Tom Chandler 35
25= Mark Saxon, Tim Whitehead 35
25= Roy Ainsworth, Mike Verdon 35
31= Terry Hayward, Steve Hall 34
31= Eddie Sterling, Saj Hashmi 34
31= Tim Spencer, Ron Sloane 34
31= Chris Adams, Gary Butler 34
31= Richard Williamson, Kris Oakes 34
31= Al Smith, Darren Whittaker 34
37= Rick Sym, Phil Chadwick 33
37= Sam Leach, Pete Mills 33
37= John Hilditch, Ben Luscombe 33
40= Maureen Jolley, Steve Boland 32
40= Ian Buxton, Ian Kinsley-Smith 32
40= Dave Goodier, Jonny Cottrell 32
40= David Smith, Bill Parkinson 32
44= Mike Barker, Chris Walley 31
44= Steve Parle, Gary Parle 31
46= Nigel Compsty, Simon Whittle 30
46= David Kelly, John Horsley 30
48 Steve Foxcroft, Trevor Nicholson 29
49= Ray Jones, Steve Tyrell 28
49= Mick Mahon, Keith Allen 28

Maxitours ‘2UNDR’Open at Hopwood

10.30 Matt Cheffins x4
10.38 Colin Roberts x4
10.47 Ian King x4
10.56 Brian Greenbank x4
11.05 Jack Coleman x4
11.14 Dave Stanhope x4
11.23 Mick Mahon x4
11.32 Bernard Fee x4
11.40 Brian Sill x4
11.49 Neville Dennis x4
11.58 Chris Adams x4
12.07 Nigel Oakes x4
12.16 Lewis Marland x4
12.25 Tim Spencer x4
12.34 Bob Sutton x4
12.43 Anthony Grimley x4
1.00 Gary Whittaker x4
1.09 Dave Buckley x4
1.18 Andy Stubbens x4
1.27 Richard Blackwell x4
1.36 Dave Goodier x4
1.45 Archie Tahir x4
2.12 John Stubbs x4
2.21 Simon Stott x4
2.30 Richard Williamson x4
2.39 Dave Sarsfield x4
2.48 Dave Crowther x4
2.57 Joe Yates x4
3.08 Roy Macgregor x4
3.15 Brian Hopkins x4