Great upcoming Maxitours events
Weds 16th Dec Vale Royal AM AM-full
Thurs 7th Jan Caldy AM AM 7th Jan – spaces
Weds 13th Jan Vale Royal AM AM -spaces
Thurs 21st Jan Ormskirk-full
Tues 26th Jan Fairhaven- last 2 spaces
Spaces in the team of 4 event next Thursday at Ringway!
Etiqus Pairs at Dunham Forest
Very pleasant Mediterranean conditions greeted the full field of Maxitours competitors at lovely Dunham Forest today.
Dunham is a great club with really professional and helpful employees. Even when absent minded Barney Ross locked his keys in his car the Dunham bag attendant came to the rescue with his trusty coat hanger. (He assures me that this is the first time he has ever broken into a car.) Thank you to Dunham Forest and all their staff for your excellent hospitality.
The course is as well drained as any in the Manchester area and there were lots of positive comments about this superb test of golf.
‘Our course has been closed for the last few weeks -I can’t believe how dry it is out there!’ said Mark Gregg.
‘Brilliant!’ said Gary Parle.
‘It was nice to play on this great course without my sweater on’ said warm blooded James Eadie.
There have been many frustrated golfers in the Manchester area over the past three weeks and today 100 of them enjoyed their day in the sun. One player admitted that on Monday he was dragged around Marks and Spencer’s shopping with his wife as his course was flooded . He took the opportunity to sharpen up his address position and backswing with the aid of one of the large mirrors in the Handforth Dean store. He was amused to look across the shop floor and see a fellow bored golfer with his wife looking in one of the mirrors to see if his wrist hinge was on plane.
Brian Ankers plays with his good pal Roy Ainsworth every week. Kind hearted Ainsworth strikes the ball like a single figure player but has been known to fluff the odd pitch. Unfortunately Brian gives him very little sympathy. ‘I could throw a piano closer to the hole than he chips it’ was all he could say in the clubhouse after play.
Roger Percival(6) has seriously underperformed over the past four years but in the last few weeks his form has really improved. He has found his game and results are starting to reflect this. ‘Things started to get better last month when I started playing with the charismatic and confidence inspiring Ed Wilkinson(6)’ said the likeable Lymm man.’ I call it the ‘Jurgen Klopp’ effect’ . They finished 4th today with 43 points.
Paul Nightingale(12) and Mark Jones(6) from Clitheroe scored 44 points despite recent handicap reductions after a great start to the winter tour. Once again the strange talking Lancastrians played excellent golf to take 3rd place.
Martin France and Pete Atherton also from Lymm took the runners up spot with 44 points. Martin is a huge ‘ I’m a celebrity fan’ and is known as Lady C by his pals as he can get aggressive if things don’t go all his own way on the course. He played twelve star golf today and will be eating well tonight after a satisfying 2nd place finish.
Winning today was the ever present pairing of Richard Palmer(11) and John Farnsworth(21). These guys have not won together for a couple of barren years and were delighted to see their fair share of putts fall in on the excellent Dunham greens. They scored an amazing Maxitours record 27 points on the back nine. Well played chaps-great golf!
Thanks to everyone who entered the Etiqus Charity Challenge, 72 players entered and £360 was raised for the Golf Foundation, fantastic. The shotgun start placed Joe Kirwan on the Etiqus Challenge 3rd hole and he incredibly holed his first shot of the day to win a watch! Gary Butler then kindly offered a second watch for the next closest to the pin to give the rest of the field a chance and this was narrowly won by Iain Bartholomew. Look on the website for an ideal Christmas present. http://www.Etiqus.co.uk
Nearest the Pin on 3rd Joe Kirwan (hole in one) & Ian Bartholomew both win fantastic new Etiqus watches.
Nearest the pin 18th hole Dozen AD333s
2’s £125.00 2 pro V1s or 6 srixon AD333s each Phil Vokes Gary Parle Richard Palmer Mick Mahon Leigh Smart Lee Tilley Peter Atherton Martin France Mark Jones Ed Wilkinson Aiden Hoosen John Hilditch Iain Bartholomew Peter Hall Stuart Pearson Peter Cross x2 Geoff Underhill
|1||Richard Palmer, John Farnsworth||46||12||Maxitours sweater and Etiqus Umbrella each|
|2||Martin France, Pete Atherton||44||11||Sunice sort sleeve rain top each|
|3||Mark Jones, Paul Nightingale||44||10||FJ Shirt each|
|4||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson||43||9||Dozen Z Stars each|
|5||John Hilditch, Iain Bartholomew||42||8||Sunice shirt each|
|6||Leigh Smart, Ray Tennant||42||7||Dozen Wilson soft feel|
|7||Andy Hamlett, John Hilton||42||6||Dozen Wilson soft feel|
|8||Ken Hulme, Peter George||42||5||Cleveland winter mitts each|
|9||Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen||42||4||Cleveland wnter hat each|
|10||Peter Hall, Graham Ecclestone||41||3||Pair fj socks each|
|11||Dave Sarsfield, Lee Tilley||41||2|
|12||James Eadie, Ben Luscombe||41||1|
|13||Jim Caldwell, Bob Picthall||41|
|14=||Joe Kirwan, Simon Hemsley||40|
|14=||Pete Norbury, Andy Wilde||40|
|14=||Dave Marchant, Bob Sinclair||40|
|14=||Stuart Pearson, Tom Joyce||40|
|14=||Jan Jagielka, Ian Grogan||40|
|19=||Ian King , Darren Whittaker||39|
|19=||Ian Ainsworth, Alan Clough||39|
|19=||Billy Rawsthore, Andy Jackson||39|
|19=||Peter Cross, Anne Cross||39|
|19=||Dave Wilson, Kev Murtagh||39|
|24=||Steve Parle, Gary Parle||38|
|24=||Jason Henderson, Phil Anderson||38|
|24=||David Kelly, Stuart Blake||38|
|24=||Geoff Haynes, Terry Davison||38|
|28=||Brian Greenbank, Richard Scanlon||37|
|28=||Matt Nelstrup, Dave Wainwright||37|
|28=||Andy Hallowes, David Smith||37|
|28=||Dave Blood, Jim Cox||37|
|28=||Dave Collinson, Tony Walsh||37|
|28=||Steve Wilson, Rob Johnson||37|
|28=||Pete Salt, Phil Lalley||37|
|28=||Ian Cairns, Tony Taylor||37|
|28=||Wayne Colclough, Ken Ashford||37|
|37=||Geoff Underhill, Bill Rotherer||36|
|37=||Brian Hopkins, Mark Taylor||36|
|37=||Simon Poucher, Brendon Leighton||36|
|40=||Alan Smith, Steve Savage||35|
|40=||John Rigby, Jeff Andrews||35|
|40=||Anthony Jennison, Chris Marshall||35|
|43=||Anthony Grimley, Majid Benyounis||34|
|43=||Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers||34|
|45=||Trevor Foster, Matt Mortimer||33|
|45=||Mick Mahon, Frank Hindle||33|
|45=||Tom Jarvis, Fred Gregory||33|
|48||John Atkin, Dave Harlow||31|
|49||Dave Moore, Tim Johnson||29|
|50||Phil Vokes , Barney Ross||26|
Ringway team of 4 AM AM
Thursday 10th December 11am Shotgun
1a Roy Ainsworth x4
1b Ian King x4
2a Roger Percival x4
2b Dave Blood x4
4 Phil Vokes x4
6 Mark Birtwistle x4
7a Ian Ainsworth x4
8 Steve Aspinall x4
9a Richard Blackwell x4
9b Dave Sarsfield x4
10a Mick Mahon x4
10b Sam Leach x4
12 Dave Stanhope x4
13a Leigh Smart x4
13b Jim Caldwell x4
14a David Kelly x4
14bJohn Stubbs x4
15 Barrie Simpson x4
16 Lewis Marland x4
17a Rob Weston x4
17b Graham Littler
18 Barry Jackson x4