Spaces now at Vale Royal AM AM next week-Friday 25th Sept!!!!!
and Dunham Forest J Hilditch Pairs -Thursday 1st Oct – both GREAT courses in TERRIFIC condition – don’t miss out.
Maxitours at classy Clitheroe
A superb Autumn day greeted over 100 competitors as Maxitours visited Clitheroe for the first time in its nine year history. It was well worth the wait:
‘What a course’ said Mike Spencer
‘Tremendous ‘ commented Ian Ainsworth.
‘Magnifico’ sung John Dickenson
‘I can’t remember but I think that was better than sxx’ was how an anonymous member expressed his admiration.
Kevin Chisnall was amazed at how manicured the golf course was. ‘I tried to pick a loose blade of grass to throw in the air to see where the wind was but the fairways were so immaculate I couldn’t find one!’
Thanks to everyone at this wonderful course for your superb hospitality throughout the day we were looked after extremely well.
Joe Kirwan turned up today wearing some bright green golf pants. ‘You can get 2 pairs for £16 from JD Sports’ announced the delighted millionaire. If you also want to look as ridiculous as Joe the nearest store is located at the Trafford centre and I am assured there are plenty of trousers left in the sale.
Mike Emerson asked for a slightly earlier tee time as he had to get back for the ‘big match’ tonight. I asked him if he though City would beat Juventus but he informed me he was watching ‘Harrogate against North Ferriby’. Sad but true.
Mick Mahon is enjoying his golf much more now he has taken the cardboard out of his titleist cap. He has been playing with a slightly chafed head for the past 6 weeks after winning the cap in the Maxitours event at Stockport. Playing partner Dave Westwood spotted the cardboard this morning as Mick prepared to play. ‘It’s been agony’ added the lovable Lancastrian.
In today’s event the golf course was playing short but the fast sloping greens got the better of many players as scoring was average.
Thirty years ago today Europe won the Ryder Cup for the first time after a 20 year losing streak. It has nearly been that long since Niall Lynch(10) last won a prize. He teamed up with Brian Hopkins(5) and after a good start some nerves around the turn where they dropped a couple of shots cost the Doctor a chance of a top five finish. He was happy to take 6th place.
As Manchester United return to the Champions league this week after a 12 month absence. Ex players Stuart Pearson and Frank Stapleton also returned to Maxitours after a Summer break. Let’s hope United return in style like Pearson(6) who teamed up with likeable Dave Wilson(8) to take 4th place with 42 points.
Burnley Golf Club’s Kim Stevens(6) and Bruno Beneduci(7) took 5th place with a superb 42 points. Bruno ran the successful ‘ Dolphin Sandwich ‘shop in nearby Burnley for many years. I prefer ham personally.
Steve Aspinall (9)from Birchwood and Barry Wellings(6) played solid golf to finish in 3rd place also on 42 points. Aiden Hoosen(1) and Phil Myers(5) took 2nd place after an excellent 23 points on the back nine saw them win a card play off to take 2nd.
Accrington’s Trevor Foster(scr) played in the Open at Lytham in 1988 and his talented daughter made it a unique family double when she played in the Ladies British Open three years ago. Today he once again found his putting boots and rolled back the years with 5 birdies on the front nine, he then added another on the back nine. Awe struck partner Chris Beaghan(11) managed to contribute twice. Trevor’s great golf saw a 4 shot winning margin as he mastered the tricky greens. Great golf chaps, well played.
Thanks to all players for your support, there has not been a single no show all summer -terrific.
Many thanks to Ian King from EGS oil for his sponsorship. He provides home heating Oil at great prices and they are a very freindly and reliable company. Maxitours players receive £25 off their first orders. 01625 873163.
Nearest the Pin 5th Pete Bedford Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Gary Neiles Dozen AD333s
2’s sweep £132.50 4 Pro V1s or 9 srixon AD333s per 2.
Kim Stevens x2 Phil Myers Aiden Hoosen Phil Smeathers John Jones x2 Ted Barker Pete Bedford Gary Neiles Brian Hopkins Sam Cleaver
|1||Trevor Foster, Chris Beaghan||46||12||Cleveland wedge each|
|2||Phil Myers, Aiden Hoosen||42||11||Galvin greeen shirt each|
|3||Steve Aspinall, Barry Wellings||42||10||Dozen Z Stars each|
|4||Stuart Pearson, Dave Wilson||42||9||Dozen Z Stars each|
|5||Kim Stephens, Bruno Beneduce||42||8||Maxitours shirt each|
|6||Bri Hopkins, Niall Lynch||41||7||Maxitours shirt each|
|7||Satwan Rehal, Pritpaul Richal||41||6||Dozen AD333s each|
|8||Pete Bedford, Mike Sandell||41||5||Dozen Soft feels each|
|9||Pete Cleaver, Sam Cleaver||40||4||Srixon Cap each|
|10||Ted Barker, John Jones||40||3||Srixon Cap each|
|11||Colin Lynch, Alan Green||39||2||Srixon Cap each|
|12||Lewis Marland, Kevin Seaton||39||1||Srixon Cap each|
|13||John Farrell, Gav Sutcliffe||39|
|14||Bill Willocks, Terry Paul||38|
|15=||Tariq Aziz, Makasud Waghat||37|
|15=||Geoff Haynes, Trevor Harrison||37|
|15=||Nigel Dibble, Gary Christian||37|
|15=||Ian King, Mike Spencer||37|
|15=||John Anderton, Phil Wise||37|
|15=||Simon Poucher, Neil Simpson||37|
|15=||Mick Mahon, Richard Palmer||37|
|15=||Pete Short, Josh Johns||37|
|15=||Joe Yates, Gary Neiles||37|
|15=||Richard Blackwell, Andy Hamlett||37|
|25=||Simon Hemsley, Joe Kirwan||36|
|25=||Dave Stanhope, Phil Smeathers||36|
|25=||Charles Herbert, Ross Birch||36|
|25=||Dave Westwood, Setve Korab||36|
|25=||Lee Jevons, Mike Emerson||36|
|25=||Simon Conway, Kay Conway||36|
|25=||Dave Buckley, Phil Mousley||36|
|32=||John Dickenson, Jim Rymer||35|
|32=||Kevin Chisnell, Ross Sellors||35|
|32=||Paul Browne, Bob Barlow||35|
|32=||Dave Beard, Rob Little||35|
|32=||Paul Brookshaw, Don Milligan||35|
|37=||Arthur Holmes, Tom Taylor||34|
|37=||Ray Goble, Dave Jones||34|
|37=||Tony Andrews, Trevor Webb||34|
|37=||Nigel Eckersley, Nigel Davenport||34|
|37=||Dave Bentley, Trevor Nicholson||34|
|37=||Bernard Fee, Russell Humphries||34|
|43||Frank Stapleton, Kevin Hawkins||33|
|44=||Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough||32|
|44=||Steve Foxcroft, John Horsley||32|
|44=||Peter Booth, Graham Bates||32|
|44=||John Longworth, Alan Forber||32|
|48=||Hetash Patel, Martin Cullen||31|
|48=||Dennis Whelan, Dave Dean||31|
|48=||Rick Sym, Ray Wrigglesworth||31|
|48=||Bev Crute, Steve Gibbons||31|
|48=||Barrie Simpson, Martin Cox||31|
|48=||Dave Griffiths, Steve Owen||31|
|54=||Ian Buxton, Mike K-Smith||30|
|54=||Pete Noblett, Mike Tarrant||30|
|54=||Alan Pengelly, Mark Taylor||30|
Start times at tremendous Vale Royal
Friday 25th September
8.30 Colin Roberts x4
8.39 Ian King x4
8.48 Gary Neiles x4
9.15 Wayne Colclough x4
9.24 Brian Greenbank x4
10.30 Tom Butler x4
10.39 Dave Stanhope x4
10.48 Mick Mahon x4
10.57 Nigel Dibble x4
11.06 David Leack x4
11.15 Neil Laurent x4
11.24 Jason Henderson x4
11.33 Lewis Marland x4
11.42 Ian Walters x4
11.51 Ian Walters x4
12.00 Colin Baxendale x4
12.09 Simon Poucher x4
12.17 Sam Leach x4
12.26 Gary Whittaker x4
12.36 Paul Higgins x4
12.45 Terry Paul x4
1.12 Paul Rudkin x4
1.21 Paul Woodbine x4
1.30 Steve Johnson x4
1.39 Dave Smith x4
1.48 Smith x4
1.57 Melia x4
2.06 Smith x4
2.15 David x4
2.24 David x4
2.33 Dave Hillier x4
2.51 Brian Hopkins x4
3.00 John Allman x4