Results from Scintilating Sandiway

Great upcoming Maxitours events
Hesketh ‘Holidays4golfers’ pairs -3rd Sept -last 2 spaces
Knutsford ‘JP & Brimelow Classic’ Am Am 10th Sept – last 2 morning times
Clitheroe 15th Sept-very nearly full
Vale Royal AM AM -full

Maxitours at scintillating Sandiway

Another wonderful day was enjoyed by this very full field of Maxitours competitors.

Sandiway was truly immaculate and this special venue received great praise from all the players -thanks to all the terrific staff and new Manager Secretary Anthony Roberts for their excellent work.

‘Magnificent’ said knowledgeable and wealthy Bill Parkinson who lives next door to Tiger Woods on lake Nona in Florida during the Winter. ‘This is my favourite course in the World’.

Sandiway is also home to the best chips on tour and I have to hold my hands up and admit to eating two portions today.

Phil Smeathers easily won the ‘worst dressed’ award at the Knutsford Golf Club professionals day recently. He looks set to retain the trophy next year after turning up today wearing food stained clothing. After I pointed out his faux pas he started sucking on his sweater in the exclusive clubhouse. The cause of the mark was soon revealed. ‘Oh yes, that’s right, I had beans for breakfast!’.

School teacher Andy Wilde loves his eight week holiday. Last week he didn’t play Maxitours as he was enjoying a romantic gondola ride with his Mrs in Venice. This was followed by a luxury Balkan cruise. His fascination with water continued today when his tee shot on the 12th disappeared into the scenic lake on the tricky twelfth hole.

Colin Baxendale(16), Kevin Chisnell(12), Ross Sellors(12) and Phil Wise(12) are perhaps the most unsuccessful quartet in Maxitours history. In over five years competition their total career earnings amount to a cheap box of 12 srixons. If they were racehorses they would all have been shot several seasons ago. Today everything slotted into place as they inexplicably recorded a superb 86 points. ‘We were riding on the crest of a slump’ they explained over a pint in the bar afterwards.

Talented nice guys Andy Hall(5) and Tom Fenton(8) from Cheadle Golf Club finished their round in style as they both birdied the final hole to collect a valuable six points. This delivered them into a 2nd place finish playing alongside Mick Fenton(7) and famous milkman Don Milligan(12).

First place went to the ever present Bramall golf Club team of Ian King(8), Handicap Secretary Mike Spencer(12), Darren Whittaker(13) and Neil Worthington(18). All these top gentlemen contributed extremely well and a steady start gathered momentum after an eight pointer on the 5th hole was then followed by two 7 point hauls later in their round. Well played chaps, I am delighted you won!

Many thanks to all who played today especially as all players completed their rounds in less than 4 and a quarter hours- brill. Spare a thought tonight for Sandiway’s Gary Neiles(4) who had the round of his life when he shot a gross 68. The rest of his team were hopeless and he had to settle for 19th place.’ I need some new golf friends’ said the likeable ex salt mine manager.

Nearest the pin 8th hole Dave Griffiths Dozen AD333s
Nearest the pin on 18th Ted Ellis Dozen AD333s
2’s £180 4 pro v1s or 9 srixons Mark Taylor Brian Hopkins Andy Hall Tom Fenton Roger Percival x2 Phil Vokes Eric Booth Jon Osborne Stuart Blake Lee Murphy Mike Wilson John Farnworth Adam Howarth

Sandiway 25-Aug-2015
Pos Team Players Score OoM Comment
1 Ian King, Darren Whittaker, Mike Spencer, Neil Worthington 87 12 Footjoy shoes each
2 Andy Hall, Don Milligan, Mike Fenton, Tom Fenton 86 10 Tommy Hilfiger shirt each
3 Colin Baxendale, Kevin Chisnell, Phil Wise, Ross Sellors 86 8 FJ Shirt each
4 Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Pete Atherton, Martin France 85 6 Dozen AD333 each
5 Danny Ritchie, Ian Melling, Andy Hale, Carl Robinson 84 4 FJ Cap each
6 Brian Hopkins, Alan Smith, Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor 84 2 Socks each
7 Kevin Hamilton, Phil Vokes, Dave Thomas, Mak Haggerty 84
8 Roy Sinclair, Meegan Switzer, Lesley Madden, Derek Madden 83
9= Nigel Davenport, James Osborne, John Osborne, Eric Booth 82
9= James Eadie, Bill Rotherer, Nathan Danson, Adam Howarth 82
11= Jim Caldwell, Simon Maxwell, Bob Picthall, David Lathwood 81
11= Dave Collinson, Ian George, Andy Bradley, Phil Hudson 81
11= Ian Ainsworth, Terry Davison, Geoff Haynes, Alan Clough 81
11= Ted Ellis, Terry Harper, David Smith, Andy Hallows 81
15= Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Dave Marchant, Geoff Andrews 80
15= Gareth Winstone, Gareth Kershaw, Alf Shillitoe, Neil Laurent 80
15= David Kelly, Stuart Blake, John Atkin, Dave Harlow 80
15= Chris Marshall, Les Harding, Pat Keenan, Richard Blackwell 80
19= Ian Lilley, Pete Waterhouse, John Brooks, Cliff Greenalgh 79
19= John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew, Steve Boland, Joe Stanley 79
19= Gary Neiles, Alan Forber, Joe Yates, John Longworth 79
22= Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer, Frank Hindle, John Farnworth 78
22= Gary Smith, Gary Conroy, Lee Murphy, Mike Wilson 78
22= Neville Dennis, Frank Massey, Dave Torkington, Pete O’Neill 78
22= Jon Farrell, Gav Sutcliffe, Brett Sutcliffe, Paul Wrigley 78
22= Andy Wilde, Pete Norbury, Kevin Burns, Sam Dainty 78
27 Brian Sill, Peter Marshall, Charlie Sill, Phil Smeathers 77
28 Dave Wainwright, Paul Simpson, George Buchan, Keith Spencer 76
29= Matt Cheffins, Kristian Oakes, Saj Hashmi, Sean O’Connor 75
29= Dave Griffiths, Pete Birtwistle, Al Gregory, Chris Brackey 75
31 Stuart Cragg, Chris Ernill, Bernard Wood, Mike Taylor 74
32= Ben Davies, Eddie Ellis, John Pratt, Graham Aspinall 73
32= Rob Weston, Steve Foxcroft, Tony Andrews, John Horsley 73
34= Tom Jarvis, Tony Dagnall, Ron Heale, Ian Scott 71
34= Dennis Whelan, Dave Dean, Lizzy Higgins, Keith Chadwick 71
34= Ian Neilson, Ray Royle, Bill Parkinson, Rodney Mills 71
37 Barry Taylor, Andy Moon, Tom Wilson, Ken Swarbrick 70
38 Steve Parle, Jason Dorton, Gary Parle, Doug Edmonds 68
39 Jack Clarke, Alan Brough, Rodney Barlow, Chris Dykens 61

Start times at Hesketh
Thursday 3rd September

10.30 Colin Roberts x4
10.39 Phil Cross x4
10.48 Matt Cheffins x4
10.57 Peter Cross x2 Wayne Colclouch x2
11.06 Ian King x4
11.15 Mick Mahon x4
11.24 Ian Ainsworth x4/2
11.33 Gary Conroy x4
11.42 Chris Adams x4
11.51 Lewis Marland x2 Jim Doran x2
12.00 John Hilditch x2Anthony Grimley x2
12.09 Nigel Oakes x4
12.18 David Kelly x4
12.27 Simon Conway x4
12.36 Colin Baxendale x4
12.45 Steve Wilson x4
12.54 Jason Henderson x4
1.03 Pete Cotton x2 Steve Johnson x2
1.12 Roger Percival x4
1.20 Dean Jagger x4
1.28 Andy Wilde x4
1.39 Richard Williamson x4
2.06 Martin Firth x4
2.15 Ray Jones x4
2.24 Archie Tahir x4?
2.33 David Wilkinson x4
2.42 Dave Bowers x4
2.51 Mark Wheeler x2 Paul Lord x2
3.00 Ben Harris x4
3.09 Richard Blackwell x2
3.18 Dave Hillier x4
3.27 Brian Hopkins x4
3.36 John Farrell x4