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
|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