Results from Pure Prestbury

Great Upcoming Summer Maxitours events
Stockport Abacus Law Classic this Monday 17th- Last few spaces
Sandiway 25th -Full
Hesketh 3rd Sept -last few spaces
Knutsford JP and Brimelow Classic 10th -nearly full

Maxitours at Prestbury Golf Club

Prestbury Golf Club was the idyllic setting for today’s Maxitours event. This is a magnificent course with a terrific membership who were great to me whilst I enjoyed being a young assistant at the Club in the early 1990’s.
The new Prestbury green keeper seems to be doing an excellent job and his smooth and incredibly fast greens gave more than a few players the heebeegeebies. Several struggled on the undulating 9th green where the more intelligent players left themselves an uphill putt.

‘It was like putting down a car bonnet’ said Tim Spencer as he watched in horror as his srixon ball gathered speed and went sailing past the flag.

The threatening rain just held off all until Richard Williamson in the last group putted out on the 18th green at 6.30pm and then started to fall heavily as he put his clubs away in the car park. Everyone had a great day and went home happy and ready to watch the ‘Ringo Starr’ of the four majors- the USPGA Championship.

Kevin Barker told me today that he saw his doctor recently as was becoming obsessed about golf. He rarely went home at the weekends or evenings as he was working on his faults, and when he did go home he had a short temper followed by a state of manic depression because he was hitting the ball all over the place. In fact he was so frustrated he never talked to his wife after a round and when he did he just snapped at her. When I asked him what the doctor advised, he replied. ‘I’ve got to shorten my backswing’. Unfortunately he could only manage 36 points today playing alongside affable Scotsman Dave McCallum.

The golf course is designed really well and requires players to work the ball both ways. As record A’ level results were published most players unfortunately failed the tough Prestbury examination. Despite perfect golfing weather poor scores reflected the difficulty of this links. Paul Lord(5) and Barry Hornby(14) took 5th place with just 39 points! Steve Aspinall(9) and Barry Wellings(7) were also surprised and delighted to feature so highly in the prizes after they scored a battling 40 points.

The ‘shock of the day’ was the pairing of Knutsford Secretary Stuart Blake(6) and respected member David Kelly(11).They scored 40 points to earn them a career best 3rd place finish. Stuarts birdie on the tough 13th hole earned the likeable pair a healthy four points. -Well played.

Tytherington’s Jason Waite(12) teamed up with young Remy Hiller(6) and they started with four points after Remy made a classy eagle on the long par five. Jason showed his maturity on the closing holes as he parred the tough 17th and 18th to close out second place.

Today’s honours also went to a Tytherington pair as late entries Pete Cleaver(7) and Carlo Mysko(21) scored a wonderful 43 points. Skilful Macclesfield Plasterer Pete started well but was in danger of crumbling in the middle of his round. However he managed to smooth over the cracks and he played the four closing holes in level par. Congratulations- great golf!

Thanks to Matt Turnock who ran the first half of todays event as I was missing the cut in the National PGA fourball Championship at Carden Park. It was also great to see my old man play 18 holes for the first time in two years- legend, well done Dad.

May thanks for your terrific support once again, yours in Golf, Tim

2’s £160 4 pr V1s or 9 srixons each Phil Vokes, Pete Cleaver, Jack Pryce, Andy Wilde, Iain Bartholomew, Kevin Hawkins, Anthony Grimley, Will Cockayne, Stuart Blake, Bob Sutton, Pete Maxwell, Dave McCallum, Mike Piggott, Steve Aspinall

Prestbury 12-Aug-2015
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Pete Cleaver, Carlo Mysko 43 12 Cleveland wedge each
2 Jason Waite, Remy Miller 41 11 Tommy Hilfiger shirt each
3 Stuart Blake, David Kelly 40 10 Tommy Hilfiger shirt each
4 Steve Aspinall, Barry Wellings 40 9 Sunice shirt each
5 Paul Lord, Gary Hornby 39 8 Sunice shirt each
6 Brian Hopwood, Alan Pengelly 39 7 Dozen Taylor Made balls each
7 Jim Comerford, Bob Chester 39 6 Dozen Srixon balls each
8 Phil Vokes, Paul Dalby 39 5 Bobby Jones Bag towel
9 A. Wilde, J. Moon 38 4 Bobby Jones Bag towel
10 Nigel Dibble, Gary Christian 38 3 Bobby Jones Bag towel
11 Fizz Ahmed, Talat Mahmood 38 2
12 Andy Stubbins, Jonny Walker 37 1
13= Colin Roberts, John Rigby 37
13= Phil Smethers, Dave Stanhope 37
13= E. Stirling, K. Oakes 37
13= Pete Smith, Mark Green 37
13= John Jones, Dave Moore 37
18= Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 36
18= Jack Stanhope, Steve Mattinson 36
18= Munro Donald, Phil Hanson 36
18= Jack Pryce, J. Henderson 36
18= Frank Stapleton, Kevin Hawkins 36
18= S. Cuthbert, Colin Brazier 36
18= Nigel Eckersley, Graham Pike 36
18= Dave McCallum, Kev Barker 36
18= Gary Neiles, Joe Yates 36
27= David Wainwright, Martin Bramwell 35
27= Sam Leach, Mike Pigott 35
27= Majid Benyounes, Kal 35
27= Trevor Upton, Tony Taylor 35
31= Andy Taylor, Martin Firth 34
31= Anthony Grmley, John Buckley 34
31= Tim Spencer, Mike Saxon 34
31= Marcus Rigby, Dominic Rigby 34
35= Brian Greenbank, Keith Spencer 33
35= P. Norbury, R. Norbury 33
35= David Harlow, Bob Sutton 33
35= Richard Williamson, Rob Williams 33
39= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew 32
39= Dave Parsons, Geoff Sherburn 32
39= Archie Tahir, Irfin Ashraf 32
39= Richard Blackwell, Tony Jennison 32
43 M. Cheffins, Sean O’Connor 31
44= Mo Dar, Kevin Chisnell 30
44= Richard Sym, Ray Wigglesworth 30
46 Sue Malins, Jill Williams 28
47= Paul Kennedy, Wayne McNulty 26
47= Ron Sloane, Richard Banks 26

The Abacus Law Classic at Stockport Golf Club.
Monday 17th August
9.00 Colin Roberts x4
9.09 Mark Williams x4
9.18 Ian King x4
9.27 Simon Conway x4
9.45 Brian Greenbank x4
9.54 Phil Vokes x2 John Berry x2
10.03 Mick Mahon x4
10.12 Ian Ainsworth x4
10.21 Dave Stanhope x4
10.30 Jack Coleman x4
10.39 Matt Cheffins x4
10.48 Anthony Grimley x2 Lewis marland x2
11.06 Pete Short x4
11.15 John Hilditch x2
11.24 Colin Baxendale x4
11.33 Lee Jevons x2 Dave Ellison x2
11.42 Geoff Underhill x4
11.51 Geoff Underhill x4
12.00 Bob Sutton x4
12.09 Brendon Leighton x4
12.27 Steve Wilson x4
12.36 Roy Ainsworth x4
12.45 Ray Jones x4
12.54 Geoff Allen x4
1.03 Ian Mathers x4
1.12 John Broadhurst x2 Richard Blackwell x2
1.21 Dave Chambers x4
1.30 David Hillier x4
1.39 David Hillier x4
1.48 Brian Hopkins x4
1.57 Ian Hales x4