Great Upcoming Maxitours Events
Worsley AM AM 2nd July £20
Davenport pairs 9th July £20- superb greens running at 11 on the stimp!
Maxitours at Hazel Grove
Another rain- free Summers day was enjoyed by Maxitours players. Hazel Grove and top young professional James Rowlands looked after us extremely well once again and this lovely venue is a real favourite on the calendar. The course was manicured well and the fairways were excellent despite a lack of growth due to the exceptionally cool Spring weather conditions .
Greg Adams is a lovely lad and a talented golfer but he was driving his dad Chris crazy today after he missed a couple of short putts. ‘Are you lining up the ball properly?’ enquired his dad. ‘Yes replied Greg I am using the nike swoosh to line it up.’ In the clubhouse after play there was a heated family discussion which remains unresolved about whether the putts were missed due to the swoosh which has a slight curve to the left. As my son is finding out, Dad’s are always right.
The highlight of John Stubbs round was in the clubhouse after play. ‘Oh I’ve just found a golf ball in my pocket’ said the delighted retired policeman who lost more than his fair share on the way round.
John Horsley’s wife Rachel was once again to blame for his poor performance today. Most women wish their husband good luck on their way out to golf but Rachel’s three words of advice to him each week are ‘don’t finish last’. Instead of aiming for the main prize John is just delighted to finish away from bottom spot. Luckily Dennis Whelan’s team came to his rescue this week with a spectacularly bad 55 points.
Wimbledon is just around the corner and heavy handed Kevin Chisnell got his playing partners in the mood as they watched him chipping to and fro across the 16th green.’ it was just like watching a tennis match’ observed a dizzy John Dickenson.
Big Ian Buxton is a terrific traditional baker from Darwin in Lancashire. He gets up at 2am each morning to bake nearly 100 loaves. Last week at Hesketh he very kindly gave me a tasty white loaf and a big blueberry pie. Much to my dismay that evening my wife and children got to the loaf before I did and then dog jumped on the table in our front room and ate my slice of pie. This week Ian turned up empty handed but he did play like a pudding as his team scored 65 points.
In today’s event Brian Greenbank and Brian Ankers took the nearest the pin prizes. At the top of the leader board Archie Tahir and his team kept up their good work to finish 3rd with 83 pts. Young Adam Frost from Castle Hawk was their star player as he enjoyed his first Maxitours outing.
Jim Caldwell’s(10) Wilmslow team recorded their best finish for two years with an excellent 84 points which was good enough for second place. Steve Sharcroft(24), Andrew Aherne(17) and Peter Maxwell(12) completed the talented quartet.
Winning their first event for well over a year was Mottram Hall’s Simon Conway(10) , Mark Williams(8) and brothers Neil (13) and Stuart Royle(5). There were not many shots flying around but Stuart managed to birdie three holes on the back nine, two of which collected four points for his team. Well played chaps!
Thanks to all players for you terrific support once again today.
Nearest the Pin 13th Brian Greenbank Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin in 2 on 15th Brian Ankers Dozen AD333s
£135 7 pro v1s or a14 AD333s
2’s sweep Bob Tyrer Jason Henderson Brian Greenbank Anthony Grimley John Longworth
|1||Mark Williams, Simon Conway, Stuart Royle, Neil Royle||86||12||Galvin Shirt each|
|2||Jim Caldwell, Peter Maxwell, Steve Sharcroft, Andrew Aherne||84||10||Sunice Shirt each|
|3||Archie Tahir, Adam Frost, Fizz Ahmed, Mo Rafiq||83||8||Dozen AD333s each|
|4||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett, Simon Hemsley, Tony Jennison||81||6||Dozen AD333s each|
|5||Joe Yates, Alan Forber, Gary Nields, John Longworth||80||4||Ttleist cap each|
|6||Frank Hindle, Richard Palmer, John Farnworth, Nigel Smith||79||2||FJ Socks each|
|7=||Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Mike Verdon, Barry Simpson||79|
|7=||Jason Henderson, Pete Alsop, Steve Wilson, Phil Anderson||79|
|9||Chris Adams, Terry Hayward, Steve Hall, Greg Adams||78|
|10=||Gary Parle, Steve Parle, Bernard Wood, Gordon Warke||77|
|10=||Dave Stanhope, John Anderton, Giles Terry, Jack Coleman||77|
|12=||Ray Stringer, Alan Clough, Geoff Haynes, Terry Davison||76|
|12=||Brian Greenbank, Dave Wainwright, Chris Brown, Matt Nelstrup||76|
|14||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Peter Atherton, Martin France||74|
|15||Brian Hopkins, Steve Savage, Andy Brennan, Tim Rigby||73|
|16=||Anthony Grimley, Nigel Dibble, Majid Benjounis, John Buckley||72|
|16=||Lewis Marland, Brin Dinsdale, Kevin Seaton, John Seaton||72|
|16=||John Dickenson, Kevin Chisnell, Ross Sellors, Arthur Gray||72|
|16=||Graham Littler, Doug Bottrell, Peter Daniels, Brian Flynn||72|
|16=||Guy Hall, John Stubbs, Ian Trow, Dale Wallace||72|
|21||Dave Hillier, Gary Hempstead, Brian Kelly, Chris Barnes||71|
|22||Carl H-Jones, David Jones, Ian Walters, Harry Gill||69|
|23=||John Horsley, Bob Sutton, Dave Harlow, Phil Smeathers||68|
|23=||Phil Smeathers, Dave Harlow, Bob Suton, John Horsley||68|
|25||Bob Tyrer, Ian Buxton, Dennis Lawless, Mike K-Smith||65|
|26||Jimmy O’Driscoll, David Smith, Ted Ellis, Pat Golden||63|
|27||Dennis Whelan, David Dean, Keith Chadwick, Lizzie Higgins||55|
Fixby Pairs Start times Thursday 25th June
10.00 Colin Roberts x4
10.09 Ian King x4
10.18 Robert Platt x4
10.27 Dave Stanhope x4
10.36 Mick Mahon x4
10.45 Ian Ainsworth x4
10.54 Bob Sutton x4
11.03 Neville Dennis x4
11.12 Pete Cotton x2 Anthony Grimley x2
11.21 Matt Cheffins x4
11.30 Lewis Marland x2 John Aikenhead x2
11.39 Bernard Fee x4
11.48 Dave Whaley x4
11.57 Simon Conway x2 Steve Johnson x2
12.06 Jason Henderson x4
12.15 Nigel Oakes x4
12.24 Rob Weston x4
12.42 Kristian Oakes x4
12.51 Martin Firth x4
1.00 Gary Neilds x4
1.09 Kevin Chisnell x4
1.18 Roy Ainsworth x4
1.27 John Stubbs x4
1.36 Pete Short x4
1.44 John Dickenson x4
1.52 David Wilkinson x4
2.00 Andy Moss x4
2.09 Richard Blackwell x2
2.18 Dave Crowther x4
2.27 Archie Tahirx2 Gary Garner x2
2.36 Dave Sarsfield x4
2.44 Andy Wilde x4
2.52 Brian Hopkins x4
3.00 Steve McDermott x4