Great upcoming events
Stockport Monday 21st Full
Sandiway Tues 29th March -Full
Vale Royal Weds 30th March- nearly full
Galvin Green Classic at Mere Thursday 7th April -nearly full
Dunham Thursday 14th -nearly full
Conwy Tuesday 19th filling fast
Knutsford Singles 21st -filling
Vale of Lllangollen 29th April, Vale Royal 6th May, Bramall 10th May-All filling well.
Maxitours at Sun-Cracked Caldy.
Another glorious Spring day greeted the full field of Maxitours competitors who made the worthwhile journey to Caldy. Head green keeper Carl Crocher was out early cutting fresh holes on his excellent greens and the superb fairways ensured a great day was had by all.
‘That course was inspirational’ reported Geoff Andrews after his unusually good round.
‘It was in immaculate condition’ added scruffy John Dickinson.
Thanks to Golf Coordinator Matt Bergh who has a very bright future in golf management and all at Caldy for making us feel so welcome.
The catering was also exceptional. ‘Did you play well?’ I asked Paul Woodbine in the car park as he got in his car late in the day ‘the Curry spot on!’ he replied changing the subject quickly.
Congratulations to well loved Maxitours regular Brian Ankers. After a fifty year long membership at Lymm Golf Club Brian was last week given the honour of becoming the new President. ‘He’s a top bloke but he’s even more full of it than usual at the moment’ said good pal Peter Heald. Have a great year Brian.
Mechanic Harry Cross is addicted to his golf and plays whenever he is not under the bonnet of one of his customers cars . ‘As well as playing too much golf I also got really addicted to drinking brake fluid at work a couple of years ago. It was never going to be a big problem because I knew I could stop at any time.’ Added the light hearted Warrington man.
Steve Hall’s team was one short due to illness and as it was such a lovely day I treated myself and joined them for six holes as they passed near the Clubhouse. Pretending to be the ultimate professional I tried to show some concern about his golf as we walked down the first fairway and I asked him how his game was. ‘I want to be more consistent’ complained the Prestbury man. He then scored two treble bogies, picked his ball upon the 3rd, recorded two pars and then made a flawless birdie on the stroke index 1 hole. Yes Steve, you need to work on your consistency.
Brian Hopkins(5) has just returned from Florida and the usually pasty faced Shrigley Hall member looked healthier than normal after enjoying plenty of sunshine, steaks and cheesecake. He led his team of Mark Taylor (12)Alan Smith(12) and Paul Abbott(15) into a season best 3rd place. ‘ It was better than playing in the States out there’ said the talented single figure man’ I think I even saw an alligator when Al sliced his driver into the sea on the long 5th hole.’
Top golfing gentleman Colin Roberts(18) has not had a Maxitours victory for a few years however this season he is definitely closing in on a win. He was very narrowly pipped on a count back a few weeks ago and once again he finished second after an extraordinary card play-off. Playing with John Rigby(14), Dave Marchant (15)and Geoff Andrews(23) they scored 49 points on the front nine followed by a more human 38points on the back nine. Jim Rymer’s team also had a tremendous front nine with 48 points and they were shocked to win the back nine card play off with 39 points.
Retired Jim (22) is a famous Liverpudlian solicitor who sold his company (RymanSilverbeck) last year for even more money than his beloved Everton paid Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku. He teamed up with Bob Mottershead(14) John Dickenson(22) and window cleaner Paul Lord(5) to take first prize. Paul played great but had to disappear after his round as Thursday is collecting day. ‘Any problems give me a ring.’ suggested Jim still in the habit of touting for business. It was a great team effort as all players contributed equally. These are 4 really top lads and they were delighted to secure their first ever win. Well played chaps!
Thanks to everyone for your support, I am sure you all had a great day out there!
Yours in golf, Tim
Nearest the Pin 17th Aiden Hoosen Dozen AD333s
Nearest the Pin 17th Barry Jackson AD333s
2’s £135. 3 pro v1s or 8 srixon AD333s Paul Lord Steve Hall Aiden Hoosen Phil Myers Steve Aspinall Adam Galvin Don Miligan Ed Wlikinson x2 Barry Jackson Pete Birtwistle Guy Hall Pete Atherton Rob Kenyon Steve Rossler
|1||John Dickenson, Jim Rymer, Paul Lord, Bob Mottershead||87||12||Sunice Windstopper each|
|2||Colin Roberts, John Rigby, Geoff Andrews, Dave Marchant||87||10||Ashworth windproof sweater each|
|3||Brian Hopkins, Alan Smith, Mark Taylor, Paul Abbott||84||8||FJ Shirt each|
|4||Paul Wrigley, Aiden Hoosen, Phil Myers, Duncan Cheslett||84||6||Sunice shirt each|
|5||Chris Adams, Steve Hall, Paul Allen, AN Other||84||4||Titleist Cap each|
|6||John Paine, William Nicholas, William McGuiness, Jack Morris||84||2||Titleist Cap each|
|7=||Garry Smith, Alan Jones, Gary Conroy, Ian Owens||83|
|7=||Martin Cox, Mark Morris, Koos Alders, Barry Simpson||83|
|7=||Steve Aspinall, Barry Wilson, Simon Wilkinson, Adam Galvin||83|
|10=||David Kelly, Bob Sutton, John Atkin, David Arthur||82|
|10=||Leigh Smart, Ray Tennant, Billy Rawsthore, Mark Bulman||82|
|12=||Sean Bate, Pete Connelly, Dave Rowland, John Wallace||81|
|12=||Gary Bailey, Steve Maddox, Jim Reynolds, David Sprott||81|
|14=||Lewis Marland, Alf Shillitoe, Gareth Winston, Neale Laurent||80|
|14=||Roger Percival, Ed Wilkinson, Martin France, Pete Atherton||80|
|14=||Mick Fenton, Don Milligan, Steve Owen, Paul Brookshaw||80|
|17=||Barry Jackson, Tim Ellis, Barry Nugent, Alan Vaughan||79|
|17=||Pete Birtwistle, Mark Gregory, Al Gregory, Dave Griffiths||79|
|17=||Graham Bates, Bill Willocks, Martin Byatte, Stuart Milner||79|
|20||Richard Blackwell, Pat Keenan, Tony Jennison, Chris Marshall||78|
|21||Roy Ainsworth, Brian Ankers, Peter Heald, Mike Verdon||77|
|22||Simon Burgess, Steve Merricks, Rob Kenyon, Steve Foster||75|
|23=||John Berry, Chris O’Regan, Ray Hopton, Tony Grinel||74|
|23=||Richard Williamson, Pete Keena, Paul Woodbine, Dave Goodwin||74|
|25=||Ian Acton, Kevin Sharratt, Nick Parry, Daryl Sargeant||73|
|25=||John Stubbs, John Royle, Guy Hall, Dave Parsons||73|
Stockport Pairs Monday 21st March
9.00 Colin Roberts x2 Simon Ashton x2
9.09 Ian King x4
9.18 Jim Caldwell x4
9.27 Phil Vokes x4
9.36 David Kelly x4
9.44 Dave Stanhope x4
9.53 Mick Mahon x4
10.02 Warren Newton x4
10.11 Ian Appleton x2 Tony Burke x2
10.20 Paul Browne x4
10.29 Dave Blood x4
10.38 Ian Ainsworth x4
10.47 Rob Platt x4
10.56 Brian Greenbank x4
11.05 John Hilditch x2 John Royle x2
11.14 Les Penson x4
11.23 Joe Yates x4
11.32 Les Corner x2 Pete Cotton x2
11.41 Dave Moore x4
11.50 Geoff Underhill x4
11.59 Sean Bate x4?
12.08 Steve Aspinall x4
12.17 Duncan Cheslett x2Lewis Marland x2
12.26 Martin Cox x2 Gary Conroy x2
12.35 Dave Bowers x4
12.44 Dan Percival x2 Ron Sloane x2
12.53 Greg Aspinall x2 Richard Blackwell x2
1.02 Kenny Plumb x4
1.11 Brian Hopkins x4
1.20 Steve Parle x4
1.29 Dave Smith x4
1.38 Gary Parle x4
1.47 Ted Ellis x4
1.56 Bernard x4
res Barry Jackson x2/4
Carl Kennedy x1