Great Upcoming Maxitours events- all nearly full
Hazel Grove 18th June CATAX team of 4 AM AM ONLY £20-spaces
Fixby Pairs 25th June – spaces
Worsley AM AM – 2nd July spaces
Davenport Pairs 9th July-spaces
Maxitours Footjoy Open at terrific Tytherington
Tytherington was the latest magnificent golf course to host a Maxitours event. The layout is perhaps the best in Cheshire and as Dave ’14 bunkers in one day’ Crowther will testify, there are plenty of exciting hazards to avoid.
Young Alex Elliott(scr) turned out in his first Maxitours event of the year. He has caddied full time on the European tour this year for Tom Murray who had a superb top ten finish in Sweden last week- well done. Alex played well despite being mentally drained from the struggle of deciding what to spend his 7 and a half per cent on.
Andy Hall, Mick Fenton and Steve Owen were trying to pick the long straw in the car park to avoid partnering the usually consistent Mick Holmes who is struggling for form recently. Unfortunately all three drew the short straw when they signed in and found out to their dismay that it was a team of four event.
Sale Golf Club’s Simon Poucher is a lovely man who could do with a little bit of arrogance to improve his game. I asked him if he was currently on form. ‘I have my moments but as a general rule I am just a s*** golfer.’
Incredibly there were two different golfers called John Buckley playing today in two consecutive four balls. On conclusion of the round the two teams were hotly debating which of them was the worst player. ‘He can’t possibly be worse than our John Buckley’ said an exasperated Anthony Grimley. According to the scorecard stats which were studied long and hard the John Buckley in Phil Smeathers team wins the award as the worst John Buckley playing today. Congratulations John.
Wealthy Dave Harlow made his money due to making plenty of shrewd business decisions. He always looks well dressed and has the latest set of expensive golf clubs in the latest new golf bag. As I was talking to him on the patio after his excellent round I spotted perhaps the worst rescue club I have ever seen sitting out like a sore thumb in his bag. ‘What the heck is that?’ I asked. ‘Yeah it’s hopeless’ he replied ‘I can’t hit it, I only have it in there because without it I wouldn’t have 14 clubs in my bag’.
In today’s event a late collapse by Jon Farrell’s North Manchester team saw them drop three shots in the last two holes to finish just out of the prizes. Straight hitting Jim Caldwell and his Wilmslow team played solid golf to finish in fifth place. Top dentist Anthony Grimley and his team finished in fourth. Well played fellers.
Chris Adams(13), Paul Wild(8), ex Captain Paul Allen(9) and Steve Hall(18) are members at nearby Prestbury Golf Club. They represented their home course well and were surprised and delighted to finish in third with 82 points. Paul Wilde made a wonderful birdie at the tough last hole which had damaged so many teams chances.
Second place went to Paul Ward(13), Kristian Oakes(9), Saj Hashmi(12)and Rick Abraham(9). The Wychwood Park team are used to hitting the ball into water hazards on their home course and they collected just two points on the 12th and 15th holes after going for a swim which cost them dearly. Earlier in the day Paul Ward was the only man in the field to start his round with a superb birdie on the 1st hole.
Phil Mickleson has just overtaken Tiger Woods as the highest paid golfer in the world. Ferrari driving Colin Lynch(9) was arguably the highest paid Maxitours golfer in today’s field however unlike Mickleson he has to rely very heavily on his off course earnings. The team of Lynch, Stewart Cragg(15) and Clint Jolley(14) were one short before I found a late replacement last night in Carl Kennedy(12). Jolley and Cragg played nicely on the front nine before charismatic Blackpool North shore legend Lynch started rolling in the putts on the back nine. Super-sub Kennedy then holed his wedge shot on the 16 as the team collected 8 points on that particular hole! There was a loud cheer on the 18th as Lynch rolled in a memorable birdie putt to win in style. Great golf chaps, well played.
Thanks to all for your terrific support today. Yours in Golf, Tim
Nearest the pin 11th Ed Wilkinson Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin 13th Joe Stanley Dozen AD333s
2’s sweep £102.50 9 pro v1s or 20 srixon AD333s
John Buckley Martin Routley Ed Wilkinson
|1||Colin Lynch, Carl Kennedy, Clint Jolley, Stewart Cragg||86||FJ Casual shoes each|
|2||Paul Ward, Kristian Oakes, Saj Hashmi, Rick Abraham||83||FJ Holdalls each|
|3=||Chris Adams, Paul Allen, Paul Wilde, Steve Hall||82||FJ Shirt each|
|3=||Anthony Grimley, John Buckley, Mike Matthews, Majid Benyounes||82||FJ Shoe care kit each|
|5=||Jim Caldwell, Bob Pictall, Martin Beresford, John Leighton||81||FJ Socks each|
|5=||Brett Sutcliffe, Gav Sutcliffe, Jon Farrell, Paul Wrigley||81|
|7||Dave Harlow, Phil Smeathers, John Buckley, Joe Stanley||80|
|8||Archie Tahir , Fiz Ahmed, Nad Anwar, Talat Mahmood||79|
|9=||Alex Elliott, Ashley Elliott, Ian King, Darren Whittaker||78|
|9=||Terry Davison, Geoff Haynes, Alan Clough, Trevor Harrison||78|
|9=||Simon Conway, Bill Conway, Keith Conway, Mark Williams||78|
|9=||Nigel Davenport, Ed Wilkinson, David Wilkinson, Neil Gowans||78|
|13=||Paul Browne, Dale Wallace, Ted Barker, Jon Jones||77|
|13=||Joe Yates, Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, John Longworth||77|
|15=||Lewis Marland, Bryn Dinsdale, Craig Dinsdale, Callum Dinsdale||76|
|15=||Brendan Leighton, Simon Poucher, Mark Tulley, Martin Routley||76|
|15=||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Peter Freeman, Paul Kennedy||76|
|15=||Mick Fenton, Andy Hall, Steve Owen, Mick Holmes||76|
|19||Brian Greenough, Dave Wainwright, Ian Goulty, Paul Simpson||75|
|20||Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle, John Farnworth, Richard Palmer||72|
|21||Dave Crowther, Booby Emmett, Andy Kershaw, Mark Fenna||71|
|22||John Royle, John Stubbs, Guy Hall, Keith Coxon||70|
|23||Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Russell Humphries, Iain Perkins||69|
|24||Geoff Sherburn, Dave Smith, Paul Bolter, Pete Goodall||63|
Hazel Grove Team of 4 Next Thursday 18th June- only £20
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Jim Caldwell x4
10.18 Simon Conway x4
10.40 Dave Stanhope x4
10.48 Brian Greenbank x4
10.54 Mick Mahon x4
11.03 Ian Ainsworth x4
11.12 Neville Dennis x4
11.21 Chris Adams x4
11.30 Lewis Marland x4
11.39 Roy Ainsworth x4
11.48 Anthony Grimley x4
11.57 Martin Edmunds x4
12.06 Bob Sutton x4
12.15 Steve Parle x4
12.24 Ian Buxton x4
12.42 Jason Henderson x4
12.51 D Whelan x4
1.00 John Dickenson x4
1.09 Colin Baxendale x2 needs 2 more
1.18 Archie Tahiir x4
1.27 Jimmy O’Driscoll x4
1.36 Roger Percival x4
1.54 John Stubbs x4
2.03 Joe Yates x4
2.12 Steve Johnson x4
2.30 Brian Hopkins x4
2.39 Ben Harris x4