Results from Wonderful but Windy Wilmslow

Maxitours at Wonderful but Windy Wilmslow Golf Club

A wet and windy day greeted Maxitours golfers at Wilmslow today. Many thanks to all who battled the elements and played on this great course.

Ged Heaslip, the new Club General Manager is a top man. He is so dedicated to his job he was busy for most of the morning ‘squeegying’ the greens to keep the course open for us- legend. Many thanks to head green keeper Steve Oultram and all his staff who were also brilliant and worked like trojans for us.

Everyone got a good drenching . Even I got a little bit wet when I accidentally splashed some worcestershire sauce on my shirt as I was tucking into the second slice of my welsh rarebit in the comfort of the warm Wilmslow Clubhouse.

As the rain persisted the and the greens started to become unplayable the decision to reduce the event to nine holes was taken . Thanks to all players and Wilmslow golf club for your terrific cooperation on this tricky day. There were no complaints at all so many thanks for your positive attitude!

Peter Cross(10) is a lovely bloke and a very competitive golfer. He always likes to count how many times he is on the card to ensure that he has contributed his fair share. Today his partner Trevor Foster(scr) was on the card nine times which sounds like a great team effort. Unfortunately for Pete it was a nine hole competition. The first time he appeared on the card was when he signed it in the clubhouse after play. He was delighted to finish in 6th place.

Brendon Leighton(16) and Greg Brown(9) from Macclesfield enjoyed the testing weather and they finished 5th, Neil Higgins and Steve Murray were 4th all scoring 19 points.

Third place went to the North Manchester Pairing of John Farrell(9) and Mick Philbin(16), who also won nearest the pin on the 17th after a superb tee shot.

Second place went to Didsbury’s Andy Lawman(5) and Andy Burns(6). Lawman is a top window fitter and he had a smashing three birdies on the run from the 4th hole. They both reflected on the two one pointers early in their round which cost them a maiden victory.

First place went to Denton’s Jim Cox(3) and Dave Blood(10) with 20 points over the front nine.
Blood is a retired firearms policeman and he has a scar on his hand where he accidentally shot himself. In a strange coincidence when he plays golf he regularly shoots himself in the foot. Today he was firing on all cylinders and dropped just one shot on the opening six holes to earn his first win of the year, Well played chaps!

There was a first for wealthy retired doctor Dave Arthur when he was mistaken for a golf professional after hitting his approach to six inches on the par three 9th hole. ‘Where is that old pro from?’ asked a Wilmslow member who thought Maxitours was a tour for local golf professionals. I explained that it is an amateur golf tour and when a delighted Dave walked past the large Clubhouse window on the way to the 10th tee the Wilmslow member added ‘Oh yes, he looks a bit too scruffy to be a pro.’

Many thanks for your superb attendance today, yours in golf, Tim

Nearest the Pin 9th Dave Arthur Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Mick Philbin Dozen AD333s

2’s £67.50 6 pro V1s or 15 Srixon AD333s Andy Lawman Trevor Foster Richard Scanlon

Wilmslow 09-Nov-2015
Pos Player pairings Score OoM Comment
1 Jim Cox , Dave Blood 20 12 Cleveland Wedge each
2 Andy Lawman, Andy Burns 19 11 Tommy Hilfiger shirt each
3 John Farrell, Mick Philbin 19 10 Footjoy shirt each
4 Neil Higgins, Steven Murray 19 9 Doz AD333s each
5 Brendan Leighton, Greg Brown 19 8 Doz AD333s each
6 Peter Cross, Trevor Foster 19 7 Titleist Cap each
7 Mike Spencer, Simon Hemsley 18 6 Srixon Cap each
8 Brian Greenbank, Richard Scanlon 18 5 Maxitours winter hat
9 Colin Roberts, John Rigby 18 4 Maxitours winter hat
10 Jim Doran, Joe Tyson 18 3 Maxitours winter hat
11 Martin France, Dan Murray 18 2
12 Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair 18 1
13= Simon Maxwell, Dave Arthur 18
13= Richard Blackwell, Pat Keenan 18
15= Dave Crowther, Andy Kershaw 17
15= Sam Leach, Bob Chesters 17
15= Kevin Reeves, Jim Hodges 17
18= John Berry, Chris O’Regan 16
18= Ron Clarke, Jim Hoyle 16
18= John Marchant, Mike Humphries 16
18= Steve Cuthbert, Colin Brazier 16
22= Guy Hall, Dale Wallace 15
22= Steve McIntyre, John Ashcroft 15
22= Alan Simpson, Alan Drew 15
22= Mark Taylor, Les Penson 15
26= Mark Crowther, Dean Brady 14
26= Steve Aspinall, Colin Berry 14
26= Dave Wainwright, Matt Nelstrup 14
29= John Stubbs, John Royle 13
29= Ian Cairns, Pete Bowers 13
31= John Parkin, Ray Barlow 12
31= Simon Poucher, Campbell Wilson 12
31= Steve Wilson, John Hoyle 12
31= Gail Hegarty, Chris Hegarty 12
31= Paul Griffiths, Gordon Brownhill 12
36 Graham Littler , Peter Daniels 11

Mottram Hall AM AM
Thursday 19th November 11am shotgun start
1a Ian Ainsworth x4
1b Brian Hopkins x4
2a Lewis Marland x4
2b John Hilditch x4
3 Gaz Smith x4
4a Simon Poucher x4
4bRichard Blackwell x4
5 John Dickenson x4
5b Roy Ainsworth x4
6 Barry Jackson x4
7 Ian King x4
8a Mick Mahon x4
8b Colin Baxendale x4
9a Roger Percival x4
10a Dave Blood x4
10b Anthony Grimley x4
11 Phil Vokes x4
12a Colin Roberts x4
12b John Stubbs x4
13 Ken Ogden x4
14 Nigel Compsty x4
14 Chris Adams x4
15a Mark Birtwistle x4
15b Keith Judkins x4
16 Pete Hamlett x4
17 Steve Wilson x4
18a Graham Littler x4
18b Alan Forber x4
res Trevor Foster x4